I respect Mark who is a fellow rescuer. I met him in a courtroom after an Operation Rescue event at a Virginia abortion mill back in the '80s when several hundred of us were being held for booking. They put us in an Arlington courtroom because there wasn't enough room at the jail. I've argued Mark's position and I agree about lying politicians. I read a statement from National Right to Life yesterday calling Romney "pro-life" and was sickened. Mark's opinion deserves to be heard and I continue to pray about my own vote. We certainly need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, inform our minds and hearts with your love of the unborn.
Hi Mary Ann,
I hope you are doing well. I've been reading your blog entries about the election and I wanted to comment, but I guess that my comments were too long to fit. I think that your earlier analysis back in August was correct. I wanted to tell you why I will not be voting for Romney.
Both Romney and Obama are psychopathic, narcissistic liars.
It matters not which one is President. Nothing will change regarding abortion. Abortion is legal through all nine months of pregnancy and it will still be no matter which liar is President. Planned Parenthood has been federally funded for decades, regardless of which Party controls Congress or the Presidency, and it will still be federally funded no matter which liar is President.
Every four years it's the same old blah, blah, blah, blah - "you must vote for the lesser of two evils or the world will end". How low will we go? Is there anyone with an "R" after their name that we wouldn't vote for? A year ago the pro-life rubes were saying “anybody but Romney” and now he is their darling?
Well, I consider them both equally evil and will not be voting for either one. In fact, Romney might even be worse, since he seems more likely to start another illegal, unjust, immoral civil war in whatever foreign land is considered the latest Nazi Germany by the racketeers of American Corporatism and the heretics of American Nationalism.
And no, I am not looking for the "perfect" candidate. But I will not vote for a pro-abortion liar like Romney. And I am sick of being told that not voting for Romney is the same as voting for Obama, as if the liar with an (R) after his name is the default vote for a Catholic.
I've enclosed just a few quotes from Romney over the years, since many Catholics seem to have the idea that he is pro-life. (There is plenty of additional documentation of his positions over the years for anyone interested in the facts.) He says whatever he needs to say depending on what he thinks will help him get elected. He's pro-abortion when he's running in Massachusetts in 1994; he's "pro-life" when he's considering a run in Utah in 2000. He's pro-abortion when he’s running in Massachusetts again in 2002; he's "pro-life" when he decides to run for the Republican nomination for President because he thinks he won't get the nomination otherwise. Of course, his "pro-life" position is not really pro-life, since he thinks it's OK to kill some babies depending on the circumstances. And note his latest quote from last month - it's identical to the current law under Roe v. Wade - "health of the mother"! Oh, I know his campaign explained his slip of the tongue. I’m sorry, but a real pro-lifer does not continually have slips of the tongue on the abortion issue. And we're in dreamland if we think that he's going to get rid of Obamacare. He was the originator of Obamacare in Massachusetts, where it also includes payment for all abortions.
June 12, 1994 - Mitt Romney attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser and donated money to them.
Mitt Romney, October 25, 1994 Senate campaign debate:
“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice.”
Mitt Romney, October 25, 1994 Senate campaign debate:
“All people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.” (This continues to be Romney’s stated position - no flip-flop there.)
Mitt Romney April, 2002, campaign for Massachusetts Governor:
"I respect and will fully protect a woman's right to choose. That right is a deeply personal one, and the women of our state should make it based on their beliefs, not mine and not the government's."
Mitt Romney 2002 campaign website:
"As Governor, Mitt Romney would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change. The choice to have an abortion is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not the government's."
Mitt Romney, May 27, 2005 press conference (this is six months after his phony pro-life "conversion"): "I have indicated that as governor, I am absolutely committed to my promise to maintain the status quo with regards to laws relating to abortion and choice, and so far I've been able to successfully do that."
Mitt Romney, CBS interview, August 27, 2012 (when asked if he agrees with the Republican National platform on abortion):
"No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. I'm in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother."
In conclusion, a vote for Romney is a vote for Obama. (That’s my answer to the irritating comments by people who insist that if I don’t vote for Liar R, I am by default voting for Liar D. Funny how they never say if I don’t vote for Liar D, I am by default voting for Liar R.) I personally will be voting for Virgil Goode. And no, he is not a perfect candidate, but he is a good (pun intended) candidate. So, count my vote however you like, but I will count it for what it is - a vote for Virgil Goode.
God bless you.