By Tom Quiner
This is a first: two Catholics are on the ticket.
The difference between the men is stark. Both claim to be practicing Catholics. The similarity ends there.
Paul Ryan is a serious man. His views are consistent. He strives hard to align his Catholic faith with public policy.
The same cannot be said of Joseph Biden.
Mr. Biden is an embarrassment to serious Catholics. When asked if he accepts his Church’s position that life begins at conception, he said:
“I am prepared to accept my church’s view. I think it’s a tough one. I have to accept that on faith.”
In other words, he acknowledges that a human being has been created at the instant of conception. And yet he allows them to be killed at the whim of another human being who has power over the preborn, because he opposes anti-Life legislation.
Mr. Biden used to espouse pro life positions. But in the name of political expediency, he caved. He allows murder, for that is what it must be under his own definition that human life begins at the instant of conception.
Mr. Biden goes further. He now advocates for public funding of human abortion. In other words, he desires to impose on practicing Catholics who believe abortion kills a human life, an expansion of abortion using their dollars.
He wants us to violate our (and supposedly, his) religious principles on the altar of liberal politics.
He did the same on the issue of marriage.
In the last election cycle, he said:
“No, Barack Obama nor I support redefining, from a civil side, what constitutes marriage. We do not support that. That is basically a decision to be able to be left to the faiths and people who practice their faiths to determine what you call it.”
He caved. Now he’s “comfortable” with same-sex marriage:
“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.”
Paul Ryan has been unwavering in his support of Life and traditional Christian Marriage. Even more, he has advanced a courageous budget that will undo the fiscal damage imposed on America by Team Obama & Biden.
Where Paul Ryan shows guts, Joe Biden offers up gall.
Where Paul Ryan sticks to Catholic principle, Joe Biden caves.
Paul Ryan believes in the American Dream which by definition includes Life.
Joe Biden believes in only one thing: winning the next election, even if it means jettisoning core principles.