Late at night – on New Year’s Eve – the Supreme Court dealt a blow to ObamaCare. Or so the Obama Administration felt; not that the ruling was in anyway unlawful, the Supreme Court of the United States finally allowed for — and we mean this — religious liberty not to be screwed over in our Nation.
I can still remember last winter chatting with a “smarter than anything whip” in his junior year during his undergraduate degree coursework at some manner less Ivy League university. First off if someone doesn’t even understand that mandatory abortion pill Mandate does not affect a person’s religious liberties, well than, trust me it is no good trying to move ahead from that point.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily stopped enforcement of the ObamaCare abortion-pill Mandate, protecting a Christian employer against a grave violation of its religious freedom.
Despite this ruling, the Obama Administration is vowing to fight on. It’s not backing down from its commitment to force even Christian Americans to provide abortion pills. Understanding of course that not all people are even aware of what religious freedom means. I our sphere of influence we admittedly have far more acquaintances, friends, relatives, and work associates that received some sort of religious acculturation from birth to at least their mid-twenties, or until the decision to go to local services was completely their choice.
We understand that not everyone is spiritually bound, or for that matter experience a Christian spirituality. What we are alluding to is in the notion that people can lose their connection to a religious life. However not everyone has a) a religious life, or b) is losing their connection to their’s. It is important to note that it is not the people that matter here in a very small regard, but the Nation’s laws, the Founding, and standard operating procedures that may not be sold out for ObamaCare or any other whimsical idea.
But we’re not backing down either.
We’ve won seven injunctions against the abortion-pill Mandate, and soon we’ll be filing a crucial amicus brief at the Supreme Court.
Now is exactly the right time to join us. Join our brief. Join our committee to protect life and liberty from ObamaCare.
Sign the ACLJ Amicus Brief Against the Abortion-Pill Mandate.
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts used a Facebook post to acknowledge what friends and co-workers have long known: She is gay.
Excuse me please, but what is this doing on the Front Page of my morning computer? It is very much as if I am supposed to care. Now there in starts even a bigger and often times more bitter go around.
Personally I could care less about a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or which bathroom they would care to use. As a matter of pure unadulterated fact these entire issues are making me rather ill.
More often than not I try and read or gain information on the case that made some people uncomfortable at first, yet in the long term believing that those involved with the boycott came to their senses about their individual liberties. But most importantly it was not about what was contained within the magazines but it was very much about control.
Now and please stay with me here, how is it that one person during an interview mentions his personal feelings about gays and some sort of racial remark, to get the largest special rights organization – GLAAD – among many, many other advocates to the LGBT cause start screaming with hatred how this man has abused their right – somehow.
Ambrosino, a gay writer from Baltimore, was conscientious to point out that when it was first founded in 1985, GLAAD did good work for the gay and lesbian community by holding the media to inclusive standards and aiding in the normalization of gays in our society.
Whenever I hear that someone is anti-this or that, I immediately think of the old quip about MADD – are there any mothers for drunk driving? – And ask myself if anyone is really in favor of the particular thing being protested. Think about that.
Founded in 1985 in the wake of the AIDS crisis, GLAAD was formed to protest skewed coverage of LGBT issues and “to put pressure on media organizations to end homophobic reporting.” The original name was an acronym for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,” and although the organization has recently rebranded itself by deciding that the letters G-L-A-A-D aren’t actually going to stand for anything anymore, their reputation for protesting defamatory speech is well known both within and without the LGBT community.
When a media figure gets suspended for making an offensive statement, the tricky thing often is figuring out which part of it he or she got suspended for.
Star and duck-call mogul Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, for instance, was indefinitely suspended by A&E Wednesday after an interview with GQ Magazine in which he called homosexuality sinful — like, in his words, drunkenness, bestiality, promiscuity, and terrorism — and in specifically anatomical terms saying why he thought being gay was “illogical.” Where is the anger?
