Anyone who’s ever met me can easily tell you that I’ve always been quite an outspoken foe of liberalism and all it stands for. On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court, with its Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, made abortion legal. That was the single most nauseating part of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s. Liberalism has always been about the might makes right mentality. Its proponents like to pretend that they’re the champions of personal freedom and equality but the leftist mentality is thoroughly totalitarian in its very nature. Every since I was in my twenties I’ve been actively involved in the culture war, doing everything I can to circulate petitions, to engage in debates, and to participate in fund raisers in order to defeat the liberal agenda. When I was really active in the Knights of Colum bus’ Council 794, in Lindenhurst, I frequently attended the Cardinal’s pro-life Mass on the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions. When I lived in Pennsylvania, I often went on the bus, with Pennsylvanians for Human Life, to Washington, D.C. in January to the March for Life. It struck me as quite seriously disappointing today when a woman said on her WordPress blog that in 1970, as a college student, she spoke out to her school’s administration in favor of artificial contraception. As far as I’m concerned, that’s exactly the entire problem. The pro-contraceptive mentality plays directly into the pro-abortion mentality. When sexuality is seen merely as a recreational activity, and pregnancy is seen as unfortunate, and as a risk to be avoided, all kinds and degrees of evil become permissible. I’ve never been able to figure out how someone who is pro abortion could possibly be against the Nazi party and slavery. The Nazi party and slavery reject other people’s innate dignity as human beings. So does abortion. Liberals like to provoke people to action by chanting lines like Beatle John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band song, “Power to the People”. What people don’t seem to understand is that the “Power to the People” mentality gives power not to the people but to the almighty State. We can see it happening to this country now. The State is trying to control our lives entirely. Each day someone presumes to tell us what we may or may not have permission to eat, to drink, to wear, to say, to do. Like abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, reverse discrimination, and embryonic stem cell research are also means by which the omnipotent State tries to control our lives. I fully intend to go on rejecting liberalism and all its works and all its empty promises. So far we in the pro-life movement have yet to win the war but we have been making significant progress against the culture of death.