What Have We Learned About Injustice Over the Past 156 Years?

In his excellent (although vaguely anti-Catholic) book THE MARKETING OF EVIL: How Radicals Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom, David Kupelian wrote about the Dred Scott Supreme Court case of 1857. The Dred Scott decision denied blacks American citizenship and even questioned their full personhood.

Kupelian laid out the case and quoted Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B Taney who wrote for the high court majority that blacks have “no rights which the white man is bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it.” Kupelian asked how the dreadful decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could get around the Declaration of Independence which affirmed that “all men are created equal”? Kupelian quoted Taney’s rationale: “It is too clear for dispute, that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration.”

Today, we look upon the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision with horror and disgust. And so we should. But we must not be so pious. Future generations will probably look back on the Roe v. Wade 1973 abortion decision with equal horror and disgust. And so they should. It was a barbaric decision by the highest court in the United States that was responsible for over 55 million abortions throughout the past 40 years! Each day across America more than 4,000 unborn children are sacrificed of the altar of sexual freedom for their parents.

In my country of Canada, the Supreme Court has decided that unborn children are not legal persons until birth despite mountains of medical and biological knowledge about the humanity of prenatal life. And every Canadian abortion is paid for by tax dollars. Unborn children in the United States and Canada can be aborted throughout all 9 months.

If any place deserves God’s punishment, it is North America where these atrocities go on day after day, year and year, decade after decade.

Mark Davis Pickup is chronically ill and disabled with degenerative multiple sclerosis. He is an advocate for life issues and disability inclusion across North America. He and his wife, LaRee, have been married for 38 years. They live in Alberta Canada with their two adult children and five grandchildren. Mark is available to address issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, and issues revolving around suffering that often fuel calls for euthanasia. He writes regularly at http://markpickup.org and http://humanlifematters.org. For bookings, contact him by e-mail at MPickup@shaw.ca or telephone (780) 929-9230. Mark Pickup's bi-weekly column can be read in the Western Catholic Reporter (Canada) at http://www.wcr.ab.ca/.