May 14th, 2009
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Sound Off: Your comments 5/13/09

Editor's Note: Many of you wrote in to comment on President Obama speaking at Notre Dame and Arizona State University and the torture photos. On the torture photos many of you feel we have seen enough and to let the military try those involved. The controversy over President Obama speaking at Notre Dame had mixed comments. What do you think?


Americans are great at flogging themselves over issues. We were all inflamed to learn of the tortures that were used against the Iraq prisoners. To release even more photos would do nothing more than to incite and divide. Allow the military to try those involved, we have seen enough.
RE: Obama and abortion – I'm sure he has never had one personally. I do not know if he has made the choice to abort a baby either. The Catholics should allow him to speak. The point is – it's a WOMAN's choice. Those same Catholics may support the death penalty and disvalue life if it isn't in the womb.

President Obama is not pro-abortion. He is pro-choice which means that he thinks that women should be given control of their bodies. President Obama is not there to give a religious speech. He is talking to graduates and encouraging them to be the best that they can be. What better ambassador for this message can you think of?

Tell Anderson that it's safe to assume that the bulk of the 70,000 spectators at the ASU graduation are there to see their family members graduate. Why he thinks they're there for Obama is beyond comprehension. Also, Suzanne Malveaux shouldn't be cheerleading for Obama, "he's going to turn this ASU controversy on its head." Please can these people pretend to be professional? Or is that just impossible? The gushing is just too much.

Candy Crowley got it wrong. The Catholic Church does not prohibit the use of the death penalty. It does realize that it is no longer as useful as it was in the past and should be used rarely but it allows its use. That is not the case with abortion.

I don't understand why everyone is missing the point….this is a University sponsored event held on campus, His viewpoints on Abortion, Stem Cells, are not commensurate with ND's mission statement and views on Christianity. This is not the time or the place. Sure the graduates may want to hear him talk and maybe all do not share the same perspectives within Catholicism which your viewers bring up, but that is not the point here and the viewers are making it the point. The point is he doesn’t fit the theological beliefs and he doesn’t belong.

I laughed when that Bill Donahue said that Obama hasn't seen an abortion he doesn't like. Hey, it's a privacy matter. I don't think people should get breast implants, but I wouldn't want a law forbidding them from doing so. That doesn't mean I SUPPORT breast implants. You can be morally against abortion, but feel that you can't legally ban it.

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