Some deeper thinking on Election '08...

…comes from the other side of the world.


It is in the interests of political parties and
candidates to know what the public wants. So it comes back to us: we
are the public. What do we want? More importantly, what are our wants
based on?

The American media are largely ignoring these fundamental questions.
This is a piece for Catholic voters, and since that ‘bloc’ figures so
prominently into the American presidential elections, this is good
insight into what constitutes the morally informed vote.

Elections are being held in a number of countries. But New Zealand
found a good bellwether in Church teachings about true human rights
based on fundamental dignity that is not conferred by government, but
must be upheld by it. A reference against which we should measure how
we’re doing right about now in the US presidential race.

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