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Political parties differ in their responses to issues Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The veiled question at the heart of Professor Kreeft’s talk seems to have been, “Can a Catholic vote for a Democrat?” That question is hardly worth discussing unless self-justification is its purpose.

Ask instead which party is the more likely to feed the poor, house the homeless, and provide for the elderly and disabled. Then ask which party has thrust our nation into its current multitrillion-dollar debt immediately following a presidency marked by balanced budgets and prosperity.

While most Catholics probably abhor any thought of abortion, many may feel unwilling to criminalize those who believe differently. All politicians should be investing greater effort toward developing alternatives to abortion, and addressing its root causes.

Unfortunately, political parties differ historically in their response to unemployment and poverty. Of course, that alone might leave one dissatisfied with certain candidates.

Ronald Engerman, Madison