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Disabled son signs “Daddy I love you” father realizes he is a person!

Posted in Disability, Personhood with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

NBC, whose reports lean towards the pro-abortion side, has done a touching story on a science teacher in Kentucky whose son is severely disabled.

Jeff Wright

In the report, Bob Dotson profiles Jeff Wright, a high school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, who shares the lessons in love he has learned from his son, Adam, who has Joubert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes him to harm himself.

Its a lecture without props that leads a lasting impression,” NBC correspondent Bob Dotson reports.

Bright’s son Adam was born with a rare combination of genes that only about 450 people in the world have.

Brights son adam

Adam Bright

Bright tells his students that they found out that Adam was blind. Adam cannot speak or walk or sit up and although he requires constant care Bright and his wife Nancy tell NBC that they focus on the good days.


“There’s not a day that goes by we don’t ask, why us?
” Bright tells NBC.

We have bad days – we have good days. You focus on the good days,” said Nancy.

Like the day Adam’s sister told him to get her doll for her and he smacked it.

I said- wait a minute,” says Bright.

If he can see the doll- then he can see.”

And Bright was right. Adam could see well enough to learn a little sign language.

Bright daddy I love you

And, one day, his arms formed a sentence, ” Daddy, I love you,” he signed.

And that is when Bright realized, “That he was a person.

Capable of a smile lit from the inside,” reports Dotson.

Bright Adam Smile

The NBC reporter asked Bright, “What has Adam taught the teacher?

If I can mean a little something to you and you can go and mean a little something to someone else. Then at least we have a purpose.” he answered.

Life can be unfair, love can make it better,” the NBC Correspondent ends the report.

Bright and adam

Watch interview here

http://www.today.com/offsite/teacher-learns-lessons-in-love-from-son-with-rare-disability-450827331949

Created Equal? African American young people speak out against abortion

Posted in Abortion, Black Conservative, Black Students, Black Youth with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by saynsumthn

Created Equal conducted a presentation of abortion on the public street, they quizzed several people about their views, all answered in the affirmative that abortion kills a person !

We are a movement, not just a cause.

In a PBS interview, white civil rights activist James Zwerg said:

“To me it was a movement . . . I sensed a power far greater than any one individual member. Since then I understand that the term is synergism, that the power of many is far greater than any individual.”

James Zwerg understood that fighting for civil rights for African Americans was far more than a cause. It was a movement.

The civil rights effort was a movement because it rallied people together who were willing to be persecuted for the cause of ending racial injustice. What separated the civil rights movement from many other causes was the fact that activists were willing to live radical lives to expose injustice.

What makes Created Equal a movement is that we are an organized, mobilized generation choosing to live differently to protect the weak and defenseless by drawing strength and inspiration from one another.

We draw upon the lessons of the past in order to protect babies and parents from abortion. The following short comparison between the civil rights movement and the struggle for equal rights for preborn children helps explain our rationale:

* The civil rights effort was a movement of people willing to be persecuted for the cause of racial justice—Created Equal is made up of 21st century defenders willing to pay a price to speak the truth.
* Civil rights leaders used disturbing images to dramatize the injustice of race-based discrimination—Created Equal uses prenatal and abortion pictures to make our case that abortion is age-based discrimination. Like a laser, we focus on the victim.
* Some civil rights activists, like James Zwerg, defended the rights of others—Created Equal is willing to defend the rights of people we will never even meet.
* The civil rights movement had the mainstream media on its side—Created Equal has designed its own media to leap frog pro-abortion gatekeepers.
* Civil rights “freedom riders” went from town to town all across America to make their case—Created Equal “justice riders,” also, aren’t waiting for people to come to us. We go to them.

Admittedly, the above comparison is incomplete, but we hope you get the point. As students of history, we can’t ignore these important lessons if we are going to protect preborn children.