But which was the actionable part? Was he suspended for believing that being gay is a sin? For saying it aloud, or for saying it in those unghastly terms?
In TV, writers talk about getting notes from the network to “make the subtext text.” That is, rather than be subtle, or hint at the meaning of a scene or dialogue without saying it in so many words, you need to make it clear so that nobody in your audience misses it. Robertson got in trouble, for once in TV history, for making the subtext text — for being explicit about the conservative Christianity that, when it was subtext, was a selling point for him and for his show.
But for at least part of the huge Duck Dynasty audience, the Robertson’s’ faith is part of the appeal: the fact that they are public, devout Christians with a public platform, even if their faith was mostly background to the zany family antics. They might not be preaching, but if you cared enough you knew: they were keeping it real. And then there was the part of the show’s vibe that was less religious than cultural, but was still connected: that the show was about nostalgia, for the authentic ways, old days, and down-home values.
For tomorrow we will lead with how this particular action of GLAAD influencing A&E to the point that the decision made to put Robertson on “Hiatus” from the show was devised actually prior to GQ actually released the first copy of the interview.
So it has been stated, “How other people in future elections will negotiate candidates of color.” Please, we implore anyone reading this quibble to please be open and objective; we feel that this question is not wrong in asking.
Please believe me, your trusty editor-in-chief, that no malice is regarded certainly because we do not believe anyone on our staff here at The Contemplative Thinker is racist. Maybe that is why we feel it is an earnest question to be asked.
We believe based on evidence and action that Barack Obama is a liar. The bizarre means he used and continues to use along with the reckless disregard for elements of truth guaranteed every citizen in the U.S.A. by way of the Constitution is by no means hindering or otherwise keeping Obama’s feet from the “line in the sand” of keeping to the truth.
Daily we see and hear of decisions he has made affecting other people’s lives. Albeit whether it is freely granted Amnesty, more food stamps, retrenchment of reform in the welfare department or whatever — costly decisions are being made.
And just to keep it fresh in our reader’s minds are the calamities of the Internal Revenue Service that must be investigated for misappropriation of public funds, the Benghazi scenario, why does his Justice Department feel it is apropos to eavesdrop on personal lines of journalists, if or a big why concerning Fast & Furious, and of course his pathetic apology.
Everything mentioned above has impeachable offenses for the Office of the President.
Other Critical Findings
This person or want to be president seems to believe that he has the right, title, and interest to skirt Congress in matters of immigration. Nothing could be further than the truth. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) are within the direct charter of the Congress. Sorry but no Executive Orders or Memorandums to Order for other heads of agencies (Janet Napolitano and DHS or Eric Holder and Justice) in other words there are preexisting lines of job descriptions inherent for all agencies to balance the powers of government.
Now we have come full circle to present a dilemma that may or may not be influencing the electorate, moreover, the U.S. citizenry. Our question is simply this: Do you believe that Barack Obama, given his history especially with Obama Care could affect any other African American from running for, or winning the office of President?
Everyone capable of watching television during the post 2008 election, will ever forget the revelry, pride, and release of all African American’s in the nation of the United States with regards to Obama being the “1st A/A President”. However, do you believe that predicated upon this man’s behavior, disrespect for the rule of law and then, his outright lying to the citizenry about his namesake legacy, Obamacare, that will deter voters or otherwise from electing another African American for the presidency. In other words, isn’t Barack Obama sort of shouldering how or what people may suspect from another candidate of color?
So it is the usual toxic stew of lies, corruption, and incompetence that we have come to expect from Barack Obama. But one last point should not go unmentioned: where has the press been in all of this?
As of 2010, it was blindingly obvious–was baldly stated by the Obama administration itself–that under Obamacare, far from being permitted to keep your health care coverage if you like it, most Americans’ policies would speedily be terminated, and all would soon cease to exist.
Given the dozens of misrepresentations by Barack Obama and other members of his administration, and given the entirely dishonest basis on which Obamacare was rammed through the Democratic Congress without a single Republican vote, and given that Republicans’ warnings were indisputably coming true–was there not a news story here?
