Monday, October 11, 2010

Catholics Stop Voting Stupid

Good piece at Matt Abbott's on the stupidity of the Catholic Voting Block.

And Catholics sheepishly keep quiet and vote for men and women who promote evil.

In chapter 3 of Galatians, St. Paul, frustrated with the Galatians allowing non-believers to silence the truth even to the point of the Galatians returning to pagan or evil ways chastises them saying, "O stupid Galatians. Who has bewitched you?"

It can be said of us in America in the year 2010, "O stupid Catholics, who has bewitched you?" We easily go over to pagan ideas, putting aside our faith, our truth, in order to accommodate the evil of people who will not accommodate us! To promote their ideas they attack us personally calling us the far right, ultra-conservative, bigoted, homophobic, hate mongers, holy rollers, and other epithets. This silences many Catholics. It only emboldens me, and it should embolden you also to promote your faith.

Catholics have tremendous power at the polls.  We can make or break a candidate's ability to get into office in many (if not most) political races.

There are perfectly good reasons and circumstances to vote for the lesser of two evils.    But, a situation where Catholics have zero choices in an election should be an aberration.  

As we kept lobbying for proaborts, it got to the point where both Democrats and Republicans realized we are suckers and that was all they sent us.  

When something happens once in a while, you respond to the situation differently than something that becomes the norm.     

If your train is late and ultimately makes you late for work, you deal with it.  If it is late every day, you stop taking that train and take a different train. 

This is where we are in the history of the Catholic vote.    It's time to take a different train. 

The majority of Catholics in the pews are probably Democrat at heart.  We're advocates of of the poor and working people.  

Of course, we don't want a system that gives everything to the poor without working for it because that only keeps people down generation after generation.  Catholics want the poor to be given better opportunities to help themselves.   You don't keep feeding the poor frozen fish sticks, you give them the pole and teach them how to catch fresh fish.  Otherwise, their self-esteem stays low and they never pull the next generation out of the hole.  

Voting for politicians into brainwashing poor women to kill  their children and then shipping them off to abortionists to keep taxes low, I'm sorry to say, are sociopaths.   While Democrats don't go as far as mandating women get abortions like China, politicians who push abortion on poor women in America see pregnant women in exactly the same light as the communists in China. They are not interested in the welfare of the poor, they're interested in the welfare of their wallets.  

Further, what Catholics are deeply concerned about, is what happens to the woman after she has the abortion.  The downward spiritual and emotional spin after killing her own child.   Proaborts gloss over the very real spiral a woman has after killing her own child.

Catholics defected from the Democratic party and have been drifting in the desert.  

When the Republicans throw us a candidate, we are in the game.   But, Republicans have transitioned into taking us for fools.  And, there are plenty of fools to be taken.  

This all came to a head with the 2008 election when the Republicans plucked proabort Mitt Romney from Massachusetts and tried to sell him to Catholics and the religious right.  

It was the line in the sand that many of us did not cross.

So, here we are in 2010. Many Catholics have stopped taking the GOP train. The situation called for a different response.  A third party has sprung up out of the rank and file to overthrow the clowns running our country on every side.    

The GOP is so shocked by all this they have yet to jockey into position. 

I suspect the GOP will make some decent gains in the 2010 election because their candidates are generally more in line with the objectives of the rank and file than the Democrat candidates. While I am sure they see us at the fork in the road, I don't think the kind of horses the Republicans will put into the race after the 2010 election is predictable.

In the post-mortem, they will either be emboldened by their gains, go back to seeing us as suckers and try to once again hand us the Mitt Romneys of their world - or, they will recognize the revolution for what it is and clean up their act.    I hope they catch the train because the movement will go on with or without them.  

The name "The Tenth Crusade" characterizes the movement from a broader Catholic perspective. It is both theological and political.

Catholics have picked up on the energy of the tea party movement and are cleaning the stalls where it matters  most.   We are tired of being robbed of our inheritance.  

We are purging the internal ranks of people at our schools, parishes and Chanceries that are leading unsuspecting Catholics from the fiat of surrender and molding our own will into the will of God for us, into its antithesis - error and rebellion against God's will.   

We will continue to take advantage of (and insist upon) our constitutional right to influence thought in the public square.  Influencing thought in the culture, academia and politics is what shapes law and governance in our country.   The rights of Catholics are every bit as important and constitutional as the rights of atheists to influence thought. 

Lots of luck to anyone trying to stop us.

Viva Christo Rey.


Jerry said...

"As we kept lobbying for proaborts, it got to the point where both Democrats and Republicans realized we are suckers and that was all they sent us."

Scott Brown? Your reason was exactly my point amongst my friends last January. All we get are proabort porn stars and queer-sympathizers.

"The majority of Catholics in the pews are probably Democrat at heart. We're advocates of of the poor and working people."

