We'll be fighting in the streetsWith our children at our feetAnd the morals that they worship will be goneAnd the men who spurred us onSit in judgment of all wrongThey decide and the shotgun sings the song
I'll tip my hat to the new constitutionTake a bow for the new revolutionSmile and grin at the change all aroundPick up my guitar and playJust like yesterdayThen I'll get on my knees and prayWe don't get fooled again
—from Won't Get Fooled Again by Pete Townshend
Given his age and committed path, it would appear Kaine has convinced himself that he is able to serve two masters, so it is difficult to predict whether or not any further counsel will enable him to overcome his Kennedy-catholicism to become a real witness to the truth. A Christian witness that requires a consistent defence in law and order of the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. His avoidance of responsibility for changing unjust laws which harm women and the unborn renders Kaine ineligible to bear the compound adjective "devout-Catholic".
Kaine's two-faced witness is a slap in the face of the martyrs whose unfailing witness to the dignity of human life is the standard to which Catholics should look for inspiration, not the sham religion of politicians who claim to defend innocent life while cooperating in the maintenance of the status quo which permits the termination of unborn life that is precious to God. If Kaine is a true disciple of Jesus, why then is he not laying down his political life in defence of his unborn brothers and sisters? Why is he defending a system that permits others to dehumanize and murder unborn children? Cafeteria Catholics who defend or even tolerate unjust laws are themselves unjust.
The song was meant to let politicians and revolutionaries alike know that what lay in the centre of my life was not for sale, and could not be co-opted into any obvious cause... . What I write is interpreted, first of all by Roger Daltrey. Won't Get Fooled Again - then - was a song that pleaded '... leave me alone with my family to live my life, so I can work for change in my own way...'. But when Roger Daltrey screamed as though his heart was being torn out in the closing moments of the song, it became something more to so many people. And I must live with that.
As for the political implications, note 1) the emphasis on there being an aspect of life which is not for sale, which echoes Edmund Burke's references to "the unbought grace of life," and 2) the desire to be left alone by both politicians and revolutionaries, so as to work for change individually, which echoes Burke's references to the "little platoons" of society, of which the family is first and foremost. As Ann Althouse thus correctly observes: "A lot of conservatives will say that's precisely what is conservative."—Bainbridge
Sadly, many Catholics will be duped by the Kaine-ruse and be convinced the Clinton-Kaine ticket is salvation for America. To embrace Kaine, however, is to prolong the damage that Pelosi, Biden, Kerry and other representatives of cafeteria Catholicism have already contributed to the wasting of America.
It is not anti-Catholic to not vote for hypocrites who call themselves Catholics. It is a service to society to send packing cafeteria Catholics who have been canonized as 'devout' by worldly individuals who hate religion but use it to get elected.
It is one thing for someone who calls himself a Catholic to strive and fall and then seek forgiveness and amend his life. The penitent man or woman merits a second chance. However, Catholics who proudly lend support to the culture of death are liars and cheats for misrepresenting what it means to be Catholic. They, by their fruit, say to the world 'I am prepared to put unjust laws before God's Law'. Furthermore, they thumb their noses at faithful Catholics who, for the sake of Christ, cannot support a candidate for office whose convictions put them at odds with the teaching of Jesus and His Church. A faithful Catholic is counter-cultural, in the world but not of it. Kaine enjoys the world's stamp of approval. Keep those thoughts in mind at election time.