Saturday, November 06, 2010

Post Elections: California IS San Francisco

This article from a San Francisco Catholic perspective.

After reading this, I only feel like my thought on the California Catholic vote and it's shameful results have been confirmed.

Post-election, threat seen to Catholic social justice agenda

The sharp right turn that Americans took at the polls on Tuesday created a Congress that will likely have good news-bad news results for Catholic concerns, analysts believe.
Oh really, why use the language 'sharp right turn'?

First the bad news: The loss of moderate, pro-life Democrats may well apply the brakes on a social justice agenda that two years ago seemed to have traction.
 Are you serious? These past two years saw the re-establishment of embryonic stem cell research, a Health Care bill that pays of abortions. The reduction of health care coverage for our senior citizens.Gay marriage in-roads, higher taxes, higher un-employment, debt up the ying-yang putting doubt in our children's future...on and on.

“I worry that what we’re seeing is a further polarizing of the two political parties in ways that don’t play out well for actually passing legislation that advances Catholic policy concerns,” said Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America. “I hope I’m wrong.”
Sorry Mr. Expert from the Catholic University of America. Are you saying that the past two year have been an ideal environment of love and co-operation between the two parties. The Democrats have  been so unifying? Are you kidding me? 

Otherwise, California remained a solid blue state, as voters elected Attorney General Jerry Brown, who declined to defend “pro-marriage” Proposition 8, as governor; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who had championed same-sex marriage, as lieutenant governor, and returned Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, for a fourth term.
Tell me about it. Where was the Catholic Vote?

Bishop Stephen Blaire of the Diocese of Stockton had asked Catholics to reflect “on the common good” when considering Proposition 23, which would have suspended implementation of the state’s air pollution law. Bishop Blaire said in a statement to Catholic San Francisco on Friday, “The defeat of Proposition 23 indicates a concern of the people to protect the environment for the health and well being of people, especially our children. Regardless of how one voted, the moral imperative remains for us to care for God’s creation as good stewards.”
And what about the businesses that will have to come up with the cost of these rediculus 'Green Laws'? They will in turn either move their businesses out of California or reduce their labor force to offset their Green Costs. What will the un-employed people of your parish live on then? Who will feed their children?

 Yes, now I know why California is in the state it's in. With Gavin, Brown, Boxer and Pelosi, California IS San Franciso

Read the whole article here: Catholic San Fransisc

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:12 AM

    Same guy has a article in America:

    I'm a Goldwater Catholic conservative for whom extremism in defense of liberty is no vice moderation in the face of evil is no virtue.