Thursday, May 20, 2004

Voting and Morality

A recent debate on the Thomistic blog Disputations has made me think again about the morality behind voting: whether and when it's a licit moral act to choose the "lesser of two evils", and under what circumstances it might be wrong to cast a vote for any viable candidate. It's too complicated for me to summarize, but the rejection of Proportionalism in voting is discussed in parts I, II, III, IV, and V. If you don't have time for all, read the odd-numbered parts. The comment boxes have probably dried up by now, but you know you'd rather be enlightened than current.

P.S. Minute Particulars takes a slightly different tack and argues that we are obligated to vote, and to vote for a viable candidate, in all but the most extreme circumstances.

P.P.S. In other news, Sursum Corda is done. I urge you to raid the archives, though. This was a good blog.

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