Monday, January 11, 2010

Battle of Lexington and Concord

Actually, it's happening in the whole state of Massachusetts and could be decisive for the future of our whole Republic. I've just made a contribution to Scott Brown (link here), the Republican candidate who has a fighting chance of winning the late Ted Kennedy's US Senate seat. Today was a big day to rally nationwide support to Brown's campaign, though if you read this later this week, I'm sure contributions are still welcome.

Kathryn Jean Lopez points out that while Brown is, strictly speaking, not prolife, the differences between him and his opponent on pending life issues, particularly the pending health care vote, make support for Brown a licit and prudent position.
I understand completely the desire for political leaders who will defend what really is the human-rights issue of our day in the United States. With Scott Brown, you are not going to get the next Rick Santorum, a leader in the Senate for the most defenseless. But you will, if what he says and what he’s done are indications, get a vote with you more often than not.

While I don't have the time to look up the exact reference, Ms. Lopez's position is consistent with that of Pope John Paul II in Evangelium Vitae where he says it is licit to vote for an imperfect candidate or piece of legislation if it advances the cause of life in the right direction.

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