By Dave Andrusko In the Andrusko household, voting is not only considered a privilege but we also see it as close to a sacred obligation. Yet unlike some, I don’t make a habit of bashing people for not voting. As an old-fashioned patriotic type, I believe we are obliged to take responsibility for shaping our …Continue reading "Is your vote in accordance with what you say you believe?"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months. This first ran August …Continue reading "“The ‘separation of Church and state’ can never mean that religious believers should be silent”: Archbishop Charles Chaput"
By Dave Andrusko In composing an absolutely withering column in which she crushed President Obama, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan started with this: “No one knows what’s going to happen next week, never mind Nov. 4.” True enough, we don’t. But, then again, we could never know 11 days out whether there will …Continue reading "The mid-term elections and those who are “extremely” or “very likely” to vote"
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Editor’s note. The column appears in the September digital edition of National Right to Life News. The entire 38-page edition can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsSeptember2014.pdf I’m going to say something some may find shocking. It’s not about you. Nope. And it’s definitely not about me. …Continue reading "Abortion in Elections: It’s not about us – it’s about the 3,000 babies who will die by abortion today"
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Have you voted yet? Turnout in many locations is massive! If not, be sure to visit the following link to find out which candidates will use their elected position to vote to protect unborn babies and vulnerable citizens: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/ news/2012/11/still-have-undecided-pro-life-friends-this-election-click-on-the-link-to-your-state-and-see-which-candidates-support-your-pro-life-values/ Once you have voted, be sure …Continue reading "Have You Voted Yet? Make Every Vote and Every Minute Count for the Babies"
By Michael J. New Editor’s note. This appeared today at www.nationalreview.com/corner/332155/catholic-pro-life-and-voting-obama-michael-j-new and is reprinted with permission As Election Day approaches, many media outlets, like clockwork, make an effort to convince pro-life voters to support Democratic presidential candidates. This year is no exception. Last Friday, the Huffington Post ran an essay by University of St. Thomas …Continue reading "Catholic, Pro-Life, and Voting for Obama?"
By Dave Andrusko As we often do in the last post of the day, I’m going to touch on two topics and see what they cumulative might say to us. The first is from POLITICO which titled Darren Samuelsohn’s story, “Veterans retreating from President Obama.” The first sentence gets it all down in 20 words: …Continue reading "Does every vote matter? Yes, and here’s why"
By Dave Andrusko On a recent edition of Pro-Life Perspective, National Right to Life President and PLP Host Carol Tobias talked about the enormous impact of voting—and how you can’t vote unless you are registered! “The impact pro-life voters make in sending pro-life candidates to Congress is immeasurable,” Mrs. Tobias explained. When pro-lifers are elected, …Continue reading "May sound simple, but you can’t vote if you are not registered!"
By Dave Andrusko As a native Minnesotan transplanted to Virginia, in 2008 I watched with growing horror the prospect that pro-abortion Democrat Al Franken would emerge from a recount having (at least in theory) defeated pro-life incumbent Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman. I mention this painful memory because of a new book out by The …Continue reading "“Who’s Counting?” and the 2012 Presidential Contest"
By Jonathan Rogers Field Coordinator, National Right to Life The Harvard Institute of Politics released a new survey of the so-called “Millennial Generation” last week, which supports much of the prevailing conventional wisdom regarding young voters in the 18-29 year old demographic (www.iop.harvard.edu/var/ezp_site/storage/ fckeditor/file/spring_poll_11_exec_summ.pdf). The main highlights of the poll report that President Obama’s approval …Continue reading "Another Look at the Voting Patterns of “Millennials”"