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If I were American... I would vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Posted on 10/29/2008 4:31:19 PM PDT by Thomas for life

I am not American, I’m French, catholic and pro-life.

Here, in France we have been praying for President Bush and the pro-life victory for four years. I remember when President Bush won, four years ago ; then, when he appointed John Roberts and Samuel Alito. One more judge… America, please don’t fail now. Of course, you may say : ‘what’s it got to do with you ?’ I think it is the point. The issue of abortion isn’t only America’s matter but it is the world’s matter. When the United States chooses a way, it affects the course of the world’s history.

If I were American and I didn’t find John McCain conservative enough, thinking of the way he served his country, I’d give him a chance to improve himself, he deserves it, doesn’t he ? Furthermore, everybody knows that his opponent would ruin all that has been accomplished for the pro-life cause for many years.

Besides, I would think of Sarah Palin. Could he have done a better choice ? What a wonderful woman ! When we learnt that Sarah Palin had a child with Down syndrome, it came as a bit of a shock, because the elder of our two daughters is in that case.

Moreover, we have prayed for John McCain for several months asking the intercession of Professor Jérôme Lejeune, a French geneticist professor who explained Down syndrome – that is actually trisomy 21 – and whose cause for canonization was opened one year ago. We’ve read his biography and, as far as we are concerned, it’s obvious he is a saint.

Here is the prayer (approved by the Catholic Church) we say every day :

God, who created man in your image and intended him to share your glory, we thank you for having granted to your Church the gift of professor Jérôme Lejeune, a distinguished servant of life. He knew how to place his immense intelligence and deep faith at the service of the defense of human life, especially unborn life, always seeking to treat and to cure. A passionate witness to truth and charity, he knew how to reconcile faith and reason in the sight of today’s world. By his intercession, and according to your will, we ask you to grant us the graces we implore (the pro-life victory for the United States and, at present, the victory for John McCain and Sarah Palin), hoping that he will soon become one of your saints. Amen.

So, when we heard that Sarah Palin had a little angel too, and when we learnt she was strongly pro-life, then we didn’t believe at all it was a matter of chance or accident. We saw Providence. We do believe there is a link. But, please, let there be no misunderstanding : we don’t mean it’s time to be sentimental about, there is simply too much at stake, it’s a matter of love. Love and life vs. hate and death.

That’s why, if we were American, my wife and I would not let Evil win ; we would proudly vote for the pro-life ticket McCain/Palin. God bless them.

Hold out, you have more friends than you think. God bless all the Freepers.


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Prayer; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholicism; elections; prolife

1 posted on 10/29/2008 4:31:20 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life

Keep praying, dear brother. We need all the prayers we can get. Obama is going to be bad for the U.S. and when the U.S. is in trouble, that’s going to spell trouble for everyone else out there who is good.


2 posted on 10/29/2008 4:33:04 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Thomas for life

Thomas for Life

Are there many in France who agree with your statements?


3 posted on 10/29/2008 4:34:01 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Thomas for life
My wife and I are Americans. We are Army veterans. We are parents and grandparents. We are Catholic, the practicing type. We are pro life. We will vote for McCain/Palin.

Consider our votes your votes.

Regards,
John

4 posted on 10/29/2008 4:36:21 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: Thomas for life

I am not American, I’m French, catholic and pro-life.

Wow, you are a rare breed. Keep the faith.


5 posted on 10/29/2008 4:37:32 PM PDT by TheRake (Lake Orion, MI)
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To: PGR88

If you mean a great number, of course not. But many than you think. Above all it isn’t PC to say it. Many people choose not to say what they really think.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 4:38:54 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: PGR88

Thomas for Life

Are there many in France who agree with your statements?


Yes, they are. Not much. But they exist.


7 posted on 10/29/2008 4:39:48 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: Thomas for life

Thanks Tom.


8 posted on 10/29/2008 4:39:54 PM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: jwalsh07

Thank you. I am very touched.
God bless you.


9 posted on 10/29/2008 4:41:44 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life
You're welcome Thomas.

God bless you and yours.

10 posted on 10/29/2008 4:47:57 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: Thomas for life

The bset thing you can do is grab your family and emigrate to America. We could use more Frenchmen like you.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 4:53:08 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: Thomas for life

These socialist/communist Democrats are pushing not only abortion, but the most extreme and murderous, ungodly forms of abortion. . . AND they are poised to make we who are bitterly opposed to abortion in any form PAY our taxes for, in many cases, lazy women who are not only ungodly, but want to use abortion as a form of birth control as long as it is “free”. - I realize that America is a free country, and I also realize that I cannot FORCE any woman NOT to have an abortion.. and I do not imagine that I can cause abortion doctors not to practice. I also realize that it is NOT her place, either, to FORCE me to pay for it, and, thus become an active party to her ungodliness. Let HER pay for it and answer to God for herself about it, and let the “doctor” also answer to God. If she has to be financially responsible for paying for it as well, maybe after a while she will stop that method of lazy birth control.

I am done arguing with these liberal fence posts who seem just fine with an emerging communist government.

If they can’t see that things have only worsened - from a pretty good situation - have worsened rapidly under Pelosi and the Democrat controlled Congress. . . elected thanks to the help of the solid year of media attacks on President Bush. I thank President Bush for keeping us safe for the last 7 years since September 11, 2001. - May the Lord deliver us from the communist, Barack Hussein Obama, and from this miserable, elitist, snobby mainstream media here in a United States they do not deserve. Wake up, people!

We ARE “Atlas”, and it may well be close time to shrug if Obama launches into the high taxation he plans for the “rich”. (Not to push Ayn Rand all that much, but she had a point there.)