How can it be that three more years went by before our one-party media thought to mention what happened back in 2010? One can only imagine how the 2012 election might have been different if the electorate had understood that Obamacare was sold on a scaffold of lies.
Therefore, now knowing what this person is capable of doing, are you ready to trust this individual and his cohorts with granting amnesty to 10 or more million people? We are not sure what this usury is called or referred to anymore.
Here we have in and as evidence the truth behind the magnificent claims – that in reality are lies.
And no, no, no! We will not buy anyone’s rationalization of “everyone lies or he just got caught.” When a person in grade school has a look at some of our previous articles about Wasteful Spending. And then made aware of his, and his administration’s lies about it; subsequently, it certainly does not take a rocket engineer to figure out one small detail. We understand that Barack Obama has made mistakes, yet allow me to ask this pointed question, if you knew on November 5, 2012 what you know precisely what has been opened and revealed today, would you still have voted for him?
Illustrating just how different America is today than ever before all one must do is remember that it is simply a generation ago that a person resigned their tenure in office for the mere propriety of telling a lie. Special thanks and our customary hat-tip we express our delighted gratefulness to Powerline for their exemplary coverage of this grave travesty.
Is this the most “UNAWARE” organization, administration, or collective entity that you have ever seen trying to make anything unscrupulous, scrupulous? We simply cannot hold back any more; what we are about to divulge easily proves that the Obama administration is without question beyond being unaware.
Okay so most people want to know about what I mean with unaware. Being unaware is a condition of not being conscious or uninformed of the situations with which one is definitely involved in. Being unaware exasperates when that person and those under his charter are not knowledgeable or fully aware of all of the information needed to make an accurate assessment.
Finally for definitions sake, for a person to be unaware is “not realizing that something is happening.” Or even worse, pretending to be unacquainted with what is happening – especially when it is under your direction or care.
Bringing up excuses from an already antiquated President Bush’s administration will only go long enough before the reality sets in and shows the true colors of individuals. And it is within those parameters we ask you whether or not this person, Barack Obama, should remain as the POTUS and whether or not many of his cronies should be maintained on the job.
Allow us to show just how ridiculous this “unawareness” has become.
How is it that a person in charge of local and international spy agencies be unaware that those agencies are maintaining data on:
Foreign leaders and Heads-of-State as well as trade partners and enemies of commerce have been victims. An entire nation of people such as the citizens of the United States. Every ally and close war partner your nation has ever had such as the United Kingdom, almost all of central Europe – Germany, France, Spain, and selective information concerning the Baltic countries; China, Russia, nations comprising the Middle East, South America and Central America and of course, not wanting to admit it but have too – Canada.
Being quoted as saying that one is unaware of domestic or international spying, especially when one is Commander-in-Chief is simply nothing shy of unconscionable. Most say it is dereliction of duty; which is an impeachable offense, but what does that charge do to the ridiculous notion of political correctness?
Like it or not this unaware person who was ushered in as President just happens to be African American. Now before getting all riled up at me – let us all be AWARE and look to evaluate what he has done to the other blacks that have political aspirations? This alone brings me to my next point. Is the unawareness by this man and his underlings a planned strategy or just plain arrogance?
This is the very question that we have had since his shady election inclusive of ACORN and big unions. Take a moment and just look at what this person has been or claimed he has been unaware of happening.
Now for Obama’s arrogance and pathological fabricating: This Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, Nat’l healthcare insurance) is just plain getting embarrassing not to mention humiliating. I would love to ask Barack Obama, “Hey Barack, have I ever done anything to embarrass you or yours?
My only discourse at this current time would be, “Man you are stinking up the world! As POTUS you must realize that what you do establishes a reaction toward us. Tone it down.”
It is overwhelming important that we look into education, which some of the greatest minds ever known have ever been and their beliefs in the future of humankind was directly channeled through the entire history of civilization that we call learning.
