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Students Speak up for Life

Note: The following letter and poem were written by an eighth grade student.

Hello Mrs. Crotty,

My name is Tom. I recently received a Campaign Ad of yours, and I need clarification on an important issue. You say that you are "There for our Children", but at the same time you are pro-choice, supporting abortion. How can you be both? Don't they contradict each other? While I do appreciate children support, I don't approve of abortion. If you love children and claim to protect and be there for them, how, at the same time, can you support killing them? Do I smell an 'untruth'? As a person of faith and strong moral values, I believe that a human being receives a soul, along with basic, God-given, "Unalienable" rights at the moment of conception. Therefore, the rights of this person, this creation and image of God, have been violated, when 'aborted'. One may say that a woman has a right to choose, but in truth, no woman, or any person, has the right or power or authority to violate the rights of others, no matter how big or small they may be. Wouldn't you agree? Shouldn't anyone running for a government position, an office of the law, be of strong moral fiber? Mrs. Crotty, I don't believe you would deserve my vote, since, by supporting and allowing abortion, you clearly do not have the moral strength an effective elected representative should have, nor do you have the correct perspective of the law. Once again, I state that abortion violates the right of the infant in the womb to live, and killing is a crime of maximum penalty under the law, is it not? Plus, it contradicts the very principles, the very rights of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, set down in the Constitution by our forefathers. Or don't you believe the tiny fetus is a person? It is ALIVE, Mrs. Crotty, it is made up of very living and very active cells! Each and every living human being has a soul, you must agree, and the tiny fetus is no exception!

So do you see how this very issue can determine the knowledge, perspective, worthiness of office, and morality of a candidate? It is all very clear to see. You must agree, Mrs. Crotty, killing is wrong. And anyone who says otherwise should not be a state representative. I sure wouldn't want a supporter of murder representing me! And if that's not enough, did you know that abortion is THE most grievous and offensive sin to God? Whether you are a person of faith or not, you can't deny that. So back to the old question. Are you for children? For LIFE?

Tom Kingsbury Jr.

 

POETS CORNER

MY IMAGE

I went to see the Sculptor about a week ago.

I asked about my own sculpture to see what he would know.

He said we'd work together, though not finish that same day;

He said I could mold the sculpture, and he'd provide the clay.

But just before we started, with his hands upon his hips,

He said that for the best results I'd have to follow his tips.

So from the block of clay he gave me, I sculpted quite wonderful parts.

Two of them were hands, with which I would create my arts.

And then I created my face, with ear, nose, and eye;

On it I placed a mouth, to speak, and to smile as others passed by.

Next, I made my legs and feet which would take me from place to place;

And I made my feet quite large, as they would be my base.

And at last I created my torso, with my arm, my chest, and my neck.

And with a torso as big and strong as that,

my body would never look a wreck.

Whenever I got a bit confused, or a mistake was nearly made,

I asked for the help of the Sculptor, and he quickly came to my aid.

To my image I sprinkled some knowledge, after all was put where it goes,

And now my image has common sense, the right thing to do, it knows.

The Sculptor and I shook hands, and then we both departed;

But my image was hardly finished, it was little more than started.

When I looked at my sculpture thereafter, it basically left me in awe,

I gazed down upon what I wanted to be, and I was pleased with what I saw.

Each person makes his own image,

though his image may not look as it should;

With God as our Sculptor, the clay will always be good.

And although my image was not finished, it was perfect, it was without err.

And He told me that if something happened to it,

I could bring it back in for repair.

While I know that faults do happen, let it remain a fact:

That when I see the Sculptor again, I want my image to be intact.

Written by one of our eighth grade students:

Tom Kingsbury

Hello Mrs. Crotty,

My name is Tom. I recently received a Campaign Ad of yours, and I need clarification on an important issue. You say that you are "There for our Children", but at the same time you are pro-choice, supporting abortion. How can you be both? Don't they contradict each other? While I do appreciate children support, I don't approve of abortion. If you love children and claim to protect and be there for them, how, at the same time, can you support killing them? Do I smell an 'untruth'? As a person of faith and strong moral values, I believe that a human being receives a soul, along with basic, God-given, "Unalienable" rights at the moment of conception. Therefore, the rights of this person, this creation and image of God, have been violated, when 'aborted'. One may say that a woman has a right to choose, but in truth, no woman, or any person, has the right or power or authority to violate the rights of others, no matter how big or small they may be. Wouldn't you agree? Shouldn't anyone running for a government position, an office of the law, be of strong moral fiber? Mrs. Crotty, I don't believe you would deserve my vote, since, by supporting and allowing abortion, you clearly do not have the moral strength an effective elected representative should have, nor do you have the correct perspective of the law. Once again, I state that abortion violates the right of the infant in the womb to live, and killing is a crime of maximum penalty under the law, is it not? Plus, it contradicts the very principles, the very rights of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, set down in the Constitution by our forefathers. Or don't you believe the tiny fetus is a person? It is ALIVE, Mrs. Crotty, it is made up of very living and very active cells! Each and every living human being has a soul, you must agree, and the tiny fetus is no exception!

So do you see how this very issue can determine the knowledge, perspective, worthiness of office, and morality of a candidate? It is all very clear to see. You must agree, Mrs. Crotty, killing is wrong. And anyone who says otherwise should not be a state representative. I sure wouldn't want a supporter of murder representing me! And if that's not enough, did you know that abortion is THE most grievous and offensive sin to God? Whether you are a person of faith or not, you can't deny that. So back to the old question. Are you for children? For LIFE?

Tom Kingsbury Jr.

 

POETS CORNER

MY IMAGE

I went to see the Sculptor about a week ago.

I asked about my own sculpture to see what he would know.

He said we'd work together, though not finish that same day;

He said I could mold the sculpture, and he'd provide the clay.

But just before we started, with his hands upon his hips,

He said that for the best results I'd have to follow his tips.

So from the block of clay he gave me, I sculpted quite wonderful parts.

Two of them were hands, with which I would create my arts.

And then I created my face, with ear, nose, and eye;

On it I placed a mouth, to speak, and to smile as others passed by.

Next, I made my legs and feet which would take me from place to place;

And I made my feet quite large, as they would be my base.

And at last I created my torso, with my arm, my chest, and my neck.

And with a torso as big and strong as that,

my body would never look a wreck.

Whenever I got a bit confused, or a mistake was nearly made,

I asked for the help of the Sculptor, and he quickly came to my aid.

To my image I sprinkled some knowledge, after all was put where it goes,

And now my image has common sense, the right thing to do, it knows.

The Sculptor and I shook hands, and then we both departed;

But my image was hardly finished, it was little more than started.

When I looked at my sculpture thereafter, it basically left me in awe,

I gazed down upon what I wanted to be, and I was pleased with what I saw.

Each person makes his own image,

though his image may not look as it should;

With God as our Sculptor, the clay will always be good.

And although my image was not finished, it was perfect, it was without err.

And He told me that if something happened to it,

I could bring it back in for repair.

While I know that faults do happen, let it remain a fact:

That when I see the Sculptor again, I want my image to be intact.

Written by one of our eighth grade students:

Tom Kingsbury

Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
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