Gavin Newsom, the current governor of California, is the kind of person who should be kept as far from the reins of power as possible. His life and career are marked by selfish ambition, adultery, lying, and even matricide. He’s the kind of man who cheats on his then-wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle—now the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr—with a staffer, his close friend’s wife. Then, when both their marriages collapse, he “dates” a 19 year old, letting her drink at fancy galas. And now remarried, multiple papers are alleging “the worst-kept secret” in town is Newsom’s “multiple alleged extra-marital affairs” during the COVID-19 shutdowns, including again with staff.
Newsom has repeatedly displayed a habit of seeing people—especially women—as tools to be simply used and discarded. His treatment of his mother is the saddest example of this. This may come as a shock to many, but by the ethical standards that Catholics profess to hold, and likely by the laws of California at the time, Gavin Newsom murdered his mother, Tessa Newsom, by helping her commit suicide.
In 2002, California did not have any legal allowance for euthanasia in state statute. That was passed much later, in 2016’s “End of Life Option Act.” Likely, euthanasia was treated at the time like many other laws that Leftists find inconvenient—for example federal drug and immigration laws—and simply not enforced.
But, the state statutes describe murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought.” Malice aforethought is legal jargon that is meant to establish mens rea, or the mental state and intent of the person committing the act. For this to be shown, the person has to intend to deliberately harm a person (express malice) or be at least indifferent to the harm that the act may cause (implied malice). It seems clear that he knew these pills would cause enough harm to kill her, even if he thought this harm was for her own good.
Not satisfied in bringing this evil on his own family, this month Newsom signed a bill to make sure Californians can do the same without any pesky delays. As one CBS San Francisco article puts it, the bill he signed “streamlines” assisted suicide by replacing the 15-day waiting period with a 48-hour one.
Full story at Crisis Magazine.
If someone is OK with killing unborn babies, they are capable of anything, as Newsom shows in total ignominy.
Evil leaders are a punishment for sin, and there is a lot of sin in California.
This is an absolutely horrible article.
I think that it must be the hardest thing in the world to watch your Mother or Father dying a slow death. And even worse knowing and feeling helpless that you can’t do anything to help them or somehow take their pain away. I am no one to judge anybody because unless you are at that exact moment in time in that persons shoes then you can’t judge either. It’s called human compassion being in pain with a broken heart and not knowing what to do. I personally don’t judge him because I think Newsome felt that he made the best decision for them at the time, Because thank God I’ve never been in his shoes and having to make that decision .
Killing is not healthcare and compassion means supporting someone who is suffering. I’ll tell you what to do – let God decide when someone’s life is over.
Stepping in and deciding that they, or you, can’t handle illness or dying does not help the patient. You don’t know what graces their suffering will bring them, even to the end when they might not be conscious.
God in His perfect timing decides when we die, so leave those decisions to Him and Him alone, and trust that His timing is just right.
Beautifully and profoundly said.
One problem is not enough oncologists were/are being trained in pained killing techniques, and people were/are turning to men like Dr. Kevorkian. Dr. Kevorkian was a pathologist, not an oncologists who did not know how to help those dying with caner.
When I had cancer the first time there was an article in the diocesan newspaper by a Catholic oncologist. He said he never had a person ask him to kill them since they were never in so much pain because of his medicines and pain killing techniques. We need to train oncologists instead of killing patients before their time.
Cold-hearted Gavin committed homicide. He really did. Many non-believing, Godless liberals of today, like to lie about facts, and are extremely narcissistic, and want ease, pleasure, and convenience. “Killing” by abortion or euthanasia– and falsely “rationalizing” or “justifyjng” it– is soooo easy and “convenient.” Easier than being brave, strong, and responsible, facing tough things in life, devotedly seeing your suffering and dying loved ones through it all! Like a mother who bravely refuses a doctor’s advice to abort a poor, deformed, unborn baby– and she and her husband lovingly and bravely see the baby through, devotedly caring for the poor child, after birth, doing all they can– until God takes their beloved child’s soul to Heaven. If Gavin had done this horrible deed about 60 years ago, in 1961, he would have been locked up in jail– with a guilty conscience, facing the death penalty or life imprisonment, excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
If someone asks you to buy them a gun so that they can kill themselves and you do it, are you guilty of homicide?
