Skip to comments.Gingrich: Ave Maria to help Catholic-based legal system replace left, secular judicial branch
Posted on 11/22/2010 2:59:22 PM PST by Notwithstanding
NAPLES Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke of the importance Ave Maria School of Law will have in replacing the current liberal, secular legal system during the law schools 10th Anniversary celebration held at the Naples Ritz Carlton Beach Resort on Friday night.
The potential 2012 presidential hopeful converted to Roman Catholicism in 2009, which is the same year the law school relocated from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Naples.
The law schools students would be prepared to write the laws, defend the laws and defeat the left, Gingrich said. The modern, secular law, he said, can be seen every few minutes on TV.
Ads on television, basically say do you know somebody with money we could mug together? Call Gringrich said.
This school matters, he said, by replacing the neutral technology for the redistribution of wealth with a morally-based legal system.
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Secular law must ultimately be rooted in the moral order or it is not law.
Like in Saudi Arabia?
Gingrich is my kind of Catholic.
“The law schools students would be prepared to write the laws, defend the laws and defeat the left, Gingrich said.”
But will it heal the ambulance chasing syndrome most lawyers suffer from?
“Like in Saudi Arabia?”
No. Their system is based on Islam.
And is that what Gingrich proposed?
The problem with Saudi law is not that it is based on moral principles, but that the moral principles on which it is based are f’ed up.
I think laws should be based on moral principals as long as they’re my moral principals. I don’t want any of the following: Scientology, Jehovah Witnesses, Wiccans, Muslims, Fundamentalist Mormons, Shintoism. I have no problem with Christianity as long as it’s not the kookie kind. You know....the snake handling stuff. Same with Judaism. The Hasids kind of freak me out although I go to 47th Street and buy jewelry from them.
Ave Maria, Hillsdale are like the isolated Christian monasteries during the Dark Age, keeping the light of truth alive.
You are one person, and you get one vote. The moral principles of a majority of Americans should be the moral principles that guide our laws, and if most Americans believe in things that you consider “kooky” or “freakish,” you’re out of luck. Let me give you an example: if most Americans believed that stealing is not wrong, then stealing would not be illegal; multiply that across every other issue and that’s how legal systems are created. BTW, I’m not saying that everything that most people consider immoral will (or should) be illegal, but that the moral principles of the nation will be a determining factor on what type of legal system we have.
He did that when he was a randy protestant. He cleaned up his act.
One thing at a time.
“He did that when he was a randy Protestant. He cleaned up his act.....”
I assume you are trying to be humorous??? As a traditional minded Catholic, I would not equate Newt’s previous marital problems with Protestantism, but with a failure on his part to develop a good relationship with Christ, his Savior.
It appears that Newt has now a more properly developed moral conscience. I’d like to credit the good padre who took him through the Catholic RCIA program as well as the Holy Spirit. I somehow do not think that Protestantism can in any way be blamed for Newt’s previous tansgressions.
Just my humble opinion...
Well he was just a randy boy then. Chasing the girls and all that stuff. Never mind what religion he was.
Commie Pelosi may have sponsored him on the ‘couch’ with ‘the word’.
JFK comes to mind...
Yes, JFK was a terrible one with the girls. Wasn’t he. He ran a budget surplus. So did Clinton. Do you think there’s a link between randy behavior and budget surpluses? Clinton wasn’t a Catholic but he did receive a Catholic education. (Georgetown). I wonder.
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