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Marty Morelli July 27th, 2011

In the July 6 issue of the Gazette, Brandon Wertz (“Ridiculous ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ logic”) states that my referring to Hitler as a “progressive” spit in the face of the entire Jewish community.

He says liberals are moving forward a state of complete equality as seen in the landmark New York gay marriage decision.

In response to enactment of this law, Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed “grave disappointment with the (New York) Legislature’s abandonment of the common good.” Using your own logic, Brandon, it looks like your viewpoint has spit in the face of the entire Catholic community in America.

By the way, Hitler was not history’s biggest murderer. That title belongs to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, a man of the left, who is still admired by some progressives even today. Finally, Brandon, IRA also stands for Individual Retirement Account, and it has about as much relevance to this discussion as the Irish Republican Army does. People with nothing more to contribute except sophomoric polemics should remain silent.

—Marty Morelli Oklahoma City
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07.28.2011 at 10:17 Reply

I'm guessing Marty is never going to clue in on the amusing irony of his last sentence.


07.28.2011 at 12:37 Reply


What's exceedingly ironic is how I was originally illustrating how wrong it is to try and link Progressives to history's biggest mass murdered and his response was to correct my error and then proceed to link progressives to History's actual biggest mass murderer.  And once again doing so without any form of fact to support his claim.

Also when considering his response to gay marriage, he might have been wise to point out that the Jewish community is probably just as unnerved about the decision as the Catholic community.  But what he seems to ignore is that thanks to our Constitution, religion is barred from influencing law.  It has been my experience that Conservatives tend to trumpet the constitution, but seem compelled to ignore the separation of Church and State whenever doing so fits their personal beliefs. 

I suppose it’s of great disappointment to Marty that the U.S. Constitution is written the way it is.  It allows for people to speak and worship freely.  Conversely, it allows for people to own firearms.  I just hope that those who own those weapons have the common sense to realize that using them against those who disagree with you, is why the Constitution exists in the first place; to prevent oppression. 

I still maintain that we can find common ground with which to build friendships.  But as time goes on people are becoming more and more polarized, thus making them unwilling to even have a political conversation with someone from the opposing side.  We will never progress as a society by staying on our respective sides of any issue.  Start with the Constitution, I’m sure we all agree on the content of that document, we can build on that, and we should.