Is that the charge that would be brought against you?
I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t bring them pills for them to kill themselves with. But…
In my family, you were expected to do what your parents told you to do. Neither of my parents asked us to buy a gun or pills but one of them asked not to be kept alive by food and water, which we know the Church has said that you must do. I refused to have anything to do with that. Another sibling, very self-righteously, declared that she would do what was asked of her. The other siblings knew it was wrong but they never spoke up. One brought the self righteous sibling some end of life material from the Church so that they would understand the issue.
It never came to that, thank God.
Dysfunctional families are difficult, and dishonest, and toxic, and abusive. Adult children are still children. God is our judge but….
He should not have co-operated with the mortal sin of suicide.
The pedophile riddled catholic church writes political articles condemning others? Here is hoping the bunch is cast into hell when they arrive at the Pearly Gates. Signed
A survivor of priest inflicted sexual abuse
“The pedophile riddled catholic church” you see is not the one true Church founded by Christ, but what the approved mystic Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich foresaw as a “counterfeit church of darkness.” Communists, Freemasons, homosexuals (the groups often overlapping) were actively recruited by communist parties around the world after Stalin in the early 1920s issued the order. The false church was officially established when John XXIII was elected 2 days after Cardinal Siri was validly elected (we even know the name he chose: Gregory XVII) and then threatened into invalid abdication, apparently by a nuclear threat against the Vatican, if not more. It is all documented at the whitesmoke1958. com site. The enemy infiltrators even “disappeared the Fatima visionary Sr Lucia and replaced her with an impostor, as has been proven beyond doubt at sisterlucytruth. org.
Someone has been spending a “l-i-t-t-l-e” too much time talking to his iPhone. Hey Siri…what does it mean to be schismatic?
This is mortal sin. This is sedevacantism. This is untrue.
Pedophilia existed in the clergy before John XXIII.
MIke, I am so sorry to hear of your abuse at the hands of a priest. May that priest face justice for his grave sin and crime against you as well as the justice of God. You should have never had to experience anything like that. I pray for your healing and recovery. If you haven’t, please consider availing yourself of the resources the Church has to help you through such incomprehensible violation, pain and trauma. I hope that priest has long been removed from active ministry and been brought to justice. Please don’t let the evil actions of a priest keep you from the Lord Who loves you deeply.
I am sorry that happened to you.
“A survivor of priest inflicted sexual abuse.” Mike, what a perfectly horrible thing to wish, and I too speak as a survivor of priest inflicted sexual abuse–maybe not as bad as yours, but a survivor nonetheless. I am also a survivor of personal abuse by a nun, and that brought me to the absolute brink of despair over 40 years ago. One of the greatest graces in my life was that of being able to forgive that nun from the heart. It took a long time and much prayer along the lines of Fr. John Hampsch’s Healing of Memories, but it was worth it. She is gone now and soon I will be too. But forgiving her was one of the greatest results of my poor devotion and our Lord’s rich mercy in my entire life. What I hope you will do is forgive that priest who abused you. It will take time and Divine mercy in your own life to accomplish this. But as I said, it will be worth it, both for now and for eternity.
I am sorry that happened to you, too.
so…Gavin “offed” his ma
too bad for cali that it wasn’t
the other way around
Why did none of this come out prior to the recall? Character is absolutely an issue for anyone wanting to govern.
And guess what, the Vatican is now exempt from law suits for priests raping children still in office there. It is a “sovereighn state” so lay folks be extra vigilant with your kids around priests, never let them be alone with those men, all of them. And the priests who get women pregnant and then secretly pay for their abortions. Catholic church, you need to highly police your own men first. Funny how they keep getting away with these crimes, and rape is a crime in the state of California last I heard. Bishops turn those guys in, oh and cardinals, report the bishops to the police, and everyone else turn in the priests and gather evidence against them. All you men out there who claim you care about women and children, get to work on this project.
