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“It’s Maryland, we can’t expect much”

“It’s Maryland, we can’t expect much”

So says Michael:

It’s Maryland, we can’t expect much; although I do wonder if the owner realizes Christian Democrats are usually on the conservative side the political spectrum…

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Happiness will be Maryland in my rearview mirror!

    LCVRWC in reply to NavyMustang. | March 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Amen, brother. Unfortunately family issues prevent me from leaving my beloved home state, but as soon as I can get out of here, I’m gone.

My fellow Catholics could have unseated Hussein, but they’ve been nursed on the lie that gov’t helps people, which means Democrats because Republicans are for selfish businesses. This thinking goes back a century or so. Pinkos infiltrated the clergy and turned religion into socialism and Our Lord into an effeminate liberal. And it’s not just Catholics. Europe is overrun by so-called “Christian Democrats.” It’s all a lie.

We’ll see about the new pope. I suspect he’s a social-justice liberal like his recent predecessors. All the American bishops, with a couple of isolated exceptions, are effectively socialist.

    casualobserver in reply to JerryB. | March 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

    It’s odd to think that a majority of Catholics would flock to a party for social justice reasons but then not reconsider or rebuke it for a variety of other reasons, abortion being one. Just a guess, but I think it may have less to do with teachings of their church and more to do with cultural and peer pressure.

    SoCA Conservative Mom in reply to JerryB. | March 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

    “…nursed on the lie that gov’t helps people.”

    It’s worse than that, it’s laziness, greed and self delusion. I once had a conversation with a woman I worked with. It started with her stating she doesn’t donate to charities. She said she didn’t mind paying taxes. I asked her why and she parroted the gov’t helps people line, no reason to donate to charities. I followed up by asking, well, what if gov’t takes your money and either doesn’t help people or does things with your money that you find abhorrent. Her response was basically a washing of her hands of the issue and of the poor she supposedly cares so much about. Her part is providing the $$$, didn’t matter to her whether people were actually helped or even if gov’t lied to her about the use of that money. As long as she paid her taxes, she had done her part. Pretty creepy.

    If Jesus was a liberal, I’m the Tooth Fairy.

      it’s laziness, greed and self delusion

      Yes, it has naturally devolved into that. I think of older Catholics I know who aren’t socialist but who nevertheless always pulled the “D” lever. Obama has alienated many of them, yet not all switch their vote. Conditioning is hard to break.

If Jesus can be ascribed a liberal then He is a Classical Liberal. He wrote the Book that Classical Liberals used to create this country. This was long before the modern day liberals mashed Classical Liberalism into the relativistic goo called social justice.

    No, even “classic liberal” doesn’t fit. Classic liberalism teaches that there is no true religion, so one is free to choose whatever religion suits him best. If He taught that, we never would have heard of Him. He’d be one of a multitude of ancient gurus.

Conservative Beaner | March 17, 2013 at 8:11 am

Democrats

Taking your money and freedoms since 1820.

Freddie Sykes | March 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

RE: Christian Democrats are usually on the conservative side the political spectrum…

This maybe true but I remember one explanation of British politics that made sense. In Britain, there were two major parties: Labour which we would consider socialist and Conservative which we would consider socialist.

As a Christian, it offends me when people claim Jesus would have been a member of their political party (regardless of which party they’re in). Jesus was not a politician. He was also not a “community organizer.”

Jesus was a rabbi, a great spiritul teacher. Jesus told us to love one another. He never told us to “punish our enemies” or “get in their faces” or “bring a gun to a knife fight.” And can anyone imagine Jesus supporting a law allowing babies born alive after botched abortions to be denied medical care?

It’s hard to imagine Jesus wanting to have anything to do with any of the political parties in the U.S. today. He’d probably react to them with the same anger and disgust He displayed when He overturned the tables of the corrupt money-changers in the temple in Jerusalem.

    Conservative Beaner in reply to Observer. | March 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    +1

    Freddie Sykes in reply to Observer. | March 17, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Jesus had a spiritual mission. When He crossed the path of a sick person, He would heal him. When He crossed the path of a hungry person, He would feed them. But He did not go around setting up free clinics and soup kitchens.

Jesus respected individual dignity. Jesus recognized an intrinsic value in human life. Jesus did not support redistributive change (i.e. involuntary exploitation). Jesus did not support retributive change. Jesus did not support denigration of individual dignity. Jesus recognized that dissociation of risk causes corruption, which is why both the rich and poor were held accountable for their actions. Jesus certainly was not pro-abortion or pro-choice. Jesus did not support premeditated murder without cause and without due process. Jesus did not support normalization of dysfunctional behaviors. His father’s prime directive was to be fruitful and multiply.

Jesus was not a Democrat. Jesus was not a generational liberal. Jesus may have been a Republican in principle, but probably not in practice. Jesus was likely to be an American conservative in principle, but probably not in practice.

That said, it’s probably best to judge Jesus by his own words.

Henry Hawkins | March 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I’m neither Catholic nor Democrat and couldn’t know, but haven’t a lot of older Catholics been pulling the lever for Dems since JFK, the first Catholic president? Once established, most folks don’t change party affiliation.

    They do tend to be conservative, but not necessarily American conservative, don’t they. The worst offenders are rebels with a cause and without a clue (i.e. generational rebels). Ironically, they are very fixed in their ways.

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