Monday, January 21, 2013

Conservative on Target! 1/21/13

Coronation Day

   In his speech today Obama will try to frame this year’s political agenda around his big ticket items. He will say that his work isn’t done, and that those who stand in his way need to bend, to compromise, and cooperate with him. But his words will be soft, his claims to reasonableness specific, and his willingness to compromise stated in broad, vague terms. He’s saving his harsh words and demands, waiting a few weeks until his State of the Union speech to be his confrontational self.
   That’s the context in which we need to listen to his speech today. When Obama’s next State of the Union speech is given, we’ll hear no soft words.
   Obama’s confrontational approach is aimed at making congressional Republicans irrelevant. Their only remaining power is to choose some ground to stand on and refuse to surrender again in a real crisis, not one Obama has created. If they choose to refuse a debt ceiling hike without real spending cuts, the government may be shut down for days or even weeks. But they can only force Obama to compromise if they stand firm. If they don’t, they will be irrelevant for the next four years. And deservedly so.





Vatican Wrongly Supports Obama’s Gun Grab

   The American Catholic bishops have been leading the legal fight against the Obamacare mandate that all businesses and organizations including churches must carry insurance that covers contraceptives and abortions despite religious objections. The bishops and other plaintiffs have rightly pointed out that the mandate represents a gross violation of the freedom of religion.
   So to then have the Vatican turn around and support violation of another constitutionally protected right underscores the internal conflict between supporting individual freedoms, and the church’s love of bureaucracy and authoritarian power.
   The church has a sad history of flirting with Marxist thought and leftist ideology, which made organizing the revolt against Obamacare an unlikely undertaking from the get-go. The mixed signals and cluttered thinking of the Catholic leadership goes a long way toward explaining why so many Catholics have supported Obama..
 [Freedom for the church but not the individual?]



"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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