My friend’s declaration about elections is the point of a line in Chief Justice Roberts’ majority opinion: “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” Translated for our political season: “This is what you elected.”
It should be clear to most people that you get the politicians you deserve, and 54% of Roman Catholics voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Now they are faced with health care that will force them to either comply with the law or follow their conscience and break the law. Catholics who really are Catholics, that is.
Someone recently said to me we must pray for Americans during this fortnight of prayer called for by their bishops. I wanted to reply “we are already there in Canada”. We lost our religious freedoms years ago, but no one seems to be aware of it. Our health care covers all sorts of things that violate Christian ethics, and we pay for all abortions with our tax dollars.
We really must vote by conscience, and stop choosing the lesser of two evils. That presumes that we really understand what evil is, and which of two things is the more evil. The right to life is the fundamental principle on which all the rest of our freedoms and rights stand, and to ignore that principle when we vote gets us exactly what Americans now have: the most pro-abort, anti-family president they have ever had.
Vote him out next November.