Category Archives: Voice of Reason

Hornswoggled Again –

by Art Helms

Art Helms

H.R.3 — No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (Introduced in House – IH)

`SEC. 309. TREATMENT OF ABORTIONS RELATED TO RAPE, INCEST, OR PRESERVING THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER.

`The limitations established in sections 301, 302, 303, and 304 shall not apply to an abortion–

`(1) if the pregnancy occurred because the pregnant female was the subject of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest; or

`(2) in the case where the pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the pregnant female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself. Continue reading →

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ObamaCare Shell Game

by Art Helms

Please do not fall for the Reid/Pelosi/Obama shell game. The Senate Hatch-Nelson Amendment duplicates the House Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Both are copies of the 1977 compromised Hyde Amendment, which allowed annual tax funding of abortion. We have been funding abortion since 1971 (even before Roe). Neither of those Amendments will stop a single tax dollar from falling into the Planned Parenthood coffers. Neither will save a single baby from the abortionist’s tools of death. Most of the pro-life para-church organizations are being suckered into the shell game trap.

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Reflections on What Could Have Been

by Art Helms

I remember the first time I heard “litmus test” used in a sentence. The reason I remember it is that my all-time favorite school teacher, Mrs. Schwartzwalter, used it in our fifth grade history class on our American Constitution. First, she read the words of the preamble. Her reading was slow, and deliberate, as if to imply that this was her most treasured teaching.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

After a few minutes of interpreting, and explaining word meanings, she asked if we understood the basic purpose of those particular words, as related to the whole of the Constitution, and to our form of government.

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A Blip in History

by Art Helms

The word “blip” is defined as “a sudden temporary problem in the normal progress of something.” A single fire alarm blip may be simply a signal that the battery is low, or it could be an early warning that requires more attention, especially in the wee hours of the morning. Deep slumber weighted eyelids can cause that blip to be ignored, sometimes with tragic consequences.

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, such a blip showed as a “Time” news article, entitled “How Will Al Franken Make a Difference in the Senate?” This blip is one that should be considered a wake-up signal.

In short form, this blip would read “The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously declared Al Franken the winner of the longest contest for U.S. Senate in the state’s history on June 30 . . . So at long last, Senate Democrats can celebrate the milestone they have dreamed of ever since the start of the last election campaign: a presumably filibuster-proof 60-vote majority in the U.S. Senate.”

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How to Find Special Rights in the Constitution

by Art Helms

In a July, 2005 “Meet the Press” interview, Senator Richard Durbin stated that he would have “no litmus test” for Judge John Roberts’ confirmation hearings. But, when Tim Russert asked how he would react if Roberts could find no “right to privacy”, in the Constitution, the Senator stated “I would have to vote against him.” This is another example of the shifting sands of liberal thought. This “bob and weave” strategy is exactly what saddled America with the abominable Roe.

Supreme Court Justice, Harry Blackmun, could not find  the right to privacy in the Constitution, either. In order to write his Roe v. Wade Majority Decision, he had to find it somewhere. Earlier, he had postulated that it could be found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Bill of Rights.

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How to Rein In the Oligarchy

by Art Helms

Have you ever been hornswoggled into a boondoggle, by a master bamboozler? Well of course you have, if you are an American taxpayer.

On March 4th, 1913, President Elect Woodrow Wilson began his inaugural address: “There has been a change of government. It began two years ago, when the House of Representatives became Democratic by a decisive majority. It has now been completed. The Senate about to assemble will also be Democratic. The offices of President and Vice- President have been put into the hands of Democrats. What does the change mean? That is the question that is uppermost in our minds today.”  Within President Wilson’s closing statements, he said “Men’s hearts wait upon us; men’s lives hang in the balance . . .

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F.O.C.A. – The Tyrant’s Will

by Art Helms

Speaking at the 2008 Denver Democratic National Convention, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said that the party is united in supporting abortion rights, and that the right to abort a pregnancy is one of the party’s “core moral values.” That plank of the ratified platform states: “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

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