The HHS Mandate and the Clinton Years…UPDATED

Proof abounds that the Democratic Party nowadays is not your father’s (or your grandfather’s) Democratic Party. If a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s one that has eighty-two bonus words to boot.

Whoa, Frank. That letter was penned pre-World War Two, brother. Everyone with a brain knows that things are vastly different nowadays. Deacon Greg was just posting something about God and the Democrats, as did Catholic Vote. So what does any of this have to do with the Clintons and the HHS Mandate? [Read more…]

The EWTN Interview with Mitt Romney

For those of us who missed the broadcast (me included)… [Read more…]

President of Biola University Makes a Statement on the HHS Mandate

This just in from Los Angeles. Another ally in the fight against the HHS Mandate. Have a look. [Read more…]

The Tragic Tale of State-Sponsored Eugenics in America UPDATED

Rita Thompson Swords was sterilized by a doctor after delivering her second child. She was 21, unwed and poor, a combination that made her unfit for more children, according to the North Carolina Eugenics Board. Photo credit: Julie Rose for NPR.

There I was, making the commute home from work after a long day. The skies were overcast, yet the forecast rain had yet to start falling. I fired up the radio, and cycled through the channels listening to a snippet of a song here, and a song there. Traffic up ahead started slowing down, making tunes like Radar Love overkill as speeds dipped below 30 miles per hour.

So as the traffic congestion caused brake lights to flicker, I flipped the channel to NPR and learned that the state of North Carolina had once had a eugenics board in place, sterilizing “undesirables” from 1929 until 1973. Close to 8,000 procedures were done.

Whoa. [Read more…]

Singapore and the Strange Tale of Population Control Policies UPDATES

Truth is stranger than fiction. And weird things happen when governments decide to help you decide how many children you can have.

Take Singapore, for instance. The island nation, after gaining its independence from Malaysia in 1965 had a total fertility rate (children born per woman) north of 4.7 (down from 5.41 in 1960). As demographers know, a nation needs a TFR of 2.1 to maintain itself for the long run. The Singapore government was spooked by this high TFR and was determined to remedy the situation.

What they wound up doing is pretty clear. They put Singapore on a path to extinction. [Read more…]

Because When I Have To Choose Between Believing the POTUS or the Pope…

Regarding threats to religious liberty, I go with believing the Pope every day of the week, and twice on Sunday. The choice is pretty easy to make in my book. See, on the one hand we have a man who says this, [Read more…]

Six Former Ambassadors to the Vatican Co-Chair “Catholics for Romney”

So that means at least seven of us will be voting for him. Their names are,

Frank Shakespeare (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1986-1989)

Tom Melady (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1989-1993)

Ray Flynn (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1993-1997)

Jim Nicholson (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2001-2005)

Francis Rooney (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2005-2008)

Mary Ann Glendon (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2008-2009)

They drafted a little manifesto explaining why, [Read more…]

190 Million More Reasons Why the HHS Mandate is Bushwah

I mean in addition to the first reason (that it’s unconstitutional). It’s simple, as District Judge John L. Kane noted when he handed down an injunction the other day which thwarted the governments’ case (bold emphasis is mine), [Read more…]

What Would President Obama’s Second Term Look Like?

Dinesh D’Souza has an idea. And he has a film coming out soon wherein he hopes to explain the current Presidents’ vision for the future of America.

I’ve always admired D’Souza since bumping into his work while I was trying to get into UCLA.  I had heard of him, and his book Illiberal Educationwhile I was channel surfing and landed on his appearance on C-SPAN’s book review program way back in 1991.  I lost track of him after I graduated, as I had more important things to attend to (like start a new career and a family, etc.). [Read more…]

Mark Shea on Why We May Fight the HHS Mandate…

A reader asked Mark how the HHS Mandate is any different than paying our taxes and watching the government waste them on all kinds of things Catholics may find unjust and wasteful. They wondered how the HHS Mandate is any different from this. Mark’s reply clears things up for those who are still sitting on the sidelines. [Read more…]