Skip to comments.MORE CATHOLICS IN NEW CONGRESS
Posted on 01/04/2017 2:30:45 PM PST by heterosupremacist
Abortion is not just another public policy issue: it is the foundational human rights issue. It is also not just another Catholic issue: it is regarded as intrinsically evil. It matters, then, when assessing the spike in Catholics in the Congress, whether they are faithful to Church teachings on abortion.
The results are not encouraging (data on incumbents were taken from the National Right to Life ratings; data on newly elected members were taken from National Right to Life, Planned Parenthood and NARAL).
Of the 168 Catholics in Congress, 80 are pro-life and 88 are pro-abortion. Party affiliation is largely determinative: 78 of the pro-life members are Republican; 2 are Democrats. Cumulatively, this means that by a margin of 52% to 48%, Catholics in Congress are pro-abortion.
There are 7 new pro-life Catholics in Congress, and all are Republican. There are 13 new pro-abortion Catholics in Congress, and all are Democrats. This means that the new freshman class of Catholics has decreased the Catholic influence in Congress on the pro-life cause.
Of course, some may object that being in favor of abortion rights is not the same as being pro-abortion. Tell that to the leaders of this cause: they are increasingly boasting about women who have had abortions, and have even launched a new initiative, #ShoutYourAbortion.
It is hard to take seriously those who are concerned about the quality of life after birth, but not de novo. This is doubly true of those who wear their Catholic label on their sleeve, the prototype being Rep. Nancy Pelosi (she has still not thanked me for sending her copy of Catholicism for Dummies).
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So there are 80 Catholics in Congress.
There are NO prolife Democrats. Bart Stupak put that lie to rest once and for all.
And this is why I NEVER vote for democRATS, regardless of what they individually claim to be. The democRAT Party is the party of baby-killing, buggery, and totalitarianism.
The only real Catholics uphold the sanctity of life. Pelosi, Biden, Cuomo, et al are not Catholics.
Patriots, please consider that even if all leaders of the three branches of the federal governmet are pro-abortion Catholics, it remains that the states have never expressly constitutionally granted the feds the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for abortion purposes.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress [emphases added]. Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
Patriots need to support Trump in draining the unconstitutonal big federal government swamp.
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