Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | May 18, 2009

Zero’s sppech at that Non-Catholic University, my commentary

The blood bath will be in RED

THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, congratulations, Class of 2009. (Applause.) Congratulations to all the parents, the cousins — (applause) — the aunts, the uncles — all the people who helped to bring you to the point that you are here today. Thank you so much to Father Jenkins for that extraordinary introduction, even though you said what I want to say much more elegantly.

1st thing that I’m thinking, what has Zero accomplished? to deserve such an introduction? I guess increasing the national debt and increasing abortions worldwide deserve such introductions.

(Laughter.) You are doing an extraordinary job as president of this extraordinary institution.

Of course he said this, Zero knows what the Church teaches, and consider this the thank you for giving the giant fu to Fr. Jenkin’s bride, the Church. I didn’t know you could get lauded with acalades for telling your bride to f off…I thought we were in America where women get treated with dignity under the law of the land.

(Applause.) Your continued and courageous — and contagious — commitment to honest, thoughtful dialogue is an inspiration to us all. (Applause.)

Dialogue isn’t a one way commentary on an issue. In a dialogue both sides are allowed to present their positions. Here’s some thoughtful dialogue for you…The earthquake that happened in Hawthorne yesterday, could it have anything to do with a Cardinal not speaking out? I don’t know.

Good afternoon. To Father Hesburgh, to Notre Dame trustees, to faculty, to family: I am honored to be here today. (Applause.) And I am grateful to all of you for allowing me to be a part of your graduation.

Translation: I want to thank you for telling the Church to screw themselves and allowing me to speak inspite of my known posiitons on infanticide.

And I also want to thank you for the honorary degree that I received. I know it has not been without controversy.

Which Zero has done absolutely nothing to earn. Usually an honorary degree is for someone who has actually accomplished something major. For example, if MIT was to offer me an honorary degree in physics, at this point in my life I’d decline such an honor, I’ve done nothing to deserve such praise. (Though I know some of you have heard me teach, and might think otherwise)…There shouldn’t of been controversy, since you should not have received it Zero.

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but these honorary degrees are apparently pretty hard to come by. (Laughter.) So far I’m only 1 for 2 as President. (Laughter and applause.) Father Hesburgh is 150 for 150. (Laughter and applause.) I guess that’s better. (Laughter.) So, Father Ted, after the ceremony, maybe you can give me some pointers to boost my average.

ASU had a little more guts than this non-Catholic insitution to decline giving Zero the honorary degree. They said it in short, he’s done nothing to earn it. .500 is still too high of an average for a president whose been in office for a grand total of what 5 months? I mean imagine it’d be like you or I being promoted to the top of a company after 5 months of work, what would we have done to deserve that? Promotions don’t happen that quickly.

I also want to congratulate the Class of 2009 for all your accomplishments. And since this is Notre Dame —
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Abortion is murder! Stop killing children!
AUDIENCE: Booo!

The audience has zero idea what it means to be Catholic

THE PRESIDENT: That’s all right. And since —
AUDIENCE: We are ND! We are ND!
AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can!
THE PRESIDENT: We’re fine, everybody. We’re following Brennan’s adage that we don’t do things easily. (Laughter.) We’re not going to shy away from things that are uncomfortable sometimes. (Applause.)
Now, since this is Notre Dame I think we should talk not only about your accomplishments in the classroom, but also in the competitive arena. (Laughter.) No, don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about that. (Laughter.) We all know about this university’s proud and storied football team, but I also hear that Notre Dame holds the largest outdoor 5-on-5 basketball tournament in the world — Bookstore Basketball. (Applause.)
Now this excites me. (Laughter.) I want to congratulate the winners of this year’s tournament, a team by the name of “Hallelujah Holla Back.” (Laughter and applause.) Congratulations. Well done. Though I have to say, I am personally disappointed that the “Barack O’Ballers” did not pull it out this year. (Laughter.) So next year, if you need a 6’2″ forward with a decent jumper, you know where I live. (Laughter and applause.)
Every one of you should be proud of what you have achieved at this institution. One hundred and sixty-three classes of Notre Dame graduates have sat where you sit today. Some were here during years that simply rolled into the next without much notice or fanfare — periods of relative peace and prosperity that required little by way of sacrifice or struggle.
You, however, are not getting off that easy. You have a different deal. Your class has come of age at a moment of great consequence for our nation and for the world

Zero is the great consequence of laziness by Catholics, hierarchy, laity alike. All of us knew what Zero’s agenda was well before he came into office. We get what we deserve, period.

