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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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Musing on Baltimore

Common sense is dying. I cannot say it is dead yet - there are a few of us still using it - but it is dying. Consider what is being said about the events in Baltimore. Consider what has been happening in Baltimore.  It is insanity.

Presume for a moment that what happened to Freddie Gray was caused by police actions. How does that justify in any way the violence and the destruction caused in the city of Baltimore?  Since when does destroying your neighbor's business help improve race relations or community relations between the police and the citizenry?

The failure of certain black leaders to condemn the events, the failure of the president to be clear that such actions have no justification, the pandering by the media, all show the moral bankruptcy of this administration and its lackeys in the press.

But here is a reality being ignored by most of the press.  Baltimore along with the state of Maryland has been under the domination and control of the Left for decades.  Further the federal and state governments have spent billions of dollars on the welfare system and the problems are worse now than ever.  The inner city schools are failing to teach. The black on black crime rate shows no sign of decreasing. The absence of fathers in the homes of lower income and poor minority families is at epidemic proportions.

And we wonder why there are problems.

As I have said on numerous occasions, if we as a society cannot, do not, and will not respect the right to life of every person, born and unborn, if we as a society will not respect the unique dignity of the woman and the mother who carries, delivers and nurtures her child, if we cannot demand that men be responsible for their actions and especially that action of bringing a new life into being, then chaos will ensue.

Combine this disregard for importance of the family with the wholesale disrespect for the right to own and maintain property, and one will see a continuing increase in such insanity as occurred in Baltimore.

As for the pundits on the cable news shows pontificating their drivel, while they wear their $2000 suits and take home their six figure salaries, perhaps they ought to hear from the working class people and small business owners who have been suffering fro years from their failed liberal experiments.  Perhaps they should take a lesson from the bombed out projects where the drug traffic and human trafficking continue to destroy so many lives. Perhaps they should ask the Clintons and other rich liberal "progressives" why the millions of dollars they have are not being used to create real jobs in the inner cities or to hire good teachers to help salvage the failing school system.

But don't hold your breath.

For the Left it is all about power and control.

They have no interest in actually fixing any problem. The more problems, the more people perceive a need for government. the more freedoms are lost in the name of security.

Meanwhile - everyone is excited about the the new Avengers movie that opens this week. Sigh..