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American Catholicism’s Pact With the Devil – Ricochet.com

by on February 13, 2012

Incredible article

“In the process, the leaders of the American Catholic Church fell prey to a conceit that had long before ensnared a great many mainstream Protestants in the United States – the notion that public provision is somehow akin to charity – and so they fostered state paternalism and undermined what they professed to teach: that charity is an individual responsibility and that it is appropriate that the laity join together under the leadership of the Church to alleviate the suffering of the poor. In its place, they helped establish the Machiavellian principle that underpins modern liberalism – the notion that it is our Christian duty to confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it.

“At every turn in American politics since that time, you will find the hierarchy assisting the Democratic Party and promoting the growth of the administrative entitlements state. At no point have its members evidenced any concern for sustaining limited government and protecting the rights of individuals. It did not cross the minds of these prelates that the liberty of conscience which they had grown to cherish is part of a larger package – that the paternalistic state, which recognizes no legitimate limits on its power and scope, that they had embraced would someday turn on the Church and seek to dictate whom it chose to teach its doctrines and how, more generally, it would conduct its affairs.

“I would submit that the bishops, nuns, and priests now screaming bloody murder have gotten what they asked for. The weapon that Barack Obama has directed at the Church was fashioned to a considerable degree by Catholic churchmen. They welcomed Obamacare. They encouraged Senators and Congressmen who professed to be Catholics to vote for it.”

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2 Comments
  1. Great post! Interestingly enough, I read an ailtcre not too long before the election regarding Obama’s marketing strategy. As we know, Obama targeted a younger demographic than McCain, and did so very successfully . The ailtcre was about how Obama ran ad campaigns in many popular online video games, like Madden ’09 and other sports games. These ads only appeared in ten states, all of which where swing states! We now know the results of the election and can truly say that this is a testament to what a smart marketing campaign can do. Not only for a political candidate, but any brand trying to reach their target demographic in this new age of social media.

  2. guitargod permalink

    wah wah wah they just realizin’ their hopeychange diapers ain’t the disposable kind?!! suckers!

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