Yes indeed, when we refer to education on this site we are really addressing how humans came to depend on each other; how communities developed and were maintained; actually education involves the complete acculturation of man’s abilities in learning, knowledge, and according to Aristotle the rationalization of society. We start early during perhaps the greatest influence of Greek philosophy making its trek into Western civilization.
Aristotle on Education:
Aristotle set forth an educational theory that states the good community is based on the cultivation of rationality. Furthermore, if education is neglected, then the community suffers enormously. Aristotle forged his theory of education’s major role in cultivating human and civic excellence or perfection.
However, and critically important to the understanding of the nature of humankind, one would of course need to reverse everything so stated – in order to make an accurate disposition of where humanity leans today.
In other words, we can sit and blow smoke out of our bums about how good education is; subsequently, until one looks to the exact opposite of the good education, and starts looking at the bad apples that are recipients of the same conglomeration, what then have we proven or even realized?
It is an interesting idea to view the living process and make a comparison directly to education. To this day we still embark upon confusion as to why so many “elites” such as medical doctors, lawyers, and public servants are viewed with such dignity and grace when compared to the working class. We portend that without loopholes in laws or more so the ways in which civilization has progressed that it is not equal in discipline and punishment.
Therefore, as was tradition with the Greek theorists, Aristotle made a distinction between liberal (limitless in learning) and occupational and/or vocational preparation to manage the economic means, training of others, and commerce.
Given his theory of education Aristotle saw that the process cultivated the rational person and the rational society, recommending compulsory public schools. Actually it is from Aristotelian educational theory that has shaped many an educator’s mind relevant to the literal time and when he felt younger folks were able to get their best efforts.
Examples such as the “Infant School” consisted of play, physical activity, and appropriate stories. When children advanced in years to seven to fourteen years of age they were to develop proper habits by moral and physical education. They were to have gymnastic training, outdoor drilling, and physical education.
The basic elements needed for lifelong learning or what was referred to as liberal studies, was music cultivation and appreciation whereby certain emotional dispositions were mediated on with question and answer periods. If the student performed admirably then the basic skills needed for liberal education were developed – largely by family, members of the community, and lay-teachers. At this stage the student was to be about twenty years old and ready for reading, writing, and study of mathematics, geometry, grammar, and literature.
The Aristotelian school was an institution for teaching and learning about knowledge. As such Western culture and education inherited a rich legacy from ancient Greece that included some of the following:
1- A profound conviction that a person could acquire and achieve human excellence.
2- The idea that education and a civic purposes and were related to the well being of the community.
What then do we say about these words? Timing and here is another one location. What we do have to say about each one of these words is that what they represent is essential to every decision and the other advocates – location is everything to a business – location, location, and location.
Timing is everything. And just as Congress’s focus seems to be drifting from Obamacare’s ravages on the economy, Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election.
That reason is becoming clear as person after person opens the mail. Insurance costs are going up. For many, not just going up—skyrocketing.
Ross, a married father of three small boys in Florida, tells us his insurance will be going up $525 per month. “I feel completely helpless,” he says.
Kevin, who also has three small boys, just found out his wife’s individual health insurance premium will be jumping from $79 per month to $311.82 per month. “For whom exactly is the Affordable Care Act making care affordable?” asked Kevin, who lives in Alabama.
But this isn’t all. While people are receiving notices that their premiums are going up or perhaps their health plans are being discontinued, there’s a secret in Obamacare’s exchanges, too.
One of the reasons the Obamacare website has been so slow and glitchy? It requires people to enter personal information before they’re able to see insurance plan options. Health and Human Services does this so that if you’re eligible for a subsidy, you won’t see the true cost of your health plan.
Obamacare is laden with mandates that are driving up the cost of health insurance. And it didn’t stop with the original law. Federal bureaucrats are continuing to write more Obamacare regulations. One estimate is that these paper
pushers have added 30 words of regulations for every word in the original law.
