Politics and government with a moderate approach based on catholic principles from the perspective of a political independent.
What does this mean for the viewer/reader?
Let’s start with the politically independent part of the statement. In the past I have been a member of both the Republican and Democratic parties. However, I feel at home in neither of these parties because I approach issues from a stance of taking the best ideas from both sides and crafting a policy that while not perfect will be of benefit to the most people. I question how campaigns are conducted as well because I believe in civil campaigns.
Next, lets talk about catholic principles. There are seven principles in Catholic Social Teaching that my policy suggestions will follow:
I look at how proposed policy aligns with these seven principles when deciding weather or not to support ideas and policies.
Catholic Social Teaching
Finally, there should be a moderate approach to governing. This means working with people from all sides of an issue until we come up with the best possible solution while allowing principles to be bent but not broken. No group can totally dominate the policy making process and the abuses of process that both major parties engage in to get what they desire for their base are unfair to a majority of Americans who would like to see an honest debate and hear all the ideas from both sides so they can decide what is worth pursuing at a given time.
For example, we should not attempt to institute either a pro-life or pro choice policy through regulation rather than legislation. Any time it appears that you want to change a fundamental fact of law that change should go through the Congress and the Senate so the people can honestly review it. Regulations should only be made after a law has been passed. Law-making should not be done through executive orders or making lasting interpretations of law through presidential or gubernatorial signing statements.