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Archive for March 29th, 2009

Country music legend Steve Vaus rewrites the hit song “We Must Take America Back” for the current crisis.

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2009

AWESOME!

The original version of “We Must Take America Back” was made as a response to the decay of the inner city.

To get this song and other Steve Vaus product and information, go to his web site: http://www.stevevaus.com/

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Obama negotiating treaty in secret to allow searching of all computers and digital media without a search warrant.

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2009

Via Russia Today.

(Hat Tip Project World Awareness)

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Government Gone Wild, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

About that Obama visit to Notre Dame… UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2009

People have been asking the editor of this weblog (me) what my thoughts on this controversy are.

While the decision to invite Obama to speak at Notre Dame did not show a great degree of wisdom, now that the invitation has been offered I oppose withdrawing it because it would smack of censorship. The answer to bad speech, lies or what you oppose on moral grounds is more speech, not less.

For those who are not aware Catholics have two big problems with President Obama.

The first is that Obama’s voting record shows him to be a militant pro-abortionist and by this I do not mean pro-choice. The vast majority of people who sympathize with the pro-choice point of view would find President Obama’s voting record on abortion to be nothing short of revolting. Obama voted to protect infanticide, that is to protect doctors who killed a baby if it was born alive after a botched abortion. I am not certain if it is possible to get any more extreme. Obama has taken positions that are so pro-abortion that Obama supported parts of legislation that the National Abortion Rights League found too nauseating to stomach. These are facts that cannot be honestly denied.

The second reason is also pretty straight forward. President Obama has broken more campaign promises in the shortest amount of time than any president I am aware of. It is most reasonable to say that Obama tricked the electorate to get into office and his rapidly dropping approval index demonstrates this simple fact.

This writer is very much opposed to universities when they break their own rules and as our friends at News Busters have pointed out; inviting Obama to Notre Dame to speak and giving him an honorary degree clearly conflicts with the policy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which provides:

The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.

It is clear that officials at Notre Dame have violated the rules and likely willfully so. With that said, while I oppose uninviting the President, I oppose honoring him with an honorary degree. Catholic officials should punish those administrators at Notre Dame for violating the rules in what ever manner they deem appropriate. Does anyone believe that violating clearly established rules should not go unpunished, especially at a Catholic university that holds personal responsibility in high regard?

There are many Catholic students who no doubt feel that their special graduation moment has been ruined. In my view the gross insensitivity displayed toward these students by the Notre Dame administration is offensive and unwarranted. This is not about Obama so much as it is about the administration and that is where the focus should be.

Chuck Norton

 

UPDATE - Of course, leftist professors at Notre Dame are trying to justify the decision to give Obama an honorary degree in violation of well established rules. Our friend RW Sparklewho blogs at the Houston Chronicle showed just how vacuous these faculty members are: 

The academia of Notre Dame are sending out e-mails on how to handle the outraged Catholics that are protesting Pres. Obama speaking at their commencement this year.

I was struck by this sentence in the e-mail:

“Rather, the invitation recognizes the president for his historic election, for his concern for the poor, for his efforts to improve educational standards, his respect for the role of faith and religious institutions, and for his commitment to ending war. These issues are dear to the heart of Notre Dame and all Catholics.”

Let’s take these one by one. Concern for the poor? Records show that Obama gave less than 1% of his income from 2001-2006 to the poor. Real concern there. Improving educational standards? Is that why he is abandoning school choice for Washington D.C. kids? His respect of the role of faith? Rev. Wright. Need I say more? But I will say more. When he reduces tax deductions for charitable contributions, who will suffer the most? The Churches that help the poor of course. His commitment to ending the war? He has announced he will not speed up the process of bringing troops home from Iraq, saying the work isn’t done. He is sending 17,000 troops to Afghanistan next month.

Yeah, I can see how these issues override his pro-abortion stances.

Geeze.

Posted in Campus Freedom, Indoctrination & Censorship, Chuck Norton | 1 Comment »

‘Rhonda’ on Obama’s Mandatory Volunteerism

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2009

Special thanks to Pat Dollard for the video link! If you don’t know Pat, he made a famous documentary on the Iraq War which is a must see. Film making and blogging to come together very well and Pat Dollard is a pioneer in combining old media with new. Pat’s web site was one of the first to make our blogroll on the right hand side of the page.  

Be sure to watch ‘Rhonda’ in action. She is smart, on point, totally adorable, has a first rate singing voice and has an important message everyone should see.

For more on Obama’s “mandatory volunteerism” program. Our friends at Fact-real have the legislative details.

The constitution forbids involuntary servitude outside of military service.

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