Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Think Obama's Another Lincoln? Think Again

The ESCR reverse, whereby Catholics are expected to support embryo-murder, and in the future, FOCA, whereby Catholics will be forced to perform abortions....

All while Obama (bless his name) attempts to make himself into the second coming of Lincoln.


In 1844, the anti-Catholic nativist movement was in full swing. To bolster the presidential candidacy of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster called for the Whigs to adopt “an efficient reformation of the naturalization laws” and urged his party to align with the anti-Catholic nativists. Not all the Whigs went along. On June 12, 1844, at a Whig gathering in Springfield, Lincoln broke with his party and proposed:

Resolved, That the guarantee of the rights of conscience, as found in our Constitution, is most sacred and inviolable, and one that belongs no less to the Catholic, than to the Protestant; and that all attempts to abridge or interfere with these rights, either of Catholic or Protestant, directly or indirectly, have our decided disapprobation, and shall ever have our most effective opposition.

A decade later, the fledging Republican Party was tempted to court the anti-Catholic Know-Nothings to patch together a winning coalition. Lincoln fearlessly repudiated this electoral strategy. In an 1855 letter to Joshua Speed, he explained:

I am not a Know-Nothing. This is certain. How could I be? . . . As a nation, we began by declaring that “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it “all men are created equal, except negroes.” When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read “all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.” When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.

Look out for busses, Abe...

HT: The Catholic Thing


Anonymous said...

When will you nut cases start battling IFV like you battle embryonic stem cell research? After all, if a frozen fertilized egg is really a little person, isn't the greater sin letting tens of thousands of these "embryonic persons" a greater sin than the two dozen of so used at the great state university since this technology was entered there?

You wax eloquently about what an assault this is on Catholicism, yet you lift not one finger to protest the destruction of these little people in the IVF clinics?

Methinks you be a flaming hypocrite, DaddyZero! Where is the outrage? Why have you been silent so long? Oh, the humanity!

Al said...

I have some news for anonymous, the Catholic is battling IVF. It hasn't been silent

I love how he throws stones yet doesn't have the courage oof his convictions. (or should I say lies?)