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Pope Francis’ Obama’s Ally of Church & State!

Do you find it a bit ironic that while the President has championed various policy issues impugning the sanctity of faith he has no issue using the Church to advance his own political theology? Has the President now decided to abandon his secular theology, Neo-Ism of State that the Public has been told to believe is the hallmark of a sturdy and enduring democracy? Further, given that Pope Francis has seemingly set aside evangelizing “the word”, has he now become an emissary of Leftist-Activism?

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First Amendment: Terror in Texas!

Freedom of Speech, as intended by Constitutional Design (Bill of Rights), is to protect open dissent and opinion without which the free exchange of or challenge to opinion could not occur without risk of government sanction. There is however, limits to expression and we observe these limits in cases where libelous claims are made. To suggest that speech or actions that insight adverse action or outcome is protected speech clearly takes the First Amendment argument beyond its ideals.

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Brian Williams – The Greater Rule of Duty; Broken!

The First Amendment protects Free Speech and, among other points, it provides an affirming sanctuary for The Press. Typically one finds both of these components conjoined such as in the case of Larry Flynt (of Hustler magazine fame) and offensive as it may be, to protect the right of the unseemly and the sensational.
So the question is this: Is Brian Williams actions (no different than any other media personality or politician) more an issue of duty than it is a matter of truth-telling? Given the manner in which the breach has been handled, by either Williams or NBC, I believe we are obligated to extend our inquiry a bit further. We should ask if the core issue of the Williams/NBC response is more a function of economics or are their reactions truly an affirming demonstration of a core feature long held to be a necessary component of a true democracy, the duty of the press to faithfully inform the public, and also an effort to demean the use of sensationalism as a tool for contorting the shape of public opinion?
Do we accept, perhaps even tolerate that we expect the bias of misstatements simply because we’ve come to prefer that the illusion continuing uninterrupted?  If so then the real problem is not Brian Williams or NBC (or any element of the media or political bouillabaisse). Mired within the illusion is the faithfulness of truth; peril unseen and unspoken yet no less absolute.
Whatever your perspective may be it remains inevitable that we will no less proceed at our own and individual risk. Even if the lie is repeated with sufficient frequency and ultimately is accepted as the truth, it remains, as an absolute, that the foundational reference upon which it rests remains a lie. Contradictions do not exist.
“Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” -Ayn Rand
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The Media, The Mindless and The Sanctimonious

While NBC, CBS and nearly every other Media Outlet castigates Rick Santorum for his religious views it is becoming increasingly apparent that the newsworthy item of interest is not so much that he has a religious mantle but more so that the Media doesn’t approve of him expressing a stand different from that of the Secular-Statist and their agenda. 

Come now, every Human Being is a composition of theology in one form or another; either deity-based or non-deity-based but a theology none-the-less. To believe that we approach the table of life void of any deference to an ethereal value is pure lunacy and decidedly mindless; even if one holds to this position it is itself an expression of ethereal deference if only for the reason that to do so requires one to acknowledge that there is an opposing view. 

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