Hell – Vote Yourself In
by Guy McClung
19 February 16
Finally-vindication! Yes, say the Democrats, indeed there is a Hell; and, even further, what you do politically can result in you ending up in Hell. And, although “Who am I to judge?” is the new tolerance, even of perversion, we now have a papal pronouncement that you can indeed judge individual political candidates by name as not Chrisatian, and, implicitly, affirm that they can end up in that Hell.
Since 2007 I have been trying to spread the word – “Mortal Sin Vote Democrat.” In all its fullness, this word is: “It is a mortal sin for a baptized person with a well-formed conscience to vote for any Democrat at any level of government.”
Now, no one less than one of Hillary Rodham C’s higher minions has confirmed that, Yes, hell exists and, Yes, you can go to hell for your political activity and voting. Thank you, Madam Madleine Albright, who, with Hillary at her side applauding and laughing with approval, preached some campaign-trail hellfire and brimstone:
“Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
This is the same Madam Albright who was asked on the TV show 60 minutes in 1996 “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” To which she replied: “ I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.” (That “we” was her and then President Clinton). Who am I to judge that there is a place, a very special one, in Hell for that ?
Finally – the issue is not “does hell exist?” The issue is not: can a vote for a particular person be the act that merits eternal damnation for the voter? Hillary’s spokeswoman has made it clear that these two issues have been resolved in the affirmative.
The question now is this: Is it a mortal sin (i.e. you vote, you don’t repent, you die, you go to hell) to vote for a Democrat? I answer that question with a resounding “Yes!”
There are certainly circumstances in which there is no debate, not even liberal closet-Democrat clergy would argue, that a vote for a Democrat is a mortal sin. For example, if a person votes for no other reason than that voting for a Democrats so they will have control of government and will pass legislation so that our tax dollars will be used to kill living children who survive an abortion attempt, or tax dollars will be used only to kill black babies in abortions, that is a mortal sin. There are numerous other examples, undisputed, of when voting for a Democrat (or anyone for that matter) is a mortal sin. But now the question is – is it always under any and all circumstances a mortal sin to vote for a Democrat?
In their recent documents dealing with voting, the U.S. bishops have made it crystal: “A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who favors a policy promoting an intrinsically evil act, such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, deliberately subjecting workers or the poor to subhuman living conditions, redefining marriage in ways that violate its essential meaning, or racist behavior, if the voter’s intent is to support that position.” (The Bishops 2016 document, Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship- The U.S. Bishops’ Reflection On Catholic Teaching And Political Life).
The message I have been trying to spread for years – in dozens of letters to editors across the country, in several published articles, and in numerous blah blah blah blog comments – is that, no matter who and no matter which office, it is a mortal sin for a baptized person with a well-formed conscience to vote for any Democrat office holder or candidate. The reasoning goes like this: According to the Church, there are some “intrinsic evils;” actions so evil, so totally wicked, that there is no circumstance, no situation, no mitigating factors, no other considerations, no “proportionate reasons” that could make such actions morally acceptable. Part of forming one’s conscience is to learn the facts about the Democrat Party, its platform, and its leaders – what they have done in the past, are presently doing, and what they have promised to do in the future – to support, advocate for, promote, and directly involve government in intrinsic evils. Therefore, a person who knows all this – which is part of what a person with a well-formed conscience knows – cannot in good conscience vote for any Democrat, even those “personally opposed” Democrats. Such a vote would be a mortal sin – and condemn the voter to Albright’s “special place in hell” for all eternity. This is expanded on in my Virtuous Citizenship 2014 at www.sinvotedemocrat.com and www.pecadovotardemocrata.com.
