Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Catholic and living it

InsideCatholic.com, the new Crisis online magazine, has a 3 piece look at politics and Catholicism. As much as I enjoyed Thomas Woods, Why I Am a Catholic Libertarian I was distraught over Deal Hudson's Why I Am a Catholic Republican.

Woods points out how we really have a one party system in Washington right now, and they pretty much crowd out any real solutions in favor of the political status quo. He lauds Ron Paul for his work, especially his little known bill that would overturn Roe v. Wade with a simple majority vote in congress.
In accordance with Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution, Paul's bill would strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over abortion, thereby overturning Roe through a simple majority vote in Congress.

I bet you've never heard about that bill before. That's because neither major party actually wants to see the abortion issue disappear from public life at the federal level -- too much fundraising and grandstanding depend on maintaining the status quo.

Dead on there. And I might add, the Republicans don't want the issue to go away, because that is about all they have to offer, "We aren't the evil Democrats". And that pretty much sums up Hudson's arguments for being a Republican. He lauds the GOP for being the pro-family, pro-life party, but in reality they are the Milli Vanilli of the political Grammy's. All sugar and no substance, paying lip-service to the pro-lifer voters who have no one else to turn to.

For all I care, the GOP could fold and die, it probably will if it nominates Giuliani, Romney or any other pro-war candidate. But to leave us in the hands of the Democrats at this time would be akin to depending on life-support in the Florida court system.

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