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Who Should I Vote For?   

When I contemplated this question, I realized a more valuable question to ask might be, "What type of person should I vote for?" Here are some guidelines:

Don't listen to what others are saying about the candidate. Consider only what the person says themselves and make certain what they say has not been taken out of context. Further, consider whether the individual is trustworthy in what they profess to believe. Remember the age old saying, "What you do speaks so loudly that I can't hear what you say". We need to consider whether their personal lives match what they say.

Of primary importance is the question, "Does the individual in question publicly say that they have put their faith and trust in The Lord Jesus?" The statement, "I'm a Christian" is not adequate! The majority of people in this country would call themselves Christians, but most of those would not even know what you mean if you asked them if they have trusted The Lord Jesus to save them from their sins.

If the candidate does not profess to be spiritually reborn, do they at least display loyalty to our nation, to the constitution, to morality, to the rule of law, to our armed forces, to marriage between one man and one women, to protection of the unborn child, to defense of our nation and its people, to the provision of an education system that teaches the above issues, to a medical system that is fair to the hospitals, doctors and the people, to the concerns of senior citizens, to our freedom of religion (not freedom from religion), to free speech (not political correctness) and to fiscal responsibility. Further, do they believe it is important to protect our nation's food supply and to make certain there will be natural resources such as oil, natural gas, lumber, etc. for  consumption by future generations.

Last but not least, what does the candidate think of Israel. God said that those who bless the Jews will be blessed and those who curse them will be cursed. Our nation must defend Israel lest we find ourselves under the judgment of God.

There are other issues, but those are the most basic. Incidentally, the above are all adhered to strongly by our current President, George W. Bush. His opponent, John Kerry waffles on nearly every one of them. It seems one needs to add a "But" to most of what he proclaims. A case in point is the following paragraph from World Net Daily:

"Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry has declared opposition to same-sex marriage, but two years ago he signed a letter issued by homosexual Rep. Barney Frank urging Massachusetts state lawmakers to drop an amendment limiting nuptials to a man and a woman.

It is also obvious that Kerry is not against homosexuality from the following article:

"John Kerry's position has been crystal clear," said spokesman David Wade, according to the AP. "He opposed a proposed constitutional amendment in Massachusetts in the summer of 2002 because a sweeping proposal would have threatened civil unions, health benefits, or inheritance rights for gay couples that represent equal protection under the law." Wade said Kerry "favors civil unions, not gay marriage. It's that simple."

I don't believe you will find God being discriminatory relative to whether a gay couple is married or functioning under a civil union clause. In either event, they are involved in homosexual activity which God condemns (Leviticus 20:13).

Note: Although at least one of these quotes came from the AP, the same message has been reported over and over again. In many cases the reports are direct quotes taken from Kerry's speeches. In such cases, I consider the material reliable because it is substantiated.

In case you are wondering what a Civil Union is, I include the following information:

Civil union
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not prefer to enter into the legal institution of marriage (perhaps out of solidarity with those who fight for equality) but who would rather be in a union more similar to a common-law marriage.

Now you know what I think about voting. I hope you agree. At least I hope I have challenged you to evaluate my thoughts to the point that from now on you will listen carefully to what the candidates are saying and observe how they live. Further I hope you will encourage others to do the same.

Be sure to utilize the Web sites found through my page of links titled Recommended News Sites. You will note that there is not one Mainline News Source listed there. That is because I don't trust any Mainline News Organization to provide me with the truth about what is going on. You may also find it helpful to peruse my Pertinent Reports page for links to special articles that I publish each day, Monday through Friday.

These editorials will not always be a daily product. However, as I am able I will endeavor to bring to writ my reflections on society.

Have the best day you have ever had and may they get progressively better every day hereafter!

Dave Parker

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