• What’s the Point of Pro-Life People Criticizing Trump’s Pro-Life Efforts?

    Surge Summary: An influential Catholic criticizes the President for his standing up for unborn children. Should Trump not speak up against abortion because his motives might be political or because he is flawed in so many way?

    by William Pauwels

    An open letter to National Catholic Reporter Executive Editor Tom Roberts:

    RE: Tom Roberts, Executive Editor, National Catholic Reporter

    I was greatly disappointed by your commentary in the February 2020 NCR publication. Specifically, your criticism of President Trump’s endorsement of the pro-life movement was most unfortunate.

    As imperfect as President Trump’s history may be in your judgement – and as politically motivated his endorsement of the pro-life position may be — how can you condemn his public support of life? You seem to think the pro-life movement would be better served if Trump said nothing and/or didn’t show-up. That’s pretty naive! Even self-righteous!  If only perfect people are allowed to utter properly motivated public opinions, most of us would have to remain silent and only the unencumbered evil-doers would be allowed to prevail.

    I’m sure the millions of people who sit on the abortion-fence were positively influenced by the President pro-life endorsement – and that’s a good thing.  Fortunately, God has worked through sinners throughout history; and they have often accomplished more than the self-righteous.

    In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote truths and better ways – to protect our freedom and interests – and to defend the Judeo-Christian American-Way.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Andy Morataya; https://www.jbsa.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2002229049/

    William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill Pauwels is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He’s been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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