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Doug Kmiec Writes Obama: 'Friendship Will Not Permit Me to Disregard Duty to Faith and Country'
Catholic Online ^ | 2/7/12 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier

Posted on 02/07/2012 8:32:16 AM PST by marshmallow

Doug Kmiec convinced many Catholics to elect President Barack Obama and received an ambassadorship to Malta. He also became a lightning rod in the Catholic community and beyond. I have not heard from him since he resigned his ambassadorship. That is until last weekend. His letter to the President is worthy of note.

WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - During the last US Presidential campaign, one name stood out among those Catholics who supported the candidacy of then Senator, now President, Barack Obama; Doug Kmiec.

A constitutional lawyer, Doug was known as a defender of the fundamental Human Right to Life. A former Dean of Catholic University's Law School, Doug was also heralded as a defender of the first freedom of religious freedom. He went on to hold the prestigious Caruso Family Chair in Human Rights at Pepperdine University.

Yet, that same Doug Kmiec became an outspoken supporter of the candidacy of Barack Obama. He did much more; he became the leading "apologist" of sorts, attempting to convince other Catholics to support the candidate. He did so in the face of candidate Obama's expressed opposition to defending the Rights of our first neighbors in the womb.

Doug wrote a book entitled "Can a Catholic Support Him?" In the afterward of the book he wrote: "Barack Obama has my vote. Your only duty is to cast your own in good conscience. As a Catholic and as an American, you may do so in perfect freedom. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise".

Make no mistake; that was a moral claim. It used phrases like "good conscience" and "perfect freedom", which speak to the morality of human action and the acting person. However, consciences are "good" when they are properly formed in the truth which then leads the person to do what is good. Freedom "perfects" a.......

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1 posted on 02/07/2012 8:32:24 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
A constitutional lawyer, Doug was known as a defender of the fundamental Human Right to Life. A former Dean of Catholic University's Law School, Doug was also heralded as a defender of the first freedom of religious freedom. He went on to hold the prestigious Caruso Family Chair in Human Rights at Pepperdine University.

Yup, a veritable friggin genius. These credentialed liberal arts academics are astonishingly arrogant. Well, Mr Kmiec, how does it feel to be a self-identifying rube? If I could see through Obama's media-created patina in 2008, why couldn't you? Jackass.

2 posted on 02/07/2012 8:50:45 AM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: marshmallow; Dr. Eckleburg; Forest Keeper; Gamecock; RnMomof7; HarleyD; fish hawk; Alex Murphy; ...

Any thinking person should have been able to recognize the radical socialistic, homophiliac, baby killing mindset of this man long before casting his first vote. No wonder the Catholic constituents are easily lead astray by the foul doctrines of Rome.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 8:55:26 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: marshmallow

So, the jerk still thinks that Obama has “good intentions”? Did Obama have good intentions way back when he was a state representative voting to let abortionists throw born-alive babies out on the roof to die? Has he EVER shown any signs of having “good intentions”?

How out of touch with reality can you get?

Does he understand yet that he is seriously complicit in the murder of millions of babies all over the world, paid for by our taxes?


4 posted on 02/07/2012 8:57:39 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marshmallow

>> He also became a lightning rod

If only that weren’t just a metaphor...


5 posted on 02/07/2012 8:57:58 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: marshmallow

Is he still alive. Pity.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 9:09:18 AM PST by stop_fascism (If a guy lies about his first name, what won't he lie about?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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7 posted on 02/07/2012 9:09:45 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: bkopto

Kmiec is a useful idiot who got an ambassadorship from Obamalini for his trouble.

Any institution that would hire or honor Kmiec today is beneath contempt.


8 posted on 02/07/2012 9:11:23 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: marshmallow
This moron supports Right to Life yet he convinced Catholics to vote for Abortion on Demand Obama? Now he says he has to follow his conscience? Is he freakin kidding? This guy is a joke who adds insult to injury by pretending to care about these issues now.
9 posted on 02/07/2012 9:13:08 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: marshmallow

Incredible that THIS was posted on May 12, 2009!!!!!!

(but, we didn’t like Bath-House Barry because of the color of his skin/sarc)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVN2MMuiedI&feature=iv&lr=1&user=RealCatholicTV&src_vid=UC7j6LMJWzI&annotation_id=annotation_515408


10 posted on 02/07/2012 9:33:03 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: marshmallow
Since Kmiec enables Obama to unleash fury by providing cover for “his Christian friend”, his faith is fruitless until he repents.

