Yesterday the Knights of Columbus ran this full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal as part of its Civility in America campaign:
The KofC also ran this ad in USA Today:
Memo to the fine folks at the Knights of Columbus:
You should live so long.
This is kind of like complaining that the fire that’s burning down the barn is too hot — that we need cooler barn fires.
Like baking cookies compared to what Thomas Jefferson did to John Adams.
People understood then that news papers were party organs; they didn’t pretend otherwise. But, now?
Those would be the same Knights of Columbus who vigorously campaign and lobby for the pro-life position — the issue most Americans would agree is the most divisive political issue confronting the country for the last two decades.
The same Knights of Columbus whose local chapter in Brighton has put up political lawn signs on their property supporting pro-life candidates — an action that risks their tax-exempt status, because 501(c)(3)’s are only allowed to campaign for issues, not candidates.
Reading their advertisement, I don’t take them at their word. Their role in the political sphere is part of the problem, not the solution.
That’s right, Mike – the same Naughts of Columbus.
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