The empathy gap

empathy gap

The abortion debate exhibits a conscipuous empathy gap. Congressman Chris Smith from New Jersey’s 4th district invoked the word in his speech at last Friday’s March for Life in Washington DC. He has made it a theme of his pro-life speeches going back to 2009: “Can Senator Obama not see, appreciate or understand that the…

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Reverend Martin Luther King vs. a Catholic Jesuit Priest

St. Thomas Aquinas

Two men of God quoted St. Thomas Aquinas as a guide to making moral decisions. Reverend Martin Luther King, whose legacy we honor today, wrote from a Birmingham jail the following in 1963: A Baptist quotes St. Thomas Aquinas “One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer…

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Supreme Court shoots down vaccine mandate

vaccine mandate

In a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court blocked President Biden’s vaccine mandate. The mandate compelled employees at business with one-hundred or more employees to be vaccinated against COVID, or submit a weekly negative COVID test before being allowed to return to the workplace. The Court wrote: “Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the…

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“Civilization is going to crumble”

low fertility rate

Two prominent celebrities had competing views on our country’s low fertility rate. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is okay with it due to climate change concerns: “Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be…

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