|Dear Sovereign Czar,
I am sorry for not asking about the Цесаревич’s election. I request that my punishment be made in the form of eating re-heated frozen burritos. The cheap kind, too.
On a side note, did you see that the Catholic diocese of Arlington is getting a new bishop? It sounds like he’s a good one, too, who might even shake things up around D.C. a little.
Your disappointing operative
You already ate those burritos, didn’t you? Even before the Czar ordered you. Even before you volunteered to do so as punishment, didn’t you? Well, very well…especially if they were the bean and cheese kind. Those are so perfect around 10:00pm.
Alas, we haven’t been following the Diocese of Arlington, and the Czar will defer to GorT in the event his roboticness has any thoughts on this that don’t involve return type subroutines.
The Czar does want to comment on a particularly irksome aspect of Catholicism, and he is aware this is a bit of a sore subject with Ghettoputer as well: Roman Catholics supporting the Democrats.
Look, we get that you hate Trump. You have excellent reasons to do so. But there seems to be a massive amount of Catholics who support the Democrats at every election. Let the Czar put it simply: the Democratic party is almost completely incompatible with the Catholic faith. You can’t be a nominal Catholic and support Democrats, especially since the national level has established anti-Catholic principles.
Yes, abortion most notably. There is a word for pro-choice Catholics: Presbyterians. There are no allowances in Catholicism for the murder of unborn children. You know this. But many of us are turning a deaf ear to the Democratic party’s utter embrace of abortion, and are encouraging its members to “shout” about theirs as a form of encouragement to young women having second thoughts.
But also there’s subsidiarity: the idea that charity begins at home, locally. The Church is not particularly pleased with welfare and government handouts. That’s your job, not theirs.
Euthanasia is the next big thing. Forcing churches to perform gay marriages is another. We can go on and on—these are not just things Democrats are okay with: they are stipulated platform issues.
Let us say it again: if you are Catholic, you cannot support Democrats. If you are a Democrat, Senator Kaine, you cannot call yourself Catholic. It’s that simple. And sure, if you don’t like it, you can simply not vote. But Catholic democrats have lost control over their party, and if you want a way out of your moral dilemma, it’s easy: pick one, or don’t vote at all. The latter may help you sleep better at night, and if enough of you stop voting, the Democrats will change. They have to: they need any edge they can.
Sorry, j s; this isn’t directed at you, of course. But you provoked a good rant.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.