REMNANT COMMENT: Okay, let's cut to the chase. Hillary Clinton is 100% pro-death, as is her silly running mate, Tim Kaine. (Who? Exactly!)
Donald Trump says he's pro-life. You don't believe him? Fair enough! But from the point of view of the Catholic voter trying to act in accordance with Catholic moral theology, Trump saying he's pro-life actually makes a significant difference. Even if he doesn't fully mean what he says, you know what? He still said it. And you know what that means? There is still enough residual decency in America to force right-wing politicians to declare themselves pro-life if they want to get elected. And that's a good thing since it buys us more time to pray, raise our kids and maybe even wake a few people up to what's really going on.
Do you realize how long it's been since most Europeans heard a politician even just claim to be pro-life? Never, in most of the former countries of Christendom.
In other words, words have meanings and Trump said the words. Does he mean them in his heart of hearts? I don't know. Do you? I do know this, however: so long as American presidential candidates still feel the need to say they're pro-life in order to win elections, there's hope. If Trump loses big, after claiming again and again to be pro-life, then it's possible we'll never see another pro-life presidential candidate again.
Plus, Trump is proud of his opposition to the Iraq invasion, which is why the neo-cons hate him with a purple passion, and some actual conservatives are giving him a longer look than they ever gave Romney or McCain. Traditional Catholic radio and TV commentator, Patrick J. Buchanan comes to mind in this regard.
As I've said so many times, I'm not a Trump fan per se. I see his many negatives. But one thing is sure: if Trump is elected he’ll need to cater to the pro-God, pro-family, pro-life lobby in order to be reelected. In other words, he’ll need the support of Focus on the Family and the AFA, rather than Planned Parenthood and NARAL. And if Hillary's elected? Well, we all know exactly which demons she’ll cater to in order to get four more years.
So, you don't like Trump, you don't like Hillary. Okay, I get that. But I don't understand the thinking of those who say there's absolutely no difference, as Archbishop Chaput recently claimed.
There's a man barricaded in his kitchen during a hostile takeover, rifle in hand. To his left he sees foreign soldiers streaming into his village, preparing to rape his wife, kill his children and burn his house down. To his right he sees other soldiers coming in fast to stop them, but he's not sure if he can trust them...he's not sure how much better they'll be in the long run than the evil ones already bashing the heads of local urchins just down the street and coming for his kids next.
So, what’s he do? What any true conservative would do, of course—he opens the door, steps into the street, and empties his gun...up in the air. You see he just couldn't decide and so he shot the sky. Huh? Who does that!
And then there's this:
So why did Donald Trump select Mike Pence? He couldn't find a phony pro-lifer? But they're all over the place. That's the problem with the GOP, in fact. Should've been a piece of cake. Instead he chose Mike Pence. Why?
Is VP nominee Pence perfect? Of course not. But, again, our Catholic brothers and sisters in Europe and around the world were stunned by this choice. Why? Because it can only mean that at least half of the American people still have a soul, and thus need to see genuine passion for the plight of the unborn and a promise of less big government intrusion in their lives if they’re going to go to the polls in November. It’s not everything but it's something, especially when the alternative is a horde of screaming, delusional, God-hating psychopaths promising to chop up our unborn babies and feed them to the Beast.
Shoot up in the air? Really?