An Open Letter to President Donald Trump (20 January, 2017)
“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” - Alexis de Tocqueville
Dear President Trump:
OBAMA & Pope Francis
We were alarmed to discover that during the third year of the first term of the Obama Administration your previous opponent, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and other government officials with whom she associated, proposed a Catholic ‘revolution’ in which the final demise of what was left of the Catholic Church in America would be realized.
Approximately a year after this e-mail discussion, which was never intended to be made public, we find that Pope Benedict XVI abdicated under highly unusual circumstances and was replaced by a Pope whose apparent mission is to provide a spiritual component to the radical ideological agenda of the International Left.
The Pontificate of Pope Francis has subsequently called into question its own legitimacy on a multitude of occasions.
During the 2016 presidential campaign we were astonished to witness Pope Francis actively campaigning against your proposed policies concerning the securing of our borders, and even going so far as to suggest that you are not a Christian.[4}
We appreciated your prompt and pointed response to this disgraceful accusation.
We remain puzzled by the behavior of this
ideologically charged Pope, whose mission seems to be one of advancing
secular agendas of the ‘Left’ rather than guiding the Catholic
Church in Her sacred mission. It is simply not the proper role of a Pope
to be involved in politics to the point that he is considered to be the
leader of the International Left. While we share your stated goal
for America, we believe that the path to ‘greatness’ is for America
to be ‘good’ again, to paraphrase de Tocqueville. We understand that
good character cannot be forced on people, but the opportunity to live
our lives as good Catholics has been made increasingly difficult by what
appears to be a collusion between a hostile United States government and
a Pope who seems to hold as much ill will towards followers of perennial
Catholic teachings as he seems to hold toward yourself.
We believe that the very existence of
these unanswered questions provides sufficient evidence to warrant this
request for an investigation. Should such an investigation reveal that
the U.S. government interfered inappropriately into the affairs of the
Catholic Church, we further request the release of the results so that
Catholics may request appropriate action from those elements of our
hierarchy who remain loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Author's note: You don't have to be Catholic to understand the concern of the undersigned. It is alarming to know that the 'Vicar of Christ' has been at odds with Conservative Catholics since his Papal ordination. To confuse millions of the faithful about controversial issues has been his M.O. which has resulted in a great deal of division within the Church and has undermined its authority.
Pope Francis has also shown favorable leanings towards the 'Liberal Left' and has openly supported the 'Singularity' and approval of the One World Government. His unfavorable critique about our proposed policies concerning the securing of our borders and accusing Trump of not being Christian if he builds the 'wall' shows his lack of understanding about the American people and our concerns.
Remember: Always challenge the dictates of authority figures. They usually don't have our best interests at heart.