Wednesday, November 2, 2016

More on Voting

My last post might give some the impression that I think Catholics must not vote for Trump. I did not mean to give that impression. Rather, I meant to encourage consistency in those who will not vote for him. Voting for someone who advocates grave evils is not necessarily wrong. The principal of double effect applies to voting as it does to all other moral questions. If, to the best of your ability, you prudently weigh the good intended effects and unintended evil effects of different electoral results, it is fine to vote for whomever you consider to be the better candidate, even if that candidate openly supports some grave evil.