Posted by: Thomas Richard | October 10, 2009

Thoughts on the Nobel Peace Prize

In receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa said, “I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing – direct murder by the mother herself.” Thankfully, American support for abortion is eroding: a recent Pew poll reveals 47% support legal abortion in all or most cases, a 7-point drop from last year; 45% want it illegal, an increase of 4%.

The chasm dividing Americans on many major moral issues is deeply troubling: half see it one way, half the opposite. Most troubling, however, is the moral insensitivity if not blindness of so many – and they have the power to vote! We vote into office people who are moral chameleons, able to adapt to “right” or “wrong” as campaign donors or constituent whims dictate. A nation so governed cannot stand. Its house is built upon mud.

We deserve it. A democracy deserves the government it gets, because for good or evil it is self-inflicted. As a people we are more concerned with our own bread-and-butter issues than with the good or the evil of our choices, the right or the wrong of how we live.

“The chickens have come home to roost,” using words of our President’s former religious and spiritual advisor. We elected them; we are reaping their bitter fruit. America is being restructured, redirected, indebted, refinanced and redefined in ways that make peace impossible: no justice, no peace – simple as that. Let us hope it is not too late!


  1. I think the moral chasm is the result of many things but the most dire of these is the
    weakening of the bond between man and God — perpetrated by man.

    Men no longer automatically call on whatever god they worship for help, solace, sustenance and/or the communion of humans with a higher authority. And, last but not least, love.

  2. Dear Thomas,

    This award given to President Obama is almost unbelievable! I was shocked upon hearing the news and have lost respect for both the nominating committee and those responsible for the final decision to award this honor to a man who has done such harm, particularly to the unborn, in our country and in the world.

    Please allow me to share an article which further unfolds my objections to his receiving this prize:

    Washington, DC ( — President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but a closer analysis of the award shows his only achievement at the time he was nominated was exporting taxpayer-funded abortions. Obama hadn’t accomplished much else in office when the nominations were finalized. The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s deadline for nominations for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was February 1, just 11 days after Obama’s inauguration. In his will, Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel said the Peace Prize is meant to be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” Yet, at the time, the only bridge building Obama had done with other countries is to take tens of millions of taxpayer funds and give them to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International. Those groups would use the funds to not only perform abortions but lobby the pro-life governments of nations in places like South America and Africa to overturn their laws. On January 23, during his first week after having taken over the White House, Obama officially scrapped the Mexico City Policy that protected taxpayers from involvement in overseas abortions for eight years. Full story at

    May God have Mercy on us. May He give light to those who are blind to the intrinsic evil of abortion, and may their hearts tremble at His Word:

    “Isa 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! “

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