DAILY CATHOLIC for February 12

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vol, 9
no. 31

When it comes to polls, there's only one Pole you can believe in!
         How many have seen or heard the most recent polls? The ones that "claim" Bill Clinton is riding an unprecedented crest of a 79% approval rating? Do you believe it? We don't. Why? Well, first of all, have you been polled about this? Do you know anyone who has been polled about this? If so, we'd like to hear from you because it is our contention that these "people polled" either don't exist or are padded so heavily that the results are totally meaningless. We base our contention on the fact that no one we have ever met has been polled or knows of anyone who has ever been polled. We base it on the fact that investigations have proven that many polls are so stacked by the manner of the question that people - if such pollees exist - respond to the question in a way they wouldn't normally respond. In other words, the polls are rigged, folks, weighted heavily towards gaining the result the pollsters want. Can you say "prefabricated?" What if we were going to take a poll on the Catholic Church? Okay, we'll go to Irondale, Alabama and ask the residents at EWTN and to Lincoln, Nebraska and ask the chancery under Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz questions regarding the Pope and the Church. We're willing to bet the mortgage that the polls would show an astounding support for Holy Mother Church with the headlines: "Polls show majority of Catholics loyal to Pope!" But is it fair? Of course not, because the audience polled were prejudiced toward one viewpoint, in this case the right viewpoint! But what is to stop another poll from going into the offices of the National Catholic Reporter and the chancery of Los Angeles or New Ulm, Minnesota and asking the same question? The results would be at the other end of the spectrum because the people polled lean heavily toward the left with strong modernistic tendencies. Here the headline would shout: "Polls show Catholics want a new system, get rid of Pope!" Whoa, that kind of headline can be alarming but it is happening and will continue to happen because we are bamboozled into believing these polls and alter our thinking according to the false prophets of the American media.

          The great danger of polls is that we are influenced whether we believe it or not. Call it the "sheep syndrome" but polls are the greatest way to manipulate lukewarm Catholics who, not totally anchored in their faith for either a lack of practicing it or not knowing it fully, are easy prey to persuasion. No wonder they are the main target of the radicals for they are the great mediocre majority! And right now the hero of this great mediocre majority is Slick Willy who is a master of half-truths. Sound familiar to someone else we all know who's been doing this since the time of Adam and Eve? It is a known fact that Clinton lives for the polls. If this is so important in his political life, do you think, with the power he has, that he would allow a neutral poll to go unchecked? Not on your life! Pardon the inference, but he has the pollsters in bed with him when he's not bedding someone else! Sounds cruel to refer to him that way, doesn't it? But when we look at the attributes and virtues of some who once held this office we have to shudder to see how far the highest office of the land has plummetted.

          We ask Clinton and those who approve so much of him to listen to the following words and ponder them: "We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It has seemed fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole of the American people."

    Honest Abe     Now that's a poll we can agree to! In actuallity, the words above are not from us but rather from Abraham Lincoln whose birthday we commemorate today. When we look at how Clinton manipulates the media and the polls, we have to ask ourselves, do you think Lincoln worried about polls? If so, he wouldn't have abolished slavery. He wouldn't have been so honest and attributed all to God. In almost every Lincoln speech he made references to thanksgiving to the Creator for all America has been given. In fact, the words above came on the same occasion that Abraham Lincoln officially set aside the last Thursday of November to be acknowledged as a special day of "Thanksgiving" for all God had bestowed. He wrote that God should be first and foremost and forever gave us a day set aside just for this. Yes, Lincoln established the tradition, not the pilgrims, and today we're stuck with this turkey from Arkansas!

         Lincoln will forever be known as "Honest Abe" because of his truthfulness, trust and virtues. Clinton will forever be known as "Slick Willy" because of his lack of truthfulness, trust, and virtues. That is a sad commentary on the office today, but even a sadder commentary on the American people who allowed this man to rise to this office and now perpetuate the myth that he is good for the country with these totally fabricated polls. Wake up, America! Clinton is taking our country to the edge of the abyss! The Blessed Mother has imparted this to her messengers and visionaries, but still we turn a deaf ear! Our policy as a non-profit organization is to steer clear of politics but when it comes to the President of the United States and the fate of our country it is no longer politics but survival and ethics. Therefore, we have no qualms about exposing this charlatan who sits in the oval office. Lincoln was a role model for all time, Clinton is out to roll models with no clue of time. Lincoln was a giant among men acting as mice whose attributes and contributions have imbued him to the glories of history, Clinton is a mouse whose exploits and lies will cause historians to remember him as a rat. Will we as a people be lured by the cheesey odor of popular machoism and immorality to follow this rodent posing as a leader? If so, we can count on extermination from the great "mouse trap" above. The best way to deal with this pest is prayer! Prayer first of all for his own eternal soul which is in great danger for Jesus has said in Matthew 18: 7, "Woe, to the man through whom scandal does come!" Secondly, pray for America - the lost sheep - who blindly follow this weak excuse for a leader...possibly to the brink of World War III. Thirdly, pray for American Catholics for this is the year when they will have to decide to stay with Rome or break away and join the protestant American church - Catholic only in name. This is the year the great Apostasy will raise its ugly head for all to see and we must remember the words of Fatima visionary Sister Lucia who said, "He that is not with the Pope is not with God, and he that wants to be with God must be with the Pope." It proves one thing: When it comes to polls, there's only Pole you can believe in!

Michael Cain, editor

February 12, 1998       volume 9, no. 31
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