MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Standing strong on pro-life legislative efforts

October 31st, 2008 Viewed 2304 times

There’s an argument going around that says that the pro-life cause is legislatively lost, whether it is McCain or Obama who wins the White House.  Dr. Albert Mohler writes about it here.

The supporting logic continues to say that we should rather vote for the social policies of Barack Obama, because they will improve the economic factors which underlie many decisions to abort.  The proponents of this line of thinking say that pro-life legislation should be abandoned and that we should rather work to change hearts.

The problem is that this line of thinking could be extended to almost any societal ill that we have outlawed.  Slavery, for example.  Why legislate against it?  Why wasn’t it enough to just change the slave-owner’s heart?

The most bizarre election ever

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 2350 times

I’m trying to remember without misappropriating my memories, but I do believe this has been the oddest election season ever.  The election of 2000 was strange, surreal even, but I don’t remember the lead-up being so bizarre.

Although I do love politics, I don’t have much time for it until it comes down to the last couple of months before an election.   This year, I snoozed right through the Democratic Convention and Senator Obama’s speech, right up to the point when Senator John McCain chose Sarah Palin and electrified the race.

Palintology and Patriots

October 25th, 2008 Viewed 2127 times

Palintology:  the study of the making and menacing of the public perception of Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin has been Borked. Look up “Robert Bork” if you aren’t old enough to remember his time in the nation’s spotlight.

It is fascinating to me that when Sarah Palin first came on the scene, the initial response was one of admiration.  The conservative wing of the Republican party came alive, felt their hearts beating faster at the thought of the next manifestation of Ronald Reagan.  Even Reagan’s son, Michael, published a piece called “Welcome back, Dad.” That’s a pretty hefty endorsement, if you ask me, from a son who should know.

Then Sarah gave her convention speech.  I remember watching the post-speech spin.  There was silence, for a few moments, as the press was stunned by the natural and God-given skill of this novice from Alaska.

Dust be quiet, I’m teaching my babies (about politics.)

October 20th, 2008 Viewed 2007 times

I’m no super-mom.

There’s no way I can follow the election, grade everyone’s papers, and keep the house clean.

Between now and the election, I will settle for keeping everyone fed, clothed, cleaned, and loved.  We all have our regular house chores, but any major cleaning projects will just have to wait.  If you visit me, my windows will be dirty.  Deal with it.  I have!  🙂

We are LIVING history, right now.  I don’t want my children to miss an awareness of it.  Sure, I shelter them from the revolting Sarah Palin t-shirts and I pre-view all youtube videos; but I let them in on all that they can handle.

What did you think of the third presidential debate?

October 16th, 2008 Viewed 1742 times

Since I find myself so frustrated with the one-sided reporting, and find the polls on the debates to be incredibly skewed to the tenor of the website, I’d like to discuss perceptions of the third presidential debate.

What did you think?  Go on, feel free to tell me what you really thought.  🙂

Sarah Palin, on abortion: 10-11-08

October 11th, 2008 Viewed 2876 times

Sarah spoke these words today, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  How long has it been since we’ve heard someone from the top of the ticket speak so bravely in favor of all life?  God bless you, Sarah.

“In this same spirit, as defenders of the culture of life, John McCain and I believe in the goodness and potential of every innocent life. I believe the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are least able to defend and speak for themselves. And who is more vulnerable, or more innocent, than a child?

When I learned that my son Trig would have special needs, I had to prepare my heart for the challenges to come. At first I was scared, and Todd and I had to ask for strength and understanding. But I can tell you a few things I’ve learned already.

Yes, every innocent life matters. Everyone belongs in the circle of protection. Every child has something to contribute to the world, if we give them that chance. There are the world’s standards of perfection … and then there are God’s, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before God, and dear to Him for their own sake.

No-bama Care. No Thank You.

October 10th, 2008 Viewed 2183 times

As a mother I’m deeply concerned about Sen. Obama’s commitment to the “right” of health-care for all Americans.

On the surface it sounds good. I mean, surely as compassionate people we want to take care of everyone.  I can understand how many people are soothed by his words, who would feel good about the concept of our government taking care of every child.

It doesn’t take more than the scrape of a fingernail, however, to uncover Sen. Obama’s dangerous inconsistencies.

IF Sen. Obama truly cared about REQUIRING health care for all children, he might want to begin by protecting aborted infants who are actually born alive.  Instead of providing care he has consistently voted to withhold care for children who have already been subjected to the ultimate form of child abuse and would in fact deprive them of life.

Framing the Debate

October 8th, 2008 Viewed 2165 times
Holly

Holly writes about her family with charm, wit and honesty from her blog Seeking Faithfulness

Hello, I’m Holly. MIn has graciously asked me to join him on his blog for the remainder of the election season.  I’ve been a political junkie since I was a child.  My first memory of election coverage is from the night I settled in to watch Reagan’s second election.  I didn’t even make it through my first bowl of popcorn before the landslide was called in his favor.  I’m a wife and mom of eight children now, and I am enjoying teaching my kids many valuable lessons throughout this current election process.

Over the last several years, I have happily cast aside the main stream media.  With the emergence of conservative internet media sources, I haven’t had to count on Katie or Tom or Brian to tell me how to think.  Online, I read a variety of sites, both conservative and liberal.  I am able to read what I want, watch what videos interest me, and form my own opinions.

A week ago, my internet was down.  The repair-man could not be dispatched for a week!  It was a bleak time for me and my Minnesota-born husband.  His beloved Twins were down to the wire and he was reduced to frequenting the library in order to read scores.  (They eventually lost…something…but don’t ask me what.  I don’t do sports.)

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.