— a rare inflection point in history where the size and scope of the challenges before us require that we remake our world to renew its promise; that we align our deepest values and commitments to the demands of a new age. It’s a privilege and a responsibility afforded to few generations — and a task that you’re now called to fulfill.

This generation, your generation is the one that must find a path back to prosperity and decide how we respond to a global economy that left millions behind even before the most recent crisis hit — an economy where greed and short-term thinking were too often rewarded at the expense of fairness, and diligence, and an honest day’s work. (Applause.)

The old saying “Life ain’t fair” would apply wonderfully here. We are NOT equal…Hold on, let me explain before you all go nuts. Not all of us have the same talents, some of us are better at things than others. For example Digi’s forgotten more about law than I’ll ever know. Ms. M has forgotten more about math and physics than I currently know (though she’ll tell you otherwise). My cousin does not know anywhere near as much physics as I do, him being a doctorate in Organic Chemistry and my knowledge being in Physics. The gifts that we do have we use them to build the Kingdom of God. For example, if my cousin wants to know something about Physics, he’ll ask me to explain it to him. (Though for him asking me, I explain it in English, hahaha (his first language is French))

The bottom line if you’re not good at something, it’s not my job to be fair and dumb myself down to your level, it’s my job to help you to get to my level. In otherwords, instead of going to poverty myself, how about I help you get out by teaching you how to get out of your situation?

Your generation must decide how to save God’s creation from a changing climate that threatens to destroy it.

The irony in this statement is ridiculously funny. Of course most people wouldn’t catch this 😉 But I do. Abortion destroy’s God’s creation, how about not supporting it?

Your generation must seek peace at a time when there are those who will stop at nothing to do us harm, and when weapons in the hands of a few can destroy the many. And we must find a way to reconcile our ever-shrinking world with its ever-growing diversity — diversity of thought, diversity of culture, and diversity of belief.

True Peace comes through Jesus Christ!….Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum. However peace does NOT mean that you can’t defend yourselves. This little utopian vision of a “world without nukes” needs to go, nukes are here to stay. If you don’t want people to use them shut up zero 😉

Just because of a pluralistic society does not mean that all things are relative. There must be an objective Truth, how we assent to the objective Truth can be up for debate.

In short, we must find a way to live together as one human family. (Applause.)

Globalism?

And it’s this last challenge that I’d like to talk about today, despite the fact that Father John stole all my best lines. (Laughter.) For the major threats we face in the 21st century — whether it’s global recession or violent extremism; the spread of nuclear weapons or pandemic disease — these things do not discriminate. They do not recognize borders. They do not see color. They do not target specific ethnic groups.

I want you to notice the order which these were put, $, violence, health. Didn’t St. Paul say love of money was root of all evil or something like that? Of course these are problems, and the way that we can try to solve them can be up for debate, but we need to start with some common snese principles, which will be explained later.

Moreover, no one person, or religion, or nation can meet these challenges alone. Our very survival has never required greater cooperation and greater understanding among all people from all places than at this moment in history.

Actually, since the Catholic Church is the Truth, and Jesus is the 2nd person of the Holy Trinity, I’d like to offer a contradiction to that and say that Christ and His Church, the Catholic Church has pretty much written out the Solutions for you in that Catechism, Zero, you might want to read it 😉

Unfortunately, finding that common ground — recognizing that our fates are tied up, as Dr. King said, in a “single garment of destiny” — is not easy.

Actually…that sounds more like Joseph Cardinal Bernadin…”seamless garment” approach. How to sneak in the leftist agenda.

And part of the problem, of course, lies in the imperfections of man — our selfishness, our pride, our stubbornness, our acquisitiveness, our insecurities, our egos; all the cruelties large and small that those of us in the Christian tradition understand to be rooted in original sin.

Maybe I’m being a bit cynical, but the way that Christian tradtion comes off in this sentence seems like he was raised in another “tradition” (cough, Islam, cough)

We too often seek advantage over others. We cling to outworn prejudice and fear those who are unfamiliar. Too many of us view life only through the lens of immediate self-interest and crass materialism; in which the world is necessarily a zero-sum game. The strong too often dominate the weak, and too many of those with wealth and with power find all manner of justification for their own privilege in the face of poverty and injustice.

Well, poverty is indeed a problem, and indeed often times we’re blind to it. Yet those of us that have worked hard to get to a point, don’t want to go back to ground zero. Let’s say that you’ve earned degree, why would you go back to ground zero to repeat what you did? You’ve accomplished your goal, no need to look back. The idea of authority is of service, not of power. This is why one of the Pope’s titles is Servant of the Servants of God. The washing of the feet one of the best examples of humility and a great example of how power is to be exercised. This premise that Zero is talking about is based on the principle that all are equal (which we are as human beings and children before God), but not all of us are given the same function, or the same gifts. There is a hierarchy whether you like it or not. Not to mention the self inflicted cases of “injustice and poverty” but I’m not going to sit and discourse on that.

And so, for all our technology and scientific advances, we see here in this country and around the globe violence and want and strife that would seem sadly familiar to those in ancient times.

We know these things; and hopefully one of the benefits of the wonderful education that you’ve received here at Notre Dame is that you’ve had time to consider these wrongs in the world; perhaps recognized impulses in yourself that you want to leave behind. You’ve grown determined, each in your own way, to right them. And yet, one of the vexing things for those of us interested in promoting greater understanding and cooperation among people is the discovery that even bringing together persons of good will, bringing together men and women of principle and purpose — even accomplishing that can be difficult.

As I’ve said, we have problems, there are various solutions to these problems. This is where debate can take place. Yet when something is clearly wrong, or not working, one must abandon it for something that does work. (e.g: ESCR)

The soldier and the lawyer may both love this country with equal passion, and yet reach very different conclusions on the specific steps needed to protect us from harm. The gay activist and the evangelical pastor may both deplore the ravages of HIV/AIDS, but find themselves unable to bridge the cultural divide that might unite their efforts. Those who speak out against stem cell research may be rooted in an admirable conviction about the sacredness of life, but so are the parents of a child with juvenile diabetes who are convinced that their son’s or daughter’s hardships can be relieved. (Applause.)

What do you know, I knew where zero was going next. ESCR has given us ZERO RESULTS!!!, All the results in stem cell research have come through ADULT STEM CELLS, as I’ve said, one doesn’t work the other does, stick with the one that works 😉

The question, then — the question then is how do we work through these conflicts? Is it possible for us to join hands in common effort? As citizens of a vibrant and varied democracy, how do we engage in vigorous debate? How does each of us remain firm in our principles, and fight for what we consider right, without, as Father John said, demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side?

As I said before, there’s no such a thing as relativism as a whole. Certain things have relative value (e.g. Music taste, or time you prefer to go to Mass). More on this shortly.

And of course, nowhere do these questions come up more powerfully than on the issue of abortion. (You’ll have to wait for my commentary on this)

As I considered the controversy surrounding my visit here, I was reminded of an encounter I had during my Senate campaign, one that I describe in a book I wrote called “The Audacity of Hope.” A few days after I won the Democratic nomination, I received an e-mail from a doctor who told me that while he voted for me in the Illinois primary, he had a serious concern that might prevent him from voting for me in the general election.

He described himself as a Christian who was strongly pro-life — but that was not what was preventing him potentially from voting for me. What bothered the doctor was an entry that my campaign staff had posted on my website — an entry that said I would fight “right-wing ideologues who want to take away a woman’s right to choose.” The doctor said he had assumed I was a reasonable person, he supported my policy initiatives to help the poor and to lift up our educational system, but that if I truly believed that every pro-life individual was simply an ideologue who wanted to inflict suffering on women, then I was not very reasonable. He wrote, “I do not ask at this point that you oppose abortion, only that you speak about this issue in fair-minded words.” Fair-minded words.

Sometimes people say somethings to hide what they’re really thinking. I truly believe that the doctor in this case was saying that Obama’s anti-Life record wasn’t a stumbling block because he had the desire not to offend (PC another problem). The problem is that since when was a child suffering? I thought children were a blessing from God. It’s understandable if you don’t want a kid because of economic reasons, well, the solution to that is real simple, don’t have sex. The problem is that the secular culture has transformed the sexual act into just a pleasure act. TOB has been a glorified version of what the secular culture has to offer (or has been interpreted as such, and this is wrong). But people who are pro-abortion, don’t see the child for what it is a human being!

