April 20, 2012

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No letters were printed this week; here is the letter from last week:

Religious liberty battle is part of president’s plan to win re-election, reader says

President Barack Obama is a noteworthy person with a brilliant mind and skillful use of words.

He entraps the populous with his magic of ambiguity, which feeds those who subscribe to hedonism and relativism.

The president’s euphony addresses the want for many to hear what they want to hear, and not what is actually said.

Obama is a dangerous man—not in and of himself—rather because he embodies a pervading societal disposition that wants to extract any form of religious morality from law, and establish itself as the prevailing rule of right and wrong.

Obama is adept at phraseology manipulation, and echo words in different sentences, designed to hook ideas together.

While this is a fascinating usage of language, if you don’t analyze the means of transport, you miss the delivery.

For example, he speaks of “religious worship” instead of “religious liberty,” which is a distinction with a big difference.

Obama’s guiding maxims are elusive. His approach to policy issues is reminiscent of the Cheshire cat of Alice in Wonderland. He is a magnet for nebulous emotions like “change” and “unity.”

That massive bloc of his base—black, gay, labor, Hispanic and liberal constituencies—increasingly accused the president of failing to fully champion the change they most desire.

To address this issue and be re-elected, the Obama machine has taken on his biggest opponent to his concept of “change” and “unity”—religious orthodoxy and orthopraxy specifically, and religious liberty in general.

- Kirth N. Roach | Discalced Carmelite Community of the Resurrection, Indianapolis

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