SAU CFDD
Dec 212011
 

Statistics show that no presidential candidate has won the popular vote without carrying Catholics.

It seems that Catholics (lay and religious), who historically have worked to provide “an option for the poor,” have lost confidence in themselves, and have demanded that some far-off, poorly supervised entity take on the mantle of Christ instead. Sadly, this plan, which has for over 50 years touted itself “the answer,” has delivered after multi-billions invested, only millions more in dire need.

Wearing the emperor’s new clothes (the seamless garment with no substance without the basic thread of life itself), many have convinced themselves they must accept all planks in their party’s platform. Wrong! This is a systemic problem that must — can — be eradicated.  It will take a laser will.

All Catholics must go en masse to their caucuses Jan. 3, understanding their obligation to demand a platform plank that protects the most vulnerable among us — the innocent preborn children.  Not doing so makes all culpable if they in turn vote for flawed candidates with a flawed platform. Let us hear the clarion call to action from every pulpit.

Charlene Merritt

Bettendorf

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