Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.
But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”
And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”
Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”
So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
I received this email from Huck Pac today:
I am the administrator in the Huck PAC group. I saw a comment you made about Huck PAC not officially supporting Mitt Romney. I wanted to let you know that Huck PAC has financially supported Romney with a $2,500 donation. The PAC doesn’t post endorsements of Presidential candidates but the PAC is officially behind Romney, just like it supported McCain in 2008.
In 2010, Governor Mike Huckabee had spoken about equality and life at the Value Voters Summit:
“It’s all based upon the value of every single individual. Our founders had it right. When in the Declaration of Independence they said “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The basic idea is that there is no such thing as a person who is more valuable than another, that all of us have the same intrinsic worth, that no person is worth more because of his last name, or landownership, or occupation, or who his father was or grandfather was, or what city he came from, or what color he is, or what gender he or she may be. Nobody has greater worth because the IQ level in one person is higher than that of another.
I’d like for us to believe and surely this country can accept the fact that a child with Down’s Syndrome, a child with a severe disability—whether it’s Cerebral Palsy or any other disability—is equally as precious and valuable not only in the eyes of God but in the eyes of the rest of us, as the kid who is Mensa-level in intelligence, and could be the NFL Player of the Year.
There is no difference in the essential basic worth and value of that individual. But if those of us who truly believe that, do not continue to say… We will not be silent on the issue of the unborn, and we will not be silent on the value of every human life from the moment of conception until the end of life.
Let it be clear I will not vote for, I will not support any candidate who does not value the worth and value of every human life and I urge you, don’t do it either.” (emphasis & bold, mine)
It is easy to say these words. It is harder to mean them. We cannot let fear of Obama or another candidate force us into compromise. I will take the advice from Governor Huckabee; I will not vote for or support Mitt Romney who still believes in exceptions. (From my book, With Christ in the Voting Booth, Foreword by Governor Mike Huckabee)
David is currently an adjunct instructor of Composition and Speech at Marshalltown Community College in Iowa. His wife and he have also owned a business selling antique and collectible postcards on eBay since 1999. David was an activist with Operation Rescue in the early 1990s. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church in Johnston, Iowa.
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