I Can’t Take it… (A Short Rant On Politics)

Politics. I mean, honestly.
Is this politics? This talk about this messed-up priorities?
 
I am watching the Dem Convention…
 
If I hear anyone else whine about the right to abort… and then the next speaker down the line has the gall to say that being concerned about the levels of the ocean is something from the Scriptures …
(Ahem, Caroline Kennedy and John Kerry. Where are your priorities? How can you think this way?)
 
I just can’t stand it. I can’t take it anymore.
“Save the Whales, Kill the Babies.”
That is what it comes off as to me. That’s what the message looks like to this mama.
Is this politics? I have to wonder.
Of course, The Bible says to be a good steward of the earth… but what do you think God is more concerned about… Babies, made in His image being torn apart or killed upon delivery, stabbed in the neck with scissors??? (partial birth abortion) or the glaciers melting?  (Like they did so many years ago before anyone ever heard of the word “emissions”….)
Just sayin.’ Politics amaze me sometimes. I would rather spend time focusing on more beautiful things.
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43 thoughts on “I Can’t Take it… (A Short Rant On Politics)”

  1. Thank you so much for such a wonderful post. I agree wholeheartedly and am so thankful to finely see someone write out what I had assumed was common sense. When you value human life I think you will also value & take care of all living things on this precious planet.

  2. Thank you, thank you. Wonderfully written and what I use to think was common sense but now know different. If you value human life then wouldn’t you also be more prone to value all life. God bless.

  3. Unbelievable isn’t it? I can only say,”right on” cause otherwise I will take up your whole page with my comments about it! I will say though, when they talk about scripture it makes me nuts too–and you said it–all the while promoting killing your baby as a method of birth control!

  4. As I heard the cheering and hubbub of that crowd on my tv, I imagined the minions of hell itself cheering and chanting. Couldn’t turn off the racket fast enough.
    I have decided I KNOW what they’re going to say, and since it comes from the father of lies, my time can be spent better elsewhere…matching socks, scrubbing toilets,or changing garbage bags.

    I appreciate your stance.
    ~april

  5. Just an observation- Politics are a minefield. There is a danger that they may make a woman sound shrill, whether she is a Republican or a Democrat. I do not believe Parisiennes are ever shrill.

  6. Betsy,

    While I appreciate you wanting to help me keep my composure if there is anything to be “shrill” about, it is the death of innocence.

    If there had been more “shrill” women in Germany perhaps they could have given voice to the outrage over the Jews being killed.

    Ironically, I detest loud women and icky female politicians to boot but this is a subject for which I have no tolerance for civil, quite, conversation.

    Yes, Politics are a minefield… and I do rather enjoy them. BTW I am neither Republican or Democrat… but this is not “politics” – it’s a baby’s life.

  7. Shrill or not, as women we must not be averse to defending what we believe. Sadly, some women, with limited insight, have drunk the Kool Aid. My right to voice my “conservative” views is just as valid as the screaming, sign toting, aborters.

    In addition, these radicals don’t realize that in any other country in the world they would be detained or arrested for their behavior. Even in the socialist countries, big brother monitors their behavior and controls their protests.

    Do not give up hope, there are many more of us. Under any administration, be they Republican or Democrat, we will still maintain this cause.

  8. I admire you for being able to watch ANY of that convention, LOL. I can’t believe the filth they are shoveling …and people are gullible enough to believe it?
    Wake up Democrats, you are no longer Democrats,your party has been taken over by Progressives and these people are the REAL danger to the American way of life.

  9. sad that what we have to pick from is total trash. i wish we could vote a panel in instead of one person. thanks for your views always.
    and good luck on the half way farm..sounds like it will be a fun project and who knows maybe it will be the one you buy!

  10. Amen! I can’t even make myself watch the conventions because it’s filth. Thank you for being so outspoken about this. Abortion is is so wrong, but our God is so big. We need to pray hard and trust His will be done.

  11. You all sound very self righteous to me. This is America..or had you all forgotten, while you were only looking out for your own interest?? I’m sure you probably publish a statement not in complete agreement with your own???

  12. After a week of pressing a strong and unapologetic pro-abortion agenda, and the debacle of a floor vote with delegates to reinstate “God” and “Jerusalem” into the Democrat platform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan had the upper hand. It is especially delicious given the Cardinal’s ongoing battle with Obama over religious freedom versus ObamaCare mandates.

    Cardinal Dolan’s Benediction at Democratic Nat’l Convention 2012:

    With a “firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,” let us close this convention by praying for this land that we so cherish and love:

    Let us pray.

    Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to us so powerfully in your Son, Jesus Christ, we thank you for showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation.

    Bless all here present, and all across this great land, who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States. Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.

    We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by you: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    Thus do we praise you for the gift of LIFE. GRANT US THE COURAGE TO DEFEND IT, life, without which no other rights are secure. WE ASK YOUR BENEDICTION ON THOSE WAITING TO BE BORN, that they may be welcomed and protected. Strengthen our sick and our elders waiting to see your holy face at life’s end, that they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the dignity due those who are infirm and fragile.

    We praise and thank you for the gift of liberty. May this land of the free never lack those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms. Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty: the first, most cherished freedom bequeathed upon us at our Founding. May our liberty be in harmony with truth; freedom ordered in goodness and justice. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope, and love. Make us ever-grateful for those who, for over two centuries, have given their lives in freedom’s defense; we commend their noble souls to your eternal care, as even now we beg the protection of your mighty arm upon our men and women in uniform.

