WITH THE RECALL ELECTION OVER… NOW CAN WE FOCUS ON THE UNBORN?
by Andrew Zuelke, Constitution Party of Wisconsin
On January 22, 2011, Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) State Chairman Riley J. Hood, penned this letter to our new Governor Scott Walker:
Governor Walker: On this awful 38th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, I am asking you to put your pro-life views into action by vetoing that portion of funding that Planned Parenthood receives from the taxpayers of Wisconsin. I further ask that you would veto all Wisconsin State funding for „family planning‟ that promotes abortion. For Christ, not man, is King! Riley J. Hood.
In one of his weekly articles titled “The Pre-Born Can’t Wait!”, Chairman Hood shared this response from the governor’s office:
“I appreciate the chance to hear from you. As your governor, my number one focus will be working to grow our economy by creating 250,000 new jobs. Together, we must work to advance our state and make sure Wisconsin is open for business.”
Chairman Hood replied:
“Innocent pre-born babies are murdered in Wisconsin every day. None of these babies targeted for abortion will survive the “procedure.” The pre-born shouldn’t have to wait another 24 hours to have their lives defended, much less until the State government “creates” 250,000 jobs.”
“The state government can’t create 250,000 private sector jobs, only the private sector can create such. The state can only promote limited taxation and the freedom to “unleash” the private sector’s “creative energy.” [Even if that is what Mr. Walker is proposing, the pre-born still shouldn’t have to wait]
“‘Open for Business?'” As long as Wisconsin promotes such immoralities as Planned Parenthood, then Mr. Walker‟s version of business is what we Christians would call ‘sin business.’ This is an affront to God.”
Fast forward one year from Chairman Hood’s letter of 2011 to January 25, 2012 when during the State of the State address (posted at http://www.walker.wi.gov), the governor said:
“…we balanced the $3.6 billion budget deficit with long-term, structural reforms.”
State deficit paid off? Check. Property taxes going down, not up? Check. Unemployment dropped? Check (and all great, by the way). So the Constitution Party of Wisconsin asks you, Governor Walker:
“Now that you survived the recall now can we help the unborn survive, sir? Now that the budget hole is filled, there’s a surplus and jobs are being created and in your own words, sir, ‘We are turning things around. We are heading in the right direction.‘ NOW can we focus on the unborn?”
When the Constitution Party is blessed with political power and the good Lord willing a majority in the legislature, abortion will be outlawed. Is that a wild, unrealistic boast? Not coming from us, it isn’t. There are three reasons why a Constitution Party (CP) majority in the legislature or Congress could back up such a promise:
– Pro-life is at the Constitution Party’s very core; to us pro-life is not a “side issue that we must address because we have a pro-life segment in our party and we don’t dare ignore
them and must court their support.”
There is no mere “segment” of the Constitution Party that is pro-life; the whole party is pro-life…and we can multi-task.
We wouldn’t have pro-abortion officers like Massachusetts US Senator Scott Brown (R) who in a BostonHearld.com piece on August 22, 2012 was quoted on the campaign trail as saying:
“Apparently she’s a little confused as to who she is running against,” Brown said of Democrat Elizabeth Warren. “She is running against Scott Brown. I am a pro-choice, independent Republican…”
As Jesus Christ said, “A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.” How successful can the Republican Party be in outlawing abortion (and for that matter euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research) when they are fighting their own people on that issue? The pro-abortion group GOPCHOICE (found at gopchoice.org) said right on their home page (about the GOP 2012 Convention’s platform):
“RMC Condemns GOP’s Archaic Platform Language. The Republican Majority for Choice condemns the GOP platform’s severe anti-choice language, which was approved at the Republican National Convention today.”
A group such as this simply would find no voice and would gain zero ground in the Constitution Party. The unborn are just too dear to us to ever tolerate such a group in our ranks.
– Our party’s Campaigns and Candidates Committee asks potential candidates seeking our endorsement their positions on many constitutional issues and while there is no perfect candidate and we are a multi-issue party, any candidate saying things like they “support a woman’s right to choose abortion” or that they believe “abortion should be rare, but legal” or words to that effect would be a deal-breaker for us, even if said candidate had a “great chance of winning.” The price of a pro-abort’s victory under our party’s name is too high.
Simply put, our party would not endorse or in any way help an anti-life candidate, so we wouldn’t end up with people elected under our name who will now undermine and halt our very efforts to save the unborn. For example, we wouldn’t have “pro-choice Constitutionalists” in Congress siding with Democrats and pro-choice Republicans on legislation to keep funding Planned Parenthood or to keep abortion legal.
– Our own membership wouldn’t accept us being anything but a fully pro-life, pro-liberty and pro-individual rights (and responsibility), moral absolutes party. They wouldn’t say, “Well the party is shedding their pro-life plank, but they’re great on the other issues, so that’s OK…” No! Our members would leave as I would. We are a totally pro-life party and we will never apologize for it.
As Chairman Hood added at the end of his article, “If Mr. Walker is the Christian he says he is then we expect him to govern like a Christian. We don’t expect perfection, but we do expect more than the one-liner he gave the TEA Party movement. It is of no benefit to either the churches in this state, nor the people of this state to have a man who names the name of Jesus Christ, but who won’t act like a Christian. Jesus asked, “And why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” Luke 6:46
About the Constitution Party of Wisconsin:
Riley Hood of Milwaukee became State Chairman at the Constitution Party of Wisconsin 2011 State Convention in Fond du Lac. Andrew Zuelke is the CPoW Chairman of Committees, the third-highest office in the party.
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
PO Box 070344
Milwaukee, WI 53207