Visiting the USCCB site, I found this: Catholics, Orthodox Support Study On Video Influence On Violence
The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Department of Communications and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America support the White House proposal to allocate $10 million to the Centers for Disease Control to study the relationship between video games, media images and violence.
Why do they refer to President Obama's Directive (Executive Order) as but a proposal? I guess that is not as bad when in comparison the 'proposal' they support entails the President subverting the law -all this, funded by spending more monies he does not have to spend NOR monies ever authorized to spend.MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control
MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control
Sneaky executive order bankrolls anti-Second Amendment propaganda
The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda.
Getting this done has been on the White House “to do” list for some time. In his 2013 budget submission, Mr. Obama deleted the prohibition that has been in effect since 1995 on the use of federal funds to advocate or promote gun control.
Mr. Obama is trying to steamroll the Democratic and Republican majorities that kept the ban intact by labeling the advocacy as research. “While year after year, those who oppose even modest gun-safety measures have threatened to defund scientific or medical research into the causes of gun violence, I will direct the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to go ahead and study the best ways to reduce it,” said Mr. Obama.
Under the terms of the memo, CDC may “sponsor” another entity to conduct the research, which is a handy way of funneling taxpayer cash to sympathetic gun-control groups.
Well, I must admit, President Obama attempted to sneak it in with his latest budget proposal -maybe all in Congress would have failed to read it and note the omission before voting for it? However, President Obama could not sneak it through as there has been no budget passed for years!
So now President Obama tries a new method of subverting the law and usurping the rights of the people and some applaud him?
Do not worry -it is for the children.
Congress clamped down on the spending after President Clinton used the CDC and National Institutes of Health to create material advancing his theme of treating gun ownership as a public health issue, rather than a constitutional right. Millions in taxpayer funds were blown on junk science, such as $2.6 million used to determine if teenagers who are shot are more likely to have been drinking and carrying a gun. An additional $2 million went to figure out whether moving bars and liquor stores would prevent gun violence in communities.
By calling gun violence a “public health crisis” on Wednesday, Mr. Obama echoed Mr. Clinton’s model. It’s a move that could cost lives, as shifting funding away from fighting disease creates severely misplaced priorities. In 2010, 780,213 Americans died from cardiovascular disease and 574,743 from cancer, compared with 11,078 firearm homicides.
Quite clearly the USCCB has not completely purged itself of all the political 'social justice' leftist organizers just yet.
When will these Catholic politicos oppose the public health crisis that homosexual sex promotion represents; the public health crisis that President Obama promotes around the world -no study necessary.