What was it that Barack Obama was doing at Notre Dame? Was he there for a commence speech? Not according to the news media. According to the news media Obama was facing the difficult topic of abortion head on. (see story)
You see Liberals have discovered the science of transforming lead into gold. Give them your bolts of gold thread and they will weave you an invisible tapestry of whole cloth. It seems that Liberals make a lot of things out of whole cloth these days.
Homosexual marriage, the CIA lied and abortion all made out of whole cloth. The fact that these things are even a debate speaks to the nonsensical state in which we find our culture. A culture where a former religious Catholic College can come out to the world as a flaming Liberal College by inviting the most Liberal President in the history of the United States to speech at its 2009 commencement.
And then to further prove that they are down with the popular culture Notre Dame conferred an honorary degree on Obama like it had no more value than a tattoo. However like a tattoo Notre Dame and Barack Hussein Obama will be etched on each others lives forever.
What that means is these two names are now inextricably linked so if one or the other falters the other will be apart of that event. For example when Mr. Obama is found to be constitutionally ineligible to be president of the United States of America Notre Dame will be remembered as the Liberal College that conferred an honorary degree on him. Isn’t that special!
But I digress. Obama was at Notre Dame because he takes great pleasure at thumbing his nose at traditional values and Christianity (need I remind you of the National Day of Prayer?). It is Obama’s mantra that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. It is also Obama’s goal to fundamentally change the constitutional traditions of America he has said as much.
Therefore, Obama was at Notre Dame to help the University usher in a change for the University. A change from a religious University to one of a Secular Liberal University much in the same way that he sees the transformation of America from a religious society to that of a secular Liberal one. Notre Dame has been on this road for some time now. Inviting Obama was Notre Dame’s coming out of the closet they are no longer a religious institution Notre Dame is Secular Liberal College.
The University created no small controversy with its choice of Obama there were many arrest before the commencement as well as this protest during Obama’s speech. (see video)
The center of controversy is Mr. Obama’s support for abortion and the destruction of embryos for stem cell research two issues that are diametrically opposed to traditional Christianity. Following is 3mins of Mr. Obama’s speech where he attempts to create out of whole cloth a moral parity between people who are for the preservation of life and people who are for abortions. (see 3:40min video)
Following is the transcript of Obama’s Orwellian attempt to use language to change reality. You see with Obama is all about words. He attempts to use them like magical spells. This speech was about Obama superceding religion, superceding Catholicism, superceding tradition and superceding Notre Dame.
This speech was about superceding the arguments against abortion and meeting those challenges head on at Notre Dame. Obama’s intention for going and speaking there was simply to give moral parity to those who value life and those who feel they have the right to destroy it.
…when we open up our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe -- that's when we discover at least the possibility of common ground.Of course this doesn’t apply to Liberals this is a one way invitation for those who are not Liberal to abandon their beliefs to see the good in abortions and abortionist.
That's when we begin to say, "Maybe we won't agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this heart-wrenching decision for any woman is not made casually, it has both moral and spiritual dimensions.This is a Non Sequitur following a true statement. Obviously we don’t agree on killing babies. And Mr. Obama is wrong on one point every year this society gets more and more casual regarding abortion. Regarding his statement that abortion as a heart-wrenching decision, that’s true, but it means nothing if we fail to discuss why having an abortion is heart-wrenching. Abortion is heart-wrenching because it takes a life.
So let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions, let's reduce unintended pregnancies. (Applause.) Let's make adoption more available. (Applause.) Let's provide care and support for women who do carry their children to term. (Applause.) Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women." Those are things we can do. (Applause.)Tucked neatly away in this bouquet of things we can agree with and do is a thorn. When Mr. Obama says …draft a sensible conscience clause what he is actually doing is throwing a bone to pro-lifers while coyly slipping in the fact that he will use science and the law to establish the right to federally funded and back abortions. Oh but he’ll add a sensible conscience clause just in case a woman should happen to disagree with abortion.
Now, understand -- understand, Class of 2009, I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away. Because no matter how much we may want to fudge it -- indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory -- the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable. Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature.See Obama doesn’t want to open his mind and he really doesn’t want to find common ground he doesn’t even think that the debate can or should go away. And pro-lifers don’t want to fudge its only Obama and people who think like him who want to pretend that pro and con abortion arguments are both valid.
Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that has always been the Notre Dame tradition. (Applause.) Father Hesburgh has long spoken of this institution as both a lighthouse and a crossroads. A lighthouse that stands apart, shining with the wisdom of the Catholic tradition, while the crossroads is where differences of culture and religion and conviction can co-exist with friendship, civility, hospitality, and especially love." And I want to join him and Father John in saying how inspired I am by the maturity and responsibility with which this class has approached the debate surrounding today's ceremony. You are an exemplar of what Notre Dame is about. (Applause.)Here Obama blows smoke up the end of Notre Dame because they have invited the very antithesis of what they believe to speak to the graduating class of 2009. Obama knows that his presence there plus the degree that they conferred on him means that Notre Dame has already began to abandon the religious and traditional values that up until now has made the University one of the premiere Catholic Universities in the United States of America.
Obama is this generation’s symbol for secular social change. Notre Dame has embraced secular social change and has deserted its traditional religious Catholic moorings.
Or as those at Notre Dame would say, “We are ND!” Yeah but not Knute Rockne’s Notre Dame, one of tradition, no this is Barack Obama’s Notre Dame one of open minds about abortions and stem cell research.
Nice. Notre Dame has changed from one of the premiere Catholic Universities in the country into a run-of-the-mill secular liberal University. Like we don’t already have enough of them!