No small tweak to Obamacare can fix this. No small tweak can give relief to these hard-working dads who are supporting their families and getting the wind knocked out of them by hundreds of dollars in insurance hikes.
If Congress does anything less than defund Obamacare, it is turning its back on all of these suffering Americans.
Heritage Foundation on Obamacare
The public recriminations continue surrounding Obamacare’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week and the myriad problems plaguing health insurance exchanges. But the concerns about flawed websites and consumer privacy are also symptoms of trying to mask the massive premium increases due to Obamacare.
The Associated Press (AP) explains that many of the flaws on the federally run exchange stem from the fact that consumers cannot “window shop” for health plans without first establishing an account. IT consultants called the exchanges’ lack of anonymous shopping capabilities a “major design flaw,” because it creates potential bottlenecks in the system as soon as the customer enters the site and needs to register. It’s one of many reasons why companies like Amazon and Orbitz let their customers browse anonymously before creating an account. But the Administration took a completely different approach when designing the federally run exchange, and the AP explains why:
Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said Tuesday the government omitted a window-shopping function because officials first wanted consumers to know the amount of the subsidy they might be eligible for. Those income-based tax credits can dramatically reduce premiums for people with modest incomes, and personal financial information is needed to calculate the subsidies.
“Our process allows us to show consumers plans with prices that reflect what they will pay with the tax credit they may be eligible for,” Peters said. “Window shopping would not allow for this.”
One obvious reason why the Administration wants to highlight the cost of health insurance after the application of premium subsidies is that the law is new mandates and requirements dramatically raise the cost of insurance before those subsidies are applied. But compiling and processing all the subsidy information for consumers has overwhelmed the exchange website—the warnings that “the federal exchange was not ready to launch” were not heeded, and the results have been obvious.
While running for President in 2008, then-Senator Obama promised his health plan would lower health insurance premiums by $2,500 per family. As many Americans are realizing, Obamacare is raising, not lowering, the cost of health insurance. Unfortunately, it appears that the Administration’s unwillingness to acknowledge this broken promise may have been at the root of the ongoing technological debacles with Obamacare’s exchanges.
As many of our readers know — We do not make it a habit of making “Further Reading” a process of our reporting. However, just as soon as we admit that open policy — we stumbled upon an “every promise broken, every lie told” what you need to know about Obamacare. Please enjoy this easy but skillful writing.
Well here we are at day two of the government shut down. We still have gravity, electricity, water,and food. The private sector is still operating. In short, the world goes on without a Federal government.
Apparently there are no negotiations going on to end the shutdown. That the parties do not even sit down and have discussions shows how broken the process is. For this as the leader I blame Obama and no one else.
How can that be? I loved the extreme step of “closing” Mount Rushmore and other National Parks. As if you cannot walk around in the woods if a Federal bureaucrat is not there to guide you. Ridiculous. Or I
cannot go look at a mountain because there is no bureaucrat there to point it out to me?
I do not know how you negotiate this one because there are different factions on both sides of the aisle with different interests. This is really not solely about the next budget. Are you aware that the Obama White House has never submitted a budget?
As we have said so many times before, I think the root of this is Obama acting like a Dictator for 5 years. He shoved Obamacare, a needless HHS mandate for contraception, debt, deficits, and increased government down our throats. Has he not trampled religious liberties with his scheme of enforcement?
Furthermore, he took on significant issues without seeking bipartisan consensus and frankly seemed to consider it a badge of honor he plowed on. All of that is coming home to roost. On any of the above issues, anywhere from 40-60% of the American people oppose the President’s position. I hope this goes on for months, teach us all how to be more self-reliant you selfish pigs born with silver spoons in your mouths. The Affordable Care “ObamaCare” Law is not for you and your staffs. Likewise, with big industry and huge corporations, and soon enough within the unions and therefore education – teachers and administrations will all be exempt just like you.
