Check out this ad from Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good:
Some things ARE as simple as RIGHT and WRONG
Abandoning the poor is WRONG
45 million Americans without health insurance is WRONG
Torture is WRONG
Government corruption is WRONG
War without a plan for peace is WRONG
Notice anything missing?
It’s always sad when people feign an interest in subjects that bore them. Think of the progressive Christians you know: is there a single one of them who doesn’t convey the attitude that religion is an irritating interruption of more important business?
I guess they now have their own five "non-negotiable" principles now. Once again though they are pointing out things that no politician is running a campaign on. Who is running on a I am for government corruption campaign or where they say vote for me and I will abandon the poor. I missed the campaign of somebody advocating war without planning. "I’m John Doe and I approve this message supporting torture " was an ad I missed.
It seems that the words "Common Good" are the progressive’s latest phrase. I see it used now almost everyday. I guess it replaces the "Seamless Garment", but to the same effect. These magical words turn things like the minimum wage to be the same moral weight as abortion. That healthy young people who normally don’t want to pay for heath care is the same problem as scientists killing human embryos for experiments. They are ruining the phrase common good the same way they ruined the phrase social justice.
If you conducted a Turing test where you had to differentiate between the DNC’s talking points and the talking points of most progressives would it be humanly possible to tell the difference?