There Are No “Proportionate Reasons” That Justify Voting For Any Democrat

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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.

Non-Negotiables

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/).

One Vote

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.

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14 Comments

  1. “The overwhelming majority of faithful Catholics, hearing this and nothing else, will go no further. They will trust their pastors and bishops.” I’m hoping that this trust is seriously eroded given recent events…but if not, I hope you’ll jump all over the Bernardin-BS artists.

  2. I think the bishops have stuck their noses into government business to a point
    the laity is starting to ignore them. I am.

  3. “Deep seated religious beliefs must be changed to accommodate women’s healthcare” Hillary Clinton. By whom? Who will dictate to a person’s conscience what religious beliefs must be changed? and for what reason? Is it really abortion or control of the people?
    30,000,000 women have been aborted since Roe. v. Wade. The largest segment of the population fighting for abortion are men between the ages of 18 and 30. Guess why? Norma Jean McCorvey, Roe of Roe v. Wade became pro-life. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, founder of NARAL, National Abortion Rights Action League, after 75,000 abortions, became adamantly pro-life. “I saw that the fetus is a human child.”
    Roe v Wade was not about safe, rare abortions. Roe v. Wade was about forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions across the board. Lied to, ripped off, suckered, swindled and enslaved by the Party of Slavery, the Democratic Party. Americans deserve better in Truth, Justice and the American Way.
    “A wall of separation” of church and state must be established to protect, safeguard and defend man’s Life, Liberty and His pursuit of Happiness to achieve his destiny and accomplish himself. “to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”, our constitutional Posterity, all future generations. The Preamble, the purpose of our Constitution..
    Roe v. Wade never bore the burden of proof that the newly begotten innocent, sovereign person endowed with unalienable human rights from “their Creator” was not a human being. The innocent person, newly begotten, is the standard of Justice for the state. The child institutes the state from the very first moment of his existence.
    The newly begotten child wills to live. Who am I to impose death on an innocent person by my vote?
    If the Democrats cannot read our Founding Principles they ought not be in office. Babies are “created equal” not born equal. from our Declaration.

  4. Not so sure that voting for a true pro-life Democrat (I know, better odds of winning the lottery than finding one of them) would be wrong. One supposes that such a rare creature would break rank in voting on Party of Death issues, and would work for changing the party platform. On the other hand, is keeping a run-of-the-mill Death Democrat from winning a proportionate reason to vote for a Repugnican? I suppose if Catholics just stayed out of voting, it would hurt Dems more than Reps.

  5. It’s a mortal sin against the 5th Commandment in the Church to join the Nazi Party or the KKK because of their support and promotion of “racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice” which “hurts the feelings of our neighbor and is therefore a sin against justice. To DENY (my.emphasis.) any person her or his rights is a sin against justice as well as charity.” (Life in Christ – A Catholic Catechism for Adults” 1995) Why are the U.S. Bishops silent about a majority of their sheep JOINING an organization that DENIES an innocent PERSON’S RIGHT TO LIFE (the unborn) by supporting and promoting THEIR MURDERS, even at taxpayers’ expense?

  6. From the biography of Cardinal Bernardin written by a 30+ yearlong friend of his, Eugene Kennedy, published 1989. Please read to the end – you’ll be shocked to learn the real reason behind his “Seamless Garment.”
    Archbishop John Roach, president of the NC of Bishops, needed to fill the vacant seat, ASAP, of Cardinal Cooke who died, C/M of the Pro-Life Committee. “He did not have the luxury of time because the bishops’ annual meeting was only a few weeks off.” He “needed a man to replace Cooke who would be a credible leader, someone who already enjoyed the confidence of his brother bishops and of the culture at large.”
    “He called Cardinal Bernardin in Chicago. ‘Joe, can you help us out?'” Bernardin said, “‘I’ll accept if you understand…how i believe we must approach this question at this time.’ The Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago summarized his theological and POLITICAL (my emphasis m.e.) reflection of the last several years. He would…be as strong an opponent of abortion as Cardinal Cooke …but he would add some other elements that he considered essential for the success of the church’s crusade in behalf of the preservation and enhancement of life.”
    “For years, Bernardin had been troubled by what appeared to be the isolation of the anti-abortion question from other pro-life issues. Not all pro-life matters were of equal importance, Bernardin understood, but all were rooted in the same basis Catholic position about the sacredness of life. There had to be some linkage between these issues in order to reveal a consistent theological position.”
    “In addition, the pro-life activities of the bishops would founder if they could not be made more appealing to the vast array of priests and others who served in the front ranks of pastoral work. A more cohesive and consistent position that recognized a spectrum of pro-life issues, ranging from peace through capital punishment, would energize the priests, clergy, and laypeople in direct contact with the Catholic population in a positive way. NOT ONLY WOULD THIS MOVE GAIN GREATER SUPPORT FROM CATHOLICS AND OTHERS BUT IT WOULD KEEP THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT FROM FALLING COMPLETELY UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVES WHO WERE BECOMING ITS DOMINANT SPONSORS. The later, in the judgement of many” (I wonder who that might be?)“ maintained a narrow focus that excluded linkage with any other issues, thus alienating large numbers of people who, although pro-life in their convictions, were convinced that the problem had to be placed in a richer context of moral concerns. Such people felt, for example, that you could not be against abortion without being against activities, some of them government sponsored, that endangered innocent civilians in the cause of destabilizing central American governments.”

