Don’t let Catholic voters get fooled

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Nobody is talking about this…

But the next big election is coming in less than 7 weeks.

President Trump flew Air Force One to this district just outside Pittsburgh last week. And Vice President Pence is flying in next week. March’s special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District is the first big election test in the Rust Belt since Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016.

What happens here will set the stage for the critical midterm elections coming this November — especially in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin — all states where Democratic Senators are seeking re-election. 

GET THIS: We just got word that liberal canvassers are now going door-to-door telling voters to “vote for the Catholic” in the race. They’re hoping to fool Catholics in this conservative Rust Belt district into voting for pro-abortion “Catholic” Conor Lamb, who said “choice is the law of the land.”

The alternative: dedicated pro-life Christian Rick Saccone. 

Rick has been one of the strongest and most consistent pro-life voices in the Pennsylvania state legislature. He’s also been a tireless champion of religious liberty, fighting the radical left’s attempts to sanitize all religious expression in public life.

And CV recently endorsed Saccone!

We have new radio ads set to begin airing this week and a TV ad in production.

Let’s win in this critical race! 

Election experts are watching this race very closely. The district sits on the border of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. So Democrats are hoping to steal a victory in this critical Rust Belt District by turning working class voters that propelled Trump to victory against him.

Western Pennsylvania (think Pittsburgh Steelers) is Catholic territory. There are over 300,000 Catholic voters in this district alone. And the politicians know the Catholic vote will be the decisive factor.

Make no mistake: Rick Saccone not only will vote for our favorite policies, he will be a leader in Congress on the issues of life and religious liberty. Rick Saccone wrote a book on religious liberty!

But left-wing activists and hard-core liberal voters are engaged and energized. Encouraged by victories in Virginia and Alabama, left-wing activists are predicting a “wave” this November.

The “wave” is not inevitable.

Not if we do our part.

Now is not the time for complacency.

We need Rick Saccone in Congress.

Chip in $10 now to help out.

The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of CatholicVote.org

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Brian Burch is President of CatholicVote.org.

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  1. I don’t think a Catholic in good conscience can vote for Saccone. Please note that this statement, and what follows, is not in any way an endorsement for his opponent.
    The Catholic Church’s teachings on torture are very clear: it’s always wrong. The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church says “the prohibition against torture cannot be contravened under any circumstances.”
    United States law defines what torture is. As of January 22, 2009, Executive Order 13491 states that all US government interrogations must abide by the the US Army Field Manual.
    The US Army Field Manual defines torture, thus according to US law: “Forcing the detainee to be naked, perform sexual acts, or pose in a sexual manner; Placing hoods or sacks over the head of a detainee; using duct tape over the eyes; Applying beatings, electric shock, burns, or other forms of physical pain; “Waterboarding”; Using military working dogs; Inducing hypothermia or heat injury; Conducting mock executions; Depriving the detainee of necessary food, water, or medical care.”
    In 2011, Rick Saccone openly advocates for the use of torture.
    “Basically, torture is an act intentionally intended to inflict severe and long-lasting physical and mental pain, including amputation, scarring, burning, maiming, mutilation. Coercion means a much lower threshold of pain or discomfort such as stress positions, pushing, temperature change, meal manipulation, loud music, exploiting phobias, trickery, yelling, etc. If done skillfully and in the right circumstances, water-boarding or WB is very effective and causes no long-lasting damage. It is used to train our special forces so I don’t consider it torture.”
    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MH16Ak01.html
    Waterboarding, “temperature change” and “meal manipulation” are all torture as defined by US law.
    Further, the US military has consistently prosecuted those engaged in waterboarding, as early as 1899. US soldiers have been disciplined for using waterboarding in the Spanish-American and Vietnam wars. The US prosecuted Japanese prisoners of war for using waterboarding during World War II.
    Saccone’s support of waterboarding puts him in odd ethical territory. South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined that the apartheid government tortured non-White South Africans using waterboarding. Similarly, Chile’s National Commission of Imprisonment and Torture determined the Pinochet regime tortured Chileans using waterboarding. Were they wrong?
    Torture is an intrinsic evil that can never be supported. The Church’s teaching is quite clear, in my opinion.

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