Aaughh! Please don't keep covering for Democrats. Gov't social welfare is and always has been the socialist manifesto for breaking down the family, and hence, society. "If any man will not work, neither let him eat." Just have the gov't exempt charity from tax and regulation (1st Amendment, anyone??), and we will do the rest.

Marie Tremblay said...

I know you were just using a figure of speech Carol, but I wouldn't be sorry for calling sociopaths what they are. St. Francis de Sales said that it's not a sin to call the wolf a wolf.

It's really truth in advertising. Good post. I'm happy to say that I never boarded that train. I opted instead to take a taxi. Once I'm certain that the conductor is not a sociopath or a Son of Hell (and often the conductor is both), I'll consider taking the train once again.

Anonymous said...

Carol, believe me when I say that I completely agree with everything you have said, and you have said nothing that I have not said in other elections.

Sadly, in this election, there is one word that turns like a knife in my heart: redistricting. The party of the governor of every state will be in charge of shaping the state's federal congressional districts and their majorities and minorities.

I have registered many a protest vote against the Republican party by leaving the spaces blank. Whenever I receive a telephone solicitation for funds, I refuse and tell them why (First, you prove to me that you can support our cause and then I'll consider supporting yours.).

I voted for Scott Brown for one reason only: to prove to Dems. that they can vote for someone other than a Kennedy and live to tell about it. But how many times can we make that compromise? I don't know. I am really torn. Redistricting.

We keep thinking that we have reached the point at which we can stop retreating and begin to move forward by asserting our right not to vote until the right person comes along. And then we find we have to take one more step backward because there is one more issue that we hadn't considered. Can we put our foot down right where we are now or is there one more step backward that we must acknowledge. I don't know. Perhaps you do. Redistricting? Does it matter? I don't know. Is this the time to say, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead"? I don't know.

Carol McKinley said...

oops, I'm sorry if I gave the impression that the Democrats, the way they have morphed the party now is something Catholics is on board with. I'll change the post. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

p.s. I hate the word 'queer'. When you're posting here, if you are going to speak about the moral theology of the Catholic Church in the places it relates to homosexuality, would you be so kind as to find another adjective? How about gay? - thanks.

Carol McKinley said...

I was never a registered Republican. I think the last time I voted Democrat was in the 70s. I've been a registered independent since then. Of course, we had to suffer the indignity of being called 'unenrolled' as if we stay home but that is another story for another day!

Carol McKinley said...

Thanks for your thoughts. I don't claim to know the answer or direction. I suspect that will come with prayer?

I'm thinking sometimes you just have to let the empire fall. Christ surely did. Moses put the blood on his door and holed up in prayer and let them carry out their executions. Good luck to them.

I think we have to make choices race by race, no? The bar was set way too low. They had us locked into choosing between proaborts for every race. My thoughts are, that time must pass.

Brown was an improvement in candidates for Massachusetts and a no brainer against Coakley. That he won Ted Kennedy's seat should be the sign that the coup is in full swing and it is time to advance. The more we make that clear to the GOP, the more likely they're going to give that serious consideration when they pick out a candidate to go up against Barack Hussein.

Anonymous said...

"How about gay? "

How about "homosexual'? It is not only the correct adjective, it is the most truthful.

When you accept the terms of others' choosing and argue (in the classical sense, not "fight") using their terms, you have conceded your side.

Anonymous said...

Christ the King and the Catholic Tea Party

Christopher A. Ferrara

"A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."

Dr. Martin Luther King

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

It is impossible not to sympathize with the rank-and-file members of the nationwide “Tea Party” movement, who view with panic and outrage the political events of the past two years. With the election of Barack Obama, that international man of mystery, an already amoral and out-of-control federal government threatens to become an outright dictatorship by an elected oligarchy and an unaccountable permanent bureaucracy...MORE at

Charles O. Coudert said...

Carol, you need to try to straighten out professional Catholics on what an abortion is. In January 2008 "The Pilot" displayed a report under the headline, "Pro-life officials praise decline in U.S. abortion rate." The officials quoted were from the bishops' Office of Pro-Life Activities, and they were rejoicing over data from the Guttmacher Institute, formerly a Planned Parenthood affiliate, alleging that abortions had fallen from 1.6 million in 1990 to 1.2 million in 2005. Of course Guttmacher does not include in its statistics early pre-born deaths caused by chemicals and devices labeled as "contraceptives." For example, the American Life League calculates that birth control pills and similar products, by themselves, have caused 70 million chemical abortions over a recent 10-year span, which is more than five times the Guttmacher figure for all types of abortions.

Abortifacient "Emergency Contraceptive" kits are now being distributed by Planned Parenthood in the millions. These are similar to birth control pills, but many times more powerful. Unfortunately they also are available, without prescriptions, to youngsters at pharmacies and, in some cases, even from school nurses. Lets try to get Catholic authorities to start keeping track of all abortions, and not just the comparatively small number which are counted by Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood.

Carol McKinley said...

excellent point charlie!