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March 26, 2009

Here's How Margaret Sanger Became a "Crusader" For Birth Control

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was the Mother of all murderers, the foundress of Planned Parenthood, and an indefatigable proponent of racist eugenics policies that sought to use contraception, sterilization, and abortion as the means of depopulating those non-white ethnic groups she deemed to be "human weeds." She has the blood of millions of unborn victims of abortion on her hands. May God have mercy on her soul.

Chances are, you've heard about this wretched woman any number of times before, but most likely, you've never heard her explain, as she does in this vintage 1957 television interview with Mike Wallace, why she did what she did and how she became, as Wallace inaptly termed it, a "crusader" for birth control and abortion. By the way, note that she is absolutely in error (intentionally or not, I can't say) when she claims that, when she was getting started on her contraception-abortion jihad, there was no oppsition from "the Church," by which she means the Catholic Church, "or any church." This is false. The Catholic Church had, just 27 years earlier reminded couples yet again that contraception is wrong and that the Church continured to firmly reject it (c.f., Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii 53-62).

Watch the shadow cross her face and how she fidgets uncomfortably when Wallace asks her if it's true that her mother was born a Catholic and she admits it. The interview speaks for itself.

(Tangentially, and unrelated to Sanger's comments, a quick word about Mike Wallace's testimonial commercial for Philip Morris cigarettes — bizarre by today's sensibilities about smoking. Oddly, his clipped cadence, his facial expressions, such as the odd quick flashes of a phoney grin, here and there, reminded me less of the young Mike Wallace and more of Phil Hartman's SNL impression of Mike Wallace with a little 1976 Chevy Chase Weekend-Update thrown in around the edges.)

The Notre Dame Debacle: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

House Adopts Plan for Mandatory "Volunteer" Corps

By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.

The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."

The vote yesterday came on H.R. 1388, which reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps.

It not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes "new programs and studies" and is expected to be funded with an allocation of $6 billion over the next five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Many, however, are raising concerns that the program, which is intended to include 250,000 "volunteers," is the beginning of what President Obama called his "National Civilian Security Force" in a a speech last year in which he urged creating an organization as big and well-funded as the U.S. military. He has declined since then to elaborate.

WND reported when a copy of the speech provided online apparently was edited to exclude Obama's specific references to the new force.
The video of his statements is posted [below]:
The new bill specifically references the possibilities "if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service."
Such new requirements perhaps, the legislation notes, "would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds."
No one, apparently with the exception of infants, would be excluded . . . (continue reading)

I've Got to Hand it to the Mormons

They really do have a nack for producing creative, technically excellent media spots, such as this TV commercial. Only recently have Catholics (e.g., www.virtuemedia.org, www.catholicscomehome.org) started producing commercials at this high level. We can learn a lot from them in this particular area.