We believe here that a confessional comes to terms negotiation with the American people is in order – please inform your constituencies why it is that you don’t belong in The Affordable Care Act inclusive of your staffs – while you are at it please prepare for a battery of questions as to the hundreds or thousands of waivers Obama has issued. Oh we’d also like to know just how many waivers have been issued and for what reasons.
You see we are very confused as to how you can reject either the ACA while others get waivers and then what is left over must pay for penalty fee or the ACA premiums.
Well it has happened; the government has shut down. But seriously now, is anyone surprised? Nah…not those of us who work for The Contemplative Thinker where we have interns, volunteers, and some very nominally paid authors.
I have been wanting to say all day – that we admittedly did not want to start any kind of bad berries – through coverage of our disrespectful and reckless Congressional officials and of course, who could ever leave out President Barack Obama.
Compliments of CNN News: With a series of potential disasters hovering over the nation like a demon storm, the most prominent words of a Washington-based word cloud would be: government shutdown, continuing resolution, debt limit and Obamacare.
Although a potential shutdown and the need to raise the debt limit are different issues, they are interrelated and have one big thing in common: They are both products of a crisis manufactured by Washington. And both are being used for leverage in attempts to undermine Obamacare.
The federal government’s fiscal year starts next week — October 1. And Congress’ one key duty laid out in the Constitution is to pass spending bills that fund the government.
This time around, the House of Representatives, led by conservative Republicans, has linked this funding process — known as a continuing resolution — to defunding President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. It passed its bill last Friday and sent it to the Senate.
What is important here is that if Congress does not pass the $986 billion continuing resolution, or CR, in the next week, the national parks could close, airport Transportation Security Agents might be furloughed, and agents might be unable to process Social Security checks.
Remember that time when you maxed out your credit card? That is what the debt limit is all about. The U.S. is on the verge of maxing out its $16.699 trillion credit card.
A maxed-out credit card does not mean you can stop spending. While you have to pay your credit card bill, you also have to continue to buy groceries and pay the electric bill, so you might have to open up a new credit card.
That is similar to what the U.S. government must do. The government cannot just stop paying on its previous debt or spending money, even though its credit limit is maxed out, because it has too many obligations to meet. It has to have access to money to pay for the interest on that debt, as well as pay soldiers’ paychecks, doctors’ Medicare reimbursements, expenses like bridge repairs, and so on. So the president must ask Congress to raise the limit of the country’s credit card, or debt limit.
But many think Republicans in Congress may also try to link raising the debt limit to defunding Obamacare. Sound familiar?
Sometime around the middle of October — unless Congress votes to raise the debt limit — the U.S. government will be out of options. This past spring it already implemented “extraordinary measures” where accounts were reshuffled to enable the U.S. to continue paying its bills.
At home, it would also be devastating. That 80-year-old woman who relies on her Social Security check to pay her rent might not be paid. That means her landlord will not be paid.
The doctor who sees Medicare patients will not be reimbursed, so he might not purchase that new flat-screen TV he was planning to buy next month. The government contractor who is owed for providing food at military bases will not be paid, and she will have to lay off line cooks.
So where does ObamaCare come in? While the health care law is not directly tied to funding the government – the CR – or paying bills already incurred – the debt ceiling – It is being used as a powerful bargaining chip.
A group of Republicans, led by freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, despises the health care law so much that it is willing to risk government shutdown or default.
And we feel that with never-ending spending and government intrusion in part of our everyday lives it is time to step up and do what the American people have elected you to do.
The House, which is controlled by Republicans, voted on a measure that would fund the government until December 15 — but in exchange for keeping the government open, the health care law would be defunded. The offer and negotiating point is right there.
However, the Democratic controlled Senate vows that Obamacare defunding will have no part in efforts to keep the government running and is expected to strip that provision out of its version of the CR sometime this week.
