A Light in the Darkness

The Fantastic Fogey
3 min readOct 27, 2020

A nation in darkness seeks a great light. Catholic and other Christian denomination voters can cast us out of this night of lies and moral relativity into the bright sunshine of a new day. We are a people and a nation of light, even when our politicians often seem lost in the dark.

Democrats can’t find the light and so insist this election is more than a choice between competing views of government, instead they claim it’s a vote on which our lives depend. Their dim rhetoric defines them.

Michel Obama said the following in her speech at this summer’s Democrat National Convention, “we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it,” and Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood told NPR, “This is literally a life and death election.”

For voters seeking illumination on their vote, the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference voters’ guide offers insight;

“We believe in life, that there is an immigration problem, and we need a humane solution to it, that the marriage of a man and a woman is the foundation of the family, that our Constitution heralds religious liberty in the First Amendment, and the growing disparity between rich and poor means most of the world’s resources are in the hands of a small percentage of its people. “

If we abide by these imperatives we can only pull the lever on behalf of President Trump. Here’s how the candidates’ views align with the USCBC’s advisory;

Trump = Life

Biden = Abortion on Demand, including partial and live-birth abortions, euthanasia, and “death panels”.

Trump = Traditional Marriage

Biden = Unwavering Support for Gay Marriage

Trump = Orderly and legal immigration offers the most human solution to the problems of illegal immigration.

Biden = Open borders, and that the problems of illegal immigration need not be solved. Instead, this issue is used to manipulate immigrant populations for political gain.

Trump = Religious Liberty

Biden = Religious liberty is sacrificed to Liberal dogma. When religion infringes on liberal policy then less liberty is better. Exceptions to this liberty include; abortion, euthanasia, same-sex…

The Fantastic Fogey

Husband, father, and generally good-natured conservative essayist.