Walter Hoye

UnExpected Outcomes (4)

In Abortion, Politics on April 9, 2012 at 12:00 am
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UnExpected Outcomes (4)

The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The Few ·

Franklin Delano Roosevelt“… he [President Franklin Delano Roosevelt] said the difficulty is that it is unconstitutional apparently for the Federal Government to step in the lynching situation.” — Eleanor Roosevelt’s, letter to NAACP’s Walter White on lobbying against lynchings, March 19, 1936 1

Lynching: The Shame of America

“I’ve got to get legislation passed by Congress to save America. The Southerners by reason of the seniority rule in Congress are chairman or occupy strategic places on most of the Senate and House committees. If I come out for the anti-lynching bill now, they will block every bill I ask Congress to pass to keep America from collapsing. I just can’t take that risk.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harvard Sitkoff, “A New Deal for Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights As a National Issue: The Depression Decade”, page 46 2


The Shame of America NAACP ad in support of Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, November 1922.In 1918 Leonidas Dyer, a Republican Senator from Missouri, introduced the Dyer anti-lynching bill 3 to Congress and it passed through the House of Representatives in 1922. However, this Bill which promised “to assure to persons within the jurisdiction of every State the equal protection of the laws, and to punish the crime of lynching,” was never passed by the Senate. 4 Southern “Jim Crow” senators protected their constituents predilection for lynching Negroes and preserved White political power and economic control through terror in the South. 5 In 1926 the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) paraded through Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, boasted having between two (2) and three (3) million members and controlling hundreds of elected officials and several state legislatures in both the North and the South. 6 As you can see the KKK’s parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. demonstrated the Klan’s strength and boldness. 7 By 1931 Walter Francis White, became the NAACP’s The 1926 KKK Paradeexecutive secretary and used his relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt to gain access to her husband President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former Democratic Governor from New York, regarding anti-lynching legislation8 The NAACP, ( whose nine (9) co-founders included three (3) Black and six (6) White Americans 9 ) formed in 1909 on President Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday and partly in response to the practice of lynching Negroes, hoped that the election of Roosevelt in 1932 as the 32nd President of the United States would end lynching. White aggressively campaigned for Roosevelt. However, in 1935 the Costian-Wagner Act, an anti-lynching bill, failed as President Roosevelt refused to support it. Sadly, Roosevelt claimed that White voters in the South would never forgive him. 10 As such, no bill made it through Congress. In 1939 and to his credit, Roosevelt formed the Civil Rights Section of the Justice Department which started to prosecute the crime of lynching Negroes. However, it was not until 1946, fifty-seven (57) years since 1889, The 1926 KKK Paradebefore the Justice Department received its first conviction under federal Civil Rights laws against Tom Crews, a Constable for Suwannee County in Florida11 In September 1945, Crews, took Sam McFadden, a Black American Army Veteran, into his custody for being “disrespectful.” Crews then proceeded to whip McFadden and then forced him at gunpoint to jump in to the Suwannee River where he drowned. While a local jury failed to indict Crews, a federal investigation did find evidence that Crews had violated McFadden’s civil rights. Crews was then sentenced to a $1,000 fine and received all of one (1) year in prison for killing a Black man. 12

So what’s the lesson here?

The promise of power and prosperity trumps values!

 

America, I see now. Thank you. I’m learning.

The Needs Of The Mother Outweigh The Needs Of Her Child

President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade with John Holdren“… under the United States Constitution, effective population-control programs, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.” —  John Paul Holdren, is the Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama on Science and Technology 13,14

Abortion: The Shame of America

“The law could properly say to a mother that, in order to protect the children she already has, she could have no more.” [because] “differential rates of reproduction between ethnic, racial, religious, or economic groups might result in increased competition for resources and political power and thereby undermine social order.” — John Paul Holdren, is the Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama on Science and Technology 15


