- August 20, 2004 at 7:02 pm #893
To be a good, faithful Catholic and vote according to Catholic beliefs does not entail voting for only one particular political party. Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party is strongly Catholic. Voting along party lines is a huge mistake as well.
When voting it is important for voters to consider a candidate as a whole and not based on his or her political party. There are pro-life democrats (perhaps not on the presidential level though).
Also, there are other parties to consider such as the Constitution Party, Green Party, Independence Party, etc. that also have people running for elections in your area. It is important too look at these candidates as well and support them if they embrace Catholic values.
At the end of the day it is your decision who to vote for but remember that you will be held accountable to a degree for that decision by God. Please do not make decisions on party lines or without becoming informed about [b:2wxje5xg]all the options[/b:2wxje5xg] for candidates.August 30, 2004 at 3:20 am #3331
I think your right but voting for a third party would only spin our wheels. Abortion needs to stop TODAY; the Republicans can get it done.August 31, 2004 at 9:31 am #3345
You are so right.
Under the Republicans, Abortion has an infinately better chance of being stopped than under the Democrats.
That is just the political reality.October 5, 2004 at 7:17 am #3421
The Republicans have controlled both houses of Congress and the White House over the last four years, so where is the end to abortion? Bush himself has suggested the time is not right for outlawing abortion. The Republicans pay lip service to social issues to gain enough power to aid corporate interests.October 5, 2004 at 12:31 pm #3426
[quote:16uh5lcd]The Republicans have controlled both houses of Congress and the White House over the last four years, so where is the end to abortion? Bush himself has suggested the time is not right for outlawing abortion.[/quote:16uh5lcd]
I agree with that. When is the right time? Why haven’t the Republicans done anything? I don’t think they see it as a big enough issue to tackle so that’s why they aren’t doing anything about it.October 5, 2004 at 12:56 pm #3429
[quote:30d20rb4]I don’t think they see it as a big enough issue to tackle so that’s why they aren’t doing anything about it.[/quote:30d20rb4]
Peace be with you Jon,
I think it’s big enough to them, but it’s just too much of an explosive issue for either party to truly do anything that will effect what harmony currently exists.
Kind of a fence sitting contest if you want. Both parties know if they take a hard-line and proactive stance on abortion it could spark of a war of sorts. Look at how the issue is now publicly handled by both side of the issue; we have bombings, murders of doctors, suicides, and on.
Imagine a hard-line stance either way. So I think our politicians have sold out for the sake of harmony and because they did and neither side to a stance early on, it maybe too late.
Fred,October 6, 2004 at 12:39 am #3432
I partially agree with you. The Republicans have dropped the ball, but not so much for harmony but it is just not a priority. Look at the conventions, pro-aborts in primetime for both parties. Prolifers, not so you would know they are there. The Democrats are running very strongly on pro-abort platform. Kerry has stated consistently his support of Roe V. Wade, including no prolife judges. Bush only gives cryptic messages to select socially conservative audiences. But he can’t give enough about tax cutscompassionate conservatism. When babes in the womb start writing heavy checks, we’ll see the issue hit the forefront.
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