Tag Archive for Obama

Stem Cell Research Scoreboard

There has been a lot of articles that have attempted to illustrate the appalling disparity between adult stem cell and Embryonic Stem Cell research. For those who scoff, I submit for you edification, the following list compiled from Do No Harm. Not only do they have the comprehensive list, they have exhaustive citations that prove…

McCarthyism – Obama Style

Pro-life advocates have been following the nuances of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi health ‘care’ package with anxiety.  And they should. The list of pro-abortion luminaries in the Obama administration is long – making this the most pro-abortion administration in the history of the United States. Several are not just pols with high NARAL approval ratings; some have…

The Discipline of Catholicism

Being a Catholic is more than just checking a box on the occasional form. It is more than going to Mass and the occasional trek to the Confessional. Contrary to the attitudes of many self-professed Catholics, it is much more than some sort of ancestral birthright…sorry, ‘Cradle Catholics’. Being Catholic requires contemplation, commitment, constant discernment…

Some Truth about ‘Charity in Truth’

The Holy Father’s latest encyclical ‘Charity in Truth’ has been quite popular among the liberal humanists. From Kennedy Townsend to far too many prominent ‘Catholics’ in public life, the cry that this encyclical is an affirmation of the policies of Barak Obama is appalling. Catholics have been the driving force for charity throughout the world…

Barack Obama – the Great Tinkerer

“They, you know, were mad at FDR when he started Social Security. They were mad at Lyndon Johnson when he started Medicare. And, you know, I think that the fact that this has become such a heated debate, is a sign that we’re really trying to change the system. That we’re not just tinkering around…

Checking the President

President Obama’s speech turned out to be fairly innocuous and the criticism of those who were skeptical of Obama’s motives is typically vitriolic. But those of us who distrust the president have good reason to do so. Perhaps no other administration since the days of the political machine has been so open about abusing government…

The ‘People’s Broadcasting Service’

The Citizen remembers Sesame Street. The Electric Company. Zoom. And – can anyone forget Mr. Roger’s neighborhood. Fred Rodgers, a minister, is likely weeping today. PBS – once the Public Broadcasting Service – has become something much different. It has become a network that might actually have tossed Fred Roger’s loafers on the curb. This…

The Cost of Doing Nothing…

The Citizen and his bride were driving to Boston the other day when we heard a commentator share a quote from Edmund Burke.  For those unfamiliar with the gentleman, he was an Irish political theorist, statesman, essayist, orator, and philosopher who lived in the 18th century. As a member of the House of Commons, his…

1984? Orwell was off by 25 years…

The Citizen picked up his battered copy of 1984 recently. No matter how many times you read some books, they always seem to beckon you to delve into their pages on occasion. Little did I know how germane this Orwell’s vision has become in the recent months.  The prophetic vision of Orwell struck me when…

Reducing Abortion – Number or Need?

“It is not our goal to reduce the number of abortions.” The room was silent. The goal, she insisted, is to “reduce the need for abortions.” – Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Advisory Council Semantics? Not at all. There is a world of difference between these statements. Confused? Let’s break it down.As more…