  7. I think there are a lot of bishops as well as a lot of clergy that are going to be shocked when Jesus returns and calls them to come stand on his LIFE side, as well as millions of American Catholics who endorsed with their names and actions (voting) the apostate, anti-God Democrat Party.

    God has given us what might be the last chance to turn things around with the “miracle” election of Donald Trump, the most pro-life President we ever had. Trump has issued an Executive Order May 2017 freeing the religious at whatever level to be able to endorse candidates, parties and issues, publicly, in and out of church.
    This means our clergy can say whatever they want in and out of church to us or anybody else about who to vote for or what party to register in. The bishops have muzzled themselves for decades for a false fear of risking the Church’s tax-exempt status. This has now been eliminated by Trump. Will our bishops and clergy, now, finally stand up for God in this and all elections and for what we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer – for “God’s will be done on earth”?

    Will they remind their flocks of the Greatest Commandment, and the 2nd Greatest Commandment? Will they teach what Jesus taught – that only those who do the will of God will be in heaven? How can any Catholic who endorses with their name and votes for the apostate Democrat Party be obeying his Two Great Commandments, and or acting in a way that they really do want God’s kingdom come, a His “ will be done on earth?”
    Are Catholic Democrats complying with any of those teachings of Jesus? I don’t think so. The clergy better start standing up for God in this election, or it may be too late for them and those Democrat endorsing and voting sheep.

  8. Stilbelieve, you said it all. There will have to be an amazing sea change in thought processes to achieve integrity as Catholics, rather than the current mental illness of dissonance rotting the culture.

    God has given us what might be the last chance to turn things around with the “miracle” election of Donald Trump, the most pro-life President we ever had. Trump has issued an Executive Order May 2017 freeing the religious at whatever level to be able to endorse candidates, parties and issues, publicly, in and out of church.

  9. I’ll do you one better; no reason would convince me to vote for a Republican, either. Read Tweedledee and Tweedledum’s explanation to Alice of The Walrus and the Carpenter. When I was a teenager, the Republicans lied to me and I believed it. When I was in college, the Republicans lied to me and I believed it. In grad school, they lied to me, and I knew they were not being wholly honest, but I thought they were still sufficiently better than the Democrats that votes for them were arguably justified. But a couple more decades have passed, and there are always “reasons” why there are more important things to do than actually fix the real problems. And I have interacted with Republicans in the US Senate, and that was the last straw. So no matter how dreamy-eyed their siren song may make you, I’ve heard that song before, and I know it leads to nothing good. If you are a member of the Klan, you do not get my vote; if you are a member of ISIS, you do not get my vote; if you are a Democrat, you do not get my vote; if you are a Republican, you do not get my vote.

  10. It’s not a matter of being a Republican or a Democrat, it’s a matter doing what will help in getting God’s will “be done on earth.” It’s a matter of obeying the 2 Great Commandments, loving God with all your heart, soul and mind. and your neighbor as yourself, Jesus said as to the clergy, “Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Mt. 7; 21).

    When you look at the party platforms and the positions elected officials take, it becomes clear what political organization, elected officials and candidates best help you fulfill your professed beliefs and prayers. The bishop of Springfield, Ill. read the two major party platforms and wrote about his findings last election. He said there were no intrinsic evils in the Republican platform, but their were Three intrinsic evils in the Democrat platform. Therefore, the Republican party and elected officials are helping you, me and the Church more in bringing about “God’s will be done on earth” than any other leading political organization. All of our bishops an clergy are now cleared by President Trump to speak truth to us and inform us of who they and we should be voting for if we follow our prayers in the Our Father, and other professions of faith said in the Mass. Our clergy better not hold back!

  11. “When you look at the party platforms and the positions elected officials take ….” In other words, when you listen to their promises, and ignore completely what they actually do while in power. And when they are from the “right” party with the nice-sounding platform, but still support human embryonic stem-cell research, you ignore that too. At that point they’re not the only ones lying to you. You are lying to yourself. You are like the Jews who trusted that Egypt was the lesser evil and would save Jerusalem from Nebuchadnezzar. “Lo thou trustest upon this broken staff of a reed, upon Egypt: upon which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharao king or Egypt to all that trust in him.” (Isaiah 36:6) Sometimes the “lesser evil” is no help at all, and it is best to admit that honestly.

  12. As a leftover registered Kennedy (Jack not Ted) democrat who hasn’t actually voted democrat in over four decades, I am little surprised by either the craven politicians or the accommodating clergy. They feed off each other. The shame of it all is that while the bishops would rather be seen as some sort of moral paragons, they simply confuse those in the pews. Little wonder that the more fundamentalist Protestants and Orthodox Jews are leading the charge for a more moral public sector.

  13. I, personally, cannot comprehend accepting any thought process from a person who has convinced herself that there are justifications for abortion – or voting for a person who accepts abortion. To accept these evils means that YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSES ARE INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED. A person who gets life wrong does not get anything right. Evidence: look at the damage done to cities run by democrats for 30-60 years. Who was FOR slavery, euthanasia, and AGAINST women’s suffrage and founded the KuKluxKlan?? Yep. The democrats. Clearly, that party has NOT changed.

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