See the list of 55 outrageous, unconstitutional questions asked by Obama and his IRS Agents

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Although it should be concerned with finances, the IRS asked the Richmond Tea Party for a list of names for all of its volunteers, according to the Daily Mail. The IRS has no business with this information and should not be asking for it.

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The Pope Is Not A Tea-Partier: This Catholic’s Response to The Democrats’ Stance

by Sharon Fane

I should think he (the Pope) is not a Tea-partier because he is supposed to be politically neutral, even though I am given to know, he met privately with Nancy Pelosi.

Why do Catholic Democrats bandy about their Catholicism as positioning itself in opposition to pro-life? Pro-life is Catholic universally, and undisputedly. Democrat is not synonymous with Universal Catholicism. The two are separate and should be treated separately in public discourse, just as the GOP and Catholicism are separate and should be treated separtely in public discourse.

In reference to your quote “But Republicans, and most Catholics among them, opposed health care reform because of its expansion of government regulation, a position that put them at odds with the Catholic bishops of the United States, with Catholic teaching, and with the pope,” it is a little over-simplified and inaccurate, since historically speaking (at least since “Roe,”) most Bishops and leaders of the Church are conservative and would favor laws and law-makers who support the teachings of the Church, especially with regard to issues of “The Sanctity of Life.”

And, yes, the health care reform package as it stands, contradicts the Church’s teachings on the Sanctity of Life and that is the majority response of those in leadership within the Catholic Church and within most Protestant churches as well.

Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. I agree wholeheartedly that this country is grossly in need of healthcare reform but not the package being presented. It’s a little nuts to say that we are either for or against. Everyone wants good healthcare but we do not want to be taxed to pay for federal funding of abortion, and we do not want to become “The Official” church of communism.

The more regulatory interference private citizens suffer (Catholic or not) the more we risk the sacrifice of civil liberties. The Tea-partiers are fighting this. It is a necessary battle.

When private citizens have to pay for publicly funded abortions, our civil liberties are being damaged, and this leads me to ask: “What’s next?”

Pro-Life Catholics blamed for Republican loss in New York

Mike Long, chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, praises Corwin as “the second-most conservative legislator in Albany” — with ratings as high as 84% — but abortion was a problem for her.

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Govt. spending battle a lot like Shakespeare: A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

What looked like bickering over how much money to cut from the budget for a fiscal year that’s now more than half over was, in fact, an ideological confrontation between the Republicans on one side and the White House and its congressional allies on the other.

The ultimate price of avoiding a government shutdown was $38.5 billion in additional federal spending cuts. That’s $38.5 billion, understand, instead of the $33 billion that the White House earlier was pressured into accepting after initially wanting to cut much less. That’s $38.5 billion out of an annual federal budget that’s about 100 times that much.

The clash over that final $5.5 billion was a sideshow, compared to the coming showdown over raising the nation’s debt ceiling and resolving next year’s budget . The Democrats managed to spare, for now, the Head Start program, the Environmental Protection Agency and women’s health care. The Republicans, for all their zeal to cut the size of government, prevailed in actually increasing defense spending.

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Ever heard the last verse of the Star Spangled Banner?

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The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Submitted by Robert K.

Pat Buchanan: Look at how far we have traveled.

We seem no longer able to balance our budgets, win our wars or secure our borders. Compared to what our culture was, it is a running sewer today. Working-class wages and middle-class incomes seem to have been stagnant for decades. Factories and jobs continue to hemorrhage to Asia. Company towns become ghost towns. Made in China has replaced Made in America. And as one drives through cities and suburbs, one encounters vast concentrations of people who speak some language other than our own.

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Victoria Jackson: “There’s A Communist Living in the White House!!”

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