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Monday, August 27, 2012

Obama or Romney: What a Hellish Choice!

Did you hear what he said? Abortion for rape and incest and "health and life of the mother." That is  Roe v. Wade and it equals abortion on demand. In Doe v. Bolton, the companion decision, the court defined the woman's "health" to include physical health, mental health, the woman's family situation, and her age. To sum up, it was abortion in the first three months for no reason; abortion in the last six for any reason. Unborn babies are just so much trash to both presidential candidates. Romney is one of the men C.S. Lewis described as "without chests." He has no heart and he appears to use his intellect to reason out whatever position is necessary to get elected. (Obama too, of course.) I'm guessing Romney embraces this position to make himself more palatable to the "women's vote." But to pro-life women, his position is repulsive and repugnant. To watch a grown man smile as he supports the murder of little babies is to see a bully at work.

Let's face it, politics seems to demolish virtue and magnanimity among men and make them bullying cowards. This was certainly a low moment for Romney. He also appears to have a death wish. Can he really believe that pro-lifers are so mindless they will support him no matter what he says? Ah...but they have no place to go? Some disagree. Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, wrote in a recent issue of the Chesterton Review that he will not vote for Romney. The magazine is not on line, but here's an interesting post about the article which I have not read but hope to since I respect Dale's opinion.

Obama or Romney what a Morton's fork! God help us with these two despicable candidates as America's choice for president. May Our Savior give all voters wisdom and understanding as they go to the polls and rescue us from venal men.


  1. Rummy is so full of crap it's begun to spill over onto Ryan. So now we're granting 'health of the mother' now? What does he have left now- no abortions for comedy purposes?

  2. Sorry to double-post, but had another Deep Thought.

    "Can he really believe that pro-lifers are so mindless they will support him no matter what he says?"

    To be honest, some of them will. They'll vote for Satan incarnate if he claimed he was kinda-sorta-more-anti-abortion than Moloch. I mean, they voted for McCain...

    I can understand the lesser of two evils approach, but at what point can we consider the lesser so evil as not to be worthy of even grudging support?

    If somebody is going to do that, so be it. I'm not going to bother.

  3. Paul Ryan holds the same position too.You will never find a candidate that is 100 percent pro-llife.

  4. I will probably vote for Romney and Paul Ryan here in California as at least I do not think either will make Catholic organizations and businesses pay for insurances that pay for the birthcontrol pill (a carcinogen that helps cause breast cancer and makes it worse) or abortions. The Catholic Church needs to get off the govenment dole as it has only made conditions for the Church worse, and let us face the fact that many people who call themselves Catholic are really not by any stretch of the immagination. Some of them do finally come around to Church teaching when properly catechized, but some never will do so because they never will believe in Church teaching.

  5. Misunderstanding can occure when you don't hear all the facts.
    Obama is SO much worse, that Romney will look like a saint comparred to OB.

  6. Please consider what is currently at stake. The current president must be replaced. if he wins a second term, he will continue to run roughshod over the Bill of Rights, he will continue t fund Planned Parenthood - meaning more dead babies, and he will appoint judges who will shred the constitution.

    Romney is not perfect and has lots of issues BUT he is far better than Obama, who thinks that he can get the Catholic vote all the while attacking our religious freedom.

    Romney's pick of Paul Ryan showed real respect for our constituency. Ryan has NOT caved on his 100% pro-life position. His exact words were that Romney's position is a good start. It is far better than Obama.

    So lets see - vote for Romney and we can -
    Stop funding PP - good;
    Select pro-life judges - good;
    Stop ObamaCare - good;
    Protect religious freedom - good;
    Defend marriage - good;
    Reinstate Mexico city policy - good.
    Investigate PP for criminal activities - good.

    We live in an imperfect world. We must do what we can with what we have.

  7. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate. Life is composed of decisions that involve compromise whenever anything becomes at all complicated.

    If you watched the RNC then you saw testimonials from people whom Gov. Romney helped in all walks of life. You will not see anything like that from Obama.

    Gov. Romney is a decent human being and he's been living an honorable life. He is more pro-life than the opposition by far. We live in a secular world that makes it difficult even to defend natural rights because it is a world that is degrading on almost every plane.

    We can only do what we can do to hold off evil and that means vote for the least imperfect candidate and strive to increase virtue and goodness in the world.

  8. Romney has grandchildren born via a gestational surrogate through IVF. I don't think any candidate would fit your 100% pro-life bill.

  9. You can't promote goodness by voting for evil, lesser or otherwise. It's amazing how hopelessly in thrall to the Republicans some people are. They'll keep shoveling crap your way if you keep taking it.

    Decent human beings don't promote sodomy and child murder.

  10. Listen friends, we've got to get this right. This election is not a joke or some kind of game in the playground. This is about real issues affecting real lives.

    We cannot sacrifice the good in our pursuit of the ideal. Romney is not the ideal candidate. We all know that. But he is good - especially compared to the only other possible option at this point - another term with President Obama. President Obama is both absolutely and relatively bad on all issues involving moral absolutes in this election: marriage, religious freedom, economic and other human freedoms and, most importantly, defense of the most weak and innocent in our society.

    There is no moral or rational basis for not supporting Mitt Romney. Let me repeat that, there is absolutely no moral or rational argument for not supporting Romney in this election.

    You can read my articles on these issues here:


  11. There is no discernible difference between Romney and Obama. I will not betray the Catholic Church and "sell" my vote for 30 pieces of silver. I will either vote third party or write in God. Viva Christo Rey!

    The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil!

    Never compromise on the truth, Pope insists

    "... So we choose the lesser evil, thinking we have been saved from the great evil, when all the while satan's real purpose was to bring about the evil we have chosen... ." "The Father's Tale", p. 496, Michael O'Brien

    We've had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence!~~St. Catherine of Siena

    If people are scandalized at the Truth, it is better to allow the birth of scandal, than to abandon the Truth.~~Pope St. Gregory the Great

    In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping
    the foundations of justice from beneath new enerations.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  12. Oh, so now voting for St. Lesser Evil is a moral and rational imperative. I guess I'm a bad, crazy guy then. Yeah, there is a reason not to vote for Romney- he is pro-abortion and kinda-sorta pro-gay. There is a reason one *could* vote for him, but saying they *have* to is nuts. This neo-con thinking in Catholic circles is getting ridiculous.

    I guess people are never going to wake up and throw off the yoke of the Republicans. They have you right where they want you, and will just continue to string you along with garbage candidates.