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Opinion: Leaders or Scoundrels? 2010 Election Could Change Everything Comments

It's appalling that so many men and women without honor are rising to positions of consequence. What has happened to honor? Give me a man who would rather die than behave dishonorably. Give me a woman who will not degrade herself or spill her own child's blood. Give me a leader who inspires by virtue of his character and actions.  Give me a leader who serves. I still believe there are men and women with honor out there and they ... Continue Reading

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  1. Jennifer Hartline
    4 years ago

    Mr. Grimes, if you have something to say to me, just say it directly. Lose the poetry and vague insinuations and make your point. I have no idea to what or whom you are referring regarding my supposed peculiar taste in heroes. Since you seem to have such a clear grasp, why don't you enlighten me?

  2. sarah
    4 years ago

    Pardon the question, John, but since when has condidering the founding fathers to be heroes labeled as "idiosyncratic"? Those men risked everything, and while they definitely had imperfections, they have been deemed worthy enough by our country for the last few hundred years. In fact, several even have national monuments dedicated to them.

    Whether or not we think we can guess Ms. Hartline's choice for the next election is irrelevant. The point of the article is that there are actually people out there who are people of virtue, albeit imperfect, and that we, as Catholic Christians, have a duty to vote into office those people who will uphold (or at least not seek to undermine) the teachings of Christ. Those who willingly attempt to enact or enforce legislation that goes directly against the teachings of the Church can NOT be voted for with a clear conscience (abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, etc.)

  3. Chris
    4 years ago

    Election Day - Tues. Nov 2 - is now less than a week away. As a major consideration, I hope everyone will only vote for those who respect human life from conception until natural death. The "right to choose", means the right to choose death for another human being. See "Endowment for Human Development" - . Any person who does not respect the basic human right - the "right to life" should not be in a position to make any decisions for anyone other than him/herself. Respecting and supporting the "right to life" is the real window of a person's values that will effect everything else. Also read your "CCC 2nd Ed" regarding "Subsidiarity". Love and God Bless.

  4. John Grimes
    4 years ago

    Given Ms Hartline's idiosyncratic taste in heroes, I'm afraid I could guess the kind of 'hero' she would pick to serve in high office. Could it be someone, let's see, who considers Vancouver to be a southern town and who has excellent vision, especially when gazing westward over the sea? Fortunately for us and the rest of the civilized world, Ms Hartline's heroes have little or no chance of soon occupying high federal positions. Mind you, I don't dispute her description of the slugs who are currently in office or who aspire to office. It's just that I see no reason to jump from the frying pan into the blaze below.

  5. mjgt
    4 years ago

    YES, YES and YES!

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