With 217-213 votes the House passed a health care bill on Thursday that would repeal and replace major parts of fomer US President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act”. While there is broad consensus in the US on the objective of making health care more affordable, Obamacare was highly controversial because it used “health care” as a pretext for promoting abortion and contraception, making it an obligation for employers, including even faith-based institutions whose professed ethics prohibit such abominations, to finance both.
Today’s vote is an important step forward towards the restoration of liberty of conscience, and a severe blow to the abortion industry. However, the bill still needs to pass a vote in the Senate.
The US Senate has confirmed US President Donald Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch to fill the post at the US Supreme Court, which was left open after the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia in early 2016. Continue reading
Sanity returns to the sanitary. US President Donald Trump has accomplished another important objective of his presidency, scrapping his pre-decessor’s controversial “Toilet-Decree”, which allowed men to use women’s bathrooms, and vice versa, solely on the basis of a person’s self-ascribed “gender identity”. Critics had described this decree as “post-factual” legislation par excellence, and warned that, creating optimal conditions for voyeurism and sexual assaults, it threatened the privacy and safety of people with normal sexual behaviour..
Liberals in the US are railing.
While Presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump is scolded by mass-media world wide for his plan to curb illegal immigration, the sitting President does the opposite: he is encouraging illegal immigrants to go and participate in the elections. Which is – need we say it? – illegal.
This new Presidential statement makes Trump’s publicly stated concerns over a “rigged election”, for which again he was widely criticised, suddenly look very concrete and realistic.
You don’t need to be Catholic, or adhere to another Christian denomination, or even to any religion at all, in order to understand that in today’s world the Catholic Church is the most formidable beacon of resistance against the all-pervasive Culture of Death. There may be other opponents – but the Catholic Church is the one that unites a great number of adherents, the capability of acting globally and reaching out to people of all social backgrounds, and a coherent set of arguments that, being grounded on sound philosophical thinking, cannot be easily dismissed as some kind of outdated “belief” of “superstition”.
If only the Catholic Church could be overcome, there would be nothing to prevent the destruction of society and the world-wide triumph of child-slaughtering, the physical liquidation of weak and the elderly, gender-ideology, sodomy, and the trafficking of human beings by so-called “reproductive doctors”.
The promoters and profiteers of the Culture of Death know this too – perhaps better than most Catholics. That is why they viscerally hate the Catholic Church and seek to fight it both from the outside and from within. Continue reading
The stream of incredible news about US presidential hopeful Donald Trump seems endless. We seem to have already grown use to his coarse language, and to his promises of shutting the frontier to Mexican and/or Muslim immigrants. The latest news is that he wants the US to leave the World Trade Organization (!) and that he does not consider it worthwhile to support Estonia or other NATO partners in the (hypothetical) case of a Russian aggression.
Both suggestions are of course nonsense. Dangerous nonsense. Dangerous both for the US and for the rest of the world.
With regard to Hillary Clinton, the (Western European) mass media seem far less critical. This is unfortunate. While there is no doubt that the possible election of Donald Trump should be a reason for concern for any serious-minded observer, the election of Hillary Clinton would hardly be better. Continue reading
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was 79 years old when he died yesterday. Nobody seems to have expected his sudden and untimely death; however, at this age death is never something that should be considered remote.
The newspapers are now full of comments on the man and his achievements, and the more benevolent ones call him “brilliant”, while others call him “ultra-conservative”. Without doubt, he was more “brilliant” than ultra-conservative”, but what set him off against many of his colleagues at the US Supreme Court was something quite different. Continue reading