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Editor, The News:
Robert Zbegan’s recent letter enumerates reasons Mitt Romney lost his bid for the presidency.
Zbegan’s reasons address the margins, at best. The average American’s knowledge of things political is garnered as they pass through a room broadcasting the news — while being distracted by calls to dinner, texting, children, pets, etc.
The average American is ignorant of most things because the culture has heretofore allowed his ignorance to go unpunished.
The Catholic Church was tenuously critical, at the last minute — particularly on a few web pages — of President Obama, the Democrats and their wicked advocacies; for roughly a generation the church has enabled the culture of death’s advance via its silence; the lone exceptions being Rome, and a few on EWTN.
Thus, the American Catholic Church, as well as other Christian churches, have tacitly embraced moral entropy. Implicit in silent clergy — regarding moral imperatives — are the devil-may–care Catholic/Christian citizens. After all, ignorance is bliss.
The mainstream press — forsaking its constitutional duty — has aided and abetted Americans in their slothful irresponsible willed ignorance. Although most Americans do not characterize themselves in that way, the description is apropos.
Some who voted for Obama hope that — by the end of his second term — he and events will conspire to teach Americans a severe lesson for their ignorance. This presupposes the survival of the United States as a constitutional republic, and that either the mainstream media will actually strive to be objective — which will be extremely unlikely, since they think themselves objective — or formerly insouciant Americans will turn to Fox News, and the non-ideological news outlets.
What the United States suffers from cannot be cured by electing a saint, but could be cured if the church incessantly advocated saintly citizens.
Thomas J. Donegan
NEW CASTLE —
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