Rick Santorum to participate in this Sunday’s Life Chain in Des Moines 2

By Tom Quiner

Join Rick Santorum at this Sunday's Life Chain

Republicans and Democrats have differing viewpoints when it comes to the human fetus (Latin for offspring or Little One).

Republicans view the Little One as being worthy of human rights. Democrats don’t.

Republicans view the Little One as being a person. Democrats don’t.

Republicans view the Little One as having a fundamental right to life. Democrats don’t.

Democrats and their judicial soulmates have had far more power than Republicans over the past thirty-some years when it comes to formulating policy affecting Little Ones.  They have stripped just about every human right away from them.

Interestingly, though, both current Democratic President Obama and previous Democratic President Clinton have expressed the same sentiments, that abortion should be legal, but rare. Clearly, they sense there is something wrong with the wanton destruction of Little Ones, but they have been unwilling to do anything about it.

There is something Democrats can do with Republicans this Sunday.  They can join us in prayer on behalf of Little Ones everywhere during the annual Life Chain.  Here in Des Moines, the faithful will come together in respectful prayer along Merle Hay Road, stretching from St. Theresa’s Church to the First Assembly of God church.

Rick Santorum

Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, will be joining the chain in front of St. Theresa’s Church on Merle Hay and University Avenue. Join the Chain this Sunday and shake his hand. Mr. Santorum is passionately pro-life. He believes that Little Ones are entitled to full human rights at their conception.

Although Republicans will be praying for the end of abortion, Democrats can pray that a conflicted woman carrying a Little One will have a change of heart and let her child be born.

Democrats can pray that adoption will flourish in a land where broken-hearted couples unable to conceive pray daily for a Little One.

Democrats can pray that abortion won’t be needed because fathers and mothers recognize the humanity of the Little Ones in their mothers’ wombs.

The Democratic Party still has a sizable number of the faithful in their ranks. Republicans extend a hand of friendship to join with us in prayer starting at 2 PM on Sunday, October 2, that abortion will never be needed in America again.

We can agree on that, can’t we?

Herman Cain’s business savvy is good for America Reply

By Tom Quiner

The President’s inexperience is telling.

We elected a man with no business experience and minimal Congressional experience. The president appears to be floundering with no clear vision on how to create jobs and restore the economy.

I have been impressed recently with Herman Cain’s clear communication, upbeat message, and business savvy.

As a small business owner myself, I realize the importance of having political leadership that values the impact government policy has on the source of most of America’s jobs: small business.

Herman Cain gets it. And he’s bright.

Listen to the respectful exchange between former President Clinton and Herman Cain in this 1994 YouTube video above. Mr. Cain reveals a critical analytical ability so missing in the current administration.

This eight minute exchange is worth listening to in its entirety.

I haven’t taken Mr. Cain seriously as a candidate in the past. Now I am.

Pro-Life book sale moves to new location 1

By Jenifer Bowen

Iowa Right to Life is pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 10th book sale in 5 years!

“With sale proceeds benefiting pro-life pregnancy centers, maternity shelters and adoption agencies across Iowa, this has been such an exciting journey,” stated Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director of Iowa Right to Life.  “Through the diligence of our book sale coordinator, Rhonda Phillips and 100s of dedicated volunteers, our organization has been able to send a significant amount of money to dozens of centers that receive no government funding.”

The 10th Sale will be held in Our NEW venue, Jordan Park Camp, 2251 Fuller Road (Corner of Fuller and Grand), in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Admission is free.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, September 28: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Thursday, September 29: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday, September 30: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 1: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

In addition to 1,000s of books, DVDs, CDs and more, the Iowa Right to Life Book Sale is the premier place to purchase pro-life t-shirts, mugs, books, and many more resources.

[Jenifer Bowen is Executive Director for Iowa Right to Life]


Democrats diss democracy Reply

By Tom Quiner

Our democratically elected legislature passed a law in the 90s called The Defense of Marriage Act.

It passed with bi-partisan support.

A Democratic President signed it into law.

The current president, also a Democrat, said, “Sorry, I don’t like the law. I’m not going to enforce it.”

End of story.

Another Democrat, North Carolina Governor, Bev Perdue, share’s the president’s disdain for democracy, as she stated in this address to a rotary club in Cary, NC:

“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

Another Democrat, Peter Orszag, agrees. Mr. Orszag is President Obama’s former budget director. He’s the guy who crunched the numbers that claimed Obamacare would save us money, a notion that was rejected by the Congressional Budget Office AFTER the bill was passed.

Here’s the solution to our political gridlock, according to this Democrat:

“To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic…Our polarized political system has proved incapable of reaching a consensus on this common-sense approach. What we need, then, are ways around our politicians…”

So, according to another Democrat, the solution to democracy is less democracy. [You can read more about Mr. Orszag at a previous Quiner’s Diner post here.]

Last month, another Democrat, Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, told insurance companies that they are mandated to cover the following:

• Birth Control pills that cost $9.00/month for generics

• Day-After Chemical Abortion Pills

• All mechanical Birth Control Devices

• Breast Pumps

• Annual “well-woman” physical, screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer.

• Diabetes testing during pregnancy

• Counseling on domestic violence

Some of the services are considered to be abominations to practicing Catholics, such as day-after abortion pills.

Some of these services are good.

But when they are imposed on the marketplace by presidential edict, our democracy has been corrupted, our freedoms eroded.



In praise of Adolph Hitler 3

By Tom Quiner

Adolph Hitler

Adolph Hitler accomplished much for Germany. In his own words from a speech in 1939 …

” … I overcame chaos in Germany, restored order, enormously raised production in all fields of our national economy … “

These are accomplishments any American could relate to, aren’t they? Mr. Hitler really put government to work for his people:

“I succeeded in completely resettling in useful production those 7 million unemployed who so touched our hearts… “

Mr. Hitler created massive public works programs like the German Autobahn to employ people, something the American Democratic Party reveres.

“I have restored to the Reich the provinces grabbed from us in 1919; I have led millions of deeply unhappy Germans, who have been snatched away from us, back into the Fatherland; I have restored the thousand year old historical unity of German living space.”

Sounds a little like today’s Palestinians, a cause to which American liberals relate.

So, you see, Hitler did some good stuff. It just doesn’t seem right for people to dwell on the six million Jews he killed and on the World War he started. We need a balanced perspective in assessing a man. Right?

That is what supporters of Planned Parenthood tell us about an issue raging here in Des Moines, Iowa.

A woman with a resume filled with accomplishment was chosen to be recognized at Dowling Catholic High School until it was learned she had served on the board of Planned Parenthood for several years.

She withdrew her name from consideration after parents who support the Church’s position on life brought this information to the attention of the Principal and the Bishop.

Letter after letter has appeared in the Des Moines Register praising Planned Parenthood for the counseling, the education, and the “reproductive health” services they provide to the poor.

These people are furious with Dowling for not recognizing a woman who supports the mission of an organization that kills the pre-born.

Think about this for a minute. The Catholic Church views us to be fully human at conception, fully entitled to human rights.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t.

In the view of the Church, Planned Parenthood kills and profits from killing the most vulnerable amongst us.

Margaret Sanger

They have killed far more human beings than Adolph Hitler killed Jews. The philosophy of their founder, Margaret Sanger, shares a kinship with Mr. Hitler’s philosophy:

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Like Hitler, Margaret Sanger wanted to rid society of “inferior” human beings. To that aim, Planned Parenthood today opens clinics in inner cities near the highest concentrations of the African-Americans. Over half of black pregnancies end in abortion, most of which are performed by Planned Parenthood.

So, should we praise Adolph Hitler and Planned Parenthood for the “good” that they’ve done … or not?

Does the Jewish Anti-Defamation League honor Hitler?

Then how can the Catholic Church honor anyone associated with Planned Parenthood?