God on our side

The America blog has this to say:

Today, America proves that race is not an insuperable barrier to political power and we deal a strong body blow to racism. That is an achievement per se. And the bishops who have insisted that abortion is the only issue, and that only their approach to the issue is morally permissible, they should think of Hamer and Moses and Dr. King and John Lewis today. It is not too difficult to say that while they may disagree with Sen. Obama about his pro-choice stance, and disagree forcefully, they join the rest of the nation in being properly thrilled that race is no longer an impediment to winning a presidential election in America. It is a great day to be alive. Everybody should be singing: This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Let's continue to disagree forcefully with Obama's stance on abortion. Let's consider the wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail:

The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust, I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all."

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. it gives the segregation a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority. Segregation, to use the terminology of' the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. substitutes an "I-it" relationship for an "I -thou" relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things.

Now that racism has been dealt a body-blow, let's be about the task of enlisting our fully enfranchised African-Americans in the movement to deal a body-blow to the cousin of racism: Abortion, i.e. Eugenics. Then the Light will really shine!

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