I have never understood the preoccupation by some with the health of Hillary Clinton. Time would be better spent pointing out her obvious character flaws, her unsuitability for public office and her willingness to exploit political power for personal gain. That said, recent developments have caused us to take a closer look at the man she selected to be her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine.
Like many, I considered him to be somewhat moderate. After all, when he campaigned for governor of Virginia, he ran as a committed Catholic, gun-owning, tax-adverse Democrat. However, his record in government is quite the opposite. By far, the most troubling aspect of his resume is the time he spent in Honduras in the early 80’s between college and law school. It was there that he was taught by a group of Jesuits who broke with the Vatican over the issue of liberation theology — the unholy marriage between Marxist revolutionaries and the church. Read the rest of this entry »
Here in this country we spend over a trillion dollars a year on poverty programs. Over 45 million people in the United States are classified as “poor.” However, most of our citizens have never seen real poverty or know what it is. My eyes were opened when I visited Haiti in 1968, and again in 1985, when I visited India, the country adopted by Mother Teresa.
Unlike Mother Teresa, I did not go to India willingly. I struggled with the Lord for weeks before I agreed to make that journey in order to help Siloam International, now Childcare Worldwide, with a fundraising film. That was a life-changing event for me.
Three years later I had an opportunity to meet Mother Teresa and pray with her. The woman, who was canonized by the Catholic Church Sunday, went to St. Louis, Missouri, to speak to the annual conference of the Presbyterian Church USA about its pro-abortion stance. She was invited by Presbyterians Pro-Life, a small group of reformers seeking to bring the denomination back to its biblical roots.
PPL is a dedicated group. It didn’t have any money but she came anyway because, in her words, “As to my calling I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus.”
To her critics who say she was only interested in making converts to the Catholic Church, I say nonsense! I and the members of PPL know better.
We didn’t know how many of those powerful church leaders who represented three million parishioners would come to this event. It was not an official part of the General Assembly and the turnout for PPL events was usually very small. After that prayer session we headed down to the meeting at the Sheraton Hotel and, to our surprise, the place was packed.
That little nun, in a tattered sweater, gave it to them straight and caused many to squirm in their seats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbOw7tJeUCM
“Abortion has become the greatest destroyer of love. Millions of little children are being killed…That little unborn child in the womb of the mother is somebody special to the Lord, who died on the cross to save that child…Jesus came to give us the good news that God loves us and that we are to love one another…How will we face God if we have not received that little child.”
Mother Teresa was never afraid to speak the truth to the powerful: church leaders, kings or presidents. In 1994, she gave a similar message to the National Prayer Breakfast, with a stunned President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton sitting at the head table. https://www.c-span.org/video/?54274-1/national-prayer-breakfast
The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself…Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
After that speech, Mother Teresa received a standing ovation that lasted a good five minutes. The first couple sat glued to their seats, stone-faced. Did Mother Teresa make that speech to embarrass the Clintons?
No. Aborting one’s child does not bring peace but pain, as the mother either comes to a point where she can acknowledge this sin and find forgiveness or she must work for a lifetime to suppress this memory.
A year later, Hillary Clinton, in an effort to erase this embarrassment and find common ground with Mother Teresa, opened an adoption home for babies in her name in Washington, D.C. Clinton is found of telling this story. She cited it in her book Living History.
Funny thing, Emily Belz, a reporter for World Magazine, did an investigation and discovered the home closed within a few years. It seems the nuns who ran it weren’t allowed to care for the babies on site without medical personnel.
Surely, a woman with the clout of Hillary Clinton could have cut through the red tape or provided the funds or medical personnel necessary! Apparently not. What about the vast resources of the Clinton Foundation?
Clearly, it was a publicity stunt by Clinton, who has been a tool of the radical abortion extremists and the industry that makes millions each year from these killings, nothing more.
Mother Teresa showed us how to live. Hillary Clinton shows us how to lie, obfuscate and, yes, play those who confront her with whom she disagrees.
I was having brunch with some new, very accomplished, female friends when the subject of the presidential race came up. One of these friends announced that she was a Democrat because she believes in equality.
Women now control 51 percent of all wealth in the U.S. They hold 52 percent of management and professional positions. They earn more degrees of higher learning and own 30 percent of all private businesses. Still, one of the key myths promoted every election cycle is the wag gap. It’s the political unicorn used to persuade millions of women that they are victims of inequality and they need Democrats like Hillary Clinton to save them. Like the legendary horse from classical antiquity, it doesn’t exist. Read the rest of this entry »
Democrats are counting on the votes of women to put them over the top in the 2016 election, not simply in the presidential race, but in the House and Senate races as well. Polls show that the gender gap is larger this year, with many more women preferring Democrat candidates than men. In the last 36 years, that gap has averaged about 8 percent, but this year experts predict that it could double.
Is it simply the fact that a woman is at the top of the ticket for the first time in the history of either party? Most women are not that easily swayed. It is the fact that, up until now, the debate over who should be president has centered on the personalities involved, not on the issues that affect our everyday lives.
In the primary, we saw a successful businessman who relied on his bravado when he did not have a solid grasp of these issues, even the ones he strongly favored. Recently, the more thoughtful Donald Trump — to his credit — has walked back many of his initial statements, as well he should.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton doubled down on the lies surrounding her emails, Benghazi and the all too obvious pay-for-play connection between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation — the dubious charity that served as a slush fund to keep her family and former staffers living lives of luxury between political appointments.
Still, that gender gap exists and may be difficult to overcome for the following reasons: Read the rest of this entry »
Hillary Clinton served up a tired old economic plan like last week’s old lunch. It contained everything Obama tried eight years ago that stifled the economic recovery that began after the financial crisis was ended by George W. Bush. These policies resulted in a pathetic average growth rate of around 1 1/2 percent.
During the Obama years the number of Americans below the poverty line increased 3.5 percent. The number of Americans on Food Stamps increased 39.5 percent and median household income decreased 2.3 percent and a real unemployment rate of 10.1 percent. Meanwhile, the national debt has doubled from roughly $10 to $20 trillion leaving us the most indebted country in the world.
The first thing Hillary retrieved from her dumpster dive was a massive new government jobs program: “We will put Americans to work building and modernizing our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our railways, our ports, our airports.” Wasn’t that what Obama promised with the $750 billion he fleeced out of we the taxpayers for “shovel-ready jobs”? Read the rest of this entry »