A reader sends along the following syllogism:
Thoroughly Catholic, and approved by more than one priest and theologian, atleast one of whom has appeared numerous times on EWTN and teaches in our seminaries.
Each moral decision ought to be based on the natural law.
Each moral decision should be unaffected by the trends of how other people make the same moral decision.
Voting is a moral act.
Therefore, the act of voting ought to be based on the natural law and be unaffected by the trends of how other people vote.
The premises are true, so the conclusion is true. And this ought to be included in every voters guide in the world.
Of course, people will argue about the second premise, but just wish them good luck in formulating a hypothetical scenario in which a truly moral act ought to be decided according to what other people do in the same moral act.
Seems clear to me. I’m still amazed to here a prolife Catholic speaking of the idea of voting one’s conscience as “bizarre”.