For decades, pastors and bishops across the country have influenced the Catholic voters of America to vote for Democrats by saying things, from the pulpit and in the diocesan newspapers, like “We are not single issue voters,” and “Since life is a seamless garment, Catholic voters must take into account the whole garment,” then, with this “garment,” they provide political camouflage for issues that are not issues of intrinsic evil, e.g., “social justice,” war, and paths to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Although these priests and prelates are no longer on any conceivable moral high ground, still, get ready, these client clergy of the Party Of Death will yet again this Fall and in 2020 try to convince good Catholics they can vote for Democrats without putting their souls in mortal danger.
The lie has been put to “We are not single issue voters” and their other subterfuges. But evil never sleeps. Get ready for: “ A man who became pope, then Cardinal Ratzinger, in 2004 told us that no matter how bad the candidate of the Party Of Death, if we can ferret out some ‘proportionate reasons,’ then one can in good conscience, actually as an act of virtue, vote for a Democrat.”
The overwhelming majority of faithful Catholics, hearing this and nothing else, will go no further. They will trust their pastors and bishops. They will learn no more facts. They will do nothing to educate and well-form their consciences, and they will vote for Democrats because “the bishop told us it’s OK.”
Intrinsic Evil and Disqualifying Issues
There are single issues that do disqualify a candidate from receiving the vote of a Catholic with a well-formed conscience. These have been called “intrinsically evil actions,” and “disqualifying issues.” Some however, always seeking to convince Catholics they can vote for a Democrat of the Party Of Death, have tried to say that is not the whole story; other issues matter; and there are those “proportionate reasons” we learned about from a man who became pope.
Whatever are put forward as “proportionate reasons,” pay careful attention. Make sure all the “reasons” are taken into account, i.e. all the intrinsic evils now advocated and promoted by the Democrat Party. No matter what some candidate of some other party does or says, “proportionate” means you must take into account the position on all intrinsic evils. It is not enough to justify voting for a Democrat candidate that he or she says only, e.g., “I am personally prolife.” Also, despite the “I am not personally” statement, the actual voting record of such a candidate must be taken into account along with whether or not there is a promise to vote against intrinsic evil, to vote against the Party Of Death’s mandates. If there is any such Democrat, his or her views and promises has not been made public.
To expose the errors of those who pervert, for political purposes, then-cardinal Ratzinger’s comments about “proportionate reasons” (to mean one can vote for a democrat who is personally opposed to the Party Of Death’s position on issues of intrinsic evil while ignoring what the party has done and what it promises to do), all one need do is quote his later explanatory comments that establish that there are “non-negotiables,” that if a candidate is wrong on a non-negotiable issue, positions on other issues do not matter, nor do the positions of those others opposing the democrat matter:
“As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable. Among these the following emerge clearly today: a) protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death; b) recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family as a union between a man and a woman based on marriage and its defense from attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different forms of union which in reality harm it and contribute to its destabilization, obscuring its particular character and its irreplaceable social role; c) the protection of the right of parents to educate their children” (“Address to European Parliamentary Group,” March 30, 2006).
“I Am Personally Opposed, But Will Uphold The Law Of The Land”
Think of it this way. There is a candidate, member of the Democrat Party Of Death, who, although he realizes the Party’s iron-clad position on various issues of intrinsic evil, he or she says all of the following:
- “I am personally opposed to euthanasia”.
- “ I am personally opposed to human embryonic experimentation & research.”
- “ I am personally opposed to genocide.”
- “I am personally opposed to human cloning.”
- “ I am personally opposed to abortion.”
- “ I am personally opposed to physician-assisted suicide.”
- “I am personally opposed to same-sex ‘marriage. “
(For discussion of the Democrat promotion of genocide, particularly that of minorities, do a web search of “black genocide” and “brown genocide;” and go to the section “DEMOCRATIC PARTY – PARTY OF RACISM, PARTY OF BLACK & HISPANIC GENOCIDE” at http://sinvote.democrat/faith-filled-citizenship-voting-catechism/).
Aside from the fact that such a person will have little or no influence in the party, he or she still will be a vote that is not non-democrat. He or she almost certainly will never fall on a political sword in oppositon to all intrinsic evil issues. In fact, the Party Of Death advocates for and promotes all the things listed above as “am personally opposed.” Regarding several of them, e.g. elective abortion and cloning research, the Party Of Death advocates that taxpayer money fund them.
Regarding abortion, many Democrats have now implicitly admitted that “it’s only a mass of cells:” “we want it legal, safe and rare;” and “it’s not a human being;” were only delaying actions in the face of the clear truth. Now Democrats across America tell us how many trilllions of dollars abortions have saved and they urge mothers who have murdered their children to “celebrate” the killing. Their theme song at their perverted rallies should be:
“If you’re happy killing babies, clap your hands.
If you’re happy killing babies, clap your hands.
If you’re happy baby killing and for you its so fulfilling,
If you’re happy killing, babies clap your hands.” (http://www.catholiclane.com/abortion-celebrations/).
Suppose that an “I-am-personally-opposed” Democrat candidate is elected. That election results in more power for the Democrat Party as a whole. The Party will not dilute its stance on all the intrinsic evils it promotes in response to this candidate’s “I am pesonally opposed. That one elected peson will not change the Party Of Death. That vote may be the one vote difference in whether or not the House impeaches a prolife, promarriage president. That vote may be the one vote difference that would have approved he presidential appointment of a prolife justice to the Supreme Court. Think this is fanciful? Just look back at the so-called “prolife Democrats,” the key votes whose votes meant the passage into law of Obamacare, and then – to their amazement and chagrin – the Obama government tried, with the full power available to it, to quash religious liberties and fund abortions with taxpayer money, based on new revelations of what that non-taxing tax law really meant.
You cannot vote for Hitler over Stalin, because Hitler has the trains running on time, Stalin promotes antisemitism, everyone has a job, Stalin is a republican, and the human dignity of immigrants imported to work in the ammunition factories is respected.
“But all you are are doing is trying to get people to vote Republican!”
In many case with people who will never ever vote for a GOP candidate, it simply does not matter that the Democrats today promote a plethora of intrinsic evils, especially if they voted for democrats decades ago when they were not the Party Of Death. If they persist in this today, and vote for Democrats, these are not Catholics with well-formed consciences. There are always alternatives – it is never the case that you must choose between a totally evil democrat and a 100% wicked republican. There is always the option for a write-in candidate, and if Hitler is running against Stalin, there is always the option of not voting.
This is why declaring “It is a mortal sin for a Catholic with a well-formed conscience (as defined by Holy Mother Church) to vote for any Democrat” is NOT a campaign speech for another party. What is said here about all Democrats applies equally well to any other individual candidate of the same ilk as the Democrats; but it does not apply to any other party in toto.