When I learned the commonwealth of Virginia is almost certain to outlaw the death penalty, it left me very confused. How is it that the same lawmakers, who only last year stripped the most vulnerable and innocent of their rights and protection, are now so concerned about those on death row?
The death penalty was reinstated in Virginia in 1976. During those 44 years, 113 executions have been carried out; each of these people were charged with murder.
During this same time period, more than 750,000 babies were aborted in Virginia. This means that for each criminal that was executed, over 6,600 babies were aborted.
In our state, the lives of more babies will be snuffed out in three days than all the criminals who have been executed in 44 years.
I do not write this because I think I am better than anyone else. I do not write to condemn someone who has chosen abortion. Only you know your situation.
However, I do write because I know the huge majority of abortions don’t take place because of rape, incest or a threat to the mother’s life.
I write because I believe I am accountable before God to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. I write because 43-plus years ago, as a 19-year-old, my 17-year-old girlfriend and I found ourselves facing an unwanted pregnancy. Society said the right decision was abortion. By the grace of God, we chose life.
My wife often says, “It makes her mad that we live in a world which made it so easy for us to throw away our baby.”
Today, that unwanted pregnancy is our amazing 42-year-old daughter who has blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters.
To Governor Northam and those in the Virginia government who refuse to defend the unborn, I assure you, your concern should not be answering to your party, or to the voters.
One day you will stand face to face with the Almighty God and will answer for these immoral abortion laws. I strongly encourage you to repent while there is time.
A great many activists cry out about the death penalty being racist. Yet, overwhelmingly, most of these people are silent when it comes to abortion.
If you truly care about racism, you would have to fight against the evils of Planned Parenthood who have most of their clinics set up in poor black neighborhoods. Margret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, advocated eugenics and believed blacks were an inferior race.
If you want to learn truth about the horrors of abortion, I encourage you to watch Maafa21.com.
Thank you for reading this.
Pastor Mike Rollins
T.C. Walker Road, Millboro
Read Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Section 4!
Then read Article I, § 3, cl. 7 of the U.S. Constitution.
It limits the judgment after impeachment to removal from office and disqualification from future federal office holding, but it allows criminal trial following conviction upon impeachment.
Finally, read the actual wording of the U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 3, Clause 7, first phrase.
It is plain and simple. U.S. Senate conviction of the president can only remove him/her from office and upon removal, then he/she can be disqualified from holding a future federal office. In other words, he/she has to be removed from office first in order to be barred from holding future federal office.
The wording is clear. “And” and not the words “either” and “or” were used.
Therefore, President Trump cannot be tried in the U.S. Senate for any matter in which he was impeached because he is no longer in office. If he cannot be removed from office since he is no longer in office, he can never be disqualified from holding federal office in the future.
Of course, the U.S. Constitution is hardly followed so it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen.
We need a proper legal system and political system that holds all accountable. The bar attorney domination of these systems will prevent the “head of the snake” from being cut off. It is time we go for the jugular and focus on root causes!
The bar has made everything mutable and transactional. Its “Lawyer-Lobbyist Regime” has slowly converted America’s Constitutional Republic to their “Banana Republic.”
When their rule controls the gates of accountability, there is no accountability.
Very Truly Yours,
Valley Ridge Road, Covington
The Virginian Review has been serving Covington, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County and Bath County since 1914.