Pro-Life Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Dave Andrusko

If, when all the counting and tabulation is concluded, pro-abortion Joe Biden is our next President, it would take a week to properly detail all the actions taken by pro-life President Donald Trump that would never, could never, occur in an Administration headed by the likes of Biden and Kamala Harris. Let you offer one small example of what may seem, on its face, not to be highly important but symbolically speaks volumes .

The White House announced this morning that on Thursday President Trump will award the Medal of Freedom to Lou Holtz, the pro-life football coach best known for his incredible success at Notre Dame and for delivering  powerful pro-life remarks at the Republican National Convention August 26. 

The Medal of Freedom is our Nation’s highest civilian honor.

Ellen DeGeneres, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Robert DeNiro were among the recipients during the presidency of Barack Obama.

“America recognizes Lou Holtz as one of the greatest football coaches of all time for his unmatched accomplishments on the gridiron, but he is also a philanthropist, author, and true American patriot,” as  the White House statement  announcing the award explained. The announcement goes on to spell out all of Coach Holtz’s accomplishments off the gridiron.

We wrote about Holtz’s fiery speech. Let me elaborate here.

First, why he was supporting President Trump. He began by referencing a statute at Notre Dame:

[I]f you look closely, you will see these three words there: trust, commitment, and love. All my life. I’ve made my choices based on these three words. I use the three rules to make choices about everything, my beloved wife of 59 years, athletes I coached, and of course, politicians, even President Trump. I ask myself three things. One, can I trust them? When a leader tells you something, you got to be able to count on it. That’s President Trump. He says what he means. He means what he says. And he’s done what he said he would do at every single turn. One of the important reasons he has my trust is because nobody is a stronger advocate for the unborn than President Trump.

Pro-lifers would say (and do say) “Amen.” President Trump kept every promise that was in his power to make come to pass and much, much more, including in the all-important realm of freedom of religion/freedom of conscience.

A Biden/Kamala administration would attack not only millions of unborn babies but also your right not to pay for their slaughter and the right of medical personnel not to be dragged into the slaying of the Innocents.  It would be up to us to fight a Culture of Death on steroids.

Second, Coach Holtz was clear-eyed in his assessment of the opposing presidential ticket.

“The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history. They and other politicians are ‘Catholics in Name Only’ and abandon innocent lives. President Trump protects those lives.” 

And third,  there was Holtz’s stirring conclusion:

In President Trump, we have a President we can trust, who works hard at making America greater, and who genuinely cares about people. If I apply this test to Joe Biden, I can’t say yes to any of these three questions. I used to ask our athletes at Notre Dame, if you did not show up, who would miss you and why? Can you imagine what would happen to us if President Trump had not shown up in 2016 to run for President? I’m so glad he showed up. Thank you for showing up Mr. President.

I’ve been in the trenches with many of you going back to the 1970s. In all that time, we certainly have had pro-life presidents, but none who can hold a candle to Donald Trump. He was elected because countless millions of pro-lifers showed up.

If you get a chance, watch Coach Holtz’s speech.