I voted first thing this morning, getting to the polling place bright and early. As always, I was excited to vote, thinking as I went in how privileged, how blessed I am to have this opportunity. Many people in the world never get the chance to vote. Most people in history have simply had to resign themselves to being ruled by oppressive overlords.
So that brings me to some last-minute reading. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has an essay called “The King’s Good Servant” over at Crisis Magazine’s web site. It’s not specifically about voting, but it is about civics and being a Catholic citizen.
At Inside the Vatican, they have a PDF dossier on the election, consisting of a series of essays, some of which I agree with, others I don’t.
Priests For Life has an active election site. If you’re from Massachusetts and want to know which local politicians are pro-marriage and which ones are being supported by homosexual activists, you should check the Article 8 Alliance web site.
For information on federal candidates around the country and where they stand on some issues, the Project Vote Smart web site seems like a good resource.
Finally, if you want to know where to vote or what questions will be on your ballot, your secretary of state’s web site is a good place to look. In Massachusetts, go to WhereDoIVoteMA.com, and it will tell you your polling location and show you a sample ballot.
Now get out there and vote for life!
Oops, I almost forgot Phil Lawler’s article in the November issue of Catholic World Report. Must read!