Informed vigilant citizens….just what we need in the fight against sexual predators! How is the fight going with the California public school system? The problems there dwarf that of the Church and, unlike the Church, no institutional effort has been made nearly to the scale of the Catholic Church. Sexual predators are nearly unchecked in that system and they’d be wise to imitate the response to sexual abuse that the Catholic Church has pioneered since the problem came to light.
That is unless the criticism has less to do with sexual predators and more to do with attacking the Church….
Audrey Lockwood, it is not just priests who molest, and not all priest molest. Public school teachers, rabbis, ministers, atheists, dentists and boyfriends have been caught and convicted of such crimes. When an adult takes care of a child or teen, there should always be other people around — for the protection of the underaged AND the protection of the adult’s reputation as children and teens do lie at times.
If you want to help protect the underage, you should encourage laws where parents have to be told if their underaged daughters are getting an abortion. Many an older man has taken a girl for an abortion.
In my last post, I meant to include that it is quite often a boyfriend of the mother who molests a girl. Fathers are less likely to molest their own daughters. In fact girls need the protection of good fathers and should listen to any wise advice they give, such as how to dress so as not to attract the wrong type of man.
proud santa clara grad !!
good pr for the church and the order
These days, lots of folk
are “dyin'” ta leave California.
Gavin’s willin’ to help ’em leave anyways he can
Just one quick search:
As bad as it was, because of the effort and response of the Catholic Church to this horrifying problem, The accusations of abuse have fallen to a trickle at most.
Nothing would have caused him to lose the recall. The vast majority of people in CA are, simply put, “sheeple” … who have chosen to follow the wrong shepherd!
Your tax dollars at work…. first mom, legal killing of babies, and the next project is the high-speed train to nowhere.
Only God can make a life. Only God can take a life. The doctor’s and nurse’s job is always to save lives, provide healing, and provide compassionate, palliative care and comfort to dying patients. Doctors and nurses must never “play God!”
So murder isn’t a thing.
Is there a time delay in getting comments posted here or what?
Gossiping is a sin, too.
Gossiping is not a sin if it contains necessary information for us to make wise decisions when voting. One does need to be careful though that unnecessary information is not spread just to smear someone’s character, especially if it is false. I usually ignore indiscretions that happened 15 or more years ago if the person has changed for the better, and it was not a serious crime for which one has not atoned in some way.. We have all done things we have regretted.
The right to the communication of the truth is not unconditional. Everyone must conform his life to the gospel precept of fraternal love. This requires us in concrete situations to judge whether or not it is appropriate to reveal the truth to someone who asks for it.
Charity and respect for the truth should dictate the response to every request for information or communication. The good and safety of others, respect for privacy, and the common good are sufficient reasons for being silent about what ought not be known or for making use of a discreet language. The duty to avoid scandal often commands strict discretion. No one is bound to reveal the truth to someone who does not have the right to know it.
So basically you’re upset that the truth about Gavin finally got out.
I would like to correct my first sentence in my previous post. I meant to say that it is not gossip if the information is necessary for wise voting.
And this man runs a state in which I grew up in the 70’s and have since left in the early 80’s, the San Fernando Valley was a great place to grow up in many fun times with a fond memory of life in an America that no longer exists only in my heart and mind. Today the Valley and Los Angeles as a whole is for the most part a third world nation, signs in Spanish, Farsi, Armenian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, one can live there and never have to learn the English language case in point any DMV in California has over 50 languages so who needs to learn the English language? And now as this current regime lets in not thousands but millions of people from not only Mexico but, Haiti, Ghana, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, many with COVID 19, measles, malaria, yet our citizens are told to get vaxxed, wear masks and obey obey obey. The entire world wishes to come here I get and I don’t blame them however we cannot take the entire world in as our own people suffer and our vets lay in the streets of LA, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and yet the goal of the Biden regime is to make sure Red states turn Blue so a Republican can never again become President.
public info on public figures ain’t gossip
No one knows what is taking place between the soul and God during the dying process. No one has the right to snuff life out even if one thinks they are being “compassionate” towards the dying one.