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
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:
presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry has declared opposition to same-sex
marriage, but two years ago he signed a
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
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
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
In case you are wondering what a Civil
Union is, I include the following information:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A civil union
is one of several terms for a civil status similar to
created for the purposes of allowing
access to the benefits enjoyed by married
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
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
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
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
Have the best day you
have ever had and may they get progressively better every day hereafter!