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It'd take a cruel-hearted person to go up to one of those children to say, "You shouldn't be alive because you were conceived in sin." The children bear no burden of guilt because of the circumstances of their conception.
One reason I converted to Catholicism in 1975 was because I'd seen the Catholic Church stand firm in support of its principles of preserving and protecting human life from conceptioon until natural death under very difficult circumstances. In 1960 Belgium under pressure granted its colony, the Belgian Congo, independence long before the Congo was ready for it. Many Congolese understood independence as the license to do whatever they wanted. A result was that scores of nuns working in the ZCongo were raped & gang-raped. Some, many, of those nuns conceived. So what'd the Church do about that? There were noabortions. Those nuns who conceived were taken back to Belgium, where their babies were carried to term. Those children were raised
Despite my defense of the Peace Corps I'm a political & social conservative: registered Republican, member of the NRA, pro-life practicing Catholic,supporter of the Tea Party & WIA Viet-Nam War veteran. And a grumpy old man. Want verification I fought in 'Nam? www.vietnamproject.ttu.edu/banshee Just check the unit roster for my name, Dave Livingston, Captain, 101st Airborne. Been retired due to my wounds for 42 1/2 years.
Jeff, For one thing, I who served as a PCV in Liberia from 1962 until 1964 am even today (as recently as about 4 days ago) frequent contact with a Libertian, formerly Liberia's ambassador to France,thereby partly fulfilling one of the 3 primary goals of the Peace Corps, developing lasting friendships between Volunteers & folks in the countries in which we served. Every administration since Kennedy's has seen significabnt value in the Peace Corps & has supported it. About the weakest supporter is your buddy, Obama.
Nope, not on dope, but I did incur, according to the neurological medicine folks who worked on me, "Massive brain damage" due to a bullet that thumped me on the noggin in the Au Shau Valley in northern South Viet-Nam. That's my excuse, now what's yours? :-)))
Hey, pal, Like it or not, after serving twopyears & 6 weeks in the Peacx Corps, verifiable at a thing online called Directory of Returned Liberia Peace Corps VolunteersI fought in Viet-NamViet-Nam, lieutenant, 1st Infantry Division, 15 Sep 1966 until 14 Sep 1967. Went bsck to 'Nam as a captain in the 101st Airborne on 3 March 1969, was WIA 22 Feb. 1970 & after 10 months & three days in hospital was invalided out of the Army. www.vietnamproject.ttu.edu/banshee Just check the unit roster for my name,
Perhaps this is off topic, nonetheless I protest against the prevailing point-of-view on "Townhall" that government never does anything well. Certainly the prevailing point-of-view has much to justify it given the present mess in Washington: the post office is on the verge of bankruptcy & is awaiting assistance from Congress. But Congress cannot decide what to do about the postal service, & anyway Congress is leaving town in August. So even if it could decide what to do, it won't be able to do it. In contrast to this joke of the Postal Service there is one government agency that has operated efficiently, effectively & cheaply for more than 50 years. Moreover, it's a banner of Liberalism. What agency? The Peace Corps.
Perhaps this is off topic, nonetheless I protest against the prevailing point-of-view on "Townhall" that government never does anything well. Certainly the prevailing point-of-view has much to justify it given the present mess in Washington: the post office is on the verge of bankruptcy & is awaiting assistance from Congress. But Congress cannot decide what to do about the postal service, & anyway Congress is leaving town in August. So even if it could decide what to do, it won't be able to do it. In contrast to this joke of the Postal Service there is one government agency that has operated efficiently, effectively & cheaply for more than 50 years. Moreover, it's a banner of Liberalism. What agency? The Peace Corps.
Perhaps this is off topic, nonetheless I protest against the prevailing point-of-view on "Townhall" that government never does anything well. Certainly the prevailing point-of-view has much to justify it given the present mess in Washington: the post office is on the verge of bankruptcy & is awaiting assistance from Congress. But Congress cannot decide what to do about the postal service, & anyway Congress is leaving town in August. So even if it could decide what to do, it won't be able to do it. In contrast to this joke of the Postal Service there is one government agency that has operated efficiently, effectively & cheaply for more than 50 years. Moreover, it's a banner of Liberalism. What agency? The Peace Corps.
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Mitt Romney, Unleashed

LoachDriver Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 8:34 PM
As much, & it's a lot, I want to see Odumbo booted out the WH I, a conservative Republican, still cannot bring myself to vote for Romney. As of now, I intend to vote 3rd party. Whilst I was fighting in Viet-Nam Romney was pulling every string he could find to avoid being drafted. This regardless 1) fewer than 25% of the troops sent to Viet-Nam were draftees & 2) of the troops sent to Viet-Nam barely 5% of us were frequently engaged with the enemy. As was the case during WWII, by far the vast majority of those in uniform in Viet-Nam served in the logistics tail. Want evidence I fought in 'Nam? www.vietnamproject.ttu.edu/banshee Just check the unit roster for my name, Dave Livingston
Agree strongly.
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