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Melissa Harris-Perry, Collectivism, Parents and the Presidential Election of 2016 Comments

The real key to understanding Ms Harris-Perry is her use of the word "collectively." She argues that children belong collectively to the State. Thus, she is a collectivist. Since her views are of the leftist variety, she is being accused by some of her interlocutors being a socialist. However, collectivism, whether of the right or the left, must be completely rejected. It is a grave threat to authentic human freedom. Continue Reading

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  1. Bob
    1 year ago

    Brian Cook,
    Time will tell since elections have consequences. Take off the scales from your eyes and see the Truth. What the Catholic Church has been teaching for more then 2000 years will not be destroyed by Satan and his gates of hell reflected in your hate speech. Media Matters is a tool for the Left. Look at the data, the facts , not the bias of the media and those who hate the Catholic Church. The loss of religious freedom by this president's mandate starts with the Catholic Church and ends with rights lossed by people of all Faiths. Churches are made up of people who are sinners. God has given them a free will. No Church, Temple, or Synagogue is free of scandal since we are all human beings and we all at times reject God's Plan for our salvation by our sinfulness. Thank goodness we have a merciful and forgiving God through the passion, death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The measure you judge with will be used to judge you.

  2. Brian A. Cook.
    1 year ago

    I know I have tried to post corrections on this site before. I have been trying to refocus on simply living my own Christian life, caring for others and developing my creative talents. I would like to offer a link one last time.

    http://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2013/04/08/how-the-right-is-distorting-melissa-harris-perr/193532

    I would also like to point out that the Catholic Church is often accused of pushing a theocratic collectivism, enforced at the edge of a sword or a fire at a stake. Where is the hard evidence to the contrary? I'd also like to point out that Santorum's book has faced a few serious criticisms on Amazon--not personal allegations or attacks on Catholicism, but serious criticisms of his rhetoric.

    It's possible that I may never post here again. If so, then good-bye. May God have mercy on the members of the Church. May God preserve as much of Mother Church's livelihood as possible.

  3. John W Hargis Sr
    1 year ago

    This is part of an Obama agenda, I say Obama because he is the US president and accountable to most influence in government. I find it heartbreaking that the American voters are willing to support this type of moral corruption. I also say, as a Catholic, I am disappointed in the leadership of our church, it is their job to step in and fight for the moral rights of Catholics everywhere, I see no church representation trying to find a way to speak before SCOTUS in matters of moral rights.
    The issue of separation of church and state does not apply when the immoral encroach upon the moral rights of good Christians. We need leadership, we need it now, or we will lose the moral majority and thus the moral war. I challenge the church to provide such support and not give way to the immoral infringement of the rights of Catholics everywhere.

  4. Ruth Altrui
    1 year ago

    Very informative article

  5. Joseph
    1 year ago

    Excellent rebuttal, Deacon.

  6. abey
    1 year ago

    Melissa's words reflect that of Hillary Clinton "It takes a village to raise a child" suggests collectivism, when in the truth, the village itself comes under a council, read government, that which gives the law but cannot give the love, to become state property(which incidentally is to the tagging unto the Biblical Mark of the Beast to the Prophecy) against the Family which works through the Chastising by the Father as the case be & the affection of the Mother accordingly, coupled together to the word "Love", Biblically reflecting God, in his way to a fallen man.

  7. Rose
    1 year ago

    Thanks for weighing in on this, Deacon.

  8. Stephen E Berry
    1 year ago

    Deacon Fournier,

    I have read and re-read this item. To my understanding of her comments, it certainly sounds "communistic" that she states that children do not belong to their parents but "collectively" to "whole communities". Does anyone else see the link between her statement and another version of a Communist Manifesto? If she keeps this up, and (heaven forbid) gets the current master of the White House behind her, we may well see the forced closing of all private schools. We could very well see our children "educated" by the State and the State becoming the parent of the children. Anyone getting chills down their spine yet? Hello? Soviet Union of America calling!


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