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CATHOLIC DILEMMAS

Even though I fathered seven children I am not Catholic except on Monday nights when I play bingo at the Catholic Church in Zwolle Louisiana.

This week the only news you can find concerns “Emperor” Obama and the fight he picked with the Church about birth control pills having to be free for every American. Next I expect his Excellency to require that every American must take the pills whether they want to or be fined or imprisoned if a child is born.

Obviously my religious beliefs did not influence birth control either, but for a true Catholic, this is a slap in the face and a removal of their Constitutional rights. As I was not totally aware of how Catholics vote I did some heavy reading.

I found an article on the Internet, by James Carroll that was interesting. This was published on www.crosscurrents.org; let me share a direct quote. “In the nostalgic utterances of cradle Catholics you encounter devotion to family, church and the Democratic party.”

This sounds exactly like the same description I have read about the Jewish Religion in America. The two basic differences I find between the two is, one group is usually made up of predominately poorer people as it is the primary religion of the masses of aliens in America today. You never read about desperate conditions for Jewish Americans. That said let me share some scenarios facing Catholics in America.

First, in most of America, the lower end of the labor force flipping burgers, manual laborers, household help, etc are aliens, legal and illegal. They have replaced the previous poor people who used to have to work, that are now on welfare. I was fortunate enough in my work life and personal life to spend some of the most memorable times I enjoyed in Mexico. I have watched over the past several years, the struggle these fine people have fought to establish a middle class without success. The Mexican people I worked with directly were harder working than any place I ever worked. This includes the 32 countries and 49 American states I worked in.

We are bombarded with how these people are draining our education and healthcare programs, which is a fact. What we don’t read is they at least work or try to work for their living instead of sitting on their butt and drawing welfare.

My second scenario will be the voting dilemma on Catholic voting patterns. Remember these are some of the poorest people in America. Suppose you are a devout Catholic and believe in the Church’s birth control position. You also suffer, in some cases, the resentment of being in a foreign land. You do everything possible to feed your family and pray for help, while you watch other people get help by just voting to get the Democrats elected.

If your children were hungry, needed medical service, and you are barely surviving, would you really give a hoot and support any Catholic position politically? You would revise the order of priotities to family, the Democratic Party then the Church

Unless you are a moron it is obvious that if Obama continues to bankrupt America the poor will get poorer as his Utopian promises are hogwash. Unfortunately the masses on welfare coupled with our bloated democratic government employees, Socialist Progressives and the voting dead in blue states will prevail. The real sad part is watching the Republican Party commit political suicide fighting with itself.

C Brewer

EDUCATION DECLINES-COSTS GO UP, WHY?

 

 

There are major reasons why education today is tragically different from in the 1930’s and 1940’s when I was educated. One reason we have had a major decline in education in America is the parents. Mothers did not work and were there daily to teach you respect for others and monitor your every activity including discipline. Dads were available to teach you about work and prepare you for life. If you challenged your mother, dad would make sure you understood that mom was always right. I learned as much from my parents as I did in school. If I had problems in school or homework, they were always there to help me.

Teachers actually taught classes without any disruption as discipline was expected and enforced. Rule #1, with any disruption you would get embarrassed verbally by the teacher. Rule #2, if you disrupted the class the second time you were likely disciplined physically by the teacher. Rule #3, next you were escorted to the principal’s office for a guaranteed physical event to get your undivided attention. Rule #3 also included notifying your parents which would probably result in some form of a Rule #4, physical punishment. As I have never been one to enjoy pain of any description, I never faced Rules 2, 3, or 4.

Bad or poor grades were another event that would result in discipline. Being berated verbally and embarrassed in class by the teacher was common practice. Showing a bad report card to my mother resulted in the loss of something important was guaranteed.

 I challenge anyone to produce any facts that parents and discipline are not the primary reasons we have lost our position of leadership in education to second and third world rated countries today.

Why has this happened?  People now want more materialistic things before they can truly afford them. Case in point, I never owned a car until I was 23 years old, had served over four years in the U.S. Navy, and was married with two children. It took that long to amass enough assets to use as collateral to borrow the $100 to purchase a 1940 car in 1953. Today it is considered punishment if you do not get a car when you turn 16. The result today is both parents have to work to provide the funds to keep up with their peers. Larger homes, fancier cars, club memberships and designer apparel are necessities rather than dreams. This success caused resentment from those without the desire to work that hard.  

Another reason is society has digressed and accepted new moral standards. One parent families only existed when I was growing up as a result of a tragedy.  Today one parent families is as commonplace as the sun rising. The number of one parent families has skyrocketed out of sight. Children do not have the preparation or support necessary to understand the need for education, work and discipline. The same resentment from these children for lack of materialistic parity has created the increase in criminal activity and instead of getting educated they occupy the prisons.

The last reason is that teachers and administrators are no longer allowed to discipline a student. If they embarrass or berate a student today it will usually result in facing a raging parent. Even if they agree with the action, they are mad because they have to interrupt their work to get involved. If physical punishment was involved you can expect the parent, their attorney and litigation. Whether you know it or not, teachers today have to buy liability insurance to protect their family assets. Today parents fear litigation for any form of physical punishment of their own children. It would not surprise me to see parents having to buy liability insurance to protect them from their own children. Obamacare has recently mandated that your children are you’re your responsibility until they are 26. This illustration is just to remind you that we did not have as many lawyers when I was young. We had no television so there were no commercials every 15 minutes from lawyers begging you to sue anybody for anything possible.

If you doubt my wisdom, please take the time to go spend just one day with a teacher in a classroom that does not include your child. If every elected politician and judge at every level of government from Obama to your local level would observe, by video, a full day of a classroom, common sense change would happen.

Again I would appreciate “factual” data that refutes my claims from anyone, including a government agency and especially the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). If the DOE would just spend 10% of the billions addressing discipline and correcting the problem, it would help the teachers and administrators immensely.

C Brewer

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