Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Thoughts on the Supreme Court Decision

Dred Scott

Roe v. Wade

Obama Care

Proof positive that although the Supreme Court is the final authority on constitutionality in the land - they are not infallible and in fact sometimes (often times?) get it completely wrong. Today's is a perfect example of that.

Today's decision upholding Obamacare was a 5/4 split.  Justice  Roberts was the swing vote -siding with the liberal judges in upholding this legislation.

What is it about the Presidents Bush that they seem to unknowingly appoint liberals wrapped in conservative mantels? Today Justice Roberts proved that he is nothing more than his George W. Bush's  version of David Souter.

The most puzzling thing to me as a lay person is that the court basically ruled that the federal government has a right to levy tax upon us. OK, but the Obama administration was all over itself just a while back saying this wasn't a tax!

And since when was it ever considered good policy to raise taxes during a recession/depression?

And then are Justice Thomas's prophetic words of dissent:

"As I have explained, the Court's continued use of that test 'has encouraged the Federal Government to persist in its view that the Commerce Clause has virtually no limits.'"

Scary thought.

More scary thoughts - now that the federal government has control of our health and bodies, how long will it be before they

  • Demand that pregnant women receive certain prenatal tests.
  • Demand that certain babies in utero with certain test results get terminate or have their care uncovered. 
  • Decide when and if grandma and grandpa get treatment and what that treatment will consist of. 
  • Mandate that all children get all immunizations without exception even over the objections of their parents. 

If this administration gets 4 more years - we're sunk. Much of this will get instituted and there won't be a way out. Get another left-leaning justice on the supreme court and America as we have known it will be a thing of the past.  

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