October 12, 2010 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #592604
I have been wondering with Toeiva marriage and abortion being Paladino’s major talking point (especially to us). What are the right reasons to vote for a candidate?
As has been pointed out he’s much more anti abortion than we are and while marriage is a major point is that all that matters.
I would think that while these are important issues there are more pressing issues that directly affect us.
Thoughts?October 12, 2010 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #700190
He is just as anti-abortion as the frum community. Like us, he opposes abortion in all cases, with the exception being (in the extremely rare – almost unheard of case) when the mother’s life is in danger.
Besides, he is much closer to the frum communities position on almost all issue than Cuomo. (As Republicans usually are.)October 12, 2010 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #700191
I was really hoping this thread wouldn’t be a repeat but would be more about whether or not those issues are a deciding factor or the only factor.October 12, 2010 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #700192
It isn’t the only factor. There are many reasons, besides pro-life and anti-toeiva, to support Republicans (in the majority of times.)
But in any event, it very well may be the deciding factor. What rational can there be to support a Gubernatorial candidate that openly and shamelessly admits he will sign into law toeiva “marriage” (after exposing his own daughters to a toeiva pride porn parade)?October 12, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #700193
I am republican and normally vote that way because their overall thinking is generally more in line with mine.October 12, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #700194
That makes two of us.October 12, 2010 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #700195charliehallParticipant
From Paladino’s web site.
“I was born and raised a Catholic and have always believed in the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life. I believe the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. “
This would seem to indicate that he would follow the Catholic position which is that abortions are forbidden EVEN to save the life of the mother.October 12, 2010 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #700196
That statement in itself does not indicate his position when the mother’s life is in danger.October 13, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am #700197rebdonielMember
Don’t assume. Can you speak for Carl Paladino? Are you able to read his mind? If I read, “Candidate x, the Democrat, wants social justice,” and then said that candidate X was an agent of the Castro regime, that would be faulty logic. You cannot read your biases into what you think a person might believe on a particular matter. And, as was mentioned before, there is no heter to save the life of a nochri mother when she would die from the pregnancy, unlike with a Jewish mother.October 13, 2010 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #700198mybatMember
Catholics do not allow divorce either, maybe he should sign that bill too.
I’m just saying that ein emunah begoyim and we are in galus, so let’s be happy with the freedom we recieve and pray and hope for it to last.
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