Dear Editor: The editorial comments regarding the upcoming 2020 Presidential election were distressing to say the least (“2020 Foresight,” Editor’s Space, July 27). While the editorial board cannot endorse a specific candidate or party , you can inform the Catholic voters about conflicts or disqualifications that may arise regarding the views held by either the party or the candidates.
The banner on the back page of The Tablet proclaims “the pro-life newspaper.” That should define the basis of your comments.
Consider the words we have heard from Governor Cuomo and Thomas Perez, the head of the DNC, that if you are pro-life, you do not belong in the Democratic Party. Andrew Cuomo enacted the most pro-abortion law in the country, allowing abortion up to and including birth. The Knights of Columbus are described as a terrorist organization. Nominees for the judiciary are questioned about their Catholic faith by democrat senators. Anti-Semitism is tolerated and no denunciation or consequences follow when a member of the party espouses those views.
Democrats sought to remove the mention of God from their platform at their convention, and some Democrats wanted to remove the words “So help me God” from general oaths of office.
The issue Democrats highlight is the immigration issue. There is good and bad on both sides of that issue, but that is what the Democrats are using to pander and persuade Catholic voters. The Democratic Party is no longer the party of faith in God, or the party that brought us the presidency of John F. Kennedy.