‘For the Murdered Unborn, Incrementalism is Not Justice’

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Incrementalism is Not Justice for the Murdered Unborn.  Incrementalism Perverts Justice and the Law.

Incrementalism is the Regulation of Child-Murder-by-“Abortion”.  Incrementalism is Evil.

In the Sixth Commandment, God says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.  Jesus Christ says, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15.  Establishing Justice is obedience to God.

“[God] hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8, KJV.  The LORD requires of man to DO Justice,

Doing Justice is something that is “good” in the eyes of God.  For the Murdered Unborn, Incrementalism is Not Justice.

Therefore, in the eyes of God, Incrementalism is not “Good”.  Incrementalism is Evil.

God says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20, KJV.

“Justice and judgment are the habitation [foundation] of Thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before Thy face.” Psalm 89:14.  “… [R]ighteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.” Psalm 97:2  “Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: …” Amos 5:15 (Zechariah 8:16), KJV.  “To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.” Proverb 21:3, KJV.  “… [T]hey shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; …” Genesis 18:19, KJV.

For a period of 100 years or so, Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) were used to train lawyers in America, beginning in the immediate pre-Revolutionary War Period, and lasting at least until the latter 1800’s, as was the case with the University of South Carolina Law School in Columbia (opened 1867).

In Blackstone’s Introduction, Section 2, “Of the Nature of Laws in General”  [ search http://lonang.com ], he wrote:

“Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws;  that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.”

Earlier on the same page Blackstone explained the source of “revealed or divine law” [ “the law of revelation” ]:

“The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures.”  [ That is, the Bible, the Word of God. ]
This is the original foundation of the American legal system, based upon God’s Laws of Nature [ Note: not the same as so-called “natural law” ], and God’s Revealed Law.  In other words, “all human laws” are to be consistent with the Word of God, the Bible !!!  Blackstone continued, using the specific example of murder, stating, “Nay, if any human law should allow or injoin us to commit it [ i.e., murder ], we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.”  Does not Incremental legislation such as the abominable 20-week, so-called “Pain Capable” legislation passed in S.C. in 2016 “allow” THE MURDER OF ALL CHILDREN UNDER 20 WEEKS !?

Does not this year’s Incremental legislation, the evil so-called “Dismemberment” bill, “allow” THE MURDER OF ALL CHILDREN BY SUCTION AND RU-486 AND OTHER CHEMICAL ABORTIFACIENTS !?  These bills, using the words of Sir William Blackstone, “offend both the natural and the divine.”  They are an offense to God.  Explicitly or implicitly, these evil bills call “Good” what God and wise Christian men of an earlier generation such as Blackstone, call “Evil”.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; …” Isaiah 5:20, KJV.

From 1973 to 2015, over 382,000 children are reported by DHEC to have been destroyed in their mother’s wombs in South Carolina.  The Incrementalists like to point out, look how many babies have been saved while numerous incremental bills have passed over the years ( over nearing the last 30 years ).  They point to the over 50% decrease in reported “abortions” in SC since the number peaked at over 14,000 in 1988.  However is the goal to “save babies”, or is the divinely established goal (Amos 5:15, KJV) to actually Establish Justice and END “child-murder-by-“abortion”?

From 1989 to 2015, nearing one-quarter Million children (over 224,000) have been murdered on South Carolina soil.

Even the United States Constitution’s Preamble identifies that document’s second purpose, is to “establish Justice”.

So we can continue to “save babies”, some through incremental legislation, and some by pregnancy care centers, and some by sidewalk counselling, and some by numerous other means, but the cup of wrath of the judgment of God continues to fill as the innocent bloodshed continues, and those with eyes to see know we are already experiencing God’s ongoing warnings of remedial judgments in S.C. and America (e.g., 9-11-2001, Great Recession, 2015 Flood). Who knows when national calamity may come in the form of another national bloodbath, whether by our own hands, as was experienced 1861-1865 for the national sin of un-Biblical American Slavery (which cost at least over 600,000 American lives, North and South), or by foreign invaders (e,g., China, Russia, Iran, Islamic terrorists ?), or both ?

Slavery Abolitionist, editor, William Lloyd Garrison asked rhetorically, “… Has not the experience of two centuries shown that gradualism in theory is perpetuity in practice?”  The 1860 Republican Party Platform protected Slavery in the Slave States, while opposing expansion of Slavery in the western Territories.  We know now such “gradualism” was insufficient to stay God’s Hand of Judgment upon America as He gave that “terrible war” “to both North and South” (President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865).  Applying Garrison’s admonition against gradualism to today’s national sin of child-murder, “Has not the experience of over 44 years shown that incrementalism in theory is the perpetuation of child-murder in practice?”  Incrementalism is perpetuating “abortion”.  It is well past time to END it.