The majority of American people do not want ObamaCare in the position that it is now. This is the bill you remember the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stating loudly, “Well, as soon as we can write the bill, we will be able to tell everyone what is in it…”
This is one of those rare times where an uber-liberal, Catholic and Women of Religion, have met in Marin County just north of San Francisco, California and persuaded a gullible editor to display her Op-Ed in the county press. In black and white are her writings; I responded not nearly as sever as I should have but nonetheless allowed people to see my writing which is a different color.
“THE SENATE passed an important immigration reform bill in June; now we pray that members of the House, reconvened after a summer recess, will work together to pass potentially historic legislation, addressing an issue that touches us all.
The only issue that will make this legislation historic is simply the notion that the Senate did not consult the American people, yet rather left matters up to a “Gang of Eight” who obviously had a completely different agenda in mind.
One agenda that regardless of the will of the American people sought fit to include matters in this bill that have been defeated at least twenty times by different Congressional officials. Moreover, at different times during the last generation, or 30 years, our countrymen did not have a president who conspired with the Department of Homeland Security to make way for 14 million more illegal immigrants.
This month the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael joined a national movement launched by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition: Fast Action: 40 days of Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy for Immigration Reform. Now this I am truly sorry to hear; whereas most of the time we would hope any organization would do their due-diligence before making this monumental discrepancy.
However, being a servant I have always been taught that if there exists a difference of opinion in the ways of our Lord, we are to address those matters silently and speaking only for the need of the saints. In other words, the steadfastness of an office or rectory are two such places that come to mind.
As it is I remain closed to discussing “Interfaith Immigration Coalition: Fast Action: 40 days of Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy for Immigration Reform.” It is time to stand up, hold steadfast to our faith, and not be shifted away by any words of doctrine that simply do not measure up.
If they were born here, their parents were immigrants. We are familiar with our own families’ stories of economic hardship, religious discrimination, or political repression that forced them to uproot themselves from all that was familiar to re-make their lives in a new country.
However this guarded and obscene description is about as true as Fool’s Gold, another item they must have information on. I hasten to remind The Right Honorable Sister Maureen McInerney that we are not dealing with your shortened and sweet version. We are talking about people who come knowing about the entitlements and other freebies to be awarded them.
As women religious we stand up for justice and compassion for all people.
In 1981, we sisters voted to take a stance to support political refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala by declaring our convent on Grand Avenue a public sanctuary in accord with the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to Refugees and as adopted by the United States Refugee Act of 1980.
A huge mistake insofar as many a majority of gangs are directly from Salvadorian gangs and other cartel nations such as Guatemala. And I say this…”What do you think gives you the right to declare any property with sanctuary status?”
In 2009, after much study, reflection, and conversation, we chose to take another stance, this one in favor of compassionate immigration reform. We take every opportunity to reach out to our immigrant brothers and sisters through our ministries in health care, education, local parishes and social services.
Good for you! It is not America’s fault that fathers and husbands, wives and mothers openly decided to ignore America’s rule of law, therefore abandoning other family members until they found a place better.
We have listened to heartbreaking stories about people terrorized in their home countries, and then being exploited by those who offer to lead them over the border to safety.
We know how every able-bodied member of the family works two or more jobs to be able to afford the fees for immigration attorneys and others to help them comply with a confusing mass of legal requirements in the quest for citizenship.
We invite everyone in Marin County to study the issue of immigration reform. Talk to people in the community who have suffered from our country’s lack of a just, compassionate approach to the realities in today’s world.
Join us in praying, fasting, and advocating for true reform that will honor the dignity of every person.
Please contact your representative in Congress and ask for justice for our neighbors. With unprecedented vigor I and we have done that particular order managing within the political process. But all too often we are just tired of being ignored. If any of us is lucky enough to receive any correspondence back regardless of national welfare, individual support, or let us just put it out there.
The total lack of respect that is shown to us by mental midgets like Representative Elijah Cummings who astoundingly showed his metal prowess by declaring in an Op-Ed piece in the Washington Post how the IRS investigations need to be more focused and less based on politics.
And only prior to that action, the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee felt the need to publish Rep. Darryl Issa’s entire trip to Libya.