Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Republican leaders decide to help third parties
Here we have Republican leaders concluding that the fourteenth amendment has outlived its usefulness now that their ancestors are settled in. This is a sad reminder of something that seems all too real today, that we are a nation no longer built on principles, but built on agendas. Republicans, who frequently slam Democrats as constitutional revisionists, assure us that this time it's good to revise the Constitution. Because, I suppose, it's the Republicans who are doing it, as opposed to the Democrats who would be wrong if they tried to change the Constitution. Much as I don't see a value in supporting third party candidates, as a Catholic I believe in a world founded on principles, not on convenient tactics. Unfortunately, this seems to be in stark contrast to our current national leadership from either party. Sigh.