The other night, Laura Ingraham and Kate O'Beirne, (author of "Women Who Make the World Worse" and frequent guest on "The World Over" on EWTN) conservative pundits for whom I have a lot of respect, sorely disappointed me when they agreed on her radio program that conservatives will just have to settle for Rudy, despite his pro-death opinions, oh, wait . . . he's coming around on Partial-Birth infanticide. . . Laura said we should be happy he's converting on that issue. Puuuuleeeeze!
Be happy he's starting to back off the slaughter of the nearly-born in an election year?! Just who is she kidding?! Convert, my foot, there are no converts in election years, only slippery politicians! Rudy has half of the Republicans thinking he's pro-life, however the more saavy Republican bloggers are on to him, and support Sam Brownback. Do your homework, people!
Thank Heavens, it seems that faithful Catholics have no such illusions about Rudy. I like what he accomplished in New York too, it is a much safer place, but he doesn't have any type of moral authority. In fact, the ladies accurately pointed out that, of the leading Republican candidates, the Mormon Romney was married the fewest times!
We can do better than Guiliani. We can support Sam Brownback for president. He was out in front as a pro-life leader before the national spotlight was on him as a presidential candidate. He supports human rights across the board, whether, the unborn, the elderly infirm, the disabled (here he is at the Blogs for Life Conference with my daughter). He has fought against the international trafficking of humans, and was among the first to raise his voice for the suffering in Sudan and Darfur, again, BEFORE it was the thing to do. See my letter to the editor of the National Catholic Register this week, as well as the support voiced by the newspaper's editor, Fr. Owen Kearns.
He has been called "the William Wilberforce Republican" for his outstanding moral character and courageous activism. He takes the Church's position on every social issue, whether or not his party does. His actions are prompted by his conscience, NOT the polls!
" In the 1990s, Brownback began to read everything he could find on Wilberforce, who used his public office to promote Christian morals. For Brownback, the attraction to Wilberforce and abolitionism was only natural: The senator grew up near Osawatomie, Kan., the town from which John Brown launched murderous attacks on pro-slavery men a century and a half ago, earning the pre–Harper’s Ferry nickname “Osawatomie Brown.” When Brownback learned that forms of slavery were still being practiced in Sudan and elsewhere, it outraged him. “I couldn’t believe this was going on,” he says. “It was just wrong, and we needed to do something about it".quotes John J. Miller of the National Review Online in May 2006.
Sam Brownback is endorsed by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, and Tom Monaghan of Ave Maria University. He is the only Catholic candidate.