Monday, July 2, 2007

Serve Us Your Politicians

DC Comictician thought for the week: how much power should any religion have over U.S. politicians?

This question comes on the heels of a move by the Catholic Church to ban any politician in the U.S. from receiving communion if they support abortion rights:

"Politicians who support abortion rights have long drawn criticism from church authorities. Now Pope Benedict XVI says they should be subject to excommunication.

"That would create problems for fully half the Democratic presidential field as well as the Republican who leads most polls for the GOP nomination, Rudy Giuliani."

Pretty barbaric.

So if the First Church of the DC Comicitcian were to meddle in American politics like this, how would we proceed?

Forget taking a stand against abortion because you know goddamn well that Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and the Black Canary would sooner clean up the street with your broken ass than let you decide for them what they're going to do with their bodies.

So what could politicians do to earn our wrath? I mean besides secretly funding a project of Lex Luthor's or granting a full pardon to the Joker after what he did to Jason Todd and Batgirl.

Maybe it would just be best if we left Batman and the Pope out of our public decision making altogether.

(Hat Tip to Carolyn KB from Tennessee Guerilla Women for the USA Today link about the Vatican's tax-free influence they have over our government.)



Anne Johnson said...

I voted for Lex Luthor in 2000 and again in 2004 for no other reason than his stand against abortion. He's perfectly reasonable in his demand that women carry all children to term, and if they don't want the kids, just turn them over to slave farms to prepare them to serve Lex. That's the kind of leadership we really need. Decisive. Catholic. Far-thinking. Can't dominate the world with wimpy ideals, now can we?

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Oh Anne. Lex Luthor? After merging with Brainiac, I think he would have made a horrible president (though possibly not much worse than the one we have now).

The only thing that would have made things worse for the Luthor ticket would have been to choose Harvey "Two-face" Dent as his running mate (though possibly not much worse than our current president's choice for the Vice-President's mansion).

Francis W. Porretto said...

You don't seem to realize that the Catholic Church is a private organization that has a perfect right to set its own rules for membership.

What's that you say? Its decisions can influence the voting behavior of millions of Americans? Gee! I wonder hy that is? Possibly because it upholds an eternal moral standard -- one that doesn't change with the fashions? Whoda thunk it?

Democracy can be endlessly upsetting to those who believe they know better than the rest of us.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Democracy can be endlessly upsetting to those who believe they know better than the rest of us.

Like the Pope, for example. Good thing he's got that super power of sending people to hell otherwise he'd have to deal with it like the rest of us.