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Allen C. Guelzo says "Society shuns moral absolutism, but it does not shun all moral absolutes That is why Abraham Lincoln did not shun them 150 years ago."
4/26/2009 11:49:16 AM
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Kell Brigan
"One ought no more to deliberate about the rectitude of killing the innocent than to debate the legitimacy of holding other human beings as property."

Can we add, "The right of the individual to make his or her own medical decisions free from nagging, stigmatization, insult, threat of deadly force (i.e. "euthanasia") or economic blackmail from the State" to the list of intrinsic goods? One of my most fervent, and literal, prayers right now is that I don't end my life as a victim of murder. The holocaust was less than 100 years ago; I think it's entirely possible Obama and his legacy rulers will eventually move to, or try to move to, the wholesale murder of fat people, the elderly, and most people with disabilities. I am truly, absolutely terrified that Obama may devolve into a classic Dictator.
8/22/2009 2:21:25 PM
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C Rodriguez
In response to Kell Brigan regarding President Obama's health care initiative as "the wholesale murder of fat people, the elderly, and most people with disabilities" - Please! President Obama does not want people to be killed off because they are fat, old or disabled. However, he does want those who are considered "bad risks" to be allowed to have adequate and affordable health insurance to help them deal with the medical issues that arise from being fat, old and/or disabled. I, for one, hope that a strong health care bill is enacted to help all Americans (rich or poor, young or old, fat or thin, disabled or not) to have equal access to the health care that is in my estimation a right not a priviledge.
12/14/2009 6:39:20 PM
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Mark Gonzales
Obama, like most presidents, struggles to do the best he can for our country. His American legal education tells him that any side can be argued, and that the Truth cannot be known.

He is like me because he knows that Cromwell, however pragmagtic, did little to help his country. In contract, Sir (Saint) Thomas More is a hero who stood up for what is right. It's ironic both were executed, but only one stands as a hero, as a saint.

We need to further our cause for the abolition of abortion and make it an issue to be addressed... it is only then we will find out if Obama truly is a hero.
2/22/2011 1:12:43 PM
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Abortion is a doubled edged sword. Once it becomes illegal again, women will abort through illegal means. I once thought if a woman was raped, by her own father, brother, uncle, etc., I could well understand the need for legalized abortion. Now, I think the emotional and spiritual scars of the abortion itself, the act of murder, would be far worse to endure. But Catholicism lagged behind, continues to drag it's feet, in education, in birth control, and wise councel. Adolescents and adults have left the Church, continue to leave, because Catholicism itself did not take up it's task of defining the dignity of women. It takes two to conceive, and perhaps we just didn't write our own book of HOPE, based on The Holy Scriptures. Not only hope for the unborn, but hope for the women who endured, and continue to endure stoning. God speed!
7/3/2011 4:45:21 PM
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