O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the proximate occasions of sin.
Catholic act of Contrition said at the end of confession
Why, sir, because I like the taste of them, and when I discovered that to be the case I made up my mind at once to do without them altogether.
Stonewall Jackson on why he didn’t drink whiskey
What’s the easiest way to avoid sin, avoid the cause of temptations toward sin, and this is what the Vice President does:
What is Mike Pence’s alleged “medieval vision?” As Parker reported, “In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”
This isn’t just protecting against the sin of adultery but the sin of pride, the “Hey I’m cool or sexy or powerful enough to draw the attention of a beautiful woman.” That is an incredible temptation and remember of all the sins Pride is the first of all the deadly sins.
This is not only the right thing but the smart thing. There is nothing like power to make you look more attractive to women and there is nothing like being a person who makes decisions about the spending of million to cause major companies to provide such women.
So of course the left finds it creepy
Here’s Paul Waldman at the Washington Post arguing that Pence isn’t much different from Muslims who insist women wear a full body veil at all times in public:
Let’s take just a moment to consider this pair of rules Mike Pence has for himself. He obviously thinks that every interaction he has with a woman is so sexually charged that it’s only safe to be around them if there are other people there, too. Unless someone might be drinking, in which case even the presence of a crowd isn’t enough to prevent…something from happening. There’s little distance between that perspective and that of the ultra-orthodox Jews who refuse to sit next to a woman on an airplane, or the fundamentalist Muslims who demand that women be covered head to toe to contain the unstoppable sexual allure that renders men unable to control their urges.
This pretty much consolidates much of the reaction from the left to this micro-story. Every bit of this seems written to intentionally misunderstand Pence’s views, to compress things that are in no way alike into a false similarity and to mock Pence without even pausing to think about the issues
They seem not to understand that such actions are not only good for a man like Pence but good for the women who work for him as explained here
Mike Pence is not weird for refusing to eat alone with any woman who isn’t his wife. pic.twitter.com/RS4DG8aDMp
— (((Julie Borowski))) (@JulieBorowski) March 30, 2017
I have a friend with the same rule, he’s one of the finest men I know.
Exit question. Given that the left in general and feminists in particular has portrayed all men as dangerous predators for decades don’t you find it odd that they are so upset over this?
Last word goes to Michelle Malkin
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 30, 2017