Our God King…

So dedicated to the culture of death that he will go out of his way to punish and crush the Catholic Church, despite the fact that she helps the needy better than any other institution in the world.

Don’t kid yourselves Obamaphiles. If you voted for this tyrant because you thought Dems care about the weak and vulnerable, you got sold a bill of goods. What these guys care about is imposing the sexual revolution at all costs and they will use the poor as human shields to do it. Given the choice between working with the Church to efficiently help the poor (and respecting Catholic conscience while doing so) or smashing service to the poor in order to smash Catholic conscience, they prefer the latter. Their priorities are clear.

  • Ellen

    I know a few priests who voted for Obama because they thought he cared about the poor and vulnerable. I hope they take a long look at what his policies have done.

    As for me – I see no one on the horizon whom I can support with a full heart, but I know that I will vote for whoever runs against The Won. I don’t think our country can stand another four years of him.

  • Amichel

    I really wish there were a Catholic-distributive political party in the United States. As it is, we only have choices between bad and worse; abortion or torture, war or more war.

    • John C. Wright

      And in this case, Administration has not closed Gitmo, and has expanded rather than decreased the number of wars in which the United States is involved. So the Warhawks are doing even less warring than the Peacedoves.

  • Babs

    Amichel,
    I really don’t understand this Catholic-Distributive party business. While I’ve been accused of being Libertarian, which I am not, politically I’m for more freedom and less Federal government so that Catholics, and really all people of conscience, can freely give as much as possible without the overburdened bureaucratic waste. Our Church is so excellent at distributing charity with very little income that I want to keep as much money out of the hands of the government and pour it into our Church.

    I really feel as though most people believe we must be forced to give in order for the least to be cared for, but since I’ve never belonged to a parish that called me up asking where my envelope was that week, I heartily disagree. In fact, since becoming an adult I have seen more sacrificial giving, (and received it too!) than I thought humans were capable of on their own. I also have seen the generosity of others inspire the tight fisted ones to be more giving. I would love to hear more arguments on the subject of government distribution over faith-based and independent charitable distribution.

    As for Obama, ugh, I never bought his bill of goods. A person who can so easily disregard the dignity of human life is a dangerous man to give power.

  • Hezekiah Garrett

    Babs,

    The Distributive thing is about building a nation of men with something to give.

  • The Deuce

    Btw, if you want to know why I’ve been harping so much on the imprudence of the Vatican playing with the notion of one-world government and a one-world bank, this is it. The idea of a benevolent and just government healthcare system that guarantees adequate healthcare for all might be nice to theorize about, just like a benevolent one-world government that guarantees justice for all and compassion for the poor might be. But we need to be aware of the actual, corrupt human leaders that we’re dealing with in the real world, and be careful that in publicizing our optimistic dreaming, we don’t inadvertently provide succor for their evil plans. As the commenters to Jimmy Akin’s post pointed out here, the USCCB may have brought much of this on themselves (on all of us, actually) through their utopian naivety, when they should have been able to see this coming, and should have fought against it. Well-intentioned dreaming about hypothetically benevolent centralized government, when divorced from practical wisdom but still allowed to form one’s public policy actions, can and has resulted in very non-hypothetical suffering and persecution for very non-hypothetical people.

  • Forrest Cavalier

    Babs, I think you start out expressing that you don’t understand the catholic distributist position, and then follow that with some great ideas and show you seem to have great understanding! The gospel is supposed to overflow Sunday and form our politics, and every dollar the government takes is one less I can be generous with. You get it.

    Wealth distribution is a natural consequence of applying the gospel. The American government is designed to protect the right to live the gospel, but since it isn’t a person, it cannot be blessed with personal grace needed to live it. It is up to people.

    We are seeing the protections of religious freedom erode under the blatant contradiction that Tolerance is an ultimate good that is also a non-religion avoiding the limits of the Establishment and Free-Exercise clauses. It’s nonsense.

    Maybe someone needs to create a religion of Tolerance, just so we can more concretely see and proclaim that these unjust rulings are directly respecting the particular establishment of religion.

  • B.E. Ward

    Count me among the Obama voters that have learned a good lesson.

    I voted for him because I wanted to see him close tax loopholes, close Guantanamo, withdraw from Iraq, and generally abandon our extraordinarily expensive (in life, treasure, and reputation) militaristic expeditions. You know, the things he said he’d do.

    I hadn’t seen pictures of aborted babies yet and was content with the contemporary ‘who am I to say?’ wish-wash on the subject. But, the Mexico City Policy was an eye-opener right out of the gate, and it’s been downhill ever since.

    If I had that ballot back, I wouldn’t have made the same mistake. I wouldn’t have voted for McCain either (visions of a Palin presidency gave me nightmares). My illustrious history of voting for myself would have continued. Not that it would have mattered in this ultraviolet state.

    If I was Catholic, I would mention that 2008 vote in the confessional.

  • http://att.net TonyC

    Don’t you all know that abortion is an intrinsic evil-not feeding the poor is not! come on, get with being Catholic!

    • Mark Shea

      Then the king shall say to the goats on his left, “Depart from me, you evildoers, into the everlasting fires prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat.” And the goats on his left will answer, “But I wore precious feet pins! It wasn’t *intrinsically* immoral!”

      You go first, TonyC. Tell me how your theory that “opposition to abortion taketh away the sins of the world” pans out.

      • http://att.net TonyC

        Just listen to yourselves!

        • Mark Shea

          Funny. I was hoping to get you to listen to yourself.

  • Hezekiah Garrett

    Dont you all know that thirty plus years voting GOP hasn’t put a dent in American abortion?

    Get with being suckered already.

  • http://att.net TonyC

    And where did 30 years of voting Democrat get you!

    • Mark Shea

      What makes you think I voted Democrat?

  • Hezekiah Garrett

    I have never voted demoncrat in my life, Tony.

    Sorry for stepping outside that binary thinking that so comforts Americans.

  • Pete

    You know, I just really don’t understand the whole thing with Catholics (or at least the most vocal segment, by far) being single issue voters and presenting supporting the GOP as practically a dogma of the faith. Just my perspective.

    • Mark Shea

      I don’t support the GOP.


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