In their voting document in 2014, Faithful Citizenship, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that there were two intrinsic evil actions: racism and abortion. In their 2016 document, the bishops state that an intrinsically evil action is a “thing we must never do” and they have listed intrinsically evil actions in addition to abortion and racism: “ . . . other acts that directly violate the sanctity and dignity of human life are also intrinsically evil. These must always be opposed.” They go on to say: “Other direct assaults on innocent human life, such as genocide, torture, and the targeting of noncombatants in acts of terror or war, can never be justified. Nor can violations of human dignity, such as acts of racism, treating workers as mere means to an end, deliberately subjecting workers to subhuman living conditions, treating the poor as disposable, or redefining marriage to deny its essential meaning, ever be justified.”
It is notable that other things, which are not necessarily good or necessarily evil, are not included in “intrinsic evils;” things like actions of war, taxation, immigration policy, welfare policy, and environmental policies.
For decades there has been push-back from Church members, clergy and hierarchy who fear that telling the truth about mortal-sin voting will result in Democrat candidates losing, which, all things being equal, will – horror of horrors – translate to Republicans winning. But not voting for a Democrat leads to options besides voting for a Republican opponent – such as voting for another candidate, not voting, or writing in another person’s name – and if there is a moral obligation to tell voters they put their souls in mortal danger by voting for a Democrat, it is no justification for voting for a Democrat to say another candidate or a member of another party is bad. It is as if one were to say, well, in the Bundy vs Dahmer race, you can in good conscience vote for Dahmer since Bundy too is wicked. You cannot vote for Hitler over Stalin. And those church folks who support Democrats, including clergy and hierarchy, have trotted out, very successfully, a series of inadequate responses: “seamless garment;” “proportionate reasons;” and “not single issue voters” to name a few.
The “not single issue voters” has struck a chord in the past and succeeded in getting many Democrats elected, with the deciding votes cast by Catholics. I was at a parish on Tomball Parkway in Texas during the campaign leading to the second term of the current Democrat president at which the pastor held up the voting document of the bishops and told the congregation that it said that we Catholics are not single-issue voters, and so we can vote for candidates who may be wrong on one issue, but who are right on others. He ignored the teaching on intrinsic evils. Putting aside the fallacy of his statement, we are no longer talking about a single issue, such as abortion. Now we lay at the feet of the Party of Death (for so they are called by Cardinal Burke), numerous evils. This Party Of Death is also the Party Of Abortion, the Party Of Euthanasia, the Party of Human Cloning, the Party of Destructive Embryonic Research, the Party of Racism – of RETA (racially targeted eugenic abortion), the Party of the Destruction of the Institution of Marriage, and Party of the Denial of Religious Liberty. The Party Of Death is now The Party Of Intrinsic Evil.
The so-called “seamless garment” argument was used, by both laity and clergy, to provide cover for Democrat failure on pro-life issues, while trumpeting their success on other issues like employment, hunger, poverty, “social justice,” and education. Instead of focusing on the one evil that results in the murder of about 3800 babies a day in the USA, the “seamless garment” subterfuge said that pro-life issues are not limited to abortion, but include all these other good things that government can do, many of which a pro-death candidate will do if elected. With what has happened since Roe V. Wade, this “seamless garment” is in shreds and more stained than Monica Lewinsky’s famous apparel. In the case of abortion, it is stained with the blood of millions of babies.
An appeal to “proportionate reasons” can no longer buttress the claim that it is moral to vote for a Democrat. There is nothing proportional to the annual killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent babies. There is nothing proportional to the purposeful directed eugenic killing of millions of black babies and millions of hispanic babies. As Bishop John Myers of Newark said: “Certainly policies on welfare, national security, the war in Iraq, Social Security or taxes, taken singly or in any combination, do not provide a proportionate reason to vote for a pro-abortion candidate.”
Save a soul, spread the words: You can judge an individual candidate – as in judge that, for what they do, they will go to hell, and so will you if you vote for them with a well-formed conscience; no member of the Party Of Intrinsic Evil can hide behind “I am personally opposed, or sneak around in a seamless garment; and this is true – “Mortal Sin Vote Democrat.”
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