    We praise and thank you for the American genius of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all those, INCLUDING GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY AND CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN, who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. With your grace, may all Americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy.

    And finally Lord, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening, and on all those, in every land, who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice. We beg you to remember, as we pledge to remember, those who are not free; those who suffer for freedom’s cause; those who are poor, out of work, needy, sick, or alone; those who are persecuted for their religious convictions, those still ravaged by war.

    And most of all, God Almighty, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country.

    For we are indeed “ONE NATION UNDER GOD; and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

    So dear God, bless America. You who live and reign forever and ever.
    Amen!

  13. It’s a sad, sad time we live in when well spoken, educated, respected adults can dose out rights to murder like candy. Did that make sense? It made sense in my head, but my head always feels like it may explode when thinking about abortion…
    Anyway, good for you for not sugar coating the truth. Just be careful: don’t say it while munching on a chicken sandwich…you could REALLY be crucified!

  14. Cathy,
    Perhaps you are new to my blog. I almost always publish opposing view comments.

    But what are you talking about? Self righteous? That implies that my readers and I think we are somehow “better” than…who? It doesn’t even read like a good argument.

    I think most of them would agree that only by the Grace of God have we not been brainwashed into believing that it’s OK to kill our own offspring.

    If you don’t agree with people who believe in the right to life you’re going to have to do better then just throwing out the words “self righteous”.

    No, I haven’t forgotten that this is America – where were are supposed to have the right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness… unless you are an inconvenient little baby that is.

  15. Cindy,
    I won’t be sticking to “decorating” there’s plenty of inspiration out there if you don’t like my “rants” — sorry, it’s a package deal.

    I get enough emails a week confirming that women are SICK of decorating blogs (you know, the ones who show 400 views of the same blue Ball jar three times a week) and find “Parisienne Farmgirl’s” mix of style and substance rather refreshing.

    And I am sorry that you find speaking out for millions of dead babies boring — I am sure you’re just the life of the party.

  16. I have to disagree completely. I am a woman’s right to choose advocate. If, for example, any one of our daughters were raped and became pregnant, would you feel the same about abortion? I highly doubt it. I read a bumper sticker the other day that read “If the fetus you save is gay, would you still fight for its rights?” I doubt that most of you would. Just food for thought…

  17. I have to disagree completely. I am a woman’s right to choose advocate. If, for example, any one of our daughters were raped and became pregnant, would you feel the same about abortion? I highly doubt it. I read a bumper sticker the other day that read “If the fetus you save is gay, would you still fight for its rights?” I doubt that most of you would. Just food for thought…

  18. Now that I’ve read through the comments, I must applaud your courage in speaking your mind both in your original post, and your responses to them. I can’t believe that anyone would fault you for expressing your honest view in your own space here. If they don’t like it, there are thousands of other blogs that offer a different point of view, or just pretty pictures.

    Abortion is a heinous act. It is murder. Here in California, there are environmentalists obstructing the flow of water to our farmers in the Central Valley (via legal means) to protect some little tiny fish called the Delta Smelt. But we’re the crazy, shrill ones for wanting to protect the lives of unborn children. Go figure…

    I recommend some of your readers visit Youtube to watch 180 – The Movie. Might give them a different perspective on this issue.

  19. Perhaps it’s time for both parties to come together and work for the good of all Americans and achieve both goals of eliminating abortion AND preserving the environment. Increasing access to and education about birth control would reduce unwanted pregnancies. Putting an end to the war would also stop the killing of children as collateral damage of war and stop the environmental degradation caused by war. It doesn’t have to be an either or issue. We achieve more through unity than through division.

  20. You surely must know that partial birth abortion and late term abortion are illegal. See “The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003” and other state legislation. But I think that this debate should focus on preventative measures. I can’t understand how the Republicans seek to limit abortion, but also limit birth control and sex ed! Proper sex education and easier access to birth control is the only thing that will limit the numbers of abortion!

  21. For me, this blog is so refreshing. The truth always is. It seems in this day and age, people in our country have been intimidated to be quiet and not rock the boat. To do so one risks being labeled a hypocrite, a bigot, or an extremist. How everything got so incredibly twisted just baffles me. Thank you for speaking the truth and speaking it loudly.

  22. I love your rants – keep them coming. You are lone voice in the blogging wilderness. How women who have been pregnant, felt baby moving inside, etc, can even consider infanticide is completely beyond me. Evil. And the hypocrisy is absolutely mind boggling. xxxooo

  23. AMEN!!! Now that statement needs to be on a commercial! I could never understand why these fanatics will care more about a bird’s nesting area (example) being disturbed than a HUMAN BEING!!! I just do not get it!!! And do not change who you and this blog are!!! I see a post from you and I jump right on it! I’m so very impressed that a young person (lol, I’m way older than you, you remind me of my girls) has such an insight on the real important things in life…it is very, very refreshing!

  24. E-
    “Womans right to choose” seems like a big false dichotomy me.

    And, BTW, I’ve got PLENTY of gay friends and family, while we may have some disagreements my life would not be the same without them.

    You should refrain from being so assumptive with people you don’t even know.

    If SOMEONE could explain to me how killing a baby is justifiable in the case of rape…

    I happen to know people that are on this earth because their mother was raped and didn’t abort.

    Their life is no less valuable.

  25. Bully for you~Angela! It is your blog and you have every right to speak your mind….which my husband and I both agree wholeheartedly with:) Blessings, Amy

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