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R.I.P., Rudy Presidential Candidacy
The Republican Party has a pro-choice wing, so it's not surprising that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is first in the polls. The other nine declared Republican hopefuls and the two who have not announced (former Senator Fred Thompson and former Speaker Newt Gingrich) are all pro-life.
But Rudy's pathetic position on Roe v. Wade (it's "okay" with him if it's overruled and it's also okay with him if it isn't) brought to mind Senator John Kerry's infamous "I-was-for-the-bill-before-I-was-against-it" remark.
An example of decisive leadership, it was NOT.
Then radio host Laura Ingraham deftly put Rudy on the spot.
By publicly asking Rudy what he thought made abortion "hateful"?
Rudy never said, but by the time the interview was over, Rudy's chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination was dead.
Why Rudy and wife No. 2 contributed to Planned Parenthood when he thought abortion was so hateful, Laura also asked.
The homepage of Laura's website (www.lauraingraham.com) modestly notes that Laura played a role in making sure Rudy's abortion stance was "unmask[ed]."
She stripped him naked, figuratively speaking.
Calmly and cleverly, without any freaking.
As to his Planned Parenthood contributions, Rudy tried to justify.
Laura should have posted that on her homepage as the day's big lie!
Rudy said he gave because Planned Parenthood provided information that would help a pregnant woman choose.
That was nothing more than a debater's trick or ruse, a wily subterfuge.
Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion business in the U.S.A.
If you hated abortion at the time, would YOU donate your money?
The notion is noxious and ludicrous, not a bit funny.
Not everything the Palestinian Liberation Organization was doing in the 1990's was a crime.
But Rudy wouldn't receive Yasser Arafat and didn't give the P.L.O a dime.
To be sure, Rudy's trying to justify, by telling another big lie.
Rudy said that those who oppose and those who support abortion are equally moral.
So, with his Church, Rudy has a great quarrel.
His Church's position, as explained by Cardinal McCarrick in a pastoral letter when he was Bishop of Newark, is that abortion is a "grave evil" and a "crime against innocent life" for which "[w]e tend to find excuses."
Rudy's in rationalization-mode and, well for the salvation of his soul, it does not bode.
Did the possible sincerity of some Nazis in thinkiing that genocide was a good thing accord them moral equivalence with those who know it's not?
Of course not.
Is there something about Houston that attracts baptized presidential aspirants who have gotten an annulment from the Church to come and repudiate a basic Church teaching?
On May 11, 2007, The Associated Press reported:
"Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani forcefully reaffirmed his support for abortion rights [today] and argued that his divergence from conservatives on the issue should not disqualify him from being the eventual GOP nominee.
"'This is a matter of deep and profound judgment,' he said in a speech at Houston Baptist University. 'It's a matter of morals. It's a matter of your interpretation of how laws should operate, your interpretation of how respect for the rights of others should operate. But in a country like ours ... I believe you have to respect their viewpoint and give them a level of choice. I would grant women the right to make that choice.'"
The Roman Catholic Church does not consider the morality of abortion a judgment call.
As Pope John Paul II proclaimed in his 1988 Apostolic Exhortation: "Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights -- for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture -- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and condition to all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."
Instead of "defend[ing] with maximum determination," Rudy, in AP's words, "has struggled in the last week to explain his personal opposition to abortion with his long public record of favoring a woman's right to choose."
Rudy should go to www.defide.com, do some reading and then do some soul-searching.
DE FIDE is a non-profit association founded specifically to use every available means of Canon Law to defend the Faith and Church from Heresy and other grievous crimes. To accomplish its mission, DE FIDE initiates lawsuits in Ecclesiastical Court to protect the rights of the faithful and unbaptized. The Association works in tandem with premier Canon Law experts around the world to achieve its goals.
On June 14, 2004, Marc Balestrieri, J.C.L., filed a Denunciation for Heresy ("Denuntiatio Haeresis") and a complaint for reparation of harm in the Ecclesiastical Court of the Archdiocese of Boston against Senator John F. Kerry in an effort to protect the faithful from the soul and life-threatening harm caused by the public violation of Canon 750, par. 1 of the Code of Canon Law. This canon, in essence, forbids every Catholic from publicly denying a core tenet of the Catholic Faith. When a Catholic publicly supports the right to choose abortion, he or she adheres to the Right-to-Murder Heresy, more commonly known as the '"Right to Choose" error.
The Denunciation is currently under review by the Archbishop of Boston. Once the separate Complaint is accepted into judicial process, the arguments and evidence may be considered by a collegiate panel of three judges nominated to evaluate the merits of the case. When created, the Court will cite the Denounced to present any arguments which he may attempt to raise in his defense.
After receiving ground-breaking assistance from an official in the Vatican and an expert dogmatic theologian, Denunciations were equally filed naming Senator Edward Kennedy (MA), Mr. Mario Cuomo (NY), Senator Thomas Harkin (IA), and Senator Susan Collins (ME). As these criminal cases are unprecedented both historically and procedurally under the new Code of Canon Law of 1983, all Catholic and Protestant Christians, even the non-baptized, may, and have been invited to join these class-action suits.
The words De Fide are Latin for Of the Faith. As a Dogma, or definitive doctrine held by the Church to be part of Revelation, it is a core tenet from which no Catholic may dissent without incurring automatic Excommunication.
DE FIDE, a California non-profit specializing in the use of Canon Law against Heresy, aims to stop the monumental scandal of baptized Catholics claiming in the public forum to be Christian while professing the life-threatening Right-to-Murder heresy.
An ecclesiastical complaint against Rudy seems in order too.
As DE FIDE says: "The crisis is outrageous - it is completely unacceptable - it must be stopped. Otherwise, we, and our children, and our children's children stand more to lose than simply our lives: We risk losing our salvation."
Rudy's salvation is not lost yet, but his loss of the 2008 Republican presidential nomination is a safe bet.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.