Polish Americans and the Presidential Election:


From: Polish-American Events in the Washington DC area

Polish Americans, as do all Americans, face a difficult choice in this year’s presidential election.  Both the  leading candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump both are viewed negatively by a majority of Americans.  While third party candidates may seem more appealing, a third party candidate has never won a U.S. Presidential election.  Therefore, the choice is between “The Donald“ and Hillary.  Period.   In this situation, rather than “vote the person,” we forced to look more closely than usual at the issues they champion.  This analysis shows that Polish Americans who care about our community cannot vote for Clinton because she is vehemently anti-Catholic.

Clinton’s virulent anti-Catholicism was laid bare in the recent release of emails involving key Clinton Campaign officials.  These officials discussed how to sow the “seeds of revolution” to bring about a “Catholic Spring” that would change the Catholic doctrine on abortion, homosexuality, and other issues. This strategy of subversion mirrors that which the Communists employed in Poland (and elsewhere) in their attempts to destroy the Roman Catholic Church.  Clinton not only has failed to fire John Podesta or Jennifer Palmieri.  She didn’t even distance herself from them.  Neither Clinton, nor anyone in her campaign, has issued even a word of apology.  As Cardinal Dolan correctly stated, “If it had been said about the Jewish community, if it had been said about the Islamic community, within 10 minutes there would have been an apology and a complete distancing from those remarks.”  In other words, Hillary believes that trying to subvert the Church (the Bride of Christ) is nothing to ashamed of. 

Neither the good Cardinal, nor we, should be surprised.  Podesta’s and Palmieri’s plotting is the logical conclusion of Hillary’s own views.  In April 2015, she proclaimed loudly in a radically pro-abortion address at the Women’s World Summit in New York that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”  Ever an activist, Clinton is striving through surrogates to radically change the religious beliefs of  the Catholic Church regardless of the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of  religious freedom or what Catholics themselves might want.

Nowhere is Hillary’s anti-Catholic social Bolshevism clearer than on abortion.  Hillary is a radical advocate of what St. John Paul the Great aptly called the “culture of death.“   Both recently canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) and Pope Francis are in full agreement with our saintly Polish Pope: abortion is a great evil that cannot be supported.  In contrast, Clinton almost seems to see abortion as a positive good.  She fully backs  using our tax money to fund Planned Parenthood.  Clinton supports unlimited late-term partial birth abortions, as contrasted with Trump in the last debate.

 Make no mistake, Hillary will grant no quarter to the Catholic Church.  Neither she nor Barack Obama have ever done so to those they see as their enemies.  Her radicalism is demonstrated in her energetic opposition to even the compromise Hyde Amendment, which limits the use of tax money to fund abortions.  As President, Clinton would all but certainly reach for stronger “enticements” and move to eliminate the tax exempt status of the Catholic Church by accusing it of undertaking “political” activity (defending the unborn and traditional marriage).  President Hillary would very likely follow the lead of radical Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who wanted to prosecute pastors who opposed homosexuality in their sermons for “hate crimes.”  While Parker relented under public pressure, Clinton would be unlikely to do so as she would all but certainly be a one-term President.

Hillary’s onslaught against the Catholic Church as President will strike directly at the heart of the Polish American community: our parishes.  No other part of our community can compare to our parishes.  They are the organizational axis that the religious, cultural, educational, social and political life of Polish American community revolves around.  Anything that threatens our parishes, threatens the existence of our community.  This is a non-negotiable item.  Simply put, our parishes (be that Roman Catholic or Polish National Catholic) are our Westerplatte from which we cannot retreat.

The only way to keep our parishes and church safe from persecution is to defeat Hillary Clinton.  The only candidate who can do that is Donald Trump.   Boorish braggart he may be, he also just happens to be the only candidate who has repeatedly promised to protect religious liberty and ,by analogy, the heart of the Polish American community–our parishes.

Polish-American Events in the Washington DC area
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