The Nobel Prize for Good Intentions

I am not the only one who sees a strange anomaly in the Oslo committee awarding Mr. Obama the Nobel Peace Prize last week. Considering that his actual nomination had to have taken place before February 1st when he was not even two weeks in office, he could not have possibly done anything to merit this award and he certainly hasn’t done anything since! In fact, the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is the shameless leader of the war against unborn children around the world; his alliance with Planned Parenthood testifies vocally to his pro-death agenda, not to mention his wiping out of the Mexico City Policy to fund the death peddlers around the world. His administration’s debates about whether to send 40,000 more troops into Afghanistan seem mildly aggressive in comparison to the war against babies. It is just astounding to think that neither Mahatma Gandhi nor Pope John Paul II received this Prize in their lifetimes, a fact that speaks volumes about the Scandinavians’ sense of what constitutes true peace-making.

Keep in mind that American policies can have huge consequences around the world. Already we are seeing evidence that the anti-life movement has been tremendously emboldened by the election of America’s strongest abortion promoter ever and one who “released funds” to abortion-promoting organizations by wiping out the Mexico City Policy on his third day in office. In very real terms, this meant the unleashing of terrorism on the unborn with American dollars and influence. Our affiliate in Tanzania recently reported to us that a new sterilization campaign has blanketed his beloved country because the anti-lifers know that they will get away with it now that the US government has no veto power over these things. The UN and the European Union have already been putting pressure on pro-life Catholic countries like Poland and Malta to legalize abortion, and just last week Ireland voted Yes to the Lisbon Treaty which a year ago they had turned down cold. This EU treaty will cajole, slacken and manipulate another pro-life country into eventually legalizing the killing of its own babies. It’s just a foot in the door to taking away Ireland’s sovereignty on the issue of life and will undoubtedly have a huge long-term impact on the country.

There will be no peace in any society as long as a nation accepts and/or endorses the principle that babies are disposable commodities and can be murdered at will. HLI missionaries continuously tell the remaining pro-life nations that abortion is a war on children which no society can long survive. Its effects are entirely negative and will never get better. Furthermore, there are certain conscientious persons in every population that will fight with every fiber of their beings to see that abortion is never normalized or accepted as a good, and social conflict will be the inevitable outcome. Society will suffer because of the millions of women and men who will be both physically and emotionally injured by abortion and the millions of families that will be destroyed as a result. The worst effect of this war on children is the deadening of conscience that the unrepentant killing of innocents has on the national soul.

Clearly, those who want peace must work for it in a concerted effort to protect the most vulnerable citizens of a nation, not in the good intentions of war-mongering politicians. The Nobel Peace Prize should have been given to the thousands of men and women praying in front of the killing centers of our world and working in the crisis pregnancy centers consoling the desperate women who need peace and resources to choose life. These are the real heroes who actually do have something to show for their peace-making efforts. More peace has come to our world from the pro-life movement than the Nobel Committee could ever dream of.

Tell that to the leftists in Oslo. Tell that to Mr. Obama, war-monger-in chief against the children of this world.

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  • SeanReynoldsNZ

    Maybe the Nobel Committee should pay heed to the words of another Nobel Laurate, Teresa of Calcutta: “Abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace”.

    The Nobel Peace Prize is like the US Dollar. Once upon a time it was a currency with real worth, given to people who truly laboured to improve the situation of humanity. People such as Mother Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Aung San Suu Kyi, Martin Luther King Jr, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (during the Great War and World War II). It used to be a real currency of those who had laboured for peace.

    And like the US dollar it has devalued. The start of its devaluation was with its award to terrorists such as Yasser Arafat. It has continued to slide with its award to the likes of Al Gore for his work on man-made climate change, where it became a currency awarded for that which is imaginary. And now it has been loaned out in advance for work that hasn’t even been done in the case of Barack Obama. And not just that, but work that promotes the greatest destroyer of peace.

  • redwallabbey13

    If I had known one could be nominated based on “good intentions” I would have nominated myself long ago – or any number of excellent people I know, such as the contributors to this site. Surely, our good intentions are equal to those of the President and I know we could all use the money and put it to very good use!

  • noelfitz

    Fr Eutenhaur wrote that “(c)onsidering that his (Obana’s) actual nomination had to have taken place before February 1st when he was not even two weeks in office, he could not have possibly done anything to merit this award.”. Yet he also states that “he “released funds” to abortion-promoting organizations by wiping out the Mexico City Policy on his third day in office.” So he was able to act as soon as he became President.

    I also read “just last week Ireland voted Yes to the Lisbon Treaty which a year ago they had turned down cold”. Is President Obama responsible for this? This referendum on the Lisbon Treaty had nothing to do with abortion, as the Irish Catholic bishops made clear.

    I also read “This EU treaty will cajole, slacken and manipulate another pro-life country into eventually legalizing the killing of its own babies. It’s just a foot in the door to taking away Ireland’s sovereignty on the issue of life and will undoubtedly have a huge long-term impact on the country.” This is totally incorrect. The 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution guarantees the rights of the unborn, and the Lisbon Traeaty has nothing do with this.

    The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland introduced a constitutional ban on abortion – “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

    I note that the Church in the US seems to be backing away from confrontation and conflict. Th Pope’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” underlines the Church’s interest in social justice and shows that the Church is more than an anti-abortion lobby group.

    Recently Cardinal Mahony has referred to Notre Dame university as the premier Catholic university in the US. This shows the Church is keen on mending fences with NDU. The removal of Bishop Martino, best known for his attacks on President Obama and Vice-President Biden, is also indicative of the Church’s desire for social peace. The Pope received President Obama with courtesy and respect, while making his views clear, this also shows the Church’s ivolvement and engagement with the world.

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    The Irish Catholic Bishops Conference will unequivocally urge a “yes” vote in the second referendum on the European Union’s controversial 270-page Lisbon Treaty, according to a report in “The Irish Catholic”. The article says Government assurances about the right to life and other crucial moral issues will lead the Bishops Conference to be clear in its support (http://www.familyandlife.org/Abortion-and-Embryo/839/8/26.html).
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  • goral

    I’m afraid noelfitz is right in some of his observations. Our Church has contributed to our president’s prince of peace status and has also made peace with him and those involved in many controversial episodes such as the NDU.
    So far the only heads that have rolled are the ones of the innocent unborn.

    The Catholic Church in the US is a comfortable, cowardly church that just wants peace so that the financial problems can be solved first. The Boston church was doing very well with Kennedys’ support until the lawsuits started pouring in.
    The timeless statement of: ‘a wealthy church is a corrupt church’ proves out again.

    Back to that coveted peace prize. The beard stroking, sardine snacking academia elites are also correct in their way of thinking that this man of peace has brought on the kind of non-confrontational, bucolic scene that they envision. After all statistics show that Catholics, Jews and the brightest among us voted for his peace-loving approach. Don’t forget the Scandinavian mindset of neutrality even in the face of evil. They just don’t think like we do.

    So when Europe goes ga ga over the guy who pretty much just says – ga! ga! then the prize is in the bag.
    Let this one go, the guy needs the mil & a half.
    Constitution? he’s above all of that.

    As I started, I’m deathly afraid that the nobel committee and their cheerleaders are acting consistently with their view of the world as supported by so many events. Now is the time of appeasement and phony peace making.
    The bill will come due later.

    Fr. Tom and so many of us are not ruled by our fears, we’re the partisan forces.

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