Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Brief Interview with Sam Brownback

Despite the crowds at yesterday's Wichita Tea Party, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with my Senator from Kansas, Sam Brownback. At the Tea Party, there were a few pro-lifers with signs protesting Brownback's confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary. At the beginning of his talk a few of us yelled out, "No to Sebelius!" (That's not something the mainstream media won't report.)

So, my husband and I cornered him and asked him the following questions:

Why are you supporting Sebelius for HHS Secretary?

Brownback's response: If Sebelius doesn't get this position, then the Democrats will be pushing her to take my Senate seat.

How can you, as a Catholic, support Sebelius?

Brownback's response: (appearing a little miffed) Look at all the pro-choice Catholics we have in Washington DC right now...

He didn't like the questions we asked -- especially the second one, so was obviously being evasive.

What can we conclude from this?

It appears Brownback is supporting Sebelius for political reasons -- to get her out of KS (The crowd cheered wildly yesterday when another politician announced with glee that Sebelius would no longer be governor of Kansas.) so Todd Tiahart (a wonderful pro-life Republican) can get his senate seat. The end result for Tiahart is obviously a good one, but do the ends justify the means? What about the well-being of our country as a whole?

Is it beneficial to have someone like the rabid pro-abort Kathleen Sebelius - who accepted blood money from late-term abortionist George Tiller then lied about (I mean "lowballed") the amount of money she accepted from him, and who was guilty of tax evasion (which, of course, was overlooked and forgiven) as someone in the position of HHS Secretary? How can Brownback call himself pro-life or Catholic and support such a woman? Do the ends justify the means?

I don't want Sebelius as our governor nor do I want her as our senator nor do I want her in DC as HHS Secretary-- a position where she can do even more damage, harming and hurting families with her pro-death policies, but I won't compromise my morals to get her out of these positions. I trust in God's Providence to do what is best. I know the power of prayer and I know that He can work miracles. I know that if we do His will and follow His commandments all things will work out for the best.

I have always admired Sam Brownback and thought of him as a man of high morals and principles, but this tells me that political games take priority this time, which I find very disappointing and disturbing. Jesus never compromised His morals, and if you are actually living out your Catholic faith, Mr. Brownback, you won't compromise yours, either. Tell the truth and live the truth. Expose Kathleen Sebelius for who she really is -- someone who is unfit to serve as HHS Secretary.

Please join me in praying that Senator Brownback will do the right thing.

By the way, we have written to both our KS congressmen, asking them not to endorse Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary, which I encourage all my readers to do.

Related Posts:

Jill Stanek: Tiller started PAC with $200k to elect Sebelius guv; Brownback: "troubling"

Operation Rescue: HHS Nominee Sebelius Continues To Conceal Full Extent Of Tiller Contributions

Media Reporting Pro-life Brownback Will Not Oppose Sebelius Confirmation to HHS

Ingraham on Sebelius "lowballing" donations from abortionist George Tiller

Sam Brownback Stands Behind Decision to Back Kathleen Sebelius


Kansans for Life: The Appointment of Kathleen Sebelius

Senator angers abortion groups

Governor Sebelius: Another Shameful "Catholic" Politician Who Vetoes Pro-life Legislation

Late - Term Abortionist George Tiller's Governor: Kathleen Sebelius