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Obama’s Notre Dame Speech Against Catholic Morality

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Notre Dames picturesque campus is known for gargoyles and Touchdown Jesus

Notre Dame's picturesque campus is known for gargoyles and Touchdown Jesus

[I normally don’t repost articles, but Congressman Jack has been kind enough to let me repost his open letter to the University of Notre Dame.   He graduated from there in 1985 and while I am not fan of papists, his letter shines a lot of light on what a let down Notre Dame’s decision to award an honorary degree to Barack Obama is to some alumni.   I will post again tomorrow, but today I’m busy with Tea Party 2.0.   If you would like us to tea bag you over the phone, its going to cost $1.99 per minute.   GOP operators are standing by and all major credit cards are accepted.]Dear President Father Jenkins,

As a 1985 graduate of Notre Dame, I have many fond memories of my time spent in our lady’s hallowed halls. Since graduating I have always remained proud of my alma matter and I have applied the moral training that I received at Notre Dame to my career in public office. As a member of Congress I am often called on to make tough moral decisions and it is my faith and the influence of Notre Dame and Ronald Reagan that allow me to make the tough choices.

It is for this reason I am writing to you to protest in the strongest terms your decision to have President Obama speak at this year’s Commencement Ceremony. A graduation speaker must uphold the values of the University he is speaking at and President Obama does not do this.

I remember my own graduation very vividly. When El Salvadoran President Juan Napoleon Duarte spoke to us, we knew that he was approaching us as a fellow Catholic and Notre Dame alumnus and that his faith had carried him through difficult times. When those nuns were murdered in his country by right wing death squads under his leadership he must have felt awful, but like Job in the Bible he persevered to continue fighting against socialism and for Catholic ideals in El Salvador.

My grandfather graduated from Notre Dame in 1942 and while World War II was in everybody’s thoughts, it was speaker J. Edgar Hoover who told the graduates about a world where law and order would be strictly enforced. This was another moral man who spoke with the convictions of our beautiful university. What Obama must understand is that the decision of Earl Warren (Commencement Speaker 1957) and his Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade is an anathema to Catholic teaching

Through the years, Notre Dame has had war heroes like William T. Sherman and politicians like President Bush speak at graduations and they have always been men of the highest character. How hypocritical is it of our great university to now ask somebody like Obama, who is quite probably secretly a Muslim, to speak. To go from a great fighter of socialism in Juan Napoleon Duarte to a socialist like Obama in the span of just 25 years is distressing and I fear for the future of Notre Dame. I am suspending my $20 annual contribution until this matter is rectified and a new football coach is hired.

Sincerely,
Representative Jack Kimble (Class of ’85)

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Written by thatsrightnate

May 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

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  1. Nothing speaks louder than suspending financial contributions. Bet they back down from this tough talker!

    wrecksracer

    May 15, 2009 at 11:14 pm

  2. Congressman Jack knows what he wants and won’t back down when he knows he’s right.

    thatsrightnate

    May 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

  3. JUST A SMALL CORRECTION HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN. ITS JOSE NAPOLEON DUARTE NOT ‘juan’.

    HERMAN DUARTE

    August 26, 2009 at 10:37 am


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