Each year, the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) organizes a Lobby Night.
That night, Catholics descend upon our legislators in Annapolis to advocate a number of positions.
There are those out there who believe that this will make a difference. Personally, I do not.
Now, the intentions of those who lobby are good and honorable. It is in the best traditions of democracy. However, I believe that they are wasting their time.
Why? Because until you elect politicians who are wiling to support our values, then you might as well stay home.
Take Sen. Richard Madaleno (D). Openly gay and has made no bones about the fact that those who wish to send their kids to Catholic school, have made a choice and it is not for him to provide you with any vouchers or credits. How many Catholics voted for him?
Take Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18) who worked for NARAL Pro-Choice America. He called pro-lifers, during his primary run, extremists and has maintained his pro-abortion stand ever since. How many Catholics voted for him, simply because he was on the D ticket?
Folks, we can knock on doors, provide them with all sorts of meaningful stats, but until we start electing politicians who will vote with us on the issues that are important to us, nothing will change.