As someone who identifies as “simply Catholic”, this election year is a real dilemma. On the one hand we have the President who is a cheerleader for abortion, has a disregard for freedom of religion, and has expanded the power of the presidency. The republican ticket is not an intrinsic evil free zone either. Romney’s record on abortion is not encouraging, and he supports torture.
So what is a trying to be a faithful Catholic girl to do? Since Christians are required to participate in the world and work toward the common good, I can’t just pull the covers over my head and sleep in on Election Day.
Mark Shea gets it:
“So I’m still between two stools. I may vote for Romney on the thin proportional argument that Obama’s war on religious liberty is a game changer (since a culture that have moved from mere passive hostility to an active war of legalized destruction of the Church is a much worse culture). But I won’t pretend that the way in which the GOP subverts and undermines Catholic obedience to the Church is not also a dangerous and sinister thing. With enemies, you know where you stand. With pretending friends such as Romney, there is always the danger that conscience will be subverted “for fellowship” (as, for instance. Ryan’s newfound approval for abortion in cases of rape). “
So do I vote none of the above and write in St. Thomas Moore, or do I hold my nose and vote for the not Obama plastic man?
Talk about rocks and hard places. Maybe I will just write in Rebecca Hamilton. She is a rare find indeed. She is a faithful Catholic a state, legislator, and, oh my, a Democrat. More like her in both parties please.