Dear Republican Squishes in Congress,
I'm told some Republicans are willing take an uncompromising stand against Planned Parenthood funding. A full "some" have stated unequivocally that they will not vote for any spending bill which sends 500 million dollars to an organization whose primary business is the systematic mass murder of innocent human beings, even if it leads to Democrats shutting the government down.
Some. Over 50 million children slaughtered over four decades, but still only some. It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood harvests the organs of its victims and sells the pieces for profit, but still just some.
Well, I salute that some. God bless them for doing their duty as human beings. But to the rest -- the invertebrates who are either fine with ignoring the Planned Parenthood atrocities, or not sure it's worth risking a temporary paid vacation for non-essential federal employees in order to prevent the United States from facilitating the execution of over a quarter of a million babies next year -- I have a few things to say.
First of all, for the record, I get it.
After all, you moderate Republicans have been complicit in funding Planned Parenthood for the last 46 years, ever since a Republican president codified it into law, so you logically assume conservatives will give you at least another half century to remedy the situation. A fair assumption. Indeed, only a minority of Republicans in federal government have ever done anything to earn the "pro-life" tag, yet you're all generously afforded the reputation based on the work of a select few.
Sure, you put together impotent, disingenuous faux-legislation to "defund Planned Parenthood," but you haven't been willing to play hardball in the name of saving lives. Mitch McConnell illustrated the dynamic clearly when he voted for a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, which had no chance of becoming law, right after blocking an amendment that would have defunded Planned Parenthood and had a chance of becoming law. Now the traitorous wimp is running to the press, playing right into the hands of the Democrats by preemptively and inaccurately blaming any impending shutdown on Republicans.
McConnell insists this whole "save the American people from the unspeakable moral burden of being forced to fund the butchery of helpless babies" thing will have to wait until we have a Republican president. But we all know that when (if) we have a Republican president, GOP leadership will say it just isn't a good time to make a big stink over silly social issues. Wait for next year, they'll promise. And then next year. And then next year. And then next year. Etcetera, unto infinity.
"Republicans can't do the things you elect us to do because it would hinder our chances of being reelected so we can keep not doing those things!" - Republican Establishment.
We're done waiting. Planned Parenthood has been funded for 46 years, abortion has been legal for 43, and during that time we've had Republican presidents and Republican congresses and sometimes a Republican president and a Republican congress simultaneously, yet the travesty continues relatively unimpeded. Republicans on the state level have made great strides in protecting unborn life, but on the federal stage not nearly enough (or, really, anything) has been done. You guys have the purse. You have the power. If anyone is going to stop these death merchants from sticking their snouts in the public trough, it needs to be you. You've had 46 years. Time is up, friends.
There will never be a better opportunity. The Planned Parenthood undercover videos are already being buried and forgotten; in a year they'll be ancient history. If there's any chance of using them to effect meaningful change, it is now. Not next year. Now. How can you possibly continue funding Planned Parenthood for another year or two, then some 50 months after the first sting video was released use it to justify defunding? That would make no sense, but never mind. You don't really plan on bringing it up two years from now, do you?
Look, I'm not asking you to shutdown the government, Republicans. By all means, keep the government going if you must. We all know the country will crumble if this monstrous political behemoth isn't fully operational for a few weeks. The American people can't very well be expected to function without an 18 trillion dollar bureaucracy out there taking their money and giving them paperwork to fill out. Luckily, then, you would not be actively shutting down the government, despite what Judas McConnell suggest. You'd merely be refusing to sign any bill that sends any money to an organization that stabs babies in the heart with a poison needle and cuts their faces off. You'd be categorically refusing to send one more dime to serial child killers, no matter what, no matter the cost, no matter anything.
That is an exceedingly reasonable position, Republicans. It would probably be the most reasonable position you've ever taken. Let the Democrats grind the wheels of government to a standstill for the sake of defending their welfare program for infanticidal psychopaths. Let the Democrats go to the American people and explain why they will not fund government unless they can also fund the largest abortion provider in the hemisphere. Let the Democrats justify the bloody practices of Planned Parenthood publicly.
This will be their choice and their doing, all you need is the minimal courage and wit required to back them into that corner. And once they're in that corner, you have to stare them down with an icy, unwavering glare, and refuse to break under any circumstance. Meanwhile, you hit them over the head with their own support for welfare for billion dollar abortionists. You smack them in the face ruthlessly and loudly and mercilessly. You repeat over and over and over and over again that government is shutdown because Democrats care more about their Planned Parenthood allies than their own constituents.
Granted, the media and the Democrats will blame the shutdown on you. But these people will blame everything on you anyway, so why try to appease them? They will not be appeased. What don't you understand about this? It makes no sense to fret that a certain course of action will cause liberals to attack you. Every course of action will cause them to attack you. It's what they do. It's their thing. It's their shtick. Haven't you noticed this by now?
You'll pay the price regardless of what you do, so why not do the right thing for a change? It's worth a shot, isn't it? At the very worst, you suffer political blow back, but that is a tiny ransom to pay for our children. Not every hill is a hill to die on, but this one is, literally. I could make the argument that you'd be morally obligated to vote against sending money to Planned Parenthood even if someone pressed a physical gun against your temple and told you to do it. That's how serious this is. We are talking about an organization that will brutally exterminate a million children over the next three years. It is an evil so dark, so severe, so outrageous, so hellish, so singular, that opposing it would be a legitimate cause for martyrdom, if that's what it came to.
But merely risking political clout ? That's not even a tough call, Republicans. Chancing some delayed paychecks to government workers? Not a hard choice at all. Hell, if the fight against the abortion industry meant abolishing the whole government and starting over from scratch, it would still be an easy decision (to be honest, I kind of like that idea generally).
Besides, if you play it right, if you pass a clean budget without financing for the abortion industry and force Democrats to oppose it, you could very well come out on top, morally and politically. You just have to stop being frail pushovers, that's all. You have to stop accepting blame for Obama's actions. You have to stop letting the Democrats play you like hapless suckers all the time. You have to stop doing this thing:
Obama: "I will toss out spending bills without Planned Parenthood funding because I sold my soul to the abortion lobby and nothing is more important to me than keeping the baby murder factories afloat. But when I issue that veto, it'll be Republicans' fault!"
You: "Sorry, my Lord. Please forgive us for the decisions you make!"
Yeah, that. Stop that, alright?
Now, if you're worried about how exactly to sell this to the public, I took the liberty of writing a script for you. Just present this, or something like it, to the American people. You can plagiarize me verbatim if you want:
Hi, American people! We're Republicans. I know you've heard about this whole shutdown thing, and we wanted to take a second to tell you about it.
For the past half century, you've been propping up an organization called Planned Parenthood. Recently, you've forked over amounts north of 500 million, and that trend doesn't appear to be slowing down.
Despite the ironic name, this billion dollar organization, run by filthy rich one percenters, actually aborts over 300 thousand unborn humans a year. This makes them by far the largest abortion wholesaler in the country. We strongly believe that few Americans would willingly choose to give their money to the most prolific corporate baby killers on Earth, and they shouldn't be forced to.
On top of it all, Planned Parenthood was recently caught selling the limbs and organs of the children they murdered. During an extensive undercover operation, the Center For Medical Progress captured many executives admitting, on film, to not only putting dead children up for auction, but adjusting their abortion procedures to preserve the "specimens." Once again, Planned Parenthood denies the plain facts, but this is to be expected from a gaggle of lying bloodthirsty brutes.
In the midst of all of this, Democrats have repeatedly said they refuse to fund the government unless these butchers get their blood money. We are trying to pass a clean budget that doesn't reward rich abortionists with enormous amounts of your hard earned money, but Democrats are standing in the way. They've said they're willing to shut everything down to preserve funding for child killers. They've declared that you -- the American taxpayer -- owe Planned Parenthood your money, and they're not going to sign any spending bill that doesn't accomplish that goal. This is an extreme, radical, incomprehensible, insane position, and we deeply regret that the Democratic fervor for abortion is about to spark a shutdown of government.
Obviously, we can't sign a spending bill that steals your money and uses it to facilitate the massacre and sale of innocent children. We know you look at your own children and cannot imagine the depravity it takes to crush their skulls and peddle their livers on the black market. You also can't imagine how sick and dangerous Democrats have become that they'd hold the country hostage just to protect the financing of this gruesome practice. We're as shocked, dismayed, and grieved as you.
Please speak out and demand that the crony capitalists in the Democrat Party stop this awful demonstration. Of course America should not fund a billion dollar abortion corporation. Of course we Republicans cannot sign a bill that would continue such a radical and barbaric policy. We're not animals, for God's sake. Democrats? Well, if the hoof fits...
Tell Democrats to stop playing chicken with the budget and sign a spending bill that funds government and protects our children. Tell them you are disgusted and disturbed that a powerful political party has become so beholden to the abortion industry that they'd paralyze the government just to preserve corporate welfare for abortionists. Tell Democrats you especially don't approve of them using Planned Parenthood as a slush fund for their reelection bids, and you're outraged that this federally funded organization donates millions exclusively to Democrats, and spent a whopping 16 million dollars in the last midterm election. Tell Democrats you are aghast at the staggering corruption in their ranks, particularly in light of the fact that ten Democrats on the committee investigating Planned Parenthood received payoffs from Planned Parenthood.
Tell Democrats you are sickened by their unthinkable disregard for human life and economic freedom. Tell Democrats to keep the government funded, to stop conspiring with the slaughterers of children, and to promptly consult an experienced exorcist.
May our just and loving God have mercy on this nation.
OK, you might want to make a few edits, but you get the point.
It's an airtight case. Remember, because of our corrupt media, most Americans still don't know about the Planned Parenthood videos. Historically, most don't even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions. A shutdown, if Democrats choose to cause it, would at the very least educate the American people to these facts. Yes, the media will lie, but they will not be able to discuss the matter without mentioning Planned Parenthood and abortion. The abortion industry thrives on silence and ignorance; the last place they want to be is on the front pages.
Democrats might talk a big game about hoping "Republicans shutdown the government" because it would allegedly work in their favor, but I believe this is a massive bluff. They are scared to death of having to publicly defend giving half a billion dollars a year to an organization that kills and sells children. No matter what they claim, they don't want to be put in that position.
So put them in that position.
It's the smart thing.
It's the politically advantageous thing.
It's the honest thing.
It's the Constitutional thing.
It's the right thing.
I leave you with a quote from A Man For All Seasons, as I find it particularly relevant in this day and age:
“If we lived in a State where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us good, and greed would make us saintly. And we'd live like animals or angels in the happy land that needs no heroes. But since in fact we see that avarice, anger, envy, pride, sloth, lust and stupidity commonly profit far beyond humility, chastity, fortitude, justice and thought... why then perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes.”
Now stand fast, Republicans. If you will not fight now, you never will. So fight, or step down and get out of the way.