Obama is a simple open book that does not hide his attempt at abrogating divine law, natural law and, liberty from the foundation of these United States.

This idiot savant also killed a nun and a priest in 2010 because he (The reprobate that excuses evil ideologues) forgot to take his meds.

Kmiec should be treated like dog crap on the bottom of ones shoes until he repents. Besides, his excuses for a Christian to "follow" conscious (Often disguised as feelings) and not heed reason is as shallow as urine on a concrete sidewalk during the hottest day.

11 posted on 02/07/2012 9:39:21 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: achilles2000

“Kmiec is a useful idiot who got an ambassadorship from Obamalini for his trouble.”

Apparently he is not a very useful driver. He crashed into a drainage ditch. An elderly nun who was one of his passengers was killed. Kmiec and a priest was also injured in the crash.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/more-details-released-on-ambassador-kmiec-car-accident/


12 posted on 02/07/2012 9:39:52 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: princeofdarkness

Sorry Rollo. We must have been typing at the same time. You were quicker on the draw.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 9:42:05 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Sorry Rollo. We must have been typing at the same time. You were quicker on the draw.


14 posted on 02/07/2012 9:43:14 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: marshmallow

Sorry, Monsignor John V. Sheridan died of heart failure about two weeks after the car crash, but was in critical condition throughout until his death.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 9:43:39 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: princeofdarkness

Ping to 15.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 9:45:33 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: marshmallow

I remember this POS and his stumping. I hope he has remorse for his intellectually dishonest vote, and I hope it’s the bitterest gaul.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 9:47:19 AM PST by mancini
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To: mancini

That should be “gall.”


18 posted on 02/07/2012 9:48:42 AM PST by mancini
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To: mancini

“That should be “gall.””

It’s funny you mention Gaul. Kmiec may not be French, but he sure surrenders like them.


19 posted on 02/07/2012 9:53:30 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: marshmallow

Thank God for you. The first question I asked when Obama made it known was, where’s Kmiec, the dissident Catholic Healthcare West (Now Dignity Health, wink, yet the sisters are still there), the usual ex and non priest heretics, Maria Vian from L’Obsservatore Romano and those at America Magazine who proclaimed him pro-life? I searched for the first statement out of their mouths, since they led many astray (how really, I don’t know, lack of catechetics). Let’s also not forget the bishops at USCCB, who concentrated more on illegals than life and citizen, tax-paying parishioners who are being fleeced.

I called Rome, the bishops on the pro-life and immigration/refugee committees, America Mag and many others. I faxed and emailed his record, legislation in the past and his own words at Planned Parenthood and other venues. Nada.

Now we separate the wheat from the chaff, the rams from the goats and get to the remnant. Whom will they serve?


20 posted on 02/07/2012 9:56:17 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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To: AliVeritas

Tell it to the Lord Douglas.

As will Sebelius, Pelosi, Biden and those who enabled Obama.

May the Lord have mercy on their souls.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 9:59:53 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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To: marshmallow
The Mendacity Of Hopium.

Kmiec's letter will be thoroughly enjoyed, and then used to light the candle used in their Satanic Worship Service.

Useful Idiots of the world unite!
22 posted on 02/07/2012 10:04:43 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: marshmallow

Doug Kmiec is the preeminent example of failed conservative leadership. He is seen as an icon. He is not. He, much like Peggy Noonan and Buckley’s son, are nothing more than corporate politicians who are able to ingratiate themselves with the right people.

Kmiec’s idea that Obama will cure the causes that cause abortion tells you immediately that he is a liberal in that he thinks that abortion is caused by some socio-economic inequality and not by a moral/cultural defect. He forgets that rich people have abortions too.

It is amazing to me that the conservative media and conservative institutions consider people like him credible.

Mike Tremoglie


23 posted on 02/07/2012 10:08:06 AM PST by William Tell 2
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To: AliVeritas

I’m curious what happened to sister Carol Keehan. The Catholic Health Association (CHA) President that supported Obamacare.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 10:17:55 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Dutchboy88
Time for you to perform more penance.
25 posted on 02/07/2012 11:18:03 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: bkopto

To him and the fine, upstanding folks at Notre Dame U., all I can say is are you happy with your historic vote, and secondly, how could you have been so terminally stupid? This guy knew obama’s history re: abortion and killing children already born, but for the usual 30 pieces of ambassadorial silver...

