Eugenics and Planned Parenthood

I could not agree more with the letter titled “Legal Doesn’t Make it Right." This is the point I have attempted to get across before in previous letters.

Just like the Holocaust, this society is erring again, this time not in just one country. The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, related Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest” to human society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor and minorities is unfit. In her words, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Margaret Sanger, "Women and the New Race" (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923).

One reader who has responded to my letters consistently brings up the idea that women who have had abortions will be villainized if the laws change and that we will go back to the days of hangers in the bathroom. I happen to know that there are thousands of women who have had an abortion (me included) who feel like they are the victims (along with their babies) of society’s disregard for the rights of a baby. Many of them feel like they weren’t given the full picture when they went to Planned Parenthood. Heaven forbid they were shown an ultrasound of the life that was inside them and changed their mind. These same women grieve for the loss they often feel after this decision, and would not want any other woman to go through the same thing.

Also, there are answers to unwanted pregnancies. To begin with, birth control. If a woman does get pregnant there is adoption, and several organizations that will take care of her, physically and emotionally, to make sure her needs are met and to ensure a healthy baby. If her problem is monetary, there are countless organizations that will assist in providing her with needs for the baby, including diapers, formula, strollers, clothing, etc. Therefore, no need for the coat hangers. Planned Parenthood doesn’t want women to know about these choices because it would reduce their income.

Abortionists are the enemy, not women who have made that choice! Let’s learn from the past mistakes instead of thinking that this generation is void of making the same.

Francine Cervantez

Helendale

Calling upon God

Driving home, after dropping my daughter off at school, I was listening to the "Christian" radio station. On pops this segment about how churches, who consider themselves progressive, when praying, refuse to use the name of Donald Trump in their prayers. The reason was, the leaders claim, the mere mention of his name may traumatize some of those in their congregation.

Now the snowflake mentality has invaded our churches. So much for the slogans "Let Go Let God" and "What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)." But it gets better. Not only do they refuse to use his name, but they will not pray for him in any context. What they will pray for is the destruction and demise of his policies. In essence, they are praying for God's curse upon our president. Forget about the Biblical admonition to pray for our leaders when speaking within the context of government authorities. This group of people believe they are praying God's will by praying a curse upon him.

Then, I began to think about those churches which believe they are doing God's will by praying for God's blessing upon Mr. Trump. Both believe they are praying God's will by praying exact opposites. If you ask each, both will say that they're right and the other is wrong. Could they both be right? Or, could they both, as I believe, be wrong.

Very few things, in Scripture, are clearly identified as the will of God. There are a few, but Donald Trump isn't one of them. In the case of Mr. Trump and his presidency, I believe they are praying according to their will, not God's. 

Our prayers for Mr. Trump and his presidency should be that God's will be done and for us to accept how God's will is played out. Our prayers should be, as Jesus prayed, "Thy will be done," instead of my will be done.

Algot Stephenson

Apple Valley

Problem solving

How to solve two problems at the same time: 

Let those supporting open borders take immigrants into their homes. Fifty or more could fit into celebrities' homes. Any acts of terrorism coming from those homes would result in all occupants from those homes moved to factories vacated by manufacturers who could no longer make products in the USA due to government restrictions. The factories would be surrounded by razor fences and guards to prevent escaping.

Ken Churchill

Hesperia

Getting cranky 

Eddy, Eddy, Eddy. I just don't know what to do with you! I buy you books and buy you books and all you do is chew the covers. I am surprised that you may have actually read one. Or perhaps you caught Oliver Twist on the Turner channel? You must know that if you are trying to be sarcastic you might want to separate it from a statement you are saying is factual. You might have asked, "is this what Jesus would do?" Most readers would have gotten your sarcasm.

I do agree with you that there are millions of lazy people, the women on welfare who you referenced who should be working, and people faking injuries who are on the government dole living off those of us who work, or have worked and retired and pay taxes. The problem is they are almost all Demacrats. Republicans want to do away with those social programs. By voting for Republicans the person on the dole would be cutting off their own gravy train.

As for what Jesus would do, or what your "Cafeteria Christians" would do, I don't care. I am an atheist. I am not a Republican. I vote for the best qualified person. This year it was Trump.

After consulting with the other board members, we request that you send the crying towels back. Along with the 306 electoral college members and the 60 some odd million people who voted for Trump, we will need those to absorb the tears of joy now that the Dumbo eared buffoon is out of office.

Today, Jan. 20, I watched our orange haired ogre take office and was beside myself with joy. I will enjoy the next four to eight years. Don't worry though. Your Democrats will rise again. While I am not a plumber, I know that poop floats.

John Pedigo

Apple Valley