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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

U.S. Catholic Church SUES Obama Administration -- News Media Ignores It

( - Nine prominent Catholic leaders have joined the Media Research Center to voice outrage over the broadcast networks deliberately withholding news of the momentous 43 Catholic entities suing the Obama administration for violating their religious freedoms. They represent major organizations including the Acton Institute, Cardinal Newman Society, SBA List and others. More are coming in every hour.

There are 60 million Catholics in the US. The Catholic vote will be the most important swing vote this year. So it’s not just a major policy issue, it is one with massive political implications. Yet, 19 seconds of news coverage remains the only attention given by the evening broadcast networks. Two days after news broke, the tally is:

- ABC World News – ZERO seconds of coverage. But, last night there was time for a full report on sleep apnea and Katie Couric discussing how she met Queen Elizabeth; how she wore a peach coat and “a lovely peach hat.”

- NBC Nightly News – ZERO seconds of coverage. But last night there was time to squeeze in a story on a new computer app that shows America’s eating habits, “graphic evidence” of how we eat badly late at night.

- CBS Evening News – a brief 19 seconds of coverage on the evening the lawsuit became public. ZERO coverage last night. But there was time in the broadcast for a Cincinnati Reds baseball fan lucky enough to catch two home runs in left field...

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: International readers, please take note, the American people are grossly uninformed in both domestic and international events. The mainstream news media is overwhelmingly controlled by the Democratic Party, and there is a general consensus among the major networks that President Obama's re-election must be protected at all costs.

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As a general rule, Americans are clueless about both current events and our own history. This ignorance works to the advantage of the government and both political parties (Democratic and Republican). For example; most Americans don't even know about the War of 1812, but the few who do believe it was the result of an unprovoked attack by the British in an attempt to retake the American colonies. The attempted American annexation of Canada, against the will of Canadians, is almost never mentioned. Thus most American's are unaware that President James Madison believed conquest of Canada would be easy, following former President Thomas Jefferson's statement that: "The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching, and will give us the experience for the attack on Halifax, the next and final expulsion of England from the American continent." Nor is often mentioned that in spite of British escapades at sea, it was the American Congress that declared war, provoking a retaliation like nothing we've ever seen in our history since. The British basically kicked our tails in the War of 1812, and although it ended as a stalemate in the Treaty of Ghent, it is officially (when it is mentioned at all) reported in school history books as an American victory, even though Americans suffered greater casualties during that war, lost the American capitol of Washington DC for a time, and nearly had the Whitehouse and Capitol Building burned to the ground (they were gutted by fire). America survived the invasion, just barely, so if you want to call that a "victory" I guess that qualifies in a small sense. If you tell the average American this, he (or she) will look at you with a stunned "deer in the headlights" expression. (I know, I do it to people frequently.) This serves as an object lesson of just how incredibly uninformed the American people are, and this is by design. If the American people actually knew what our government had done in the past, and is still doing today, they would scarcely support it with their tax dollars. I dare say, there would likely be a tax revolt in the United States and Washington DC would be broke within a year. What the American people lack is INFORMATION. We are deliberately kept in the dark for a reason, and that is to keep us pacified. The best thing international blogs and independent news outlets can do is market to Americans in an attempt to get them informed! Nothing would do more to change things for the better in the United States.

In the latest episode of this pathetic saga, the American people (especially Catholic Americans), are deliberately being kept in the dark regarding the largest and most dramatic lawsuit in American history. The U.S. Catholic Church has launched a lawsuit against the Obama administration for violation of our first amendment right to freedom of religion. If this lawsuit fails, it spells the end of America as we know it. As the Supreme Court will be cooperating with a presidential persecution of a religious entity. If it succeeds, it spells the end of the Obama administration, as he will go down in history as the president who made war against the U.S. Catholic Church. He will go down that way in history anyway, even if the lawsuit fails, but only the international press will report it.

I see a strange coincidence that Obama's declaration of war against the U.S. Catholic Church, by means of his HHS mandate on Catholic institutions, happens to coincide annually with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The military War of 1812 resulted in the literal burning of the Whitehouse and Capital Building. This legal War of 2012 may result in either the symbolic burning of the Obama Administration, or else the burning of the U.S. Constitution, depending on who wins this lawsuit.