Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Pope Meets Pelosi

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Two far-left Catholics met privately in Rome Saturday: Nancy Pelosi and the Pope.

Photos and videos show Pelosi and her husband being warmly greeted by the Pope in his private residence.

This meeting will be followed by a private meeting between the Pope and President Biden---another far-left Catholic, at the White House later this month.

While the Pope shares many far-left views with Pelosi and Biden, they disagree on abortion---the sanctity of life. 

They also disagree on socialism. Apparently.

We'll take a brief look at how the Pelosi's have amassed a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars. 

The Archbishop of Pelosi's San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, wonders why the Pope gives such special treatment to those who blatantly disagree with the Church's teachings.

Many other Catholics are wondering the same thing.

Be informed, not misled.

Politics before principles?

Yesterday Jeff Crouere, himself a very concerned Catholic, published an article titled, "Pelosi and the Pope, No Wonder Catholicism is in Crisis."

Photos and videos show Pelosi and her husband being warmly greeted by the Pope in his personal residence.

Despite Nancy's radical support for abortion and recent questions about her wealth---how she and her husband acquired a net worth of $315 million by 2020, with a shocking increase of $200 million in the last two years---she and the socialist-leaning Pope seem to share a close bond.

On Saturday the Pope gave a speech to the world, urging "a change of direction" that "will require great wisdom, foresight, and concern for the common good," in a word, the fundamental virtues of good politics. 

Pelosi praised the Pope for his "powerful challenge to the global community to act decisively on climate crisis with special attention to the most vulnerable communities.

San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone has been very outspoken about the obvious double standard regarding the powerful who stand against the Church's teaching on abortion. 

Crouere writes, 

"While the Pope shares many liberal political views with both Pelosi and Biden, he is pro-life and opposes their staunch support of abortion. Since there is such disagreement on a teaching so vital, many Catholics wonder why Pelosi, Biden and other liberal Democrats, such as former Sen. John Kerry, continue to be given such special treatment by the Pope and are allowed to receive communion in their local parishes." 

Crouere's article has much more on the global crisis in the Catholic Church, and the sex abuse cases that have rocked the church. If you are a concerned Catholic, as he is, you'll want to read it.

He concludes with this: 

"His papacy has been as divisive as the relatively new presidency of Joe Biden and the long tenure of Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. None of these Catholic leaders have succeeded in bringing people together. All of them have pursued progressive policies, which have not only failed to unite, but they have also failed to work." 

The Pope and Pelosi agree on much---open borders, so-called climate crisis, certainly globalism, and socialism over capitalism---but on that issue, only as it relates to "thee" but not "me" with Pelosi.


Pelosi's policies and principles.

Fox News host Jessie Watters condemns Pelosi's policies saying they're making it "harder and harder for average Americans to accumulate wealth, shackling them with taxes and destroying the dollar with reckless spending."

But Pelosi's policies apparently only apply to others, not her. Much like her selective Christian beliefs.

The current salary of the Speaker of the House sits in the low six-figures, yet Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress. And she was not when she came to DC.

After she and her husband, Paul, were married, Paul opened a real estate and venture capital firm. Through his connections, he pushed Nancy into the political world, helping her get elected to Congress in 1987.

Watters notes that the couple has, over the years, "timed the market perfectly"---while Nancy has been an insider in Congress. The Pelosi's seem to have perfect timing on their investments---every time.

They now own several pieces of real estate including a mansion in Napa Valley valued at about $25 million, a DC waterfont condo worth over $2 million, and a red brick mansion in California's Pacific Heights. 

Paul owns commercial properties in San Francisco worth about $50 million.

In 2018, the Pelosi's wealth had skyrocketed to a net worth of over $114 million. In 2019 Pelosi's assets totaled $271 million and in 2020, their net worth went up to $315 million.

Brilliant people?  In the right place at the right time?

Consider this:

In 2007, Visa worried that the new Democrat Congress would target their swipe fees, costing them billions of dollars. So they hired a team of lobbyists who descended on Pelosi. In fact, Visa's CEO met personally with her. She got donations from them. Then suddenly Paul Pelosi got a phone call from his stockbroker saying he was in luck.

Paul was offered a prescreened invite to get in early on Visa's $18 billion IPO. Nancy and her husband never blinked at the opportunity and bought between $1 million and $5 million worth of Visa stock.

While Pelosi was Speaker, she blocked bills that would have hurt Visa's stock price driving Visa's price up 200% during that time, making the Pelosi's a fortune on paper.

In January, Watters says: "The Pelosis got a million dollars worth of Tesla stock right before Joe Biden announced electric car incentives in June. 

The Pelosi family, Watters says, "cashed in big-time just before Congress was set to pounce on Big Tech. Mr. Pelosi exercised options on GOOGLE's parenthood company, Alphabet, making an easy $5.3 million."

In March, Paul Pelosi exercised $2 million worth of Microsoft options, just two weeks before the tech giant got a $22 billion contract to equip the US Army with high-tech headsets.

The couple has timed the market perfectly over the years.

The Pelosi's have never been indicted. But even some journalists are beginning to ask about Pelosi's policies.

Their perfect timing, every time, on their stock deals is creating a lot of suspicion among those who are following the money. And there's a lot of money to follow.

Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden pride themselves as being "devout" Catholics, but what is "devout" about selectively following certain politically acceptable "policies" and "principles" while denying others as null and void?

It's called hypocrisy.

The Pope knows better, so should Nancy---and husband Paul.

Better policies and principles.

Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, who was the primary drafter of the Declaration of Independence said, "Once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil."

How can we remove the corruption and restore lost principles?

Jefferson also said, 

"Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government." 

It was James Madison, our fourth president and also a Founding Father of our country who said, 

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.