You forget, The Perils of Popery, and a liberal Catholic isn't so much bound by theology as a conservative is, so yes to avoid theology, I would support a liberal Catholic over a Conservative one
As I have noticed people from authoritarian backgrounds such as Catholicism, seem to swing to either the extreme right or left, which in politics is a disaster. While I'm dogmatic about Christian theology, I'm not about anything else, the "Golden Mean," is the main standard which a democracy can function by.
So, for important offices I most assuredly look at a person's religious background, a good reason not to vote for, Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses who are tied to their religion. Remember I think only conservative Jews and Free Masons should hold high office, a true Christian can't function as a politician.
I liked Barry G., a fellow Ham Radio operator, and I did vote for him, because there was no possibility of him getting elected. He should've clean up his mouth when on t.v.
I must have voted for him because I didn't know he had a Catholic for VP? I hope you didn't vote for him Mike, because he did? I think my first serious run-ins with Romish diehards, supporting JFK is that I Tricky Dick campaign stickers on my scooter, hey what do you expect fr
Goldwater had a Catholic for VP? No, I neither vote for or against a candidate because of his religion. I figure a Catholic conservative is better for the country than a Protestant liberal. It's not a theocracy, remember? As for Goldwater? Imo, he was still better presidential material than Lyndon "We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves" Johnson.
No, Mike of N.Y., BB was in a drunken stupor, though I hope he wasn't doing that when he was piloting a jet. I'm glad to see he gave up his pilot's license.
I would suggest you read the article that I mentioned, it looks reasonably accurate, Nixon's Secret Bombings in Cambodia. Tricky Dick gave an avenue for Pol Pot to take over, we can only see what did happen and it is usually impossible to predict the "what ifs"
Ah, Barry G.,
Barry Goldwater wrote: Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight. Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
I must have voted for him because I didn't know he had a Catholic for VP? I hope you didn't vote for him Mike, because he did?
I think my first serious run-ins with Romish diehards, supporting JFK is that I Tricky Dick campaign stickers on my scooter, hey what do you expect fr
Jim Lincoln wrote: It's really impossible to blame Norodom Sihanouk for the lack of stability in his country, rather 'I'm a crook," Nixon can be blamed for most of the problems of Cambodia, ---
mm hmm the Khmer Rouge, NVA, and VC who together took over a large portion of Cambodia by 1970, had nothing to do with it, right? PolPot didn't promote communist revolution in the 60's, before Nixon became president, right?
Strange, I never voted for JFK or LBJ, and there is more to that article than that. However, there was an attempt by Catholic Repubs., to try to resurrect Nixon. Hey, "I'm a Crook! " Nixon had some interesting ideas, like negative income tax One should look at those people either Democrat or Republican who support A Culture of Corruption. Which Tricky Dick, McGovern (never voted for him either, I think he ran for President), but quote well known people when they're right, like George, maybe even Tricky Dick, or Bill Moyers he's not quite the Ideologue that some want to portray him as; but still he didn't mention there are liberal versions of Full Show: United States of ALEC.
Jim Lincoln wrote: 'I'm a crook," Nixon can be blamed for most of the problems of Cambodia
N.B., Nixon was a Keynesian Progressive, not a conservative. Democrats JFK & LBJ violated the Geneva Conference neutrality of Laos & instigated a secret CIA war there which was hidden from the US public for years. So they are crooks too, then. Did that bother McGovern as much? The Hmong people, in particular, as cannon fodder paid a heavy price for trusting Americans.