While I will go to the polls for the presidential elections, baring a miracle, I probably will be voting none of the above in the space for write in candidates. A pox on both the democratic and republican houses.
Democrats are super glued to the pro abortion lobbyists and merchants. Republicans are delusional pro torture apologists. They also refuse to recognize the human dignity of immigrants who enter our country illegally.
I am furious!
I appreciate that the national platform of the Republican Party is against abortion. That’s good. I’m a father of two boys (ages 2 and 1). I’ve seen ultrasounds. An unborn child is a person–don’t tell me otherwise.
But “Pro-Life” does not simply mean “anti-abortion”. It definitely includes that, but it’s more than that.
John King asked a question: “If a five year-old child of an illegal immigrant walks into an emergency room and needs care, should he be treated?”
The correct answer is . . . “YES!!!”
But somehow none of the GOP candidates could bring themselves to make that point:
You can read the rest of Michael’s rant here.
This is what happens in a culture where things are more important than people. The pro life teaching of the Church is rooted in the dignity of the human person who is made in the image and likeness of God. Yes this means that the Church affirms the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death.
The right to life is foundational. But it encompasses much more than that. It also includes the social justice issues. As I have written here, the social doctrine of the Church is not just for progressives who are dissidents on the pro life issues.
We are our brothers keepers. There is a preferential option for the poor.
Yes I know all about the principle of subsidiarity. But the Church does not teach that governments should not be just or provide for the needs of the poor and marginalized.
Yes. I know. Catholics can disagree with how to promote social justice. But I am sorry. There is only one Christian answer to the question: Should a five year old be given medical treatment: