Fonticulus Fides

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Please go vote.

It's a privilege not found in every country. So use your vote.

But only once, please. :-)

Prayers for Pansy

Who is having a baby today or early tomorrow (today, I hope!)

Weird campaigning...

We came out of Mass on Sunday to find a flyer stuck under our windshield from the local congressional Democratic candidate. In a nutshell, it says, "Vote for me, because I'm Pro-Life!" What he means by that is he's opposed to abortion-on-demand EXCEPT for cases where the life or well-being of the mother is compromised, when the baby is "deformed," or ...some other condition that I can't remember off the top of my head. He supports legalized partial-birth abortion and embryonic stem cell harvesting. I'm not sure what his position is on human cloning, but his definition of "pro-life" isn't exactly what mine is.

Trouble is his opponents aren't terribly good options. We have one young fella who is basically a yes-man for the Republican party and may or may not have the spine to stand up against the party line when his morals are at odds with the platform. I agree with him (or at least his handlers) on most issues, but he's so inexperienced, I doubt he'll win. The other guy is basically a kook -- I'm into recycling and protecting the environment, too, but this guy's perception of how we can end world hunger and poverty by promoting abortion is a little far fetched. And his understanding of international relations indicates that he's spent too much time watching Star Trek reruns and not enough time reading newspapers, magazines and his political science textbook from college.

I really, really, really dislike it when all my options are pretty darn lousy.



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