One of the guys from Duck Dynasty is at it again, making conservatives proud and reminding us about the values we should stand for. Patriarch of the Dynasty clan, Phil Robertson, was giving a speech in Pennsylvania to a crowd of men on the virtues of a nation founded on Biblical principles, when he said these words:
“Listen, from the time you started inside your mother’s womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to live for crying out loud.”
The video of his speech from 2010 has gone viral, and it has the pro-life movement energized. Robertson’s straightforward approach to defending everyone’s right to life is refreshing, and his connection to the popular A&E reality series, Duck Dynasty, gives him a platform to speak and be heard.
(The full speech from Phil Robertson to the men of Berean Bible Church can be found here, split into segments.)
For the last forty years, we have sought government solutions to stopping the abortion genocide, and for the last forty years, the government has continued to defy our will. In fact, the liberal media and the Democrat Party continue to paint the pro-life movement as “extreme,” when reality tells us that it’s the abortion supporters who hold the extreme position. A recent poll by the liberal flagship website, The Huffington Post, found that 59% of Americans believe abortion should be outlawed after twenty weeks. In fact, most of the world believes abortion should be illegal after just 12 weeks. The only nations in the world to allow abortion after 20 weeks are China, North Korea, Canada, and the USA. Abortion rights activists are the extreme ones.
Perhaps the better path to seeing abortion banned is more of what Phil Robertson gives us in this speech. Men and women with influence standing up and speaking truth to power about what abortion really is – the legal murder of a child. While the states have begun to heed our voices, the federal government continues to fail us at every turn. I think it’s time to turn our full efforts to changing local and state government laws and regulations, and bypass the federal government altogether.
However, the only real chance we have of fixing our abortion problem comes by way of a national revival similar to what Phil Robertson calls for in his speech. We must return to the values of our founders: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A worldview that is not God-centered will drive us to destruction. We must RISE UP and return our nation to its Christo-centric foundation.