Monday, November 01, 2010

The Fighting Ninth: Rick Boucher versus Morgan Griffith

Tonight, the eve of the 2010 election, in Virginia's Ninth Congressional District, The Fighting Ninth, we have two pro-abortion candidates:  Rick Boucher and Morgan Griffith.

Rick Boucher, the incumbent, is a liberal Democrat committed to keeping child-killing the most protected institution of the state since slavery.

Delegate Morgan Griffith, the challenger, is a Republican who stands the best chance in 28 years of unseating Congressman Boucher. . . if you believe the polls.

Morgan Griffith claims to be 100% pro-life.

Morgan Griffith is NOT pro-life.

Morgan Griffith does not believe that life begins at conception.

According to Blake Roark, the Field Director out of the Abingdon office, Morgan Griffith believes that life begins at "implantation".

This statement is consistent with Morgan Griffith's vote against Bob Marshall's 2007 HB 2797 LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT.    Actual vote results:

Morgan Griffith's position leaves room for the following:

- RU-486
- "Research" (experimentation) on live human embryos
- Fertility clinics that throw live human embryos in the trash

Morgan Griffith has kept information about his actual position quiet and deliberately confusing, even from his own staff members who think he is 100% pro-life.

Principled voters must not vote for Morgan Griffith unless he commits in writing that he is 100% pro-life from the time of conception.  This is a very simple, principled, uncompromising stand.

Unfortunately many people will approach their vote pragmatically and vote for Morgan Griffith.  They will see him as the lesser of two evils.

These people will disregard what I have to say.  I direct my remarks to the principled voters of Virginia's Ninth Congressional District.

1.  It is God who decides the outcome of all elections.
2.  To vote for the "lesser of two evils" is to fear man rather than God.
3.  We have rulers who are pragmatists because we have been a nation and a church of pragmatists.  "We are so afraid of losing to the 'greater evil' that we consistently give away the farm to the 'lesser evil'."
4.  It is the duty of Christians to vote righteously.  If there is no righteous candidate in the race, leave the ballot blank or vote for yourself.

A friend of mine comments, "Is the urgency to defeat Rick Boucher really strong enough to justify replacing him with a slightly less liberal version of himself?

"Morgan Griffith is wrapped up in a shiny "Pro-Life" wrapper, but he has demonstrated that his idea of pro-life isn't much different than Roe v. Wade, which recognizes unborn life as beginning at "viability". Viability vs implantation, the only difference is later versus sooner."

A vote for Morgan Griffith is a vote for more abortion.  I would personally rather have a Rick Boucher in office whom I can count on as being my enemy than a wishy-washy weasel like Morgan Griffith who will say he is my friend but stab me in the back.