Tuesday, October 18, 2016


This horrid election will be over soon and we will have to live with what is left. One insight as to what might be coming: What follows is a collection of statements made by politicians and their advisors. These statements are indicative of the thinking of the people who said them--or wrote them-- and must be taken seriously, even if those conclusions are uncomfortable.

Speaking to the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” "Changed." There are religious beliefs that have to be changed? By whom, the federal government? Says who? And who would have the authority--or the arrogance--to suggest changes in someone's religion? Are these government people? Our representatives and employees?

John Podesta is now the chairman of the Clinton campaign. Voices for Progress president Sandy Newman wrote to him that “there needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church” and proposed that the Clinton team “plant the seeds of the revolution” to change Catholic teaching. Podesta replied, “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this . . . Likewise Catholics United.” Politicians have planted seeds to cause a religious revolution?

Who is Sandy Newman to suggest changes in the Catholic Church? Who is he to call Catholicism "a middle ages dictatorship?" Worse, who are these people setting up organizations aimed at influencing the Church, disguised as non-partisan Catholics?

So Hillary Clinton wants to change religious beliefs. Her campaign workers have a plan to influence Catholics surreptitiously. These politicians have the gall to cross that religious/political line that the country's Founders recognized as so dangerous.
And these politicians have the arrogance to believe that their will be done.

Regardless of what your political beliefs are, this is astonishing stuff in the United States. Astonishing that it could be said, astonishing it could be said with so little comment. These are  presumptuous people, vain and imperious. But they are not estranged from the nation's heritage; they simply know better. They are above it.
And if you are not alarmed, you should be.

This election has allowed us, the electorate, to have great disregard for the candidates. But do not deceive yourselves for a moment: They dislike us much more than we dislike them.


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