12 posted on 10/29/2008 4:56:05 PM PDT by Twinkie (PRESERVE THE CONSTITUTION !!!)
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To: steel_resolve

Emigrate to America ? I’ve been thinking of that for some years...


13 posted on 10/29/2008 4:57:30 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life
Merci beaucoup, Thomas, and keep praying for us. We'll pray for you, too!

(From one Catholic, pro-life father to another.)

14 posted on 10/29/2008 4:58:12 PM PDT by Campion (Vote for Obama and Get Nuclear War for Free!)
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...

Say hello to Thomas, a fellow traveler.


15 posted on 10/29/2008 5:01:41 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: Thomas for life

If you were voting the other way, ACORN would already have signed you up.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 5:14:02 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Thomas for life
Emigrate to America ? I’ve been thinking of that for some years...

Your the kind of person we like to see come to American, instead of sneaking in over the southwest border.

17 posted on 10/29/2008 5:16:54 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Remember the Dims support what Stalin said: Not who votes, but WHO COUNTS the vote that matters.)
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To: Thomas for life

Thank you, sir. We shall weather the storm. We must.


18 posted on 10/29/2008 5:20:15 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

You’re welcome.
But you’re right : you MUST.


20 posted on 10/29/2008 5:26:17 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life

My ancestor made the jump from France about 350 years ago. Come over and visit some time.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 5:26:26 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

We will. At least my children.


22 posted on 10/29/2008 5:29:59 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life

America and France have had a long, rich relationship that has had its ups and downs. One of the things France did recently that had Americans cheering for our French cousins is voting against the socialism and totalitarianism of the EU Constitution.

Thomas, mon ami, we welcome your prayers and share them with you. As a military dependent child, I travelled extensively through France and all of western Europe in the late 50s and early 60s and still have fond, pleasant memories of France, the people, the incredible sights all over the country, the rich history and, of course, the food!!

We join our hands with yours and say “merci beaucoup” for your prayers and support. It is with honor and humility that we join with you to keep freedom and America free and alive.

Vive la France!! (I probably got that wrong, but I haven’t been a kid for many, many years!!) :-)


23 posted on 10/29/2008 5:33:55 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Thomas for life

God Bless you and PLEASE keep the USA in your prayers in the days ahead.


24 posted on 10/29/2008 5:41:01 PM PDT by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

You needn’t worry about that, we keep praying.
God bless you !


25 posted on 10/29/2008 5:44:04 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: sandyeggo

Hold out ! We’ll pray for you too. Your prayers and ours will be as one.
God bless you !


26 posted on 10/29/2008 5:48:11 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life

Thank you for your support and prayers for our country. God Bless you and your family Thomas.


27 posted on 10/29/2008 6:12:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Thomas for life

Your letter touched my heart. Thanks for your heartfelt appeal on behalf of McCain / Palin.

God Bless You


29 posted on 10/29/2008 6:31:38 PM PDT by Proud2brwAmerican
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To: Thomas for life

And someday I will visit France. On another issue, my take on what I read is that America would be fortunate to have a President like the current leader of France. (I know that such a thought is heresy to a lot of the Free Republic folk). I would appreciate your thoughts on Sarkozy.


30 posted on 10/29/2008 6:36:40 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Thomas for life

I am planning on visiting France next May. Would you mind if I asked you a question, or two, or three sometime in the future?


31 posted on 10/29/2008 6:38:37 PM PDT by jla (Sarah!)
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To: Thomas for life

Thank you for your prayers, Thomas.

We are praying a Rosary novena for the election. And special prayers to St. Jude and Our Lady of Victory, and those dearest to my heart, the 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne. I expect they never thought the Revolution could happen in France, but it did. We may be faced with something similar and if it does occur, I pray that we would have the strength, faith, and courage that they did. Their example is awesome!


32 posted on 10/29/2008 6:57:08 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne, pray for us)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

My thoughts on Sarkozy ? I can’t (because of Mr Moderator).
The truth would be better : he is a very overproud man, he despises many people, especially school teachers (my wife is a teacher), he has reduced the salaries (but doubled his), increased taxes, stopped the refund of many medecine, and above all he is strongly pro-abortion.
He said he “doesn’t know what a embryo is”...
A selfish, dreadful, horrible man.


33 posted on 10/29/2008 6:58:11 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: jla

Of course not ! Please, do !


34 posted on 10/29/2008 7:00:12 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: nanetteclaret

We pray with you.
You’re right, but at present we do hope it won’t occur.
May God not let such a disaster happen !
O Lord, please, bless America !
God bless you and yours !


35 posted on 10/29/2008 7:09:14 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life

Thanks for praying for our country!

Come here often, it’s fun!


36 posted on 10/29/2008 7:53:34 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - now backing McCain/Palin!)
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To: Thomas for life

Were the other French presidents pro abortion? We really don’t much about that here. We just hear about their foreign policy positions, very little about internal French issues (other than his marital mis-adventures!). I appreciate your insights on him.
On another point, maybe we should have a Free Republic tour of France!


37 posted on 10/29/2008 8:03:49 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Thomas for life

God bless you and your family, Thomas, and thank you so much for your prayers for us!


38 posted on 10/29/2008 11:21:25 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (I'm a redneck clinging to God & guns since I'm from a small town in western Pennsylvania)
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To: Thomas for life

Hi Thomas -
Your prayers for our country during this crucial election are appreciated and needed - please keep it up!

Gods will be done.


39 posted on 10/30/2008 7:58:43 AM PDT by HanneyBean
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Were the other French presidents pro abortion?

Of course they were. In France you MUST be pro-abortion to be elected.


40 posted on 10/30/2008 4:14:31 PM PDT by Thomas for life
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To: Thomas for life

Praying along side you.


41 posted on 10/30/2008 4:15:48 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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