The Most Baffling Contradiction by Robert Socha
To say I’m disappointed Is an Understatement. The great state of Michigan has voted so irrationally that it defies logic. As of this writing, we have adopted all three ballot proposals amending our state’s constitution. The first opens the door to political subterfuge. The second is worse, opening the door for election fraud by expanding both in-person and mail-in voting measures. The third and most egregious example is that well over half of Michigan’s constituents believe that murdering a human being before it’s able to take one breath of air Outside of the embryotic fluid is of such paramount importance they voted to define infanticide as a protected right. We were warned not to change our laws for “light and transient causes,” yet here we are, and there is no levity to these devastating alterations.
How have we come to this point, so callous as to abandon our responsibilities toward the next generations? We have collectively failed to protect our posterity for 50 years, the Supreme Court’s recent reversal of the horrific Roe decision notwithstanding. The incessant rhetoric that a woman has a right to choose to kill her baby before it ever sees one day, wrapped in pretty language, has worn the will of the people to believe sacrifice is sacrosanct. Abortion Destroys Life, and we in Michigan have erred significantly in Adopting this amendment. Hopefully, it doesn’t embolden other states to engage in such duplicity, but I fear it already has.
The most baffling contradiction is that our founding charter’s first defined inalienable right is the right to Life. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life…”[i]This familiar passage, penned by Jefferson and signed by 55 men who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, has been the catalyst for fundamental human rights to be at the forefront of our thoughts and legislation. Yet we abandon these fundamental rights in narcissistic humanism, eliminating our posterity before they have a chance.
I’m in a state of mourning. I have “raised their [my] voices and wept until they [I] had no more strength to weep.”[ii]I mourn for the tens of millions already sacrificed on the altar of choice. I mourn for the scores of Beethovens, Michelangelos, Shakespeares, Fords, Edisons, Wrights, Einsteins, Jeffersons, Washingtons, Wilberforces, the scores of Douglass’s, Whitneys, Marshalls, Nancy Greens, Alveda King, Fitzgeralds, BB Kings, King Jrs and countless more who never had the opportunity to reveal to the world their genius. I wonder what they could have mined from the pursuit of happiness and delivered to their respective fields for the edification of all. I mourn for the countless millions yet unborn who will have been eliminated before ever they had opportunity. Through the distress I have modeled King David and “strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
I, for one, will continue to advocate for the Life of the unborn and their right to Life. I believe every human being is formed and fashioned in their mother’s womb as a testament to the miracle of Creation, made in the image of their Creator. I believe in the sanctity of Life and that when a man and woman come together in union as husband and wife, they should procreate, and their procreation should be celebrated and honored. I believe that lives created outside the institution of marriage are just as valuable and deserve a chance to live. I believe and advocate for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness (setting ourselves apart to serve the Lord).
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.