The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.
It’s sometimes wondrous how ironic life situations can be, and here we are with what appears on the surface two very unrelated stories, but they are actually tied in very close with each other. The first story revolves around how scared the DNC and the political establishment are of Randall Terry’s ads depicting dead babies threatening to ‘invade’ the American households proper on Super Bowl Sunday. The second story is that of the Catholic Church being ‘mandated’ by the Obama administration to provide birth control, abortofacients and ‘reproductive rights’ care to employees, and the Churches ‘shock’ at this move.
As has been covered by the supposed ‘horrible and evil” MSM and a few responsible pro life bloggers and press, The DNC is using threats and coercion in stopping the LEGAL RIGHTS of Randall Terry, an acknowledged and certified Democratic Presidential Candidate from showing unedited graphic ads of dead babies on television. Because of the way the Federal law is written, these ads cannot be legally denied or turned away, yet the DNC and Democratic Party is doing what it normally does when it does not get its way: use threatening behaviors and if need be, break the law.
It’s a hoot to see what these people are doing and what they are saying. As mentioned in a previous post, one general manager of a television station actually stated “Regardless of what one believes about abortion, no one wants to EXPOSE THEIR FAMILY TO DISMEMBERED BODY PARTS during the Super Bowl”. Dismembered body parts! I thought it was a CHOICE! Interestingly, when the pro deathers are on the offensive, the word ‘choice’ is everywhere, and the words dismembered body parts and child are nowhere. However, now that the pro deathers are playing defense, they are actually forced to admit to what the average dunderhead would have figured out on his own when seeing these commercials: bloody, dismembered body parts of a small human being.
This is what offense looks like. It’s when those who need to see the truth actually are forced to use the language of the truth against their will and against everything they claim to believe in. This is the exact reaction these unedited graphic commercials are supposed to cause. When one plans action with intended consequences and the outcomes match the plans, it is called being on the offensive, or taking the war to the enemy. These ads are doing this in spades, and the fruits are undeniable (except for the mediocre pro life groups disavowing and trashing the efforts).
Then we have the REACTION (defense) of the Catholic Church of the (shocking!) ‘betrayal’ by the Obama administration pertaining to the mandatory funding of contraception, abortofacients and ‘reproductive rights’. (However, I guess it was permissible as long as it ‘exempted’ the Church and other ‘religious’ organizations due to the Church’s inaction prior to this ‘shocking’ announcement). Because the Church has been on the defensive for the past forty years, they did not have the battle hardness or insight into seeing that making nice with the enemy ultimately emboldens the enemy.
Then we have reactions such as Pat Buchanan, a Catholic who writes for World Net Daily, amongst other publications. Mr. Buchannan, like many other Catholics, writes with conviction pertaining to the problems, but like most of the writers, commentators and clergy, did not have the insight to see this coming, and as a result does not advocate for a strong and proper response to this matter. Here is Mr. Buchanan’s take on this issue: (for the full post, click link below)
Why did Obama do it?
Facing a close race for a second term, Obama chose not to antagonize his left. Yet he must have known that siding with them meant leaving Archbishop Dolan with egg all over his face. Obama, calculatedly, came down on the side of those he believes to be more crucial to his re-election.
This affront should tell the Catholic hierarchy, if they did not already know, where they stand in the party of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Kathleen Sebilius. And where they sit – in the back of the bus.
Yet if the bishops will look upon this crisis of conscience, this insult, as an opportunity, they can effect its reversal and recapture a measure of the moral authority they have lately lost.
Not only should the bishops file suit in federal court against the president and Sebelius for violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state, they should inform the White House that no bishop will give an invocation at the Democratic Convention.
Then, they should inform the White House that in the last two weeks of the 2012 campaign, priests in every parish will read from the pulpit at Sunday mass a letter denouncing Obama as anti-Catholic for denying the Church its right to live according to its beliefs.
If Obama loses the Catholic vote, he loses the election.
The White House will come around, fast. Rely upon it.
I am not sure where Mr. Buchanan is coming from, but if he, and any of the leaders contemplate what Obama just did, they would realize that this is a BRAZEN ACT OF WAR DECLARED AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. Nice time is over, and the response by the hierarchy needs to be in direct proportion to the evil enacted against the Church. With all due respect to you, Mr. Buchanan, you would recommend the Bishops ‘Threaten’ to not give the invocation at the Democratic Convention? Wow! That will scare them into submission! Have every priest give homilies the last two weeks before the election ‘denouncing’ Obama as ‘Anti-Catholic for denying the church its right to live according to its beliefs? I’m sure the evil pro deathers lead by Obama will be shaking in their boots over that one. (Just like Obama’s getting an ‘honorary degree’ from our Lady’s University). If we follow the direction and advice given by Pat Buchanan, we WILL GET RUN OVER AND BE FODDER FOR THE CATTLE TO EAT.
No, what needs to happen is the USCCB IMMEDIATELY EXCOMMUNICATE ALL 'CATHOLIC' HOLDERS OF CABINET POSITIONS, SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN WHO HAVE SUPPORTED IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM HEALTH CARE AND ANTI LIFE LEGISLATION CONTRARY TO CATHOLIC TEACHINGS. Then, inform the Obama administration that the church will be preaching against his war against the Church EVERY SUNDAY and will continue until either Obama: 1) renounce his war against the Church and the unborn, or 2) resign the presidency.
Obama is not the messiah or a messiah, and we do not bow down to him, nor need his permission to live moral and upright lives. We do not need his counsel, suggestions, laws or permission to do this. We don’t need to obey immoral laws, and we will openly resist any efforts by a rogue government and wayward individual who ‘dictates’ terms of how free men and free women are to live their lives. Until the Church is ready to make a stand like this, it will bow down and be subjected to abuse and humiliation from an egotistical and evil dictator who believes he has ‘divine’ rights to tell God’s institution how they will behave.
As Thomas Jefferson once quipped, maybe it’s time that the tree of liberty be watered again, and maybe it’s time to tell this rogue government where to go: to hell, where it came from and where it belongs. To the U. S. Bishops: the laity will follow if you simply lead.