It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. -- Thomas Jefferson

Friday, March 23, 2012

Specter says he might vote for Romney -

The following excerpt is from the article Specter says he might vote for Romney By Alexander Bolton on

  • Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) says he might vote for Mitt Romney in November, depending on which version of Romney shows up for the general election.

All I can add is...can you say "Etch-A-Sketch"? Click the link below to read the entire article:

Specter says he might vote for Romney -

Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican' |

The following excerpts are from the article Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican' by Terence P. Jeffrey:

Mitt and Ann Romney "didn't know a single Republican" before Romney decided in late 1993to seek the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts,Mrs. Romney told the Los Angeles Times in a story that was published on Oct. 7, 1994 and that is available nowon the Times' website.

The story was written by Ronald Brownstein, who is now with the National Journal, and was published under the headline: "Kennedy in the Fight of His Life : Is Massachusetts senator obsolete and out of touch, or is he an indispensable resource to his state? Mitt Romney, a businessman, threatens to unseat him after 30 years in Senate."

"When Romney decided to run, Republicans exchanged quizzical looks: 'We didn't know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,' his wife, Ann, says," Brownstein reported.
"As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992 to support Paul E. Tsongas (though he backed George Bush in the general election, he says)," wrote Brownstein."He briefly considered running for the Senate seat as an independent as well, his wife says, before rejecting the idea as impractical.
"Independence and pragmatism remained at the center of his appeal, though," wrote Brownstein."(Even today, he tries to keep his distance from a national Republican Party still held in some suspicion here: He has refused to sign onto the national GOP 'contract' party leaders are pushing in Washington.)
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Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican' |

Media Getting Desperate to Be Rid Of Santorum et al?

The following is a post from just minutes ago from "Tea Party Patriots" on Facebook. My answers are below the post.

We need your feedback! Please comment on the questions below:

I am getting media calls to find out what you think about the Presidential Election. 

Do you think the effort should be to coalesce around 1 candidate? 

Do you think since Gov. Romney is ahead in delegate votes that the others should suspend campaigns? 

Do you think Etch-a-Sketch comment will hurt him? 

How enthusiastic are you about Presidential elections? 

Do you prefer for focus to be on the Senate, House, and state and/or local races rather than Presidential race? 

Thanks! -Jxxxx Bxxx

Steve Smith
1. It is too early to coalesece around one candidate, especially if that candidate is Mitt Romney (Obama-Lite).
2.The delegate count is still too soon to name Romney the heir apparent just yet. When he loses in Louisiana it will be clear that he can not win in the south, which the nominee will need to beat Obama.
3. The Etch - a - Sketch candidate was what many of us knew Romney to be already, the Great Flip-Flopper.
4. I am seldom enthusiastic about the presidential elections, but I am enthusiastic for Santorum to be the nominee.
5. I try to focus on all the major races before state and local races.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Religious Liberty Homily.mp4

On February 5, 2012 Father Sammie Maletta delivered a Homily at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. This Homily addressed how President Obama is threatening our Religious Freedom and declaring war with the Catholic Church. Please take a few moments to listen. No one sums it up quite like Father Maletta. Go to to fight the HHS Mandate.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Articles: The Political Reality Behind the HHS Mandate

The following excerpts are from an article on “American Thinker” by Janice Shaw Crouse, entitled “The Political Reality Behind the HHS Mandate”:

  • The inescapable conclusion? The president is dependent upon continued feminist support for his re-election. He is more than willing to throw religious rights voters "under the bus" to appease the "new American electorate." His policy agenda melds with theirs so he has no inner conflict over the choice; he knows he won't get the vote of the "faithful" anyway. Those coldly political calculations set the stage for the health policy mandates that shred religious liberty.

  • Obama's birth control mandate requiring employers, even religious institutions, to cover birth control for their female employees is another instance where the president relies on the women's abortion rights groups to mask his attack on religious freedom.

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Articles: The Political Reality Behind the HHS Mandate

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Romney Backer Disses Southern Voters

David Frum (contributing editor to Daily Beast/Newsweek, and CNN contributor), a Mitt Romney backer, had a conniption fit (which is far worse than a hissy fit) over Rick Santorum's victories in Mississippi and Alabama. Apparently from his tweets on twitter, Mr. Frum doesn't think very highly of southern voters who are evangelicals and live in rural areas. In fact, Mr. Frum doesn't seem to think too highly of rural voters at all.

Below are a few of his tweets from twitter which he sent out after Rick Santorum had been declared the winner in both Mississippi and Alabama:

davidfrum ‏
Good news for Santorum. If he is the GOP nominee, Republicans will win a lot of counties. Bad news: not many votes.
davidfrum ‏
RT @xxxxxx l'd say more that he's candidate of rural everywhere. Look at Ohio, Iowa
davidfrum ‏
Bottom line: Santorum is candidate not of South, but of rural South. Think what that means in a general election
davidfrum ‏
Same pattern in Alabama. Romney wins Montgomery & Birmingham.
davidfrum ‏
If Santo cannot win Jackson, MS, he cannot win Raleigh-Durham.
davidfrum ‏
What today's results tell me: If Santo is nominee, Obama wins North Carolina.
davidfrum ‏
Question for Republican primary voters: do you think rural Mississippi looks like America?

So apparently in Mr. Frum's view, evangelical, southern, rural voters don't have enough common sense to know what's good for us. He also says that rural Mississippi, and I would guess rural anywhere else doesn't “look like America”, which is atypical thinking of those who live in the Washington, D.C. Beltway, as Mr. Frum does. It also seems to be the thinking of main stream media types in the larger metropolitan areas as well. They think that the metro areas are America and that the rest of us are “fringe Americans” who really don't count.

I would like to tell Mr. Frum, that many southerners were insulted and felt they were being mocked by Mitt Romney's dissing of our speech with his “y'all” and his pretending to love cheese grits. We may love our cheese grits but we don't like cheesy politicians who flip-flop like a fish stranded on a river bank.

We see Mitt Romney for what he is, Mr. Frum. And that is the 2012 version of John McCain. The only difference being that Mitt Romney has better hair, a better wardrobe, and more money. Although he might possibly be better at flip-flopping than McCain was.

So we will vote for who we think the best man is for us, and for the United States of America. For me, that man Mr. Frum is Rick Santorum. And remember this...if Mitt Romney can't win the south now he can not win it in November either.

And if you, and your other Romney backers in the media don't like it...that's just too bad!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of Christians ordered to leave Sudan : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Hundreds of thousands of Christians ordered to leave Sudan : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

NYT Poll: Majority of Americans Say Employers Should Be Able to Opt Out of Contraception Mandate |

The following excerpts are from the CNS News article: “NYT Poll: Majority of Americans Say Employers Should Be Able to Opt Out of Contraception Mandate”. The emphases are mine:

A significant majority – 57 percent -- of Americans believe religiously-affiliated employers such as universities or hospitals should be able to opt out of the Obama administration’s mandate to cover the cost of contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization for female employees, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday.

Fifty-one percent believe all employers should be able to opt out.

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NYT Poll: Majority of Americans Say Employers Should Be Able to Opt Out of Contraception Mandate |