November is coming swiftly

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The Religious Liberty battle is NOT over.

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  1. Philangelus says:

    Father, last night I was reading Fr. Walter Ciszek’s book “He Leadeth Me,” about his years as a prisoner in the Soviet Union. On page 163 he writes, “The Soviet Constitution, of course, guarantees every citizen the right to practice religion, but it forbids any formal preaching or teaching about religion. In fact, the law has been interpreted to mean that children iunder eighteen years of age are not allowed to attend church, even in the company of their parents, and priests are forbiddento give religious instruction to youth.”

    Is that not the “Freedom of Worship” espoused by our current Commander In Chief? “Go off in a corner and believe whatever you want, but then come back here and do what the government tells you to do.”

  2. Lucas says:

    As much as I hate to say it, unless Romney whoops the president in the debates, I don’t see how he can win. He is trailing in most battleground states and is losing, not gaining, ground.

    I’ll keep praying for a upset though.

  3. JonPatrick says:

    Lucas, one has to be careful about interpreting the polls. For example, some of them are oversampling Democrats using the rate in 2008 when Obama was a novelty and many turned out, rather than the historical average, others that poll registered rather than likely voters, and so on.

    Obviously the President’s allies in the media would just as soon have people discouraged and thereby not bother to vote, helping his re-election.

    Also remember at this time in 1980 Jimmy Carter had a double digit lead in the polls. We remember how that turned out.

  4. LisaP. says:

    Not swiftly enough.

    I’m wasting far too much of my life worrying about government these days.

  5. SKAY says:

    The cartoon is so true.

    Philangelus–thank you for that information. You can bet Obama and those behind him know all about this—since that is how they are trying to twist our Constitution.
    Remember the “ChairmanMao” Christmas tree orniment on a Christmas tree in the White House after Obama became President.

    If we do not know history we are doomed to repeat it Sadly a lot of voters do not even know
    correct recent history thatnks to Hollywood and the Pravda press.

  6. frjim4321 says:

    Also remember at this time in 1980 Jimmy Carter had a double digit lead in the polls. We remember how that turned out.

    Agree. Doubt that either of the candidates is taking anything for granted right now, but the numbers seem to be lining up fairly well for the Dems.

  7. mwmn says:

    When I see one of those “Another Catholic for Obama” signs, I want to place a sign saying “Another Catholic for Partial Birth Abortion” next to it…

  8. wmeyer says:

    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” — Benjamin Disraeli

    Bear in mind that when the margin of error is given on a poll, it applies only in the context of the sample, and is not in any way a statement that the sample is truly representative. Many commentators have pointed out the difficulties in the samples selected. Various schemes have been concocted in the attempt to gain some particular insight. “Likely voters” is a phrase we hear often. Consider, though, that in terms of the red/blue mapping, most cities are blue, and areas outside cities tend toward red. Therefore, if the sample were taken with preference to urban voters, the result would tend toward a Democrat lead.

  9. LisaP. says:

    Polls are imaginary. I’m in Colorado, we get calls for polls or surveys or whatever three times a day. I hang up on them (politely, if it’s an actual human) every time. I’ve got a life to live. I’m guessing a lot of conservatives have as little time and as much contempt for polls as I do right now. And Coloradans are, some of us, not the kind of people who like to talk to computers.

    Still, I don’t think there’s any way of getting around that President Obama might win a second term. I thought once that was just impossible, now that there is so much clarity. But he just might. We’ll know when we know.

  10. SKAY says:

    Under Obama, unfortunately, welfare is not just a hand up–it is becoming a lifestyle -since his
    policies are destroying job growth. Look at Greece.

    New Catholic voting guide video — Catholics voting for Obama should watch the video

  11. The Masked Chicken says:

    The cartoon is so true.

    No it isn’t. I am not for Colonel Sanders!

    The Chicken

  12. historyb says:

    The polls are fae from the lame stream media

  13. Sissy says:

    frjim4321 said: “but the numbers seem to be lining up fairly well for the Dems.”

    Enjoy these next 40 days, Father Jim. As the poet said “It is better to travel hopefully….” ;-)

  14. SKAY says:

    Well Chicken –I know that you are a really smart chicken with common sense and would not agree with that stupid chicken holding the sign for Colonel Sanders–kind of like I am a Catholic and I don’t agree with that —— ahhhhhh –“uninformed, misinformed, whatever” Pelosi Catholic holding the sign for Obama.
    Thank you for allowing me to clarify my comment.

  15. joan ellen says:

    I’m sorry everyone. I see the catholic woman with the body of the bear and the expression of the chicken.

  16. dominicansoul says:

    I’m going to laugh when the media’s spin on the polls backfires on them! Obama supporters might believe he has such a giant lead, they might not think it important to go out and vote for him! hahahahahaha

    Devout Catholics on the other hand, you better be at the polls on Election Day!!!!!

  17. Charles E Flynn says:

    Yes, We Can, by Pia de Solenni.

  18. catholicmidwest says:

    With the kind of intellect that the average chicken has, I could excuse chickens for being oblivious to predators, but Obama Catholics?

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