More is at stake than our economy. If Americans and particularly Christians vote to protect their pockets we will have no recourse to God’s mercy. If we vote to defend innocent life in all it’s stages God will honor how we used our freedom to choose the moral path! His Providence will then provide for our “daily bread.”
- You, however, must again heed the LORD’S voice and carry out all his commandments which I now enjoin on you.
- Then the LORD, your God, will increase in more than goodly measure the returns from all your labors, the fruit of your womb, the offspring of your livestock, and the produce of your soil; for the LORD, your God, will again take delight in your prosperity, even as he took delight in your fathers’,
I do not downplay the economic crisis. More afterward, but first:
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The economic crisis of the past few weeks is alarming. Naturally many of us are anxious. Some have already lost jobs, others fear large losses in IRAs and other retirement accounts. These are serious conerns. However, they will pass. We cannot–as Catholics and decent citizens–we cannot vote based on the economy when there are far more grave issues of morality at stake. The moral issues will not easily pass–history shows that it takes generations for a moral turn around–if ever. Many nations simply fall into gross immorality and perish. That is where we stand now isn’t it? On the literal brink of gross immorality–how so?
Simply said, it is one thing to have in your culture persons who commit grave offenses against life–it is a wholly other thing to LEGALIZE such offenses as a “right”–this in effect attempts to set forth a whole new order of being-ness. That new order is an anti-God , anti-life ordered society. If we do nothing to stop this assault on God’s moral order we too are held responsible. This gravely so for those who live in free societies where we can choose our leadership at the local, state and national level.
What are those non-negotiable issues?
As identified by the Catholic Bishops these issues are:
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH
Do you notice that each of these directly impacts LIFE ? Directly.
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants…”
Here are the key points for all who are tempted to not to vote at all out of pure disgust, or those tempted to vote for Obama because they hope he will turn the economy around or end the war–remember he is the candidate whose sworn first act as president is to enact a universal “choice” (abortion) act.
The next president is likely to appoint at least two Supreme Court justices–these justices serve life terms. Yes, for life. This means that the next president could appoint a 45 year old candidate who might serve 40 years! That is a generation. How much damage to our moral fiber can be done by a court determined to engage in social engineering?
The two candidates differ on homosexuality and its legal “rights”. Obama supports legal parity for homosexual unions, though he stops just short of letting them call it “marriage.” But never forget that once homosexual unions are legalized under ANY form, those unions are then normalized and taught in school, portrayed in movies aimed at the PG-13 group and represented in all forms of culture. Is this the culture you want to vote in for your own children and grandchildren?
Obama supports embryonic stem cell research.
Obama said this about Oregon’s assisted suicide decision:
“I am in favor of palliative medicine in circumstances where someone is terminally ill. … I’m mindful of the legitimate interests of states to prevent a slide from palliative treatments into euthanasia. On the other hand, I think that the people of Oregon did a service for the country in recognizing that as the population gets older we’ve got to think about issues of end-of-life care…”
Obama pushes for universal health care–do you think that when the government controls health care that it will legalize euthanasia for patients that are very old, ill or disabled so as to not “drain” the care coverage for healthy working people?
ON every one of the non-negotiable issues Obama fails.
Scripture is clear. Where people choose death, death of the nation follows. Where the people choose life, God’s mercy is upon them.
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Keep the faith!