1. I only find orange Halloween trees symbols of merchandisers desire to sell more stuff. Don’t see it as any attempt to attack the religious meaning of Christmas – any more than any other commercialization.
2 To continue the discussion from last week about the Gov (oof) ernment staying out of health care
On the subject of abortion – the Supreme Court did not stick the goverment’s nose IN – it said to the governments – state and federal – BUTT OUT – let women decide what’s rght for their bodies. I hope we could agree that this is a good thing. Catholics should be free to try to respectfully persuade others to the Catholic POV about life/conception – but no one should be able to use the power of the state to coerce others into behaviors that conform to their beliefs.
[JR: We agree about “respectfully persuade”. Unfortunately, the original Gooferment intrusion to “ban” and the “seven in funny costumes” intrude to “legalize” just continues the polarization, politicization, and escalation. I fail to find Constitutional justification for MOST of what the Gooferment does. People should be left alone to solve problems. The one size fits all use of force by Gooferment only makes it worse. Dona Nobis Pacem ]
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