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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hope Has Two Beautiful Daughters

Obama's message is all about HOPE. In the below post, Archbishop Chaput quotes St. Augustine about Hope:
Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
This has me thinking about the Hope that Obama is selling.

We see his use of Hope in this quote:

"…Roe v. Wade is about more than a woman's right to choose; it's about equality. It's about whether our daughters are going to have the same opportunities as our sons. And so to truly honor that decision, we need to update the social contract so that women can free themselves, and their children, from violent relationships; so that a mom can stay home with a sick child without getting a pink slip; so that she can go to work knowing that there's affordable, quality childcare for her children; and so that the American dream is within reach for every family in this country. [The] anniversary [of Roe] reminds us that it's not enough to protect the gains of the past – we have to build a future that's filled with hope and possibility for all Americans."

Hope that we will always be able to kill our babies.
Hope that our daughters can become our sons.
Hope that we can destroy marriage and all rights of fathers.
Hope that the only time a woman stays at home is when she is sick.
Hope that all our children can be raised by State daycare.

Considering St. Augustine's thoughts on Hope, what happens when Hope is unmoored from the Good?

What is unleashed is an angry mob that will quite possibly overcome any vestige of moral restraint to make sure that "Change" happens and "Hope" is realized.

Notice the shouting of the crowd, "Yes We Can!, Yes, We Can!"


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