Skip to comments.Time for True Democrats to Start Their Own Party [or, why Catholics can't vote Democrat any more]
Posted on 09/07/2012 10:33:09 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
Its time for Catholics to lead true Democrats to start their own party.
Catholic Democrats are in a terrible quandary. They vehemently disagree with the Republicans approach to policy, so they wont vote for them.
And since the Democratic Partys leaders stand against religious liberty and for taxpayer-funded abortion, as well as support for stripping marriage of its meaning and endless war, they morally cant vote for many Democrats either.
The only viable option for a traditional Democrat is to not vote at all.
Its a terrible travesty that this has come to pass. It is crucially important that we have at least two morally viable parties proposing solutions to Americas problems.
I remember a time years ago when one of my daughters asked me why some Catholics we knew were Democrats and some were Republicans.
Well, usually Catholics vote Republican because the party platform is pro-life, I told her. The Republican Party platform is against abortion. The Democratic platform is all for it.
Well, how can Catholics be Democrats then? she asked.
Many of them are convinced that Republicans are too pro-war, I told her. And the Democrats used to be known for sticking up for the little guy before they became so pro-abortion.
Arent there any political parties that are pro-life and anti-war? she asked.
I winced. No, there isnt, I said.
Well, there should be, she said.
Yes, there should. Catholic Democrats should make it so.
The time for toleration is past. Democratic voters need to step up and found a new Democratic Party that is true to the traditions of the party earlier in the 20th century.
What to call it? Christian Democrats? That term might have too much European baggage. Traditional Democrats? That might sound too stodgy. True Democrats? I like that one.
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....The time for toleration is past. Democratic voters need to step up and found a new Democratic Party that is true to the traditions of the party earlier in the 20th century. What to call it? Christian Democrats? That term might have too much European baggage. Traditional Democrats? That might sound too stodgy. True Democrats? I like that one.
Tom Hoopes is the former Executive Editor of the National Catholic Editor, and was the Press Secretary for U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer.
Someone is under the delusion that liberal Catholics (Methodists, Presbyterians etc etc) would choose Catholicism over liberalism. Perhaps they don’t listen or hear correctly when Dem leaders say their faith informs their leftist views.
They have chosen Baal over Jesus.
That’s it? This guy taught his daughter not to vote Republicans because they are pro war? So, how did they vote for FDR, JFK and LBJ? These Democratic Presidents would have been seen as pro war today.
Catholic Democrat == Liberal Democrat
Where the heck else are they going to go except the Democrats?!?
“Catholic Democrats are in a terrible quandary. They vehemently disagree with the Republicans approach to policy...”
They believe in a policy of using the force of government to accomplish that which they would consider a sin if they were to attempt the same act without it. It is called theft.
I doubt God will be kind to their judgment that this is some kind of loop hole they can exploit in their faith. That sure sounds like someone trying to protest their innocence when they are guilty.
Everytime a Catholic votes for a Democrat, they sin against God.
Like that little kid caught doing something wrong by their mother trying to explain why they didn’t know what they were doing was wrong....classic.
Those are Protestants, not Catholics. Catholics have to belong to the Catholic church, not a Methodist, church like Bush.
The idea of Democrats who aren’t atheist, baby killers, homosexuals or American haters starting their own party sounds like a great idea. It’s hard to believe family oriented, hardworking, normal people who want a decent world for their children to grow up in could watch that freak show of a Democratic convention, and not think the party has made a wrong turn.
Its not limited to one denomination
Why call non-Catholics, Catholic, what do you call Catholics then?
I didn’t call non-Catholics Catholic, I was trying to show that it’s not just Catholics who have chosen political ideology over their own supposed faith.
I got you now, but you really had me puzzled. I thought that it may be some obscure theological hairsplitting thing that I hadn’t heard of.
Okay, Hoopes, ya got me. I love war, want war, lots of war, war all over the place. War, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, war, warwarwarwarwarwar....
It takes a stringently distilled stupidity to be as moronic as you, Hoopsie. I hope your daughter has a measureable IQ, and eventually saw through your BeeEss.
Ahhh everytime ANYONE votes Democrat they sin against God being their party platform is pro death for babies in the womb.
Yes, I can see how you would make that mistake since I also do that theological hairsplitting thing on occasion.
Who was the President that chose to bomb Christian Serbs?
Ah, but you see, for them Balkan War doesn’t even show in radar since they didn’t see any American died there.
I didn’t mean you, I didn’t even know that you did that, but of course if you get into theological discussions a lot, there has to be some hairsplitting at times.
Since I had totally misread it, I just couldn’t figure out what it meant.
That isn’t the only reason, I was only addressing this ...policy.... difference these democrats want to support, it is theft.
So even if they had another democrat party, they will still be sinning.
Nah, I should have been clearer.
I haven’t much on the religion threads lately but their headlines used to get my goat.
It really does make one wonder how democrats manage to fool themselves into confusing Ceaser(State) for Jesus(Faith).
But what I find naturally offensive is when democrats like Obama suggest that we don’t want to lift anyone out of poverty, it is precisely the point of our well thought out positions to lift people out of poverty.
By effectively enslaving a fishermen to give other men of your political choosing his fish is not making any of those men wealthy, mealy instead despotically oppressed and depended upon you. This is no more the foundation for property than it is for a free country.
This is the evil and true impoverishment we so righteously and impassionatly fight!