America, until fairly recently, has been a nation of people for whom power served the common good. Will the USA live out the full meaning of its creed that even the unborn are equal to those who stand in judgement of them and who, to America's shame, work to destroy human life in the womb?
For a faithful Catholic, the one issue—and yes, in this day and age there is a single primary or fundamental issue by which one can measure a candidate's suitability for public office—is the issue of the defence of the dignity and the sanctity of life. This election, one candidate supports abortion. Vehemently, in fact, supporting even late-term abortions of near-birth children. The same pro-abortion candidate chose a (c)atholic who promotes the diabolical mental evasion of 'personally opposed to but politically pro abortion' which cafeteria (c)atholics use to anesthetize their consciences which then allows them to embrace the pro-death Democratic Party. The Republican candidate for President, hardly a lifelong witness to the sanctity of life, has repeatedly voiced his intent to take a stand in defence of human life in the womb. To that end, the same candidate has chosen a vice-presidential running mate who has acted consistently to defend innocent pre-born life.
Some may be reluctant to vote this election. However, each citizen must exercise his or her right to vote. A single vote can make a real difference. Do not believe the propaganda and hype. Look at the policies or ideologies that each candidate promotes and then decide who will better serve the common good! All inalienable rights are dependent upon the right to life. Which team is more likely to protect America's weakest citizens' right to life?
As for us non-Americans, fast and pray that God will bring good out of this election. And, may God, through people of goodwill, establish hope among the nations and bring an end to the culture of death in all nations.