To the Editor:
I wish to reply to a letter written in the Dec. 11 issue of The Catholic Messenger.
The writer bemoans the futility of voting for a pro-life candidate in the general elections. He writes of the almost impossibility of overturning a U.S. Supreme Court decision. He concludes one should vote as he is inclined without taking the pro-life position into account.
But the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed or overturned prior decisons 57 times in the years of our Republic. That figures out to 1 in about every 4 1/2 years. Supreme Court vacancies occur with regularity. All it takes is a like-minded president and a simple majority in the Senate to appoint a judge of their choosing. Wait until a Supreme Court vacancy appears and appoint a judge or judges who agree with the views of the president and a majority of the Senate.
St. Mary Parish, Albia