|Why am I a Catholic Democrat|
|Written by JoannD|
|Wednesday, 07 October 2009 05:01|
I am a Catholic Democrat because of my strong social beliefs .
First and foremost, I am anti-war. I would not send someone else's child into war, if I am not willing to send my own child into that same war. I have become very involved in the peace movement in this country to try and stop the senseless killing.
I also have compassion for the poor, care about the environment, and believe every working person is entitled to a fair wage and fair housing. Healthcare is another issue that should be a basic right and not for the few privileged who can afford to pay whatever the insurance companies charge.
How can someone call themselves a Catholic and ignore the following:
All those killed by war, the poor in this country who go hungry every day,those that must choose between getting the medicine they need or putting food on the table, workers who do not earn enough to provide proper housing for themselves and their families,and the children born into poverty, to name a few.
For those who are now thinking this person must be pro-abortion. I personally would never have an abortion. Although abortion is an important issue, it is not the only issue. Some of the other social problems affect many more people than abortion ever will. I feel very strongly about these social issues, and for that reason cannot identify with the Republican party.
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