How to destroy a nation Reply

By Tom Quiner

The best way to destroy America is to lie about race.

Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris made the choice to disseminate a lie for personal gain, knowing it would foment even more racial discord.

They characterized the death of Michael Brown (of Ferguson, Missouri fame) as a murder by a cop.

Here’s Harris:

“Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.”

Here’s Warren:

“5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.”

Here’s what happened to Michael Brown five years ago:

• He stole a pack of Cigarillos at a local market.

• He shoved a store employee who resisted the theft.

• Cops were alerted who subsequently encountered Mr. Brown, a teenager.

• Brown reached through the window of the police car and tussled with a cop, resulting in injuries to the cop.

• Cop responded in self-defense, shooting and killing Brown.

• Contrary to early reports, eyewitnesses expressly stated that Mr. Brown did not raise his hands in surrender before being shot.

Not a murder.

For Warren and Harris, both lawyers, to characterize it thusly exposes them as the worst kind of human being. Their lie for personal gain (votes) fans the flames of racial discord and increases the risk of violence.

What shameful opportunism.





Medicare for all mandates taxpayer funded abortion 1

Medicare for AllBy Tom Quiner

Iowans for LIFE doesn’t typically get involved with Medicare discussions. Now it’s necessary to comment in light of a growing swath of left-leaning politicians calling for Medicare for All.

The proposed legislation is shocking.

Mandated taxpayer funded abortions

The language of the law, which is sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), states:

“Individuals enrolled for benefits under this Act are entitled to have payment made by the Secretary to an eligible provider for . . . comprehensive reproductive, maternity, and newborn care,”

‘Comprehensive reproductive’ care are code words for human abortion. Medicare for all is being championed by Democratic torchbearers Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand. When Democrats retook the levers of power in 2008 with filibuster-proof majorities, the first thing they did was pass Obamacare and impose HSA mandates on the country.

If they retake control in 2020, Medicare for All will be at the top of their bucket list.

The end of abortion regulation at the state level

As recently as the 1990s, Democrats espoused that abortion should be “safe, legal, but rare.” That has been replaced with “shout your abortion.” Medicare for All would end all abortion restrictions, as you can see in the language of the bill:

“Any other provision of law in effect on the date of enactment of this Act restricting the use of Federal funds for any reproductive health service shall not apply to monies in the Trust Fund.”

Abortion has been on the decline for years, thanks to the yeoman efforts of the pro life movement. Medicare for all would ensure the end of this trend.

Catholic doctors and hospitals lose their conscience protections

The language of the bill is intolerant of those who oppose abortion on moral grounds:

“Items and services to eligible persons shall be furnished by the provider without discrimination.”

Medicare for all is a partisan abomination.

For secular pro lifers who embrace scientific proof that a unique human life begins at fertilization, Medicare for All violates the norms of decency.

For Protestant pro lifers who believe God made us in His image in a spirit of sonship, Medicare for All violates the Commandment, “Thou shall not commit murder.”

For Roman Catholics, Medicare for All is a demonic prescription for a spread of mortal sin.

The Medicare for All debate comes on the heals of the 19th rejection of Born Alive legislation by House Democrats.

Let’s be honest: Democrats aren’t pro life, they are pro death. Medicare for All would transform America into a mecca for evil.

[Tom Quiner is president of Iowans for LIFE’S Board of Directors. Support a culture of life in Iowa. Donate to IFL today.]