Thursday, June 20, 2013

President's comments about Catholic schools border on threatening

President Barack Obama said during his visit to Northern Ireland this week that Catholic schools are a form of division.

To a Belfast audience Obama  said, "If towns remain divided, if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs, if we can't see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation."

Obama clearly denies - or is probably just unaware of -- the very significant role that religious education — especially Catholic education — has played in ending the strife in Northern Ireland, in particular the role of Catholic educators in helping to raise new generations in Ireland who recognize the importance of cooperation and peace. That's something that should be praised, not denounced.

But the threatening gauntlet has been laid. It just remains to be seen how long it will be before Obama starts spewing his rhetoric here that American Catholic schools are divisivse, a.k.a. intolerant, prejudiced, bigoted...and ultimately outlawed.  And I wonder how many of Obama's blind followers will buy into his rhetoric and start believing and repeating the nonsense that Catholic schools are somehow a bad thing and should be shut down. Inflammatory rhetoric is a powerful tool, and if Obama starts spreading his views in America, Catholic schools here could be in trouble.

We can still hope the president will keep his own intolerance - and destructive agenda - to himself and let the rest of us live our God-given, consitutional rights. We can also hope he'll stop making such foolish comments when representing our country overseas.

The writing, however, is on the wall of what this man is all about. He is not an organizer. He is not one who unites people. In fact, he is more divisive than any president we've ever had and he is certainly more divisive than a Catholic school (which permits people of all faith - or even no faith - by the way). Obama is nothing more than a flame-thrower, and a destroyer of rights, traditions and individualism. But he certainly is effectively doing what he set out to do: transform America from the leader of the world to something less and less recognizable every day.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Senate votes to move forward on disastrous iImmigration bill

From the Heritage Foundation...

[The Senate voted yesterday to move forward on the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan—which would grant amnesty  to 11 million illegal immigrants, and cost us trillions of dollars to boot.

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. As Heritage’s David Inserra points out, “Instead of new ideas, the current bill is essentially just recycling the flawed and failed ideas of the past.”

Once amnesty is granted it can never be taken away. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took to the Senate floor yesterday to outline several reasons why we may be asking for trouble on this amnesty proposal.

"With this bill, the American people are being sold a product. They’re being asked to accept legalization. And in exchange, they’d be assured through this legislation that the laws are going to be enforced."

But this “product” contains all sorts of hidden agendas and faulty promises, with no guarantees that the promises will come true once the amnesty is in place.

“The Obama Administration has pushed the envelope by waiving welfare laws
,” Grassley reminded the Senate, so why should we assume the Administration wouldn’t do it again? “The reality check for the American people is that there are loopholes and the potential for public benefits to go to those who are legalized under the bill.”

The danger of putting too many things in one bill is that you end up having to pass it to see what's in it
. But we know one thing: Amnesty for illegal immigrants is the first order of business.

We've tried it before and it didn’t work. This is the wrong way to address a serious issue with trillions in taxpayer dollars at stake. ]

Please help spread the word about what the Senate is doing. This is not a "solution" our country can afford. Perhaps if the government would enforce the laws already on the books that they refuse to enforce, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Media more concerned with baby seals than baby humans

After frantic calls last Saturday about a distressed harbor seal pup that was struggling against the surf with its umbilical cord still attached, the three-day-old pup was rescued off Long Island in NY and taken to a marine mammal hospital where it has been cared for and even given a name.

The story is getting a lot of attention because of the emotions evoked by this poor, struggling, abandoned baby seal. Major news outlets have covered the story, including ABC, NBC and the like. After all, it's a huge story: a baby seal was struggling for life.

It's a shame news outlets don't see fit to give the same attention to the human babies struggling for life at the hands of abortionists across America, like Kermit Gosnell, who witnesses testified left a baby "flailing about in a toilet trying to get out" after surviving the abortion attempt Gosnell made on his life.

But then again, in our current culture, human babies aren't on the same level as baby harbor seals. Unlike humans who survive the womb in an abortion attempt and are subject to whatever the nearest adult deems fit, harbor seals are protected under federal law, and it is unlawful to approach, feed or handle them in any way that may harm them. Similar federal protections are extended to things like turtle eggs.

Human lives, however, apparently aren't so worthy. Those helpless, defenseless human babies in the womb are on their own. And you can be certain the media won't cover the story of any child who loses his life during abortion or at the hands of a doctor after surviving the attempted abortion. I guess you'd have to be a seal to warrant that kind of media concern and attention.

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