Friday, October 17, 2008

Clearing the air: what really lies ahead?

While smooth and self-assured, Sen. Obama's words are what count; and all-too-often, they bluff and baffle with subterfuge. Here, again, is Robbie George with another clear-the-air operation; this time with Yuval Levin, "Obama and Infanticide" (The Witherspoon Institute, October 16, 2008): "Obama's latest excuse for opposing the Illinois Born-Alive Infants Protection Act is that the law was 'unnecessary' because babies surviving abortions were already protected. It won't fly."

The Wall Street Journal recently had an artice, "A Liberal Supermajority" (WSJ, October 17, 2008), prognosticating the sort of future we likely have in store with Democratic majorities in both Houses of Congress, a filibuster-proof Senate, a Democratic administration eager to rubber-stamp socially 'progressive' tax-and-spend legislation, and bright torches in the firmament like Nancy Pelosi 'representin' ... "Get ready for 'change' we haven't seen since 1965, or 1933," says WSJ.

The WSJ predictably addresses the inevitability of coercively leveraged Medicare for all, a paralized business climate, the recrudescence of regnant unionism, economy-killing taxation in support of an inconvenient Al Gore Green Revolution, voting rights for felons, federal regulation of talk radio in the name of free speech, and a potpourri of other special interests. What the WSJ article does not mention, also predictably, is the issues that the Church considers basic in the culture wars -- namely Moloch worship (the Culture of Death), and the infrastructure of 'pelvic' issues supporting it (recreational sex, contraception, same-sex marriage, divorce and re-marriage, abortion, stem-cell research and infanticide). For the latter, check out the Robbie George--Yuval Levin article at the beginning of this post.

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