I believe voting is the responsibility of every mature Christian; and as mature Christians we should be productive and involved citizens. We should contribute in all of our God-given abilities to influence righteousness or at least moving towards what is right. I think Pete Winn did a good job at revealing a Biblical precedent for voting at this link: Do Christians Have A Duty To Vote?
Voting should not be based upon a political affiliation. I do not vote based upon a party. I vote based upon a candidate’s character and ability. However, I certainly take time to “think through” and consider a political party’s platform and direction to make my decisions. I hope you will too.
There are certain issues of morality on the Democrat Party platform that I cannot ever align myself, now more than ever. Therefore, I will not vote Democrat. It has become very immoral. This decision is not based upon a loyalty to any other political party. I am voting Republican for president, however I am not loyal to the Republican Party. Actually I have seen the Republican Party as unfaithful. I see way too much greediness in the Republican Party. I am very disappointed in politics. I don’t even like the party system. Quite frankly I agree with our first president, in his farewell address 212 years ago, George Washington said:
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying after wards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” In other words, political parties, and the divisiveness it brings has the ability to promote arrogance in the politicians which will propagate evil in their ruling – pride comes before destruction. Proverbs 16:18. This seems to be more truer now than ever before in our entire history.
I vote based upon character, and Judeo-Christian values; as I have said before, “character really does matter.”
Senator Obama does not communicate concisely. He is very wordy when he talks about his policies, and most of the time it is spin. It is difficult to really understand WHAT he is saying and WHAT DIRECTION he will really take as President. He has flipped flopped on several issues. He just doesn’t seem capable of being concise on any subject. He doesn’t “Straight Talk” like Senator McCain, as was clearly seen at the Saddleback Church forum. It should be very interesting to watch the debates later this month.
HERE ARE THE MANY REASONS:
Morality and character are very important to me as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I begin my own personal ‘litmus test’ for a candidate to simply ask if they believe innocent beautiful babies are expendable through the vehicle of abortion. This reveals a person’s character to me. The Democrat National Party, Barack’s party, has embraced abortion as a core value. Therefore killing unborn children is a core value for Democrats. If a leader cannot even understand the value of an unborn child and a child’s need for protection, then how can they be fit to rule? We should ask ourselves the eternal question, what would be God’s rule? We should pray the prayer of Abraham Lincoln, to be on God’s side or God’s plan in this life, rather than hoping He is on our side. God have mercy on us and deliver us from this post-modern, narcissistic, self-centered secularized mentality. Are we now so intelligent by telling young women that it is a CHOICE and a good idea to end the life of an unborn child, especially if it would make you unhappy to have a baby; as Senator Obama would have his own daughters believe. ?
Obama’s position on Abortion is radical, click here for his record. He is for partial birth abortion, in other words, he is for the right of a woman and an abortionist to pound scissors into the back of a baby’s head and suck out the brains of the partially birthed child. This procedure is in fact barbaric. This point alone is why I cannot ever vote for someone who embraces this barbaric inhuman procedure. When Barack Obama was asked about how he would handle if one of his daughters got pregnant he told the audience he wouldn’t want them to be unhappy, “I don’t want them punished with a baby” so he advocates for abortion. He would actually encourage his daughter to abort, kill his grandchild, and paralleled the developing of a human baby to a STD, not my words, Barack Obama’s. No wonder the liberal Democrats hate Sarah Palin so much, she smacks up against their love of death under a banner of choice.
Senator Obama’s position on the war in Iraq is defeatism and has been the status quo of the Democrat party of tuck-tail and run. It is ridiculous that the Democrats have tired to use the war in Iraq as political posturing for their party’s gain rather than being Americans first and planning for victory. However, to their chagrin, the surge of troops has worked and we are operating in victory. Even Obama, very begrudgingly, admitted to Bill O’Reilly that the surge has worked to the Democrats surprise.
Unpatriotic: There is no way I want to vote for a “COMMANDER AND CHIEF” who will not salute the flag of the United States of American and who also thinks wearing a lapel pin of the US flag is political.
“I won’t war that pin” Barack Obama said. I say it is the flag of the United States and anyone who loves this country should be proud to wear it especially if you are running to be the president! I come from a family of service: my father, my brother, my brother’s in-law and most of my uncles have all served in the armed forces. This is incredulous and insulting to me that Barack Obama takes this position. Who is he really loyal too? We are in a time of war. This is a fearful thing to me that anyone could come this close to the presidency of the United States and be so disloyal. Barack and his wife were not so proud of this country, until the spot light was shown on their comments.