After I read the doctor’s letter, I wrote back to him and I thanked him. And I didn’t change my underlying position, but I did tell my staff to change the words on my website. And I said a prayer that night that I might extend the same presumption of good faith to others that the doctor had extended to me. Because when we do that — when we open up our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe — that’s when we discover at least the possibility of common ground.

For president zero, the action and the person are one in the same thing. He can not seperate the condemnation of an action from the condemnation of a person. No one who is pro-Life condems any person who has an abortion. They are condemning the action of an abortion which is murder of a human being. This idea of common ground can not work until he separates these two principle ideas. He has to understand that we only condemn actions, not people.

That’s when we begin to say, “Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this heart-wrenching decision for any woman is not made casually, it has both moral and spiritual dimensions.

So let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions, let’s reduce unintended pregnancies.

STOP IT RIGHT HERE!

Let’s have a very quick review of Bio 101: When a man and woman engage in the act of intercourse, what happens? A baby is produced as a result. There is not a single soul on the face of the planet that doesn’t know this simple principle.

An act that you do has consequences or results in something. The sexual act results in a baby, you can not walk into the act thinking that something won’t happen.

Now as for the term “unintended pregancies” hmmm, goes to thinking, Jesus wasn’t an “intended Incarnation” on the half of Mary (that is to say Mary wasn’t seeking to be the Mother of God, even though God knew in his foreknowledge that Mary would be the Mother of God and that he’d send his Son to be Incarnate (Gen 3, 15))

Technically, I wasn’t planned either. Yet the love from my parents overcame any “unplanning” by my parents…

(Applause.) Let’s make adoption more available. (Applause.) Let’s provide care and support for women who do carry their children to term. (Applause.)

He contradicts himself on the next sentence, but that’s besides the point…the implication of this statement is that people will commit abortions…

Let’s honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause,

Why re-invent the wheel? There’s already a conscience clause on the books, why are you trying to get rid of it? Yet, we can not have a law that promotes relativism as well….A law that does not agree with the objective Truth isn’t one worth having.

and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women.” Those are things we can do. (Applause.)

Well, yes, sound science, and if it’s broken science we shouldn’t use it….;)

Now, understand — understand, Class of 2009, I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away. Because no matter how much we may want to fudge it — indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory — the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable. Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature.

The only common ground you’re going to get Zero is the one we’re standing on.

Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It’s a way of life that has always been the Notre Dame tradition.

Hmmm, I thought it was the pusuit of Truth and a Catholic education, but wait, it’s not Catholic anymore 😉

(Applause.) Father Hesburgh has long spoken of this institution as both a lighthouse and a crossroads. A lighthouse that stands apart, shining with the wisdom of the Catholic tradition, while the crossroads is where “¼differences of culture and religion and conviction can co-exist with friendship, civility, hospitality, and especially love.” And I want to join him and Father John in saying how inspired I am by the maturity and responsibility with which this class has approached the debate surrounding today’s ceremony. You are an example of what Notre Dame is about. (Applause.)

Actually, I think the protesters cared more about ND, but that’s my own opinion. Another thing, a lighthouse should shine and be an EXAMPLE TO OTHERS BY THEIR ACTIONS. By allowing President Zero to speak they have given consent to his false understandings of abortion.

This tradition of cooperation and understanding is one that I learned in my own life many years ago — also with the help of the Catholic Church.

That same one you’re persecuting right 😉

You see, I was not raised in a particularly religious household, but my mother instilled in me a sense of service and empathy that eventually led me to become a community organizer after I graduated college.

I call BS on the first half of that statement, and you know, I still don’t know wtf a community organizer does, LOL!

And a group of Catholic churches in Chicago helped fund an organization known as the Developing Communities Project, and we worked to lift up South Side neighborhoods that had been devastated when the local steel plant closed.

Hopefully this was done with a Catholic mindset, not an environmarxist mindset.

