But without detracting from the tragedy of nine lives being cut short, I should like to point out that we have a far more serious mass murder problem in America. It's a problem that has cost more American lives than all the firearm deaths that have occurred since this country was founded 224 years ago.
1.06 million Americans a year are killed by abortion. 1,060,000 unborn children are murdered in America every year.
That's two abortion deaths every minute!
So in the last five minutes, more innocent Americans lost their lives than Chris Harper shot to death in Roseburg Oregon. And another ten innocent Americans will be killed in the next five minutes. That's 121 innocent lives lost every hour, or 2,900 murders a day!
Where is the outrage? Where is the call to end this slaughter of innocent children? The nine people who died in Roseburg were not innocent. They had, as we all have, hurt people, lied to people, disobeyed their parents, perhaps they had stolen or cheated on their spouse or significant other.
The ten people who will die in the next five minutes, however, have never had a chance to do any of those things. They are truly innocent. How can we stand by and allow them to be cruelly dismembered and deprived of life for no other sin than that they are inconvenient?
Americans are the most compassionate people in the world. If there is a hurricane or an earthquake anywhere on the planet, Americans are the first on the scene with aid and assistance. Where is our compassion for our own citizens who are being slaughtered like sidewinders at a Texas rattlesnake roundup?
The United States Supreme Court based its 1973 Roe v Wade decision on the "privileges and immunities" clause in Section 1 of the 14th Amendment – " No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;..."
This provision in the 14th Amendment, which was never ratified as required by the Constitution but was illegally adopted anyway in 1868, was obviously intended as protection for the former slaves from retaliation by Southern States.
Not only did the Court take the 14th Amendment out of context, they ignored the words immediately following the cited excerpt – "... nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;..."
Where is the "due process of law" that imposes the death penalty on an unborn fetus?
The solution is clear. Repeal the 14th Amendment. Since the 13th Amendment banning slavery had been proposed and ratified in 1865, the 14th Amendment, unlawfully imposed in 1868, was superfluous at the time – and it is an anachronism today. Beside, since a Yankee Congress achieved the Constitutionally required ratification by 3/4 of the States by simply ignoring 11 States that were in the Union at the time, the 14th Amendment is un-Constitutional.
We need a 28th Amendment repealing the 14th Amendment, as the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th. The 28th Amendment should further state that any federal court decisions based on the illegally imposed 14th Amendment are null and void.
This would remove Roe v Wade from the books, and as a bonus it would obviate federally mandated queer "marriage," which was also imposed under the aegis of the 14th Amendment's privileges and immunities clause.