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The Real Pope Francis

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 10:25 AM
Happy to see a writer on Townhall that doesn't feel the need to apologize for this Pope. Pope Francis is no friend to Americans that love freedom, capitalism and individual rights.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 4:09 AM
Pope Francis speaks out against Individualism and Capitalism and provides statements like the following that clearly identify the political philosophy he supports: “I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizons, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare.” It is clear from his statements that he advocates greater government involvement in reducing poverty. He does not express a belief in protecting individual freedom and individual rights. He does not suggest lower taxes, reduced regulations, greater free-enterprise, or more limited government in order to spur economic growth and create more jobs so that people can provide for their own needs. I don’t hear him telling the poor to modify their behavior in any way in order to improve their situation. What he does talk about is how the wealthy, corporations and governments must do more to help the poor. He is advocating greater statism and collectivism. There is no other honest way to look at. Call it Communism, Socialsim, Marxism, whatever you want. The shoe fits.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 1:30 AM
Done. She believed in human freedom and individual rights.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 1:28 AM
It is the weak debater that makes ad hominem attacks. You have not responded to my arguments with any counter arguments except to say I should read books or look at his actions. I have read a great deal about him and responded to his words and actions with my own ideas, you however cannot even make a counter argument. You say that I am biased and attempt to be condescending. You are a week minded trolling fool.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 5:18 PM
What actions, you mean his consistent avocation of a political/government ideology that denies the highest of all human values – freedom. Yes, freedom, because without freedom there can be no altruism that he seems to value so highly. He seems to be so caught up in his love for the poor that he's willing to support a system that forcibly denies people their ability to control their own lives and act in the manner which they see fit. That is immoral. One more thing, next time come with a real argument or shut up!
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 4:20 PM
Let's not get caught up in semantics or text book definitions. His words are enough for us to make decisions about his political, social and economic values . If you don't like communist we can just call him a statist-collectivist-socialist.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 2:08 PM
I'm not twisting his words to fit some ideological mindset. He often calls on political leaders to take "political actions" to combat poverty. What other type of actions do politicians take? He's not calling for an end to socialism. Has he once said that we should lower taxes, reduce regulations, limit government actions, and have a rebirth of respect for individual rights in an effort to increase employment and thus reduce poverty? No he has not. He talks about "social justice" and "economic justice". Never once has he said government anti-poverty programs are immoral because they enslave the individual to the state and his/her neighbor. Quit being an apologist for someone that obviously does not understand and share the values on which this country was founded.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 1:00 PM
He does advocate political and/or government action. Here is one quote: "Therefore, the various political, social and economic actors are called upon to promote a different approach, based on justice and solidarity, to ensure the possibility of dignified work for all." He makes all of his economic statements in the language of the left and speaks out against capitalism and individualism. If it looks like a communist and quacks like a communist, it's a communist. Here are some links: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2014/03/22/pope-francis-work-is-an-asset-for-all-and-must-be-available-to-all-n1812173 http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/25/pope-francis-condemns-culture-of-individualism-that-creates-economic-inequality/
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 12:28 PM
Advocating government forced solutions to poverty is Communism! It places the needs of a poor person or "society" or "the community" above the individual rights and desires of the taxpayers. This Pope has often advocated for government intervention to address poverty and promotes the subjugation of the individual to the State. He is a Communist, even if he does not know what that means.
Any "immigration reform" must first and foremost have one characteristic - a drastic reduction in the number of people immigrating to this country both legally and illegally. We already have millions of people that are not working and millions more that want to work and need to be trained how to do a job. Training should be the job of the employer. Overtime, a reduction in the supply of labor will result in more hiring and hirer wages. And don't give me that line that there are "jobs Americans won't do". That's a line of BS. Finally, the people currently coming, both legally and illegally, are overwhelmingly socialists and this is destroying the politics/government, culture, and future of this country.
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