Jesus says, “THOU SHALT DO NO MURDER” ( Matthew 19:18, KJV ).  Establish Justice Now !!!

The Lord Jesus Christ is “the King of kings, and Lord of lords”, now !  ( 1 Timothy 6:15, KJV ),

 

Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary

dir., Columbia Christians for Life aka Christians for Life and Liberty

exec. dir., Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222, Columbia, South Carolina 29211

 

http://ChristianLifeandLiberty.net

http://ChristiansforPersonhood.com

www.RighttoLifeactofSC.net

 

[ Note: This letter / op-ed is posted on the “Personhood Act” page of the http://ChristianLifeandLiberty.net website (# 138) ]

Source: http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2017-04-10-Incrementalism-is-Not-Justice-Incrementalism-is-Evil.pdf

South Carolina Lawmakers Considering Bill Declaring Unborn as Protected Persons

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By Heather Clark – Posted at Christian News Network:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lawmakers in South Carolina are currently considering a bill that would declare that the unborn have protection as persons.

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant recently introduced S. 217, also known as the Personhood Act of South Carolina. It simply recognizes that both the federal and state Constitutions acknowledge God as being the Creator of life and the bestower of liberty.

“The General Assembly acknowledges that all persons are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” it reads in part. “The General Assembly acknowledges that personhood is God-given, as all men are created in the image of God.”

“The rights guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State, that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law nor denied the equal protection of the laws, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being,” the bill continues.

Read the entire report here.

Videos of Selected Pro-Personhood Testimonies at Judiciary Subcommittee March 30 Hearing for Personhood Act of South Carolina (S.217): [ SC Lt Gov, Nurse, Attorney, Pastor and Wife ]

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Revised April 5, 2017

Pro-Personhood SC Lieutenant Governor
Kevin Bryant
https://youtu.be/uTweSOqm_qo
[ Video – 3:47 ]
[ Excerpts ]

“My focus today and my purpose in filing this bill [ see Press Release dated January 27, 2017 ] is very simple. This legislation directly underscores and recognizes those unalienable rights endowed by the Creator: the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to the pursuit of happiness, to a baby girl and a baby boy that have yet to be born.”

“Please allow me to just read a couple of short portions of the bill, that reflects the simple purpose of my introduction of this bill, to uphold the liberty of young girls and boys.  Section [ 1-1-320 ], Part (B), says, ‘The General Assembly acknowledges that all persons are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.’  In [ Part ] (C), ‘The General Assembly acknowledges that personhood is God-given, as all men are created in the image of God.’ “

“And then in the next section [ Section 1-1-330 ], [ Part ] (B) again, ‘The rights guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State, that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law nor denied the equal protection of the laws, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being.’ “

“Thanks again for holding this hearing, and taking my testimony. I  appreciate your hard work, and I believe it is the most important subject of all.”

 


 

Pro-Personhood Nurse
Laura Fultz
https://youtu.be/Zw0eJ77OfJ8
[ Video – 4:59 ]

Pro-Personhood Attorney
Allan Parker, The Justice Foundation
https://youtu.be/sgA8lW9AJyg
[ Video – 11:51 ]

Pro-Personhood Pastor and Wife
Tommy and Valerie Quick
Promised Land Christian Discipleship Center
https://youtu.be/85OlL8WoFBs
[ Video – 13:10 ]

Personhood Act of South Carolina (S. 217) Judiciary Subcommittee March 30 Hearing News Links

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Proposed SC bill would define ‘person’ at fertilization
http://www.wistv.com/story/35034350/proposed-sc-bill-would-define-person-at-fertilization
Thursday, March 30th 2017

Bryant adds support to anti-abortion bill
http://www.independentmail.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/31/bryant-pushes-anti-abortion-bill/99865026/
Published 10:26 a.m. ET March 31, 2017

Personhood is Abolition

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I understand there has been quite a bit of discussion online recently addressing the subjects of Personhood and the Abolitionist’s approach.

Let me begin by stating, Personhood is abolition.  Here in South Carolina, we have advocated passage of State personhood legislation continuously for the last 19 years since 1998 [ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2016 )  ].

The current 2017 legislation in the SC Legislature is called the Personhood Act of South Carolina (S.217 / H.3530).

South Carolina Personhood legislation recognizes the Creator God-given, unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person” beginning at fertilization, in SC law.

In my opinion, we will need to pass Personhood legislation, and then we will very likely need interposition of Lesser Magistrates to enforce it once the law is codified and on the books if the passage of Personhood legislation occurs first at the State level.

Personhood and Interposition are NOT mutually exclusive.  Quite the contrary.