The cover of the The New York Times from January 23, 1973, featuring headlines regarding the Roe v. Wade decision and Lyndon B. Johnson's death.On January 22, 1973, with a 7-to-2 majority vote in favor of Roe and Doe16 the United States Supreme Court declared abortion is a fundamental right under the United States Constitution and by implication overturned most laws against abortion in individual states. Since 1973 all challenges to the constitutionality of Roe and Doe have been struck down. Consider Webster v. Reproductive Health Services17 In this case, the United States Supreme Court upheld several abortion restrictions. Consider Planned Parenthood v. Casey18 Here the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed the central holding of Roe. Consider Stenberg v. Carhart19 Here the United States Supreme Court struck down the Nebraska ban by a 5-4 vote, citing a right to use the safest method for second (2nd) trimester abortion. Consider Gonzales v. Carhart20 Here the the United States Supreme Court handed down a 5 to 4 decision upholding the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Anthony McLeod Kennedy, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, wrote the majority opinion, however, his opinion did not address the question of whether or not the Court’s prior decisions in Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Stenberg v. Carhart were valid. Instead the United States Supreme Court said that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is consistent with those prior decisions whether or not those prior decisions were valid21 The impact of the Court’s decisions has been devastating. Since 1967, when abortion was first found constitutional at a state level, the total number of abortions in the United States has taken the lives of over 55 million babies. 22 According to Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) America performs 1.21 million abortions a year. 23 In other words, one (1) child will die in his or her mother’s womb every twenty-six (26) seconds. That’s 3,315 human lives lost every twenty-four (24) hours to the constitutionally protected right of abortion on demand. To put this in no uncertain terms for the Church, yesterday on Easter Sunday (April 8th, 2012) 3,315 babies were legally executed in abortion clinics throughout the country. Again, I am speaking to Christians and in an effort to be absolutely clear, if every hour 138 children die in utero, those same babies born would have filled 138 baby beds during one (1) morning worship service or 276 baby beds during two (2) worship services or 414 baby beds during three (3) worship services or 552 baby beds during four (4) worship services or 3,315 baby beds by midnight. Yesterday, in your Church nursery, how many baby beds were empty!

So what’s the lesson here?

The petitions of my physical needs
trumps the pleas and pursuits of my personal values!

 

America, I’m seeing much clearer now. Thank you. I’m learning.

The Needs Of Black America Outweigh The Needs Of America

Bridging the Racial and Political Divide: How Godly Politics Can Transform a Nation“In a meeting I attended, a Black pastor friend who had supported Governor Mike Huckabee in the Primary Election, reported that he voted for President Obama. I was stunned. This pastor was a Republican. He was pro-life. He couldn’t even talk about abortion without weeping, yet he voted for Barack Obama. His actions showed me that the breach between Blacks and Whites in the political arena was much wider and deeper than I could ever imagine. Given a choice between two White candidates, he would have chosen the pro-life one. But given a choice between a Black candidate who supports abortion and a White candidate who opposes abortion, he chose the Black one. Is it a stretch to say that for many Black voters race trumps values?” — Alice Patterson, author of “Bridging the Racial and Political Divide: How Godly Politics Can Transform a Nation” 24

Compromise: The Shame Of America

“President Obama is not going to lose the black vote no matter what he does.” — Van Jones, Former White House adviser, during an April 2nd, 2012 MSNBC interview. 25


Thomas Nast's Original Compromise with the South PrintOver the years several United States Presidents have supported abortion. Republican President Richard Milhous Nixon said “there are times when an abortion is necessary, I know that. When you have a Black and a White or a rape.” 26 Democratic President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. supported legal abortion in order to prevent birth defects and in other extreme cases. 27 Democratic Presidents William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton 28 and Barack Hussein Obama II 29 have both taken the position that “abortions should be legally available in accordance with Roe v. Wade.” Compromise is indeed the shame of America. Over the years, regardless of who we support as President, Black Americans have watched America put herself first. Over the years, Black Americans have watched America compromise her own clear and cherished values on the backs of and at the expense of women, children, minorities and the poor. Over the years, Black Americans have learned from America that race trumps values. Perhaps Van Jones is right. Perhaps it is a waste of time, talent and treasure reaching out to Black America in the name of values. Perhaps alea iacta est (latin for: “the die has been cast”). Perhaps we are set in our ways, even at our own expense. Perhaps … but I don’t buy it. The love of God has taught me a priceless lesson for such a time as this. In Philippians 2:3 the Apostle Paul says: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem [the] other better than themselves.” 30


If America is going to end abortion, she must rise above her pursuit for power, prosperity and the petitions of her physical needs. She must reach for the righteousness that exalts a nation 31 and reject the temptations that lead to ruin. She must put the needs of others, the needs of women, the need of minorities, the needs of the poor, the needs of her children, the most vulnerable among us, above her own needs. She must not find concession in compromise or courage in conceding her conscience to the corrupt. If America is going to end abortion, Black America, Latino America and White America must come to the realization that our future and our fortunes are inextricably tied together.

