Monday, July 02, 2007

A letter to Rudy Guiliani

Someone wrote a letter to the editor of the National Catholic Register, using this quote from Causa Nostre Laetitiae, regarding Rudy Guiliani and his criticism of the pro-life plank of the Republican Party.
I have published many letters to the Register, my favorite paper, but not this one. This was only a post on my blog. Someone else sent it. I don't mind, I wasn't misquoted, in fact I am flattered. I just would like to know who did it. By the way, my writing may be reproduced as long as I receive credit like I did here.

It’s Called Catholicism
Relevant to “Politicians and Communion” (May 20):
According to Time magazine, Giuliani has “decided that the reign of social conservatives is coming to an end. ‘He understands that there are a lot of Republicans out there who are sick of everyone kowtowing to the single-issue extremists,’ said one veteran Republican observer in Washington. ‘He’s breaking from the pack.’”
This might mean the end of the pro-life plank in the Republican Party platform, leaving pro-lifers no one to vote for in national elections.
I am proud to be a Catholic single-issue pro-life voter today.
I would be one of those single-issue extremists if I were in Germany in the time of the Nazis, when priests, Jews, Gypsies, Polish people, homosexuals and the handicapped were deemed, “life unworthy of life,” and sent to the gas chambers.
I would be a single issue extremist if I lived during the mid-1800s when the Supreme Court handed down the Dred Scott Decision stating that blacks were property and enslaved them.
It’s called respect for human life, Rudy. It’s called Catholicism.
Leticia Velasquez
East Moriches, New York

1 comment:

Patrick Archbold said...

When the democrats are pro-life, I will be happy to debate any other issue they want and may even vote for some. Until then, I am a single issue voter.