Simply calling the pro-life movement a movement doesn’t necessarily qualify it as such. Many current pro-life efforts lack the makings of an authentic social movement because of a general unwillingness to tactically come together and sacrifice for the cause of defending babies.

Created Equal is more than a cause. We are inspiring the next generation of leaders to become 21st century defenders. There’s a place for everyone in this movement. Please join us.

A person is a person…..

Learn the abortion – racism connections :

Ayn Rand’s attack on pro-lifers + religion

Posted in Abby Johnson, Ayn Rand with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2010 by saynsumthn

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher,playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand immigrated to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. She first achieved fame in 1943 with her novel The Fountainhead, which in 1957 was followed by her best-known work, the philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged.
Rand’s political views, reflected in both her fiction and her theoretical work, emphasize individual rights (including property rights) and laissez-faire capitalism, enforced by a constitutionally limited government.She was a fierce opponent of all forms of collectivism and statism, including fascism, communism, socialism…but as much as some “Conservatives” praise her views, Rand was an atheist opposed to faith as opposite of “reason” and profoundly pro-abortion under the idea of personal rights, for women while denying even that the fetus exists or is alive, something which has proved to be scientifically false. Ayn Rand died on March 6, 1982, of heart failure.

An Embryo is not alive.” – Ayn Rand

“An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn).”
“Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?”

(SOURCE: “Of Living Death,” The Voice of Reason, Ayn Rand pp. 58–59)

“Never mind the vicious nonsense of claiming that an embryo has a “right to life.” A piece of protoplasm has no rights—and no life in the human sense of the term. One may argue about the later stages of a pregnancy, but the essential issue concerns only the first three months. To equate a potential with an actual, is vicious; to advocate the sacrifice of the latter to the former, is unspeakable. . . . Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living: the right of young people to set the course of their own lives. The task of raising a child is a tremendous, lifelong responsibility, which no one should undertake unwittingly or unwillingly. Procreation is not a duty: human beings are not stock-farm animals. For conscientious persons, an unwanted pregnancy is a disaster; to oppose its termination is to advocate sacrifice, not for the sake of anyone’s benefit, but for the sake of misery qua misery, for the sake of forbidding happiness and fulfillment to living human beings.”

(SOURCE: “A Last Survey,” The Ayn Rand Letter, IV, 2, 3)

“I cannot quite imagine the state of mind of a person who would wish to condemn a fellow human being to such a horror. I cannot project the degree of hatred required to make those women run around in crusades against abortion. Hatred is what they certainly project, not love for the embryos, which is a piece of nonsense no one could experience, but hatred, a virulent hatred for an unnamed object. Judging by the degree of those women’s intensity, I would say that it is an issue of self-esteem and that their fear is metaphysical. Their hatred is directed against human beings as such, against the mind, against reason, against ambition, against success, against love, against any value that brings happiness to human life. In compliance with the dishonesty that dominates today’s intellectual field, they call themselves “pro-life.

“By what right does anyone claim the power to dispose of the lives of others and to dictate their personal choices?”

(SOURCE: “The Age of Mediocrity,” The Objectivist Forum, Ayn Rand, June 1981, 3.)

“A proper, philosophically valid definition of man as “a rational animal,” would not permit anyone to ascribe the status of “person” to a few human cells.”

(SOURCE: “The Age of Mediocrity,” The Objectivist Forum, June 1981, 2.)

Ayn Rand on Religion:

Ayn Rand, “It has to be either reason or faith , I am against God for the reasons that I don’t want to destroy reason. I am against those that conceived that idea.” Watch interviews below:

Here Glenn Beck praises Ayn Rand – WHY ???

Rand’s Morality is not based on FAITH- but on her MIND and REASON alone, “his highest moral purpose is the achievement of his own actions…”
Here she speaks to Mike Wallace about her Book which attacks basic RELIGIOUS morality : Atlas Shrugged ! ” I Say that man is entitled to his own happiness…nor should he sacrifice himself for the happiness of others.”