It’s being reported by various news outlets that Mitt Romney has selected Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate. I reject this ticket wholeheartedly.
Both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party have opted to push Christianity to the margins in the hope of gaining political power. This marginalization is what is destroying Western Civilization. I wrote yesterday about Archbishop Fisichella’s remarks on that subject.
It is said that Paul Ryan is a Catholic Christian, but clearly he has adopted Ayn Rand’s philosophy with his budget and has even praised her philosophy as “the morality of capitalism,” a view that is condemned by the Catholic Church with the same force that socialism is condemned.
Ryan has also, quite intentionally, called an interview for the specific purpose of undermining the bishops on economic issues to the point of DEFINING what Catholicism is. That is as bad as Nancy Pelosi’s false claims about what Catholicism teaches as it, too, undermines the bishops’ teaching authority. Catholics have the right to disagree with their bishops. Indeed, it is their duty to do so for the good of the Church, but never should any Catholic make a platform for himself to oppose the bishops on teaching for purposes of political gain.
Barack Obama and the Democrats have been driving a wedge between Catholics in America since the 2008 presidential campaign. With the Ryan pick, Mitt Romney has succeeded in turning that wedge into a stick of dynamite.
They say the time is for “unity” in the Republican Party. I say no. The time is for unity in the Catholic Church. If we have no unity in the Catholic Church, the West is going down to destruction. I reject both the Romney/Ryan ticket and the Obama/Biden ticket. I will exercise my duty to vote in November, but it will not be a vote for either of these tickets. It will be a vote that best represents my desire for unity in the Catholic Church. That is the only unity I am interested in today.