Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The new Babylonian captivity. (Via Feminine Genius)
For all of President-elect Obama’s wafting language about bringing us together, healing divisions, and so on and so on, if he seriously intends to follow through on his extremist abortion views, we are headed for the intensification of an American version of the Kulturkampf that Bismarck came to rue. The focus is on FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act, that Obama says he wants to sign on his first day in office. This act would eliminate the very modest restraints and regulations established by states, provide government funding for abortions, and in its present form, require religiously sponsored hospitals and clinics to perpetrate abortions or go out of business.


MikeinFL said...

There is a lecture on Bismarck's Kulturkampf available from UCBerkeley's site, in History 167 The Rise and Fall of the Second Reich:Thu 10/18 Outsiders in the New Reich I: Culture War Against the Catholics (The Kulturkampf).

Interestingly, it began with a vision of the Blessed Virgin.

elena maria vidal said...

Fascinating. Thank you, Mike.