Have you noticed the silence from Bart Stupak?


26 posted on 02/07/2012 11:35:16 AM PST by DPMD
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To: marshmallow

Petition supportin Cardinal-designate Dolan against the “Won” and his mandate.

http://stmichaelsociety.com/2012/01/22/support-cardinal-designate-dolan-stand-for-religious-freedom/comment-page-3/#comment-184


27 posted on 02/07/2012 11:41:50 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: achilles2000

You mean like all those other useful idiots who profess their loyalty to satan:
Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Bart Stupak, Ted Kennedy, Christopher Dodd, Kathleen Sebelius, Father Pfleger, Barbara Mikulski, Tom Harkin, Debbie Stabenow, Patty Murray, John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gov. Cuomo, Gov. Jerry Brown, Claire McCaskill, and all the Notre Dame faculty, board, and staff members who gave the useless idiot in the White House a platform to spew his vile and evil policies across the beautiful plains of America.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 12:06:24 PM PST by wakibeach
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To: wakibeach

He’s worse. Kmiec has for years been an “academic” claiming to oppose abortion. No one expected him to sell his soul for an ambassadorship to Malta.


29 posted on 02/07/2012 12:14:50 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Time for you to respond to the question: How does any thinking person who claims to support life at conception, claims homosexuality is an abomination, claim that oppressive radical socialistic dictatorships are evil even vote for this character to begin with? Yet most of the Roman Catholic world fell for him hook, line and stinker, just like the author. The same unthinking acceptance prevails with regard to the Roman cult pratices.


30 posted on 02/07/2012 12:17:40 PM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Dutchboy88
Any thinking person should have been able to recognize the radical socialistic, homophiliac, baby killing mindset of this man long before casting his first vote.

They didn't have to look any further than his vote in the Illinois State Senate where he agreed to leave babies who survived an abortion on the cutting room floor without assistance. Pure evil. That vote should be on display this election cycle.

31 posted on 02/07/2012 12:18:48 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: jersey117
"They didn't have to look any further than his vote in the Illinois State Senate where he agreed to leave babies who survived an abortion on the cutting room floor without assistance. Pure evil. That vote should be on display this election cycle.

Excellent point. How did people prefer this monstrous Democrat over even McCain? At least Sarah would have fought for the babies, but the Catholics lined up for Obama. Now, they say, maybe we should reconsider. Maybe?

32 posted on 02/07/2012 12:39:08 PM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: achilles2000

To paraphrase martyr St. Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons:

Why Doug, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Malta?


33 posted on 02/07/2012 5:03:00 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: bkopto

I was wondering what this Kimec guy would be saying about now. I remember his writings well in support of Obama. And in support of GUN CONTROL. Now he looks foolish. Oh well he is.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 9:23:21 PM PST by therut
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To: marshmallow

Astonishing, I guess Kmiec has a brain and a conscience after all!


35 posted on 02/07/2012 9:36:22 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Still waiting for your reasoned response... "Time for you to respond to the question: How does any thinking person who claims to support life at conception, claims homosexuality is an abomination, claims that oppressive radical socialistic dictatorships are evil, even vote for this character to begin with? Yet most of the Roman Catholic world fell for him (OBO) hook, line and stinker, just like the author (of the original article). The same unthinking acceptance prevails with regard to the Roman cult pratices."

You want me to perform "penance"? For pointing out what millions of your sheeple brethren have done to all of us? You are talking to the wrong guy...go to the elaborate temples of darkness called Catholic Churches and scream your call to penance there.

36 posted on 02/10/2012 3:53:54 PM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Dutchboy88
No wonder the Catholic constituents are easily lead astray by the foul doctrines of Rome.

Is that irony, or a logical lapse? It's the "foul doctrines of Rome" that Kmiec was contravening by supporting an abortion promoter. You want unanimity in perfection by all the followers of the Catholic Church? Well, so do I, but as the Church has taught for 2000 or so years, man is imperfect—that would be Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and the rest—and is only perfected through Christ's sacrifice.

You should be grateful, rather than bitter, that Catholics have millennia of philosophy, theology, and teaching that accurately describe reality, even when individual men are too twisted to follow it.

37 posted on 04/01/2012 6:52:08 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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