National Effects of Catholicism

What does Roman Catholicism do to a country? Is it a blessing or something else? Fareed Zakaria of CNN touched on this on one of his shows and I happened to catch it. It is very interesting. What he said on the air, I think he also put down in print form at He was discussing the U.S. Democratic Party’s position on immigration.
The anxiety is about more than jobs. In his 2004 book “Who Are We?,” Harvard University scholar Samuel Huntington pointed out that the scale, speed and concentration of Mexican migration into America after 1965 were without precedent in the country’s history and could provoke a backlash.
He asserted that America had more than just a founding ideology; it had a culture that had shaped it powerfully. “Would America be the America it is today if in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics?” Huntington asked. “The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.” He advocated some modest limits on immigration and, more important, a greater emphasis on assimilation.

Wow, what an fascinating statement by a Harvard academic! If the United States, instead of being settled by Protestants, had been settled by Catholics, it would be a narco-state like corrupt Mexico,, America would be a Brazil, which has ongoing significant issues with corruption as shown in a very recent Washington Post article, If it had a Catholic founding population, and culture, instead of a Protestant one, and its biblical values, the U. S. could be like Quebec, the most corrupt province in Canada, as Maclean’s, Canada’s national magazine, accurately pointed out and was vigorously condemned for doing so, And the difference is the religion of the people, as per this academic. This top scholar declares that the difference between a country becoming a corrupt, poor, screwed up state like Mexico or a world super power like the United States, is whether its founding culture is Protestant or Catholic, how amazingly revealing! Thank God for English Protestantism and ultimately the Protestant Reformation!

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