Moral issues should guide voting, Potsdam resident says
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:39 pm

To the Editor:

"I don't trust any of them. They say whatever you want to hear and all of them promise to fix all of our problems while cutting taxes. Huh? How is that even possible? So how do I know whom to vote for?"

For a serious Catholic, there are five key non-negotiable issues which should not be endorsed by any candidate for public office. These five issues are always morally wrong and must never be promoted by the law. These 5 non-negotiable issues are:

1. Abortion

2. Euthanasia

3. Fetal stem cell research

4. Human cloning

5. Homosexual marriage

To vote in favor or support any of these is harmful to the common good and gravely immoral.

It is prudent to apply these same standards to local candidates as to state and national levels.

You need to look at each candidate as an individual and not base your vote on:

· Political party

· Voting habits

· Family voting tradition

· Appearance of a candidate

· Personality

· Media savvy

· Race

Do not vote for candidates simply because they are "Catholic," as often they reject basic Catholic moral teaching.

Finally, do not reward with your vote candidates who are right on lesser issues but who are wrong on any of these five key moral issues - being wrong on just one of these non-negotiable issues is sufficient to exclude them from consideration.

Currently it is the Democrats who are on the wrong side of these key issues and especially Mr. Obama,

the most pro-abortion and pro-homosexual president America has ever elected.

A Catholic who supports him commits a grave mortal sin.

(Adapted from "Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics" - Catholic Answers)

Chris LaRose, Potsdam