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Published: October 25, 2012
Published: October 25, 2012
Vote responsibly, America
In Psalm 11:3, King David asks, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Every Christian in America needs to ask and biblically answer that question.
America is being shaken to her very foundation, and the future of our country and posterity is at stake. It is not a hostile foreign enemy that is threatening to destroy our nation but liberal politicians who have been entrusted to protect our country. What Christian people do or fail to do at this defining moment in history will forever impact our nation and family.
American's financial foundation is being destroyed by liberal politicians that are spending our country into a bottomless pit of debt. Our nation is over $16 trillion in debt. It is almost impossible to comprehend how massive America's debt problem is. For example, if a person spent a million dollars every day, it would take 3,000 years to spend $1 trillion. Christians simply need to refuse to cast our vote for any candidate that is not fiscally conservative.
America's moral foundation is being shaken. Liberal politicians are spitting in the face of God and biblical moral values by redefining marriage to include homosexual couples. Every Christian should refuse to cast their vote for any political candidate that supports gay marriage. Christian people must stop compromising their biblical Judeo-Christian values at the voting booth by casting their vote for those that unashamedly endorse gay marriage.
America's moral foundation also continues to be destroyed by immoral and unethical politicians who proudly stand for the systematic murder of millions of innocent unborn children. Our political leaders are elected to serve, defend and protect and yet many continue to sponsor and vote for legislation that supports and federally funds the murder of our nation's unborn children. It is unthinkable that any Christian would knowingly cast their vote for a candidate who is pro-abortion.
Vote for your own self-interests
The saying that there is a sucker born every second and two to take him or her is so very true. In the past 20 years, middle-class America has been destroyed by the Republican Party. Middle-class America does not vote for its own self-interests.
Social Security, Medicare and all social programs for the middle class came into being under the Democratic Party. The Republican Party has spent years trying to destroy all social programs that help middle class America.
I would ask all seniors if they could survive without Social Security and Medicare? I would ask all teachers, police, firefighters and all of the essential social structure of America if they could survive without representation in the work place?
As for the representation of veterans' rights, remember that the Republican Party in 1929 under Herbert Hoover blocked WWI veterans' bonuses and even killed some veterans in the process.
When it comes to voting self-interest, American voters are voting against their own self-interest, but the voting against your children's interests is criminal. Why a woman would vote a Republican ticket is beyond all reason. They do not have equal rights with their male partners due to the Republican view of equal rights for women.
I would ask that the American voters vote his or her own self-interest and not party lines. I would also ask all Americans to vote term limits for all public officials — local, state and federal.
In this 2012 election, the administration that wins will control laws for many years due to the advanced ages of our present Supreme Court justices. This will have serious effects on all our social programs and women's rights as equals.
Billie E. Jewett