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Obama Offends Catholics in UK, Says Religious Schools Are Divisive

Obama Offends Catholics in UK, Says Religious Schools Are Divisive

June 19, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.”

In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer.

“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.

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Demonize what is to be destroyed.

That's what Richard Dawkins does also.

Free includes debt-free!

Isn't he basically just

Isn't he basically just saying what Ron Paul always says? That if we keep on seeing ourselves as members of groups, as members of a collective, we cannot progress.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:


Specific cuts; defense spending:

He's saying private institutions should acquiesce to the public

Ron Paul wants to allow individuals the freedom of association just as long as they don't run to a centralized power to seek special privileges or to redistribute honestly obtained wealth from others to their cause. Freedom of association means people being able to form companies or in this case churches and to freely determine the terms of association and action.

Obama, on the other hand, wants what has been determined acceptable or politically correct (read: government knows best) to be the standard that will be propagated to everyone. In other words, incompatible educational models such as or or should be seen as divisive and should fold into preexisting education institutions and follow the approved programs of indoctrination. Here's the difference between Ron Paul and Obama in a nutshell: Dr Paul wants to meet and work with each individual to help them help themselves whereas Obama wants to meet with the lobbyist that represents the interests of some group that wants a grant of some privilege derived from the loss of privilege natural rights of another.

My understanding is that most ideologies are open to seeking and adding new members to their ranks to the end that everyone views the world as they do. Presumably, that his been the justification of American foreign policy; that is, to bring America's goodness and system of democracy to the world (often at the point of a gun). Of course guns don't lend themselves to progress. Ideas do. Individuals and those that gather to form private institutions, that is those that have freely associated to seek what they perceive as the truth, these are the ones that give us progress. Early America was built by these private institutions.

Just going down the check list

The president loves lists; well here's another:

  • Obamacare - check
  • Obamaschool - check
  • Obamalibrary - T-minus 3 years and counting

The Divider and Chief

What an immature and ignorant thing to say..Just because he never went to school and took it up the as$


Yes, divisiveness is a necessary precursor to competition (free-market).

Our communist over lord does not like competition; only the imposition of his own will through violent force.

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

can he really be this naive?

the irony just kills me.
here is a guy with a Muslim sounding name wondering why Christians can't all just get along and sing Kumbaya....

Good for O

keep pissing people off all over the world. It makes it easier to stall the oppression you are trying to pass over here.