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Posted on 04/25/2012 1:49:43 PM PDT by veritas2002
Applying Our Enduring Truths to Our Defining Challenge
The Catholic Church offers a rich overview of its thought, summarized in the Compendium of Social Doctrine, to guide Catholics in bringing truth to societys problems. In his introduction, Cardinal Renato Martino, then president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, wrote, This area belongs in a particular way to those lay faithful who are active in the social sector.
As a congressman and Catholic layman, I am persuaded that Catholic social truths are in accord with the self-evident truths our Founders bequeathed to us in the founding ideas of America: independence, limited government and the dignity and freedom of every human person. As chairman of the House Budget Committee, I am tasked with applying these enduring principles to the urgent social problems of our time: an economy that is not providing enough opportunities for our citizens, a safety net that is failing our most vulnerable populations, and a crushing burden of debt that is threatening our children and grandchildren with a diminished future.
These problems are related: The debt is weighing on job creation today, closing off the most promising avenues for the poor to rise. As a result, more and more of societys most vulnerable remain mired in public-assistance programs whose outdated structures often act as a trap that hinders upward mobility. And this economic stagnation and growing dependence fuels the growing national debt a vicious cycle that calls for bold reforms equal to the challenge.
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Because is sends mixed signals to "Vote for Democrats and Support Republican Candidates"?
Q. Which administration exported those job opportunities to the rest of the world?
A. Both parties.
Walk the talk. Screw the 10 year plans. The long run ends on election day.
At first I was going to laugh at Rep. Ryan for the goofy headline.
Then I see that is NOT the article’s headline. Did you make that up on purpose?
Why would you do that?
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What are you talking about? That is the headline.
See post 3 for the headline the OP gave the article.
The mods have since corrected that error.