Deacon Fournier Editorial: "Not Your ‘Average Joe’: Maybe I will vote for Joe Schriner?"
Deacon Keith Fournier editorializes at Catholic Online on the Catholic candidacy of Joe Schriner:
... So far, I only know who I cannot vote for. I will not vote for any candidate who fails to hear the cry of the poor coming from our youngest neighbors, children in the first home of the whole human race, their mother’s wombs.See also Deacon Fournier's recent editorial "Abortion, the ‘800 lb. Gorilla’ in the Campaign":
So, unless Senator Obama has a conversion over the fundamental human rights issue of our age, the right of every person to life, and the first freedom, the freedom to be born, I cannot vote for him.
There is a hierarchy of values and there is a certain kind of hierarchy of evils! Killing innocent children in the womb, who have no voice, and calling it a “right” is simply wrong.It is the worst evil.
I have been writing multiple articles concerning the current U.S. Presidential campaign. Anyone who has read me knows that neither of the two candidates who have emerged were my choice.
I cannot vote for one of them, Senator Obama. I do not yet know if I can even vote for the other one, Senator McCain. My reasons on both fronts are in past articles, commentaries and editorials.
I wish there was another candidate who more closely reflected the common sense truth which I find in wonderfully expressed in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
That was until I discovered, by accident, the candidacy of “Average Joe Shriner”
I commend this man to my reader’s attention. His small town honesty, his love for his family, his country, his Church and his common sense exposition on the great issues of our age in these nonsensical times.
Joes campaign theme is, “Common Man, Common Sense, Un-Common Solutions!”
Mike Haynes of the Amarillo Globe-News discovered Joe before I did. He wrote concerning him"...America needs to hear his (Schriner's) appeals to simplify lifestyles, save the unborn, heal the family, return to rural values and expand local charity efforts."
To my readers, I may have actually found a candidate to consider who is really “Whole Life/Pro-Life”.
... Let’s be honest, the difference between these two candidates [McCain and Obama] on the most fundamental of all human rights, the right to life, is the “800 lb. Gorilla” in the U.S. Presidential Campaign...My Comments:
Sen. Brownback was such a "Whole Life/Pro-Life" candidate. It's just a shame more Catholics didn't rally to his cause. Sen. McCain could go a long way toward helping his candicacy among people like me by naming Brownback as his running mate (or, better yet, promising to nominate him to the Supreme Court). McCain would also have to reverse his position on ESCR.
Otherwise, I may be looking long and hard at Joe Schriner.