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Saint Thomas More was martyred during the Protestant Reformation for standing firm in the Faith and not recognizing the King of England as the Supreme Head of the Church.
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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Tom-919560 said: Wow! This post heading can go in so many different directions: socialism, Middle East policy, the F...
(Quote) Tom-919560 said:

Wow! This post heading can go in so many different directions: socialism, Middle East policy, the First Amendment....

I've been on too many blogs (Yahoo!) where all I did was debate atheists, gay rights advocates, defenders of the "Wall of Separation," ad infinitum. The world is rapidly changing, and as one of you pointed out with the Franklin quote, the masses don't really know much about good governance, but only what's in their best interests. Of course, the Founders expected this: you'll find numerous quotations which spell out the dangers of democracy. Hence, they founded a democratic republic. Like some of you here, I was getting a little fed up with all the national polarity: Fox v.s. MSNBC; liberals v.s. conservatives; gays v.s. straights; etc. But, along came Peter Kreeft who wrote that "We are at War." www.integratedcatholiclife.org.

But, who is our enemy?

Not Protestants, not liberals, not Jews, Muslims, or anti-Catholic bigots who want to destroy us.

Who is our enemy?

Satan!

Finally, someone came along and reminded us of this. He concludes by reminding us that Pope Leo XIII was so terrified by the havoc Satan would wreak on the Twentieth Century that he composed the "Prayer to St. Michael, The Archangel", which was routinely recited at the end of Mass until after Vat. II.

God isn't dead, but the game is over--we know the outcome: God wins! We're just the third string, mopping up.

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Thanks, Tom, for your well-written, meaningful message.

We'd like to pause to welcome you to the CM forums -- a good place to share wisdom, knowledge, and experiences. It's also a good place to meet some of CM's finest. You'll find the forums to be very informative and supportive. We hope you will be a frequent visitor.

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Nov 24th 2012 new

Thank you, Ray. I take it you are a forum veteran and know the participants.

I just intruded on an all-ladies forum, now they're after me to chat. Ha Ha. Being playful is so much fun.

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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Michael-556947 said: This will be t...
(Quote) Michael-556947 said:

This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.

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You know that Ben Franklin had slaves... right?

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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Peter-449116 said: Yes Michael, people made a stupid choice on November 6,
(Quote) Peter-449116 said:

Yes Michael, people made a stupid choice on November 6,

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Hey now! You're saying I made a stupid choice? Had Romney won, my career would have been greatly affected. His stance on public education would have greatly limited the rights of teachers. irked Not happy. Where's the moderator?

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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Brenda-731971 said: You know that Ben Franklin had slaves... right?
(Quote) Brenda-731971 said:

You know that Ben Franklin had slaves... right?

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Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had slaves.

Franklin had no need for slaves. He was a printer in Philidelphia, PA a non-slave state.

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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Paul-866591 said: Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had slaves. Franklin had no need for slaves...
(Quote) Paul-866591 said:

Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had slaves.

Franklin had no need for slaves. He was a printer in Philidelphia, PA a non-slave state.

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Yes, he did.

via PBS www.pbs.org

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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Brenda-731971 said: Hey now! You're saying I made a stupid choice? Had Romney won, my career would have...
(Quote) Brenda-731971 said:

Hey now! You're saying I made a stupid choice? Had Romney won, my career would have been greatly affected. His stance on public education would have greatly limited the rights of teachers. Not happy. Where's the moderator?

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My apologies Brenda, a poor choice of words on my part. Opinion should not be insulting, but we can learn from the opinions of others. I like to surround myself with people with diverse opinions. We become more informed that way, and I have learned much. As I have posted here before, there is a silver lining in the reelection of the President: American soldiers have a smaller chance of dying in another unnecessary war.

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Nov 24th 2012 new

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Nov 24th 2012 new
Thanks Tom. I appreciate that. Hope folks find the value in it that I do.
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Nov 24th 2012 new

(Quote) Brenda-731971 said: Hey now! You're saying I made a stupid choice? Had Romney won, my career would have...
(Quote) Brenda-731971 said:

Hey now! You're saying I made a stupid choice? Had Romney won, my career would have been greatly affected. His stance on public education would have greatly limited the rights of teachers. Not happy. Where's the moderator?

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Hi Brenda, Can you please elaborate more on why Romney would have "greatly limited the rights of teachers"? Please provide some documentation as well. I did not get this impression from the debates, and didn't read anything from NEA. Thanks.

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