If you pay much attention to conservative (or liberal) news sources, you may have heard something about breakout conservative spokeswoman, Tomi Lahren, making the claim she’s “pro-choice” because the Constitution demands abortion be handled at the State level.
Her comments were made during an interview on “The View” which is known for being notoriously anti-Conservative and hostile to pro-life ideals.
Fox News quoted Lahren,
“I am someone that loves the Constitution. I am someone that is for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies. Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
There are several things troubling with Lahren’s comments, not the least of which is the comments are coming from a woman who has marketed herself as a role model and spokesperson for young conservatives.
This is an argument regularly parroted by Libertarians. It is often, but not always, made by those trying to gain the support of pro-life conservatives while at the same time not alienating the disturbing number of Libertarians who think the “Non-Aggression Principle” doesn’t apply to the child inside the womb.
There are also many Conservatives, Constitutionists, and Libertarians who feel the correct application of limited government means removing any involvement of the federal government from the issue of murdering children en masse. While we firmly believe the States have an obligation to interpose themselves between a wickedly tyrannical federal government and little children, that they must nullify all unconstitutional acts, and authority usurped must be restored to the states; we also recognize there are constitutional, good, and proper roles for the federal government to serve.
The Only Legitimate Object
For the constitutional defense of the preborn, we need to look no further than the Fifth Amendment, which clearly recognizes the inherent right of all Americans to not be murdered,
No person shall … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law
Are we to assume the federal government can not make a law in pursuance of the Fifth Amendment which prohibits the murder of all preborn children in the United States? Would such a law be unconstitutional and a violation of the right of the States? If the states were to decide themselves they could dehumanize certain ethnic, age, or cultural groups — would the federal government be unconstitutional in stepping in to protect Americans whose inherent rights are being violated?
If the Constitution is our legal guide, then we must ensure the Constitution is what we restore. There is a very real danger in our quest to restore limited government we make the mistake of forsaking all government — something the Anarchists prevalent in the Libertarian movement are all too fond of.
As Thomas Jefferson aptly said,
The care of human life & happiness, & not their destruction, is the first & only legitimate object of good government.
When government fails to do that, Jefferson also penned the solution in the Declaration of Independence,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness
Beast of Government, Chains of Constitution
We are not anti-government. We oppose the abuse and misuse of government. We believe government is a dangerous beast which must be properly restrained. We recognize the nature of mankind is sinful. When sinful human beings take hold of power their sin is multiplied and people suffer. This is the Biblical Worldview fresh in the minds of all of the Founding Fathers, preached from the New England Pulpit, which inspired 13 colonies to rise up against a world super power and establish a government based on the principle of chaining the beast to checks, balances, and deliberate limitations. Those rod iron chains are the pages of the Constitution.
Whether state or federal, constitutional or not, a higher law stands above them all — God’s law. It is utter hubris to think we can make decisions in a vacuum, that God will subject Himself to our ridiculous boundaries and divisions.
He has established every authority, every government, and can just as easily destroy them all.
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; – Daniel 2:21a ESV
To refuse to acknowledge God’s law and subjugate Him as another option among many other legitimate is a gross error He will not tolerate. There is one objective truth, and He is the source of that truth.
Abortion is murder.
We must Nullify Abortion.