Wednesday, November 11, 2009

May God Bless America and Protect Our Commander-in-Chief

The President Honors Those Who Served and Serve

Our servicemen and -women have been doing right by America for generations. And as long as I am commander in chief, America is going to do right by them.

And that is my message to all veterans today. That is my message to all who serve in harm's way. To the husbands and wives back home, doing the parenting of two; to the parents who watch their sons and daughters go off to war and the children who wonder when mom and dad is coming home; to all our wounded warriors, and to the families who laid a loved one to rest. America will not let you down. We will take care of our own.

And to those who are serving in far-flung places today, when your tour ends, when you see our flag, when you touch our soil, you will be home in an America that is forever here for you, just as you have been there for us.

That is my promise, our nation's promise, to you.

President Barack Obama
November 11, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009



full story in the link:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops delivered a critical endorsement to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday by signing off on late-night agreement to grant a vote on an amendment barring insurance companies that participate in the exchange from covering abortions.

"Passing this amendment allows the House to meet our criteria of preserving the existing protections against abortion funding in the new legislation," the Bishops wrote in a letter to individual members. "Most importantly, it will ensure that no government funds will be used for abortion or health plans which include abortion."

The Bishops' conclude: "For the Catholic Church, health care is a basic human right."