And it was quite an eclectic crew — Catholic and Protestant churches, Jewish and African American organizers, working-class black, white, and Hispanic residents — all of us with different experiences, all of us with different beliefs. But all of us learned to work side by side because all of us saw in these neighborhoods other human beings who needed our help — to find jobs and improve schools. We were bound together in the service of others

Yet indifference towards Truth was wrong ;), even though the goal was laudable.

And something else happened during the time I spent in these neighborhoods — perhaps because the church folks I worked with were so welcoming and understanding; perhaps because they invited me to their services and sang with me from their hymnals;

Quick lesson BHO: It is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to Catholics not a mere Church service. The Sacrifice of Calvary made anamnesis :)…And hymns don’t belong in Mass anyway.

perhaps because I was really broke and they fed me. (Laughter.) Perhaps because I witnessed all of the good works their faith inspired them to perform, I found myself drawn not just to the work with the church; I was drawn to be in the church. It was through this service that I was brought to Christ.

Can you say hermeneutic of horizontality? It’s good that he was drawn to conversion (even though I call bs on that too), that welcoming kind of to mean is like a faux conversion. You convert because it is the Truth ;)…though there’s more to my last statement than what I have time to say here.

And at the time, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin was the Archbishop of Chicago. (Applause.) For those of you too young to have known him or known of him, he was a kind and good and wise man. A saintly man. I can still remember him speaking at one of the first organizing meetings I attended on the South Side. He stood as both a lighthouse and a crossroads — unafraid to speak his mind on moral issues ranging from poverty and AIDS and abortion to the death penalty and nuclear war. And yet, he was congenial and gentle in his persuasion, always trying to bring people together, always trying to find common ground. Just before he died, a reporter asked Cardinal Bernardin about this approach to his ministry. And he said, “You can’t really get on with preaching the Gospel until you’ve touched hearts and minds.”
My heart and mind were touched by him. They were touched by the words and deeds of the men and women I worked alongside in parishes across Chicago. And I’d like to think that we touched the hearts and minds of the neighborhood families whose lives we helped change. For this, I believe, is our highest calling.

wtf? Cardinal Bernadin Canonized? Anyone who has their funeral offered by Cardinal Mahony……He as mentioned was the guy who invented the seamless garment approach (hidden way to organize leftist agenda in the objective Truth). The problem is that there’s hierarchy to Truth, to issues that we must solve, to anything that we apporach in life really. Life comes first because without it you don’t have any of the other issues, nuclear war, poverty, etc. Then comes the definition of Marriage which holds society together, after that comes the education rights of parents, which form the basis from which the rest of the issues can be solved.

Now, you, Class of 2009, are about to enter the next phase of your life at a time of great uncertainty. You’ll be called to help restore a free market that’s also fair to all who are willing to work. You’ll be called to seek new sources of energy that can save our planet; to give future generations the same chance that you had to receive an extraordinary education.

To those that use potential to the fullest, they will be rewarded for such. It’s the very reason (i try) not to get jealous of those that have much, I should not be mad because they were able to use the graces that God gave them. It’s not about being “fair” but about the use of our talents to the best of our abilities. Another thing while I’m at it, we don’t need to save our planet at the expense of human lives.
And whether as a person drawn to public service, or simply someone who insists on being an active citizen, you will be exposed to more opinions and ideas broadcast through more means of communication than ever existed before. You’ll hear talking heads scream on cable, and you’ll read blogs that claim definitive knowledge, and you will watch politicians pretend they know what they’re talking about.
I don’t claim absolute knowledge at this blog. :), though I am the absolute authority at this blog. 🙂 It’s mine until the government shuts me down.

(Laughter.) Occasionally, you may have the great fortune of actually seeing important issues debated by people who do know what they’re talking about — by well-intentioned people with brilliant minds and mastery of the facts. In fact, I suspect that some of you will be among those brightest stars.
And in this world of competing claims about what is right and what is true, have confidence in the values with which you’ve been raised and educated. Be unafraid to speak your mind when those values are at stake. Hold firm to your faith and allow it to guide you on your journey. In other words, stand as a lighthouse.
Stand as a lighthouse, and then get sent to jail for dissenting from Zero. See you at gitmo ;). What irony, he says to bring Faith into the public square, but he’s doing everything to destroy such people in Congress.
But remember, too, that you can be a crossroads. Remember, too, that the ultimate irony of faith is that it necessarily admits doubt. It’s the belief in things not seen. It’s beyond our capacity as human beings to know with certainty what God has planned for us or what He asks of us. And those of us who believe must trust that His wisdom is greater than our own.
And this doubt should not push us away our faith. But it should humble us. It should temper our passions, cause us to be wary of too much self-righteousness. It should compel us to remain open and curious and eager to continue the spiritual and moral debate that began for so many of you within the walls of Notre Dame. And within our vast democracy,

