Re: 'Faithful Citizenship' Gives Catholics a Chance to Seek the Common Good
Wow, I didn't remember posting this, and am only now returning (months later!) to see the replies. Since the election is over, it's probably no longer relevant to many people.
However, something I heard recently makes it relevant to me. Apparently, some GOP leaders are saying the GOP should back off a litte from its hard stance on abortion and homosexual marriage.
What I'm about to say, I thought about before re-visiting this thread, but I think it is an apt reply to the guy who posted that I was only disappointed that it didn't say "don't vote for Obama", and for the one who posted that GOP'ers don't hold the Truth like they think they do.
Here goes, and please recognize that it makes me uncomfortable saying it, so I'm hoping for some thoughful advice. Essentially, if the GOP takes its stance against abortion out of its platform, then my vote might be swayed for either party in any given election.
Yes, I'm a fiscal conservative, too, but it seems like both parties, once they get into office, are prone to spend, spend, spend. The Republicans talk a much better game on fiscal conservatism, but I was extremely disappointed in the Bush-era bailouts (I loved Bush's pro-life stances, but he seemed to lean progressive in the fiscal arena).
So, yes, at the time, I wished the Faithful Citizenship document was more clearly anti-Obama. Bu that was primarily because of his pro-abortion policies and other social policies that disagreed with Church teaching. Unfortunately, come next election, the game may have changed. I pray it doesn't.