Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Unrestricted Immigration: It’s not a Catholic thing

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The Roman Catholic Church has a longstanding teaching, drawn from natural law, that the nation is an extension of the human family.

As the father of a family has not only the right but also the duty to protect those in his charge, the properly constituted authorities of a state have a duty to use their power to advance the common good of the nation.

“Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws, and to assist in carrying civic burdens — The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2241

The mistaken idea that the RCC supports unrestricted immigration stems from its teaching on the personal right of migration.  This teaching says that someone in straitened circumstances should be allowed to leave his country of origin, bringing with him those under his care.  However, it does not include the unlimited right of migrants to settle wherever they wish.

“The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin.” — The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2241 BOLD added

The key phrase is “to the extent they are able.”  The authorities of the receiving country have a primary duty to act in the common good of their own citizens, because each country, as Pope Francis said, has the “right to control its borders.”

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Well worth your time

Pastor Voddie Baucham talks abortion, adoption, President Obama [7:38]

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Betsy DeVos confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of Education

As expected, the vote was 50-50, triggering the remedy provided for in the Constitution, which is for the Vice President to break the tie.

  • “The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.”

Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY) played his role in the on-going Democrats in La-La Land farce by tweeting:

Today @VP Mike Pence did something no one else has ever done: cast the tie breaking vote on his own cabinet nominee. #RiggedCabinet   — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 7, 2017

That’s definitely not ridiculous or anything.

  1. It’s not his cabinet. It’s President Trump’s.
  2. It’s not “rigged” to follow the procedures set out in the Constitution.
  3. It’s not “rigged” for the VP to vote for the person he wants.

Senator Schumer, you make me ashamed to be among your constituents.  

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Keep talking, Democrats. Keep talking.

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) wants to impeach Donald Trump as soon as possible.

  • So sorry, Maxine. You can’t impeach a president just because you don’t like him.

“I think that he is leading himself into that kind of position where folks will begin to ask, ‘What are we going to do?'” Waters said. “And the answer is going to be: eventually we’ve got to do something about him.”

  • Like re-elect him to four more years maybe?

“He [President Trump] supplied the bombs that killed innocent children and families in Aleppo.”

  • Aleppo was bombed by Russia last fall, long before Trump was inaugurated.  If any American president “supplied” those bombs, it was Obama.

“And the fact that he [President Trump] is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea.”

  • I’ve seen no evidence that Trump and Putin are getting cozy.  Plus, you know, Putin didn’t invade “Korea.” It was Crimea.

There are those who say that the Democrat Party’s leadership is “out of touch.”  Noooooooo, really?

Feb 6, 2017:  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said, “While it’s only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we’ve seen nothing that we can work, that I can work with President Bush on.”

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PP is an ABORTION BUSINESS

The latest video in Live Action’s new investigative series of Planned Parenthood reveals the company rewards its centers with pizza parties for meeting abortion sales quotas – and institutes a “corrective action plan” when they don’t.

“Every center had a goal for how many abortions were done,” Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood manager, explains in the video. “And centers that didn’t do abortions like mine that were family planning clinics had a goal for the number of abortion referrals.

“And it was on this big grid, and if we hit our goal, our line was green. If we were five percent under, it was yellow. If we were 10 percent under, it was red. That’s when we needed to have a corrective action plan – why we didn’t hit the goal, what we’re gonna do differently next time.”

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Please consider signing this petition

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A Christian pastor in Turkey has been arrested. He is in great danger.

American Pastor Andrew Brunson – a U.S. citizen from North Carolina – has been falsely charged with “membership in an armed terrorist organization.” The charging documents state no “evidence has been gathered” against him. He has been a Christian pastor in Turkey for the past 23 years.

Pastor Andrew has been transferred from a detention facility to prison. During his 63-day detainment, he was denied access to his Turkish attorney.

Turkey – our NATO ally – has begun increased crackdowns on Christians. If convicted, Pastor Andrew could face years in prison based on extremely serious – and false – charges.

At the ACLJ, we’re representing the family, mobilizing our international resources – including our offices in the region – demanding Pastor Andrew’s freedom. Take action with us before it’s too late.

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The Self-Beclowning Continues

It is an unfortunate state of affairs that the alt-left is so consumed with obstructing progress that they fail to see that, for all but those who suffer similar dementia, they look like a bunch of braying jackasses raising a racket and crapping on the floor of the building where they have to ‘work’, or some similar facsimile.

They are, at the time of this posting, in the middle of a 24 hour conniption fit, trying to convince one more RINO to join them in doing the teachers union’s bidding. They already have Murkowski from Alaska and the Maine Pain Susan Collins. That makes the vote 50-50, with Vice President Pence tasked with casting the tie-breaking vote on a cabinet nominee for the first time in history. The end game is to delay seating the president’s cabinet as long as possible, just for pure meanness.

[CtH: I just heard from Dearest that DeVos has been confirmed.]

Trump’s travel ban to be argued Tuesday in S.F. federal court

Robart said the states had shown that the travel ban was causing financial hardship to their residents and to institutions such as state universities, and were likely to prove that Trump’s order discriminated against Muslims.

While Trump responded with tweets about the “so-called judge” and his “ridiculous” ruling, Justice Department lawyers argued that Robart had harmed the nation with “judicial second-guessing of the president’s national security determination.”

Democrats are speaking for 24 hours in last push against Betsy DeVos

Activists have targeted those Republicans who they believe have reservations about DeVos, particularly those from rural states, where alternatives to public schools — such as those promoted by DeVos — are few and far between. But other than Murkowski and Collins, no Republican has indicated that their support is shaky.

What’s really behind Democrats’ all-night anti-DeVos show

Again, the only real issue here is her ardent support for school choice, including public charter schools and voucher programs to help families choose qualified private or parochial schools for their kids. The unions (rightly) see choice as a potentially fatal threat to their vast power.

The all-nighter is also a bit of virtue-signaling to the Dems’ angry base that they’re really, really trying to Stop Trump At All Costs. (Maybe this will end the noisy rallies outside Chuck Schumer’s house?)

Virtually all Senate Democrats poised to vote against remaining Cabinet picks

The Senate is scheduled to continue confirming Trump’s Cabinet nominees this week, with a vote scheduled for Tuesday to approve Betsy DeVos, nominated to run the Education Department. Senators are poised to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to serve as the next attorney general by the end of the week.

But those votes are expected to happen with little or no Democratic support.  Only Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) has announced plans to support Sessions. As of Monday, no Democrat has announced support for DeVos, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), nominated to lead Health and Human Services, or Steven T. Mnuchin, nominated as treasury secretary. They all are scheduled for up-or-down votes in the coming days.

[CtH: Soooooooo … when the economy improves and schools improve, Republicans will own it, right?  Hee hee!]

California Senate Leader Admits His Family Is In US ILLEGALLY With FAKE SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS

HIS BROTHER OWNS JOSE’S TACO STAND AND HIS BROTHER OWNS CHICO’S NAIL SALON AND QUICK LUBE

“I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60, if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”

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