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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

do not sit out this election

I have noticed that there is a move among some disgruntled conservatives who, having failed to advance their choice for president, have decided to encourage voters to choose "none of the above" come Election Day. Such action on the part of such voters could prove disastrous for the country and the future of our children and grandchildren. It reminds one of the playground antics of children who having not gotten their way regarding the choice of game have decided to prevent their other classmates from having any fun during recess. Only in the case of this election of 2008, the stakes are much more serious than some hurt feelings.

Barack Obama is probably the most left leaning candidate ever fielded by the Democratic Party in recent history. He is the combination of Al Gore, George McGovern and Michael Dukakis all rolled into one. Actually he makes those fellows seem rather moderate. And we all know their history. McGovern was the first of the anti-war zealots, promoting amnesty and abortion. Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry, all were left leaning government expansionists. But Obama is a clear cut socialist. His programs are all about taking from one group and giving to another. He is about income redistribution with the government taking its cut and giving that cut to his friends. And I have not even touched upon his willingness to join in on the persistent attack on the family, the unborn, and the institution of marriage.

John McCain is a political figure who first and foremost loves this country. He loves his family. He believes in family values. He is pro-life. He is the first to admit he is a flawed human being. But who among us has not made mistakes. He has his qualities and his talents that can help this nation navigate through some treacherous waters in a very dangerous world. He is not so taken with himself as his opponent that he does not rely on Almighty God for strength. He is passionate and like many of us, when he is upset, people know it. But think about what we need in a president in this world of global combustibility. We need someone who has been in the fire and did not flinch.

Now to all those die-hard "I don't like John McCain" folks, I will pose this thought. Put aside your current disagreements and work to insure his election .Make sure everyone knows that you are working to elect John McCain. Make it clear that you are putting aside but not forgetting these issues of concern. However make it clear that your love for the country is more important. Once John McCain is elected, you have a place at the table to discuss your concerns, your fears, and your worries. You will have earned a right to claim his attention because you were in the battle. You fought shoulder to shoulder against those who would sell out this nation.

And after November we will still have a lot of work to do. We still have to end abortion. We still have to defend and protect the institution of marriage. We still need to reduce the size and the overreach of government. We will have the opportunity to support those conservatives who in the future will be the next generation of leadership for this beloved country of ours. We will still have to address the energy crisis and the social security crisis and the border issues. We will still have to re-claim the judiciary from the activist liberal judges who legislate from the bench.

The election of John McCain will allow us to continue our efforts.

But the election of Barack Obama will put the efforts of the last 20 years at risk.

Obama wants to fund abortions with tax dollars and expand the evil reach of Planned Parenthood around the globe.

Obama wants to pass the Freedom of Choice Act and wipe out all state regulations of abortions that have been responsible for the declining abortion rate in this country.

Obama would select pro-abortion activist judges who will codify not only abortion in to law for the next thirty years but also same-sex marriage. Imagine what these judges would do to the freedom of the church to promote justice and preach the gospel.

Look, it does not take a whole lot of brain matter to realize that Obama would damage this nation for more than a few years.

"These are the times that try men's souls," speaks a voice from the past. Are you gong to sit this one out and then complain when those who would radically reconfigure this nation do what they are telling us they will do if put in power? Are you afraid to be that difference you can be? Do you have what it takes to put aside disagreements that can be solved to protect your nation for your children and their children?

If so, I invite you to participate in this great republic and this electoral process.

Let’s show the liberal politicians, the liberal media and the liberal elites what the people can do and what we mean when we pray that God would bless America