The way I see it, Personhood is needed first to establish contemporaneous statutory or State constitutional legal legitimacy in the eyes of the citizens of whatever State jurisdiction is involved which has determined in their day, to take a righteous stand against child-murder; and then interposition of Lesser Magistrates would likely be needed to enforce it ( keeping in mind none have so far enforced marriage though over 30 States have constitutional bans against sodomite/lesbian so-called “marriage” [ sic ] ).

If Federal Personhood legislation is passed, such as US Rep. Jody Hice’s ( R-GA ) re-introduction of his ( formerly US Rep. Paul Broun’s ) good bill, HR 586 ( https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/586 ), then perhaps interposition by State officials would not be necessary.  If however, SCOTUS “Justices” further violate their Oaths and Constitutional function by overthrowing legislation such as HR 586, there is the further step available of US Constitution, Article III, Section 2 legislation in which the US Congress has the authority and power to restrict the appellate jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court, such as in HR 2761 which was introduced in the 114th Congress [ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2761/text ].

For those opposed to Personhood efforts, I wonder how many have listened to, or read the transcript of, the October 11, 1972 Second Oral Argument of Roe v Wade, where the “basic constitutional question, initially“, “critical to this case, was [ and is ] whether or not an unborn child is recognized in law as a “person”.  Once that is done, then the matter becomes legally inarguable; establishing legal recognition of the Creator God-given unalienable right to life of all human beings here in the United States, according to our Federal and State Constitutions, beginning at fertilization, with no “exceptions”.

It is simple, short legislation, applying a present day, inarguably recognizable legal standard, if there is the WILL to do it !

October 11, 1972 Second Oral Argument of Roe v Wade
Audio – http://www.oyez.org/cases/1970-1979/1971/1971_70_18/reargument

[ with moving transcript ]

Links to alternate edited transcript – http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2014-02-23-Landmark-Briefs-and-Arguments-of-the-SCOTUS-Roe-v.-Wade%281973%29-Second-Oral-Argument%28Oct.%2011,%201972%29.docx

Posting and excerpts below from www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net website [edited]:

[ Posted on the ‘Personhood Act’ page as Item #117. ]

  1. LEGAL EXPERTS SUPPORTING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF STATE-LEVEL PERSONHOOD LEGISLATION IN SC (2001), MISS (2009), ALA (2011), and OK (2012):
           – Herb Titus is an attorney, constitutional scholar, author, the founding Dean of   College of Law/Gov’t at Regent University
    Mathew Staver is former Dean of the School of Law at Liberty University; and Liberty Counsel founder and chair
    – Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is President Emeritus of Foundation for Moral Law
           April 5, 2016
    http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2016-04-05-Legal-experts-supporting-constitutionality-of-State-level-Personhood-legislation-SC-MISS-ALA-OK-edited-Jan-27-2017.pdf

“PERSONHOOD” is the key to ENDING child-murder-by-“abortion”A plain reading of the 5th and 14th Amendments of the US Constitution, and analogous due process and equal protection language in the State Constitutions [ for example, Article I., Section 3. of the South Carolina Constitution ], indicates that legal status and therefore protection of constitutional rights, is granted to “PERSONS” in these provisions. The issue of personhood for the “fetus” as being the preeminently critical issue was specifically addressed by a US Supreme Court Justice during the October 11, 1972

Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument.  [ Go to these internet links to both a transcript and the actual audio of the October 11, 1972 Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument. ]

THE KEY, BASIC, AND INITIAL CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE IN ROE V. WADE (1973), CRITICAL TO THE CASE, WAS WHETHER OR NOT THE “FETUS” ( PRE-BIRTH HUMAN BEING ), WOULD BE RECOGNIZED IN LAW AS A LEGAL “PERSON”:

Excerpt from transcript (edited) of Reargument ( October 11, 1972 ) of Roe v. Wade before the US Supreme Court:

US Supreme Court Justice:
“And the basic constitutional question, initially, is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person, isn’t it ?” 
[ p. 827 ]

Mr. Robert Flowers (Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas):
“Yes, sir, and entitled to the constitutional protection.” 
[ p. 827 ]

US Supreme Court Justice:  “And that’s critical to this case, is it not?”  [ p. 828 ]

Mr. Robert Flowers (Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas):  “Yes, sir, it is. … (continued).”  [ p. 828 ]

 

Child-murder-by-“abortion” could have been ENDED in America 44+ years and 59+ MILLION dead children ago with FEDERAL Personhood Legislation.

 

Pass Personhood now !

Jesus Christ is King of kings, and Lord of lords;” ( 1 Timothy 6:15, KJV )

 

Steve Lefemine

exec. dir., Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222

Columbia, South Carolina 29211

CP@spiritcom.net

March 15, 2017