His executive experience is nil! Can someone please tell me something he has truly run besides a campaign for president? Obama’s Senate record is one of the most liberal if not the most liberal. Okay, so really, what executive experience does this man have?
Taxes – he will tax small businesses to death, employer taxes will = higher living expenses, higher fuel costs, and higher cost of living on every item ending with a Carter recession. His policies are change alright, changing back to the Carter years. I remember those years! Unfortunately, many younger voters have no idea and are very naïve.
Judges – Barack Obama will give us radically liberal law making socialistic judges ruining the US. Obama’s judges will legislate from the bench based upon their ideology rather than the Constitution of the United States. This one point alone should give for a long pause.
Security of our nation – Obama thinks we should negotiate with evil and he is sympathetic to Islamic nations. He thinks the terrorists should be given the same legal rights as citizens of the USA. He has no experience in foreign policy. He has never been in the military and has no idea how to run it.
Energy – no plan only talk. He and the Democrats will not drill for oil. He is now spinning because many independent pressures are bearing down on both candidates. I cannot trust Barack Obama to make good decisions that will lead our country to energy independence.
Morality – embracing homosexuality, pro-abortion, free sex any time any where, and condoms for everyone at every age is the platform of the Democrat Party. This is true for Barack Obama as a Democrat. If elected the Democrats along with a Democrat Commander and Chief would pass hate crimes legislation. This would literally stop ministers from speaking out against homosexuality.
The Obama Associations – Rev. Jeremiah Wright was Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor for the past 20 years of his life. Barack Obama’s church, the church of Rev. Wright honors Louis Farrakhan. It wasn’t until the Sean Hannity with Fox News exposed Obama’s pastor’s radical teachings and other media pressure that Barack finally left this radically racial church. William Ayers was a mentor to Barrack Obama and helped him launch his political career. William Ayers is an unrepentant terrorist.
Isn’t it time to say enough is enough! This candidate for president has too many problems. He is suppose to be marvelously educated as a Harvard Graduate, but he does not know if we have 57 states or 59 with Alaska and Hawaii, and there are millions who want him to be president? No, I could NEVER vote for Barack Obama! By the way, I think most fifth graders know that we have 50 states here in the United States of America.
The media, liberal women’s groups, the democrats and their blog bullies have viciously attacked Governor Sarah Palin. Why are they attacking this woman and her family so viciously? I think they are worried.
Since Governor Sarah Palin was announced on August 29th, it has been a media frenzy about this woman. I am grateful for the good attention of Governor Palin. All the coverage, negative and positive is causing Obama to suffer in the polls; which I am also grateful.
McCain’s Vice Presidential pick was very unexpected; it caught the liberal media off guard, I say, “too bad!” The liberal Obama-supporting media felt slighted because they had very little preparation being off guard and ill-prepared for their planned attacks on John McCain’s VP pick. I am sure they were prepared for the assumed potential nominees. However, I think this is a minor reason for the attacks in light of all the other facts about this incredibly decent woman.
The main reason and most importantly to note, I believe it comes down to Governor Sarah Palin’s ardent beliefs, Biblical world-view and her moral ideology, especially concerning the unborn child. The liberal media and the Democrats hate the idea that a woman so successful, so authentic, and so well-liked is pro-life, pro-constitutional, pro-first and second amendments, anti-big government, and could actually rule in the White House as a Vice-President. Above all they hate she is an authentic Christian believer and follower of Jesus Christ. I smell the spirit of anti-Christ at work as usual. What an amazing woman who actually walks the talk, not perfect, but certainly desiring to be a leader of real integrity. I really like this woman! I personally see her being a much better President, than Obama could ever make, in the terrible event that something happened to President McCain.
Mark my words, the liberal media will begin to attack Sarah Palin viciously on her faith and beliefs before Election Day – November 4th. They will also continue their vicious attacks once this Republican ticket is sent to the White House. Let us pray for Sarah Palin and her family! Let us pray for John McCain and this election. We need common sense approach to government and we need conservative constitutional-believing Supreme Court Judges. Truly this election is a turning point with huge historical ramifications for the United States, no matter whoever is elected. God have mercy!