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Can a Catholic Be a Democrat? Paperback – August 30, 2005
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As a practicing Catholic myself I must wholeheartedly agree with a couple of key observations made by David Carlin in this book. First of all, as is the case with so many organizations the Catholic Church pretends to represent a whole lot more people than they actually do. Many of the people who call themselves Catholic rarely if ever attend Mass and are for the most part Catholics in name only.Read more ›
Unlike those critics outside the Democratic Party who so often attack its anti-Christian stances today, Senator (who is also Professor) Carlin approaches criticism of his beloved party much as a wounded lover who is betrayed by his beloved. Living through this transformation to secular values as a faithful member of the party himself, Carlin witnessed over several decades the ascendancy of moral liberalism as the Democratic Party's dominant force. With the keen analytic eye of a professional sociologist and philosopher, he discerns each step in this metamorphosis to secular values, lucidly explaining this historical evolution in terms of its sociological dimensions and the unfolding inner logic which inexorably dictated subsequent developments.
In the main body of the text, Carlin documents what the Democratic Party has become and why it is now utterly irreconcilable with the traditional Christianity.Read more ›
The book explains, in a brief and easy-to-read manner, what should be obvious -- but apparently isn't -- to leaders of the party. The Democratic Party is losing the support of church-going traditional Catholics, just as it earlier lost the support of church-going traditional Protestants. Why? Because it has taken money, lots of it (it's needed for TV advertising), from what the author calls "affluent secularists," i.e., well-to-do cultural liberals who are strongly hostile to traditional Christianity and its moral code, especially its code of sexual morality. As everyone knows, he who pays the piper calls the tune.
This political alliance with America's anti-Christian forces might be a smart idea if the US were an anti-Christian nation. But since it isn't that kind of nation, it is an alliance that has produced a string of electoral defeats for the Democrats. Oh, we Dems may get lucky and win control, or at least partial control, of Congress in November of 2006, but this will do little to alter the party's long-term downhill slide.
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First and foremost, the ultimate answer to the question that Carlin comes to is spot on. While I disagree with blaming the 1960's for what has come about in the culture, he is... Read morePublished 6 months ago by N. Tucker
Can a Catholic be a democrat?
David Carlin proves convincingly that he is a democrat - holding political office in Rhode Island, for example. Read more
I bought this several years ago for a Catholic, who had a fondness for Democrats but did not like Republicans, who ended up not reading it, but sure needed it. Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by 5thSealCatholic
The most important information from this book is that the Democratic Party is the anti-Christian party. I do not think that this will surprise many religious people. Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by True Catholic
If you ever wondered why Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, and Al Gore went from being pro-life to supporting abortion, this book chronicles the forces at work within the Democratic... Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Phil Tran
Needless to say today's national Democratic party bears precious little resemblance to the political party that our parents and grandparents were so loyal to. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Paul Tognetti
In the 1990s, I wrote articles for Phyllis Schlafly's Education Reporter about the outrageous things going on in American public schools. Read morePublished on May 13, 2011 by F. R. Duplantier
The book arrived in new condition, very promptly to my door and packaged very well! I was very pleased with the price... under half the cost of the local bookstore! Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by kp
This book should be re-titled to "Can a Christian be a Democrat". The author has done an excellent job of describing the conflict between Christians and Secularists. Read morePublished on November 21, 2007 by Clyde C. Wheeler