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Michael, my friend, Ronald Reagan doubled the size of the federal deficit during his years in office. And the size of the government got huge under his presidency. That being said, he does seem sane compared to today's crop of Republicans.
One thing I'll say for him is that at least he had the good sense to see that the deficit was getting out of control and raised the same taxes that Walter Mondale promised to raise (which cost Mondale the election).
God help your country if any of the Tea Baggers ever take the White House.
I'm so sorry to hear Catholics stating such rubbish. Ronald Reagan tried desperately to cut federal spending and the growth of Govt. But all spending bills originate in the House, and congress spent $1.78 for every dollar of new renue Reagan raised. Reagan shut down the govt a few times and did all that he could, but the democrats in congress forced the massive growth in spending. Just like Newt Gingritch balanced the budget against the severe opposition of Bill Clinton. The constitution put the power of the purse in the hands oof congesss; not the president. IF John Boener had a backbone, we could have a balanced budget. But Boener is but a moderate Democrat in the wrong party
Can we move forward and try to see the good in every person we meet.
While seeing the good (the truth, Jesus Christ) in every person (where possible) is admirable, it's not about your opinion or mine or his or hers. There might be a thousand people with opinions on this thread. But we are Christians and we aspire to HIS opinion. He is holy and surely is "the way, the truth, the life". Life, not death. This pro abortion president has a very definite agenda and it is opposed to life. There are plenty of web sites with depictions of abortion. Watch the procedure. It's murder. Euthanasia is murder. Embryonic stem cell research and invitro fertilization involve the destruction of human life; we call this killing. There is no dispute about these facts. Our church has helped us to understand these facts. This administration has advanced the culture of death, like no other.
God bless you all.
The US Bishops need to tend to the Virgin Mary's very simple request* without further delay.
*11-15-1956 - "Our Lady then asked me (Sr. Mary Ephrem) to draw a picture of her first appearance. She also requested a statue made according to this likeness and placed, after being solemnly carried in procession, in the Shrine of The Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. She wishes to be honored there in a special way as Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin."
For those interested in nudging our Bishops to fulfill Our Lady's request, write a short letter encouraging them to do so without further delays. Here's a link to the US Bishops' addresses. At a minimum, everyone should write his/her own bishop. (Keep copies.)
Most important are Our Lady's messages to us, and what we as individuals do in response. She wants each of to prepare a place for God in our hearts. I truly believe if we do this, all else will follow. Thank you for your support of this Mary.
I do think a signed letter sent via regular mail has more weight than e-mail. If folks can do both regular mail and e-mail, though, so much the better.