Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis

The new Pope, Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, is known as a humble man, who works behind the scenes for those in need. He visits slums, and shunned the fancy trappings of power that could be his as the top Buenos Aires cardinal. He has spoken out against liberal policies implemented by Argentine President Kirchner, to include gay marriage, abortion, and free contraception. However, he considers outreach the main work of the church, and his words here illustrate this belief:
“In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of marriage,” Bergoglio told his priests. “These are today’s hypocrites. Those who clericalize the Church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation. And this poor girl who, rather than returning the child to sender, had the courage to carry it into the world, must wander from parish to parish so that it’s baptized!”
Read more about Pope Francis here.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Opt out of Common Core

More info at Michelle Malkin:
Courtesy of Truth in American Education, you can now exercise your parental rights to protect your children from the nationalized Common Core racket. Download, print, Facebook, tweet, and share the opt-out form. The revolt is growing. Make your voice and your choice heard.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

War in the House

Conservative Congressmen are bucking Boehner's government funding bill because he and his team have refused to hear an amendment to defund Obamacare. The defection is shaking up the House, but I don't think this move by the Establishment will be very popular:
Instead, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.

Emerging Republican Leader: Rand Paul?

“The filibuster is the single largest leap I can recall from one act,” said Dave Carney, a New Hampshire-based GOP strategist who served as a senior adviser for Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential bid. “The old guard’s gratuitous and meaningless tantrum attack the next day further solidified his sole position as leader of the new right.”