Sam Alito belonged to Concerned Alumni of Princeton. He had joined
to protest the ouster of ROTC from campus. Alito was neither an
officer nor active, but like future Sen. Bill Bradley, he joined.
CAP's sins? Headed by National Review publisher William
Rusher, CAP had a magazine called Prospect that carried an essay
opposing affirmative action and regretting that Princeton had
ever gone co-ed.
for single-sex education, as practiced at Smith and dozens of
women's colleges, is hardly a mark of bigotry. And opposition
to affirmative action and quotas is core conservative dogma.
is going on here? Answer: a smear. Because Judge Alito belonged
to an alumni group that had a magazine which had an offensive
article, he must share those views. Therefore, he is a bigot and
the Senate must reject him as morally unqualified to sit on the
a textbook example of what liberals used to call McCarthyism.
the Democrats disgracing themselves and disgusting decent people
with such tactics? Why are they desperate to kill the nomination
of Sam Alito?
in a word, is abortion. By the end of the third day of hearings,
analysts had toted up the questions. The subject that had been
brought up in more questions than any other was abortion.
as Sen. Chuck Schumer fears, Judge Alito may just vote to overturn
Roe v. Wade.
has said that while he respects precedents and has an "open
mind," Roe v. Wade is not some "super-duper
precedent" or "inexorable command." And Sam's mom,
in her 90s, when asked where her son stands on abortion, replied,
"Of course, he's against it."
the Democratic Party become a party of fanatics on abortion? Because
the feminists of NARAL and NOW regard abortion as a sacrament
and will cut dead any Democrat who fails to protect a woman's
"right to choose" to kill her unborn baby.
us to the unspoken issue here. Judge Alito is Catholic. If confirmed,
he will join three other Catholics on the bench: Chief Justice
John Roberts, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas,
who have already voted to overturn Roe.
On the Senate
Judiciary Committee sit four Catholic Democrats: Leahy, Kennedy,
Biden and Durbin. All have 100 percent pro-abortion voting records.
All have attacked Alito out of fear he may overturn Roe.
is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops so deathly silent in
this war of Catholics to decide if abortion on demand is to remain
the law of the land forever in God's Country?
the Catholic echoes of John Paul II's condemnations of the Culture
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, who was designated
to address the moral obligations of Catholic politicians? When
John Kerry ran as the Democratic nominee, McCarrick's task force
refused to tell priests to deny him Communion. Suddenly, pro-abortion
Kerry was seen at the altar rail and won half the Catholic vote.
"Our task force does not advocate the denial of Communion
for Catholic politicians," for, otherwise, the "sacred
nature of the Eucharist could be trivialized and might be turned
into a partisan political battleground."
bishops do when Catholic politicians fight to uphold a decision
that has caused the slaughter of thousands of times as many Holy
Innocents as were massacred by King Herod?
McCarrick urged "new efforts to teach clearly, advocate effectively,
organize and mobilize Catholic laity, and to engage, persuade
and challenge Catholic politicians to act on the moral teaching
of our church."
years ago, Bishop Clemens von Galen took to the pulpit of Munster
Cathedral to damn Hitler's regime at the peak of its power for
"plain murder" in its euthanasia program and to direct
Catholics to "withdraw ourselves and our faithful from their
(Nazi) influence so that we may not be contaminated by their ...
Cardinal von Galen is headed for sainthood.
asked of you, Cardinal McCarrick, and your fellow bishops is less
heroic. Just issue a statement before the 32nd anniversary of
Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 2006, declaring: