Top Ten Quotes on Life and Freedom

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that  they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  The Declaration of Independence

“America you are beautiful . . . and blessed . . . . The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life.”  Pope John Paul II

“These are not just ‘Church’ issues but are governed by the natural law of God, which is binding upon all human beings. The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights, since a person deprived of life has no other rights.”  Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”  Abraham Lincoln

“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.” Susan B. Anthony

“We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” Mother Teresa

“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”  Thomas Jefferson

“America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right to life.  This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.”  George W. Bush

“Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive).  And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Ronald Reagan

“Freedom has a scent like the top of a newborn baby’s head.”  U2


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21 thoughts on “Top Ten Quotes on Life and Freedom

  1. abadilla says:

    More contraception? Oh yes, let’s have more contraception because not only is that what our Church faithfully teaches, but also because contraception is not at all responsible for a population in the West that is getting older by the minute and is not being replaced by young people because people contracepted them out of this world.
    There should not be any abortions period and if a child is unwanted, give him or her up for adoption. That is the Christian thing to do.

    1. Greg B. says:

      Religion really does rob people of the ability to use common sense. Your comments are so ridiculous I don’t even know where to begin.

      1. abadilla says:

        Point to “why” they are ridiculous. Do we have an aging population in the West? Yes, and why do you thiink that is? Is contraception harmful to women? Sorry you have missed the examples that scientists themselves provide on the issue. Have you ever heard of Dr. Janet Rice? Is the life of a single unborn child good? No, it isn’t, so rather than to write that my comments are ridiculous, do, by all means, prove “how” my thoughts are a fallacy rather than truth.
        So, I presume to you the use of contraceptives and the butchering of some kids is just “common sense,” right?

        1. Greg B. says:

          Reasons why your comments are ridiculous:

          You wrote “More contraception? Oh yes, let’s have more contraception because not
          only is that what our Church faithfully teaches…”

          I realize that your comment was sarcastic. You haven’t justified the church’s position, you’ve merely stated it. I know that the church preaches against contraception – that was my point. The church’s “faithful teaching” is misguided and irresponsible.The church preaches against the thing that could actually reduce the number of abortions. Maybe eventually they’ll understand that they can’t really have it both ways. I notice you didn’t address my suggestion of more education. Maybe because I’m correct.

          You wrote “…but also because
          contraception is not at all responsible for a population in the West
          that is getting older by the minute and is not being replaced by young
          people…”

          Again you’re being sarcastic. But what you’re asserting is not true. The population of the United States continues to grow and it expected to increase by 46% between 2007 and 2050!

          “…because people contracepted them out of this world.”

          That simply makes no sense. Nothing happened to those “people” because those “people” never existed. With the number of poor, hungry, neglected kids in this country and the dangers of STD’s, including HIV/AIDS, it’s incredibly naive and irresponsible to suggest that contraception should be eliminated.

          “There should not be any abortions period and if a child is unwanted, give him or her up for adoption. That is the Christian thing to do.”

          Wow! I’m just floored by this one. Let me get this straight. Instead of people who are unprepared, incapable, etc. of raising a child, you would prefer to see them conceive many babies then give them up for adoption? Instead of using a condom? Are you for real?

          1. abadilla says:

            I gave you a long reply to your post and then it disappeared into cyberspace. Why? I have no blooming idea, but I know one thing, I won’t repeat myself!

        2. Marvin Derks says:

          We have an aging population in the West because people are living longer and because the baby boomers are becoming senior citizens. It has nothing to do with the use of contraceptives but rather with the non-use of contraceptives after WWII. Your points are in no way related to reality. I don’t know where you come up with your “facts.”

          1. Joe M says:

            Haven’t you just made a glass half-full rather than half-empty argument?