So what’s the lesson here?

When it comes to ending abortion, the needs of the one
or even the few … outweigh the needs of the many. ·

 

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Note(s):
· Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Script, Written By: Harve Bennett, Participating Writers, Jack B. Sowards, Samuel A. Peeples, Quoting: Sarek, Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets and father of Spock. Spock a retired Federation Ambassador to the Romulan Empire and Admiral James T. Kirk, Starfleet officer (http://bit.ly/HhHqML). Yes, Lori and I like Star Trek. We’re old enough to have seen the original series on NBC from September 8, 1966, through June 3, 1969.

Reference(s):
01. Eleanor Roosevelt’s, letter to NAACP’s Walter White on lobbying against lynchings, March 19, 1936. Source: Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C. (http://bit.ly/HyJwlx).
02. Harvard Sitkoff, “A New Deal for Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights As a National Issue: The Depression Decade”, page 35. (http://bit.ly/I3jLiV).
03. Leonidas Dyer, “Anti-Lynching Bill,” 1918, Senate Reports (7951), 67th Congress: 2nd Session, 1921-22, Vol. 2, pp. 33-34. (http://bit.ly/I3kWPm).
04. Ibid.
05. Amistad Digital Resource, “Racial Violence and Terror,” Section 06., Columbia University (http://bit.ly/wqhPrL).
06. Ibid.
07. 1925 KKK Parade, “The KKK Parade in Washington Fifty Thousand Klansmen March,” The Literary Digest, 1925, Old Magazine Articles. Quote: “The Parade Was Grander And Gaudier By Far Than Anything The Wizards Had Prophesied.” (http://bit.ly/Hlepwr).
08. NAACP History: Costigan Wagner Bill (http://bit.ly/HhKeJV).
09. “The Birth of the NAACP” (http://bit.ly/9gZJma). Please note that Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard were Republicans (http://bit.ly/HR1KlA) and that John E. Milholland (http://bit.ly/9gZJma) who served as Treasurer was a Lincoln Republican. See also the National Black Republican Association, “President Obama, Can You Spare A Proclamation” (http://bit.ly/5gitN) and note that James Weldon Johnson (http://bit.ly/HoK7cX), the first Black General Secretary of the NAACP, who in 1900 wrote the song, “Lift Every Voice,” known as the “Black National Anthem” with his brother, John Rosamond Johnson (http://bit.ly/auo2p7), was also a Republican.
10 op. cit., NAACP History: Costigan Wagner Bill (http://bit.ly/HhKeJV).
11. The Madison Florida Voice, “Looking back at some ‘White Trash History’ of Madison County,” (http://bit.ly/HTD2Dl). See also “A Sorry Story” by aura Wexler, Sunday June 19th, 2005 (http://wapo.st/HyYesM).
12. Ibid.
13. Ehrlich A.H., Ehrlich P.R., and Holdren J.R., Ecoscience, San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1977, p. 837. Published electronically at (http://bit.ly/sU6GR). Quoted at (http://bit.ly/9SvW20).
14. Office of Science and Technology Policy | The White House (http://1.usa.gov/aHSURx) and (http://1.usa.gov/mPqvV5).
15. op. cit., Ehrlich A.H., Ehrlich P.R., and Holdren J.R., Ecoscience, p.838. See also (http://exm.nr/HhAmPY).
16. Roe v. Wade, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (http://bit.ly/11oVBK).
17. Ibid.
18. Ibid.
19. Ibid.
20. Ibid.
21. Ibid.
22. Dennis M. Howard, The Movement for a Better America, Inc. (http://bit.ly/9FPAN1).
23. Guttmacher Institute, “Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States”, August 2008 (http://bit.ly/chyCC).
24. Alice Patterson, author of “Bridging the Racial and Political Divide: How Godly Politics Can Transform a Nation” (http://bit.ly/hqmvEQ). This book has “Life Changing Power!” I highly recommend it for your library. — Walter B. Hoye II
25. Real Clear Politics Video, Posted on April 2, 2012 (http://bit.ly/HIRixw).
26. Roe v. Wade, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, “Presidential Positions” (http://bit.ly/HTRWtb).
27. Ibid.
28. Ibid.
29. Ibid.
30. Philippians 2:3 Bible.cc provides a parallel, verse by verse view of 8 translations (http://bit.ly/aWLwXm).
31. Ibid., Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (http://bit.ly/36CvK).

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