On 10 June Pope Benedict XVI heard President Barack Obama promise he would work to reduce the number of abortions in the United States.
QUAERITUR: "What’s the best thing," I asked myself, "that Pres. Obama could do to achieve that goal? Actually to keep his promise?"
He could resign, I concluded.
Then I thought that scenario through.
If Pres. Obama resigns, Vice President Joe Biden becomes President.
Aside from the obvious disadvantage of that, VP Biden is a notorious and obstinate pro-choice Catholic.
"That won’t do", quoth I. "He’ll have to resign too".
I can hear it now.
"But Father! But Father!", most of you are saying… with your copies of the Presidential Succession Act and 25th Amendment in hand. "If Biden resigned, the Speaker of the House of Representatives would succeed him!"
But that’s Nancy Pelosi. Like VP Biden, she too says she’s Catholic and that she, too, supports abortion.
In fact, like Biden, Speaker Pelosi thinks – incredibly – that long-standing Catholic tradition allows abortion.
So she probably wouldn’t keep Pres. Obama’s promise to the Pope.
She’d have to resign.
That would make the President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate into the POTUS.
But that’s former Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd, and he’s pro-abortion.
Okay, let him resign too.
That would mean that the Secretary of State would become President.
At that point I asked myself what’s the second best thing that Pres. Obama could do to reduce the number of abortions?