The US is NOT a democracy, it’s a republic…

this doubt should remind us even as we cling to our faith to persuade through reason, through an appeal whenever we can to universal rather than parochial principles, and most of all through an abiding example of good works and charity and kindness and service that moves hearts and minds.

For if there is one law that we can be most certain of, it is the law that binds people of all faiths and no faith together. It’s no coincidence that it exists in Christianity and Judaism; in Islam and Hinduism; in Buddhism and humanism. It is, of course, the Golden Rule — the call to treat one another as we wish to be treated. The call to love. The call to serve. To do what we can to make a difference in the lives of those with whom we share the same brief moment on this Earth.

So many of you at Notre Dame — by the last count, upwards of 80 percent — have lived this law of love through the service you’ve performed at schools and hospitals; international relief agencies and local charities. Brennan is just one example of what your class has accomplished. That’s incredibly impressive, a powerful testament to this institution. (Applause.)
Now you must carry the tradition forward. Make it a way of life. Because when you serve, it doesn’t just improve your community, it makes you a part of your community. It breaks down walls. It fosters cooperation. And when that happens — when people set aside their differences, even for a moment, to work in common effort toward a common goal; when they struggle together, and sacrifice together, and learn from one another — then all things are possible.
After all, I stand here today, as President and as an African American, on the 55th anniversary of the day that the Supreme Court handed down the decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Now, Brown was of course the first major step in dismantling the “separate but equal” doctrine, but it would take a number of years and a nationwide movement to fully realize the dream of civil rights for all of God’s children.

This was for the public sector, in the private sector things were vastly different, especially in the Catholic Church and schools ran by Church.
There were freedom rides and lunch counters and Billy clubs, and there was also a Civil Rights Commission appointed by President Eisenhower. It was the 12 resolutions recommended by this commission that would ultimately become law in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
There were six members of this commission. It included five whites and one African American; Democrats and Republicans; two Southern governors, the dean of a Southern law school, a Midwestern university president, and your own Father Ted Hesburgh, President of Notre Dame. (Applause.) So they worked for two years, and at times, President Eisenhower had to intervene personally since no hotel or restaurant in the South would serve the black and white members of the commission together. And finally, when they reached an impasse in Louisiana, Father Ted flew them all to Notre Dame’s retreat in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin — (applause) — where they eventually overcame their differences and hammered out a final deal.
And years later, President Eisenhower asked Father Ted how on Earth he was able to broker an agreement between men of such different backgrounds and beliefs. And Father Ted simply said that during their first dinner in Wisconsin, they discovered they were all fishermen. (Laughter.) And so he quickly readied a boat for a twilight trip out on the lake. They fished, and they talked, and they changed the course of history.
I will not pretend that the challenges we face will be easy, or that the answers will come quickly, or that all our differences and divisions will fade happily away — because life is not that simple. It never has been.
But as you leave here today, remember the lessons of Cardinal Bernardin, of Father Hesburgh, of movements for change both large and small. Remember that each of us, endowed with the dignity possessed by all children of God,

except for the ones you want killed via abortion right?
has the grace to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we all seek the same love of family, the same fulfillment of a life well lived. Remember that in the end, in some way we are all fishermen.
If nothing else, that knowledge should give us faith that through our collective labor, and God’s providence, and our willingness to shoulder each other’s burdens, America will continue on its precious journey towards that more perfect union. Congratulations, Class of 2009. May God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America

Sorry for waiting till the end to put in my last commentary…

But notice, fairness is mentioned again, can you say Communism?

The lack of substance in the speech isn’t surprising. Obama is about power, and not doing anything to screw that up. So this speech was predicatable. The earthquake that happened in Ca, God getting angry? I don’t rule it out.

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