… Mclaughlin, Obama and Stalin
In a publication notable mostly for a reliably statist slant on healthcare, Mclaughlin’s “Shaky outlook” piece stands out as being especially ignorant and bigoted. The Catholic Church can’t live with the ad hoc contraceptive mandate cooked up by the president and Ms. Sebelius. Likewise, it is only a matter of time before equally provocative and objectionable mandates are promulgated for Northbay Healthcare Corp., the small, secular 501(c)(3) hospital system on whose board I serve. This president will not stop until the economics, culture and ethics of healthcare bend to his radical ideology—thereby undermining and possibly destroying the civil society that made my hospital and the Catholic system possible.
While a practicing Catholic, I’ll ignore Mclaughlin’s subtle bigotry and let the bish- ops fight that battle, noting, however, that Mr. Obama and his soul mate Mclaughlin have apparently forgotten that Joe Stalin similarly underestimated the Church—while sharing a misplaced faith in command-and-control economics.
Stephen Power Vacaville, Calif.