July 20, 2005
Honorable Senator Dick
The news coverage aired your comments regarding President Bush’s
Supreme Court Nominee. During that segment, you made reference to the
significance of Roe vs. Wade as preserving our personal freedom in this
As you are well aware, we live in the land of the free and we have
fought and died hard in our nation’s short history to preserve our
freedoms. I stand shoulder to shoulder with you in fighting hard to
preserve our freedoms. Might I remind you however that our freedoms are
NOT absolute. I know that you are fully aware for example that we do not
have the freedom to kill another human being. I also know that you are
fully aware that we do not have the freedom to enslave our fellow man.
Consider how difficult it was for our country to come to this "Right"
decision. Indeed, our freedom is NOT, nor should it be an absolute
Regarding the freedom to our right to choose, I agree and love our
freedom of choice we enjoy in this country. Again, many have lost their
lives to ensure these freedoms and we must preserve them at all costs.
Might I suggest however that our freedom to choose to kill an unborn human
being exceeds the right we have to freedom. The freedom that we fight so
hard to maintain should no more include the right to kill another human
being be he or she born or unborn. I realize that this "controversy" has
been going on since I was a child in the 1950's. In my youth, I myself was
for abortion as being a very private decision to be made by the mother.
Here I stand today, years later, wiser, having the opposite opinion. I am
against government regulation entering into my personal freedoms. But this
freedom crosses that line into the "Absolute Freedom" realm that is
morally wrong. It took a long time and many lives before the majority in
our country came to believe that we were NOT free to own slaves.
In my opinion, those who support freedom of choice
when it includes a wrong choice have their moral barometer askew. You are
a Christian man Senator Durbin, and I ask you, "What would our Lord tell
you is a right moral choice?" Might you prayerfully consider this issue
constantly. I suspect that our Lord would command you to make a "Right"
choice. Even without our Lord, searching deep within our own heart,
putting all politics and pride aside, aborting a fetus cannot be justified
except in a life or death effect upon the mother. This is a moral
judgement that we do not have the freedom to make any more than we have
the freedom to choose to kill a post birth human being.
I appeal to you Senator Durbin to put politics and pride aside and
prayerfully consider the morality of abortion and then to make a "Right"
choice. If you have a good relationship with our Lord, you will easily be
able to answer the question as to whether we are here to serve man or to
serve our Lord. You are in a public office which serves man. Are we
Christians not to also serve God first?
This is a public issue and you are a public servant. I will be posting
this letter on my internet site at:
This is just my opinion. I vote my opinion.