Yeah, I'm sort of involved--I vote. Frankly, I'm pretty jaded about politics (I guess I'm just one in a multitude of young people who's sick of politics). The only presidential candidate that strikes me as the best is McCain. I think that after all he's been through, all he's tried to accomplish, and all he says he wants to do as president, he SHOULD be president. He's a war hero, he's pro-life, he wants to pay down the national debt (and, as a Republican, he'd probably do it). I hope he gets elected because, after Clinton, we need someone who would make the presidency an office with a little dignity.
Another interesting candidate would be the young Al Gore.* He was strongly pro-life. Unfortunately we cannot get him back. To me it is a great disappointment that with so many Democrats who are pro-life, the party itself has taken such an extreme stand in that area. I am sure you heard about Gov. Bob Casey not be allowed to speak at the '92 convention. It is also sad to see Gore's "development" to become such a rabid supporter of abortion "rights."
Fr. Phil Bloom
* On June 26, 1984, Representative Al Gore cast an extremely pro-life vote. While debating the Civil Rights Act of 1984, Representative Siljander proposed the following amendment.
"For the purposes of this act, the term 'person' shall include unborn children from the moment of conception."
After debate, Mr. Siljander demanded a recorded vote. The amendment was defeated 219 to 186. Among the recorded votes for the amendment was that of Al Gore.
Contrary to Al Gore's current campaign statements, this amendment cannot be counted among those distinguished as votes only against federal funding. This amendment was in direct opposition to Roe v Wade.
The text of the amendment, the debate, and the recorded vote can be found in the Congressional Record, Volume 130, Part 14, pages 18865-18870.
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