Archive for December 9, 2007

Democrats Appealing to the “Common Good”: A Tactic to Deceive Catholics? By George J. Marlin

December 9, 2007

Democratic presidential hopefuls frequently refer to the “common good” when describing their approach to governing.

The November 22 edition of The Wall Street Journal pointed out that John Edwards defines “common good” as a “leveling the economic playing field.”  For Barack Obama it means “shared duties and responsibilities not only among classes but between the two parties.”  As for Hillary Clinton, she “uses it both ways.”

The Journal also reports that many liberals employ the “common good” when promoting “universal health care, more public-works jobs, stronger union protections, fairer global-trade rules and tax rules that favor workers over investors.” (more…)