Thursday, May 21, 2009

Downward moral spiral

The president (notice I did not say "our president"; those who voted for him can have him) stated at the commencement for Notre Dame that we should be open-minded and fair-minded in the abortion debate. Does that mean that if we don't agree with his opinion on abortion we are not fair-minded or open-minded?

He cited parents of children with juvenile diabetes who might support embryonic stem cell research. There is overwhelming evidence that there is no need to create embryos to do stem cell research. In fact, more favorable results have come from adult stem cell research and umbilical cord cells.

Having Barack Obama speak at a Catholic college is like having the Ku Klux Klan speak at a predominantly black college. Would that be considered open-minded?

Catholics are the founders of the pro-life, anti-abortion movement. He should have graciously declined but his arrogance would never allow it. He is a smooth, charismatic talker, though, isn't he? Is this what they mean when they call his followers Kool-Aid drinkers?

I can only hope people will soon see the danger in his deception. We are in a downward moral spiral. The economy may recover, but once moral ground is lost, it is much more complex to recover. This country is in an economic mess because of the loss of fundamental values -- most importantly, respect for life.

Debbie Hildenbrand
North Huntingdon

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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