Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee has awarded President Obama with the Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Mr. Jagland, chairman of the Committee said, “We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future, but for what he has done in the previous year.”

The press release also reads that "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

What greatest value is there, shared by the majority of the world's population, if not life itself?

And what has Obama done in his 37 weeks as President? Rescinded the Mexico City Policy, assured his continual support for China's one-child policy, confirmed his never-ending promises to Planned Parenthood and the alike, and proposed a national health care system that would fund abortion.

There cannot be any world diplomacy or international understanding without respect for human life from conception to natural death. There cannot be true peace without a commitment to life. President Obama is certainly not a champion of this and should not have been awarded a peace prize.

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