Here is the video in question (click here if you can't see embedded video).
In my humble opinion, this Vortex is rife with problems. The main message is that "only faithful Catholics should be allowed to vote, as only they would have the requisite intellectual and moral foundation to exercise that right to the betterment of society." Voris uses the passive voice in "only faithful Catholics should be allowed". Well, those of us who understand the grammatic structure of the passive-voice sentence know that the subject of the sentence is not mentioned.
Therefore, we ask the obvious questions.
- What individuals or entities would be doing this "allowing and disallowing"?
- How would this particular group be formed or chosen?
- What criteria would they use?
- What "checks and balances" would exist to ensure that these individuals or entities would be free from corrupting influences - including their own fallen human natures?
It is my understanding that the Magisterium has made no statement about the preferability of one form of government over another. Pius XI made clear that socialism was unacceptable, but that is owing to the inherently atheistic bent of socialism. Let me quote from the New Advent's online Catholic Encyclopedia article about civil authority: "No one form of government is more sacred and inviolate than another." I suggest that all read the entire article.
I said what I said in the preceding paragraph to make clear that Voris's opinion is precisely that - his opinion only. Now it's just as valid as is the opinion of any other Catholic who follows Church teaching in his/her life, but it bears no special weight in terms of Church teaching. I understand and share Voris' concern with progressive and hedonistic people voting, but the solution he proposes is a case of "jumping from the frying pan into the fire". His "cure" may well be worse than the "disease".
Anyone who has read these posts understand that Catholicism is under attack in today's culture. We Catholics have not taken these attacks passively - at least, not in recent times. With the help of the Thomas More Society, the Alliance Defense Fund and others, we have asserted our civil rights so that we in turn can use our places in the public square to bring some order to civil society. Why, now, does Voris and some others propose that we strive to deny non-Catholics their voting rights? At best, this sort of talk is patently irresponsible, for such hands to our opponents - on a silver platter - a perfect excuse to renew their attacks upon us. Last time I checked, the Golden Rule was "do unto others as you would have done unto you", NOT "do unto others before they do unto you.". Fellow Catholics, this applies to us, too.
I too look forward to establishing the Reign of Christ on earth. However, I believe that will occur when and only when all people (or at least the great majority of them) have converted to Catholicism and thus will select their governemts accordingly. It will NOT occur by limiting such selection process to Catholics by governmental fiat. Else, such attempts will only be doomed to eventual failure.