          2. abadilla says:

            “We have an aging population in the West because people are living longer and because the baby boomers are becoming senior citizens.”
            Correct, that is “part” of the demographic picture but not the “whole” picture. The other picture is simple. A contraceptive mentality has taken over the West since the late fifties because lots of folks consider that having material things and professions are more important than rearing children. Also, in a throw away society, people simply abort their children, particularly in societies where people think of abortion as a woman’s right.
            Just in this country alone, since January 22, 1973 we have had 55 million abortions. That’s a lot of young people we have butchered that will never live to replenish the older population.
            Today we are closing Catholic schools because we do not have enough children enrolling in them, not because we don’t have enough adult Catholics. The children aren’t there because even Catholics have been too busy contracepting and butchering their unborn and now we are paying the consequences of our actions, empty schools and empty seminaries. In other words, they told Paul VI in 1968, “we don’t have to listen to you, we won’t listen to you, we are right, you are wrong,” and he must be having a good laugh from heaven, because he tried to warn us of the impending disaster we would encounter if we went the path of a contraceptive mentality. This is why some of the Catholics here who now give a deaf ear to the present Pope should be careful. The wisdom of the papacy in the 20th century and in this century should not be ignored. We ignore papal encyclicals at our own peril.

  2. Greg B. says:

    More education and contraception = less unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

    1. Chelsi Creech says:

      This has been proven false. I had posted a previous comment that disappeared for some reason, listing various studies showing this, so now I’m just posting a blog that contains the studies http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2012/11/does-contraception-reduce-the-abortion-rate.html . To begin with, anything that has any kind of failure rating will fail more often if used more. If 99/100 times it works, but it’s being used 1000000 times, the failure rate is already about 10,000…and this of course assumes perfect usage…which is uncommon.

        1. Chelsi Creech says:

          This study is line with what was found in the studies cited above: at first, when contraception becomes more widely available, abortion rates do go down…AT FIRST. However, over the longer term periods observed in the studies from the blog I posted, abortion rates rise. For example, in Turkey, I believe, abortion was around 15% before contraception became more widely available. For the first few years, it went down to around 12%, before rising again–and settling–at around 17%, a net gain of 2% increase in abortions.

    2. Marvin Derks says:

      If I may add; also less HIV infection, less gonorhea, less syphilis, less children all over the world starving to death, less children dying from preventable disease, less children living in the streets, less children eating garbage. Just to name a few.

    3. Marvin Derks says:

      If I may add; also less HIV infection, less gonorhea, less syphilis,
      less children all over the world starving to death, less children dying
      from preventable disease, less children living in the streets, less
      children eating garbage. Just to name a few.

      1. Greg B. says:

        There you go again with your common sense and acknowledgement of reality. How anti-Catholic of you.

      2. Joe M says:

        Poverty and hunger have nothing to do with population size.

        Progressive governments do.

        1. Greg B. says:

          Poverty and hunger have nothing to do with population size? Please let us in on your secret – where is this endless supply of food and clean drinking water? There are several hundred million people who’ve been looking for it.

          1. Joe M says:

            This isn’t exactly a little known fact:

            “The world currently produces enough food for everybody, but many people do not have access to it.”

            http://www.fao.org/hunger/en/

    4. Joe M says:

      Greg B. As Chelsi points out, the merits of your claim are debatable.

      However, for the sake of argument, even if true, so what? If two things are wrong, one limiting the other does not justify it.

      Shooting criminals for every crime would probably reduce crime rates. That isn’t justification for the policy of shooting criminals for every crime.

      1. Greg B. says:

        So now catching se–n in a condom is the equivalent of executing people for petty crimes? What exactly is wrong about using birth control? It’s funny that the ones who claim that “responsible procreation” is their primary concern are doing everything in their power to deny people the ability to procreate responsibly. Not funny actually, mind blowing and deeply troubling is more like it.

        1. Joe M says:

          I was demonstrating how your logic is flawed. Not comparing contraception to execution.

          If you’re interested in learning the reasons why Catholics believe contraception is wrong, the Catechism is a good place to start.

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