Friday, September 11, 2009

Pro-Lifer Murdered

An pro-life activist has been shot and killed this morning across the street from Owosso High School while students were getting off buses at the beginning of the school day. According to local new reports, the victim, James Pouillon, has long been known in the small Michigan community between Flint and Lansing as the "abortion sign guy."

According to Owosso Police Chief Michael Compeau, Pouillon, 63, was shot several times by a 33 year-old male driving by in a car. The shooting took place shortly after 7:30 AM and caused officials to place the high school in lock-down.

It will be interesting to see if the President of the United States will issue any sort of statement on this murder--just as he did when the infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller was killed earlier this year.

James Pouillon, a retired auto-worker at the Flint Buick plant, was a dedicated pro-life protester whose life was largely devoted to quietly, gently, but resolutely standing in the gap for the unborn. He was a familiar figure on the streets of Owosso, where he staged silent prayer protests for a portion of each day almost every weekday during the last ten years. May God be pleased to raise up many more faithful witnesses of the truth like him. After all, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Acton's Maxims

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Lord Acton

“There is no worse heresy than the idea that an office sanctifies the holder of it. " Lord Acton

“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” Lord Acton

A Partisan Kleptocracy

"If there is any enduring lesson to be learned from the present shenanigans in Washington, it is that the first impulse of modern politics is to establish a Kleptocracy, a protection-racket for partisan power, the end of Lex Rex." Tristan Gylberd