Friday, January 22, 2010

Palin And McCain

I was pretty disappointed to hear that Gov. Palin was going to be campaigning for Senator McCain's re-election bid. I believe McCain is one of the cancers that is affecting our Senate and turned it into the disgrace it currently is. It is at this point where I am obligated to point out that he is a war hero, but he is also one of the worst senators this Republic has ever had.

From Palin's point of view I understand she was in a no win situation and if she wants a political future she really needs to campaign for him, but why is she also supporting Senator Lindsey Graham? These senators stand contrary to everything that conservatives stand for.

I know some will criticise me for even bringing this up, because I do support Sarah Palin, however support for these men does hurt the conservative movement and should McCain be re-elected, our Republic itself. I feel we have precious little time left to save the Republic from the destructive path it is on.

We must replace all those in power, no matter what level, who have actively damaged our Constitution or contributed to the deterioration of our Republic. The only way they will be voted out is if all of us Conservatives stand together and not waste resources on those who oppose us.

The Alaskan People Denied Their Vote

Way Up North has an extremely interesting article on Alaska's ruling in regards to the public being allowed to vote for secession. Check it out and take the time to read Rev. Paul's response in the comment section. I think he is exactly right and that there is plenty of hope that the people of Alaska will have the final say; whether it be through their elected officials or some other means.

The Most Important Lesson From Massachusetts

I know everyone has covered the election, in detail, but I wanted to add my two cents. I think the most important lesson is that everyone said that Scott Brown had no chance to win. The early polls had shown that he was not going to win, all the so-called experts proclaimed Republicans had no chance in Massachusetts; now everyone is excited and saying that we can win anywhere.

That is true, but we win on conservative principles. Brown may not be all that socially conservative, but he ran as a fiscal and national security conservative. So next time you are told that the conservative candidate can't win, and that we have to go with a RINO, politely remind them of this latest example; since they seemed to not have learned from Reagan.

The Democrat Apocalypse

Catholic League News Release

PROP 8 CHALLENGE PUTS RELIGION ON TRIAL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighs in on the San Francisco trial where the constitutionality of Proposition 8 is being considered:

The voters in 30 states who have taken up the issue of gay marriage have voted 30-0 to affirm marriage as a union between a man and a woman; Proposition 8 did exactly that in California. Attorneys David Boies and Theodore B. Olsen, however, are contesting this issue in court.

Yesterday, the judge allowed Boies and Olsen to submit e-mails they obtained between the director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the bishops. Allowing such communication in a trial is unusual enough, but the purpose was even more invidious: to show that Catholics played a major role in passing Proposition 8. The lawyers did the same thing to Mormons, offering more e-mail “proof” of their involvement.

Now some will reply that it should not matter what the adherents of any religion say about public policy issues. After all, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Unfortunately, this misses the point the lawyers want to make.

Their goal is not to contest the First Amendment rights of Catholics and others—their goal is to put religion on trial. What they are saying is that religious-based reasons for rejecting gay marriage are irrational, and thus do not meet the test of promoting a legitimate state interest. That is why they have trotted out professors like Gary Segura of Stanford and George Chauncey of Yale to testify to the irrationality of the pro-Proposition 8 side. Chauncey was even given the opportunity to read from a Vatican document that rejects homosexual marriage.

Society cannot exist without families; families cannot exist without reproduction; reproduction cannot exist without a sexual union between a man and a woman; and
every society in the history of the world has created an institution called marriage to provide for this end. In short, it is nothing but irrational to challenge such a timeless verity. No matter, what is going on in the courtroom smacks of an animus against religion.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1754