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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Integrity is hard to find...

But evidently not impossible;

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, August 4, 2009 ( - Like his fellow conservative delegates from Louisiana, one U.S. Representative has vowed not to support Obama's health care overhaul. But Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-New Orleans) says that his primary motivation stems from a desire to preserve his own soul from the danger of participating in the destruction of "thousands of innocent lives" that are threatened by the vast expansion of abortion embedded in the bill.

"At the end of the day if the health care reform bill does not have strong language prohibiting the use of federal funding for abortion, then the bill is really a no-go for me," Cao, the first Vietnamese-American Congressman and a Catholic, told the Times-Picayune this weekend.

Cao once studied to become a Jesuit priest before turning to a career in politics.

"Being a Jesuit, I very much adhere to the notion of social justice," Cao said. "I do fully understand the need of providing everyone with access to health care, but to me personally, I cannot be privy to a law that will allow the potential of destroying thousands of innocent lives."

"I know that voting against the health care bill will probably be the death of my political career," he continued, "but I have to live with myself, and I always reflect on the phrase of the New Testament, 'How does it profit a man's life to gain the world but to lose his soul.'"

The abortion mandate may not be the only thing preventing Cao's support for the bill: he also told the newspaper that he is wary of the formation of a public health insurance option, which Cao believes could end up crippling the private insurance market and facilitating a "government takeover" of health insurance.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, a Louisiana Blue Dog Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, says he voted against the committee's version of the bill Friday night due to in part to his concerns over the abortion mandate.

"I am concerned that the public option, as designed, would unfairly undercut anything the private sector could offer," Melancon said. "As someone who is personally pro-life and represents a deeply pro-life constituency, I am also concerned that this bill does not do enough to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund abortion."

I hope he was born in this country, that'd make him a possible Presidential candidate.


MightyMom said...

you found integrity in La???

whoa. there's hope for our country yet!!!

matthew archbold said...

I found this story incredibly inspiring as well. A hero in D.C. Who'd a thunk it?

sig94 said...

Good on him.

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