Being citizens of a democracy, is it okay for a faithful Catholic to have political positions that are not politically correct?
For example, I believe that illegal is illegal with regard to illegal immigration. The Church wants the dignity of these individuals to be kept and I must accept that deportation is heart breaking and denial of health care and other assistance is immoral due to my vocation of being a lay person, but I still believe there must be justice. My ancestors came here legally and I expect other immigrants to come here legally as well. The Church seems to advocate amnesty, but I feel this is unlawful, unfair and very expensive in the meantime. I would prefer that immigration laws were kept as they are written now and change the law so that you must be born from one U.S. citizen to become a citizen (green cards and etc. still in place for becoming citizens though). The incentive for entering illegally would be diminished (no freebie social security, health care, etc.) and illegal immigrant families would not deal with the tragedy of broken families.
The bottom line is I want justice for illegal immigrants that respects their humanity without amnesty and give-aways.
My question also extends into other fields like unions, taxes, socialism, single payer health care, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, capital punishment and etc.