I DON’T know whether Adolf Hitler was ever invited to be commencement speaker at a German Catholic university, or given an honorary degree, using the occasion to call for “dialogue” on the contentious issue of exterminating the Jewish “Untermenschen”, but if the moral decay among Catholics in his country was as far advanced during his time as it is in America today, there would have been no obstacle to such an occurrence, and we could assume that he would have received the same rapturous welcome given to Barack Obama by the nominally Catholic Notre Dame University as he sought to deceive his audience that his unswerving commitment to the brutal slaughter of unborn babies was open to dialogue and compromise; that his position is somewhere in the middle, guided by a willingness to find common ground which cannot logically exist.
Just as Hitler was a brilliant orator (who didn’t need a teleprompter), and was seen by many as the man for the times, so too has Obama persuaded a large percentage of Catholics that his oratory and persona are more important than the brutal policies he represents.
Abortion, for too many Catholics, is just one of many issues, and must take its place alongside, or rather, behind all the other issues of the day: out of sight, out of mind.
Obama’s position is in fact at the furthest extreme of the pro-abortion movement, and the possibility of compromise with something so objectively evil as the position he takes is out of the question.
His expressed desire to reduce the number of abortions is hollow and meaningless when there is no situation whatever in which he would act to save the life of a single unborn baby, nor even a baby who survives a botched abortion and struggles for survival.
In reality, Obama’s address should simply be seen as an early shot in his re-election campaign, a cynical attempt to be all things to all people, to convince Catholic voters that he is a man of humanity, reason and compromise who really shares their values.
His voting record before taking office, and his actions since demonstrate that he is nothing of the kind.
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