Catholics and the election
March 21st, 2016
By Larry Burdoin
Re “Resisting the demagogue,” George Weigel, March 17:
Many Americans are justifiably angry at the two major (corrupt) political parties. Part of Mr. Trump’s appeal is that he is seen to be a political outsider.
As regards illegal immigration, it is often overlooked that the real solution is for the countries of origin to pursue policies that foster economic growth so that there will be economic opportunity for their citizens. Not all of the world’s poor can live in the U.S.
As to the abortion license, the sad fact is that abortion has become ingrained in our society. Abortion will not end until women reject it. When will women – en masse – reject abortion?
Mr. Weigel notes and laments the fragmentation of society. This fragmentation is exploited by the left to distract us from the ongoing progression of its destructive agenda.
Mr. Weigel concludes with, “There are alternative ways to register one’s discontent than by voting for Donald Trump. Serious Catholics will act on those alternatives.” Yes, many Catholics will vote for Hillary Clinton and they may be the margin of victory for her in November. Mrs. Clinton (“she fights for us”) seems to be consumed with a lust for power. If she becomes president, do not expect constructive, substantive change. It will be a case of the more things change the more they remain the same.
The writer is a member of St. Anne of the Sunset Parish.
From March 24, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.
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