Monday, May 18, 2009

Commencement Week in the New America

Yesterday Pres. Obama gave his commencement address at Notre Dame U., where thousands of Roman Catholics interrupted him with roaring applause and multiple standing ovations. This for a man who, as recently as 2001, was a powerful supporter, not merely of abortion, but of infanticide as well.

Meanwhile, Cong. Ron Paul spoke to 14 graduating home-schooled teenagers in a Baptist church in Brazosport Texas.

Among his comments:
It’s very important we encourage home-schooling and make sure it’s always legal, and our governments never decide they know best. Too often, our government would like to be the parent. Home-schoolers know exactly who’s responsible for education, and that’s the parent.
He also said this:
Have a sense of values. That comes from family. That comes from church. That comes from community. Life is precious. Life and liberty are a gift of God. If we do not put the effort in to protect those liberties, we can lose them. The Constitution and our government are to protect our liberties. Ultimately, you will have to invest some time protecting liberty.
This was expected to be a quiet, obscure event, but so many people showed up there was standing room only.

After the speeches, there was a slide show with pictures of each of the students and sometimes-tearful testimonials from friends and relatives.

It sounds like those kids are getting a great start in life. To be honest, though, most likely so are the youngsters at Notre Dame. The ability to applaud, with sincere enthusiasm, the wielder of power, even when he or she is someone whom by your principles you should despise, may soon be a cardinal virtue, indispensable for life in the New America.

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