instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

If you want my suggestion

In a comment on my "Always Distinguish" post, Paul D. writes:
What I would like to know is at the end of the day, who do you suggest we vote for Tom?
What I have been suggesting for years is that the day doesn't end when we vote.

I've also been suggesting that we understand what we're doing when we vote for lesser evil, and that, if we do understand, we won't be happy with, much less proud of, doing it.

In another comment on a follow-up post, Paul writes:
I am interested in how Catholics can effect change in the world by being faithful and making prudent use of that faith to transform the political sphere.
This is a noble interest. I don't have much to contribute to the detailed working out of that change, but I can remind people of some of the principles by which it should be worked out. Among these principles is this:

It is always and everywhere imprudent to call evil good.

If you say you never and nowhere call evil good, I answer, "Good!"