That said, I do have some very definitive guidelines which govern my choices when I vote.
The Bible says that- when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.
Christian, on election day, have an opportunity- through the ballot box- to help remove from the political arena- the demonic stronghold which has, for decades, lead us down the path of moral relativism, socialism, broken families, record levels of unemployment, and leadership that has forgotten that righteousness exalts a nation.
Remember, when you vote, don’t in the name of a Tea Party candidate, Libertarian, Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican or any label or title.
Vote in the name of God and on behalf of your own values and conscience.
Go in the ballot booth and vote for a candidate that does not violate your conscience and who best represents what you know about God and what’s God’s Word says about family, work, personal responsibility and government’s role in our society.
Some of the practical things to look for:
- A candidate who is Pro Life, NO EXCEPTIONS
- A candidate who boldly stands for traditional marriage between one man and one woman
- A candidate who believes every able bodied person should work rather than expanding dependency upon government.
- A candidate who believes in the people of this nation rather than expanding centralized governmental governmental control over our lives. Never vote for anyone who supports socialist socio-economic policies. He or she doesn’t believe you have the dignity to think for yourself
- A candidate who supports School Choice, including resources/vouchers for home schooling parents. Education is key to American exceptionalism. Parents have a right to decide the path for their own children rather than the government mandating it for them.
- A candidate who stands by Israel. America’s Judeo-Christian birthright comes from Israel. Our blessings are directly tied, eternally, to our loyalty to God’s promises and friendship with Israel.
- A candidate that demonstrates a sincere concern for the poor people of this nation, for God’s Word says God has such a concern. Cutting food stamps, but increasing corporate welfare is hypocrisy. All forms of welfare in this nation have become idolatry. it’s important to look for a candidate who wants to practically empower people the poor and not use them as political pawns.
- Someone who advocates strong defense, for America’s strength also lies in our National Defense. While we are not to be the police of the world, we must engage in global terrorism, lest it finds us at our doorsteps. Isolationist candidates are a threat to the future of this nation.
- Someone who rejects the Confederate Flag, Black Liberation Flag or any symbol on property funded by U.S. Taxpayers that divides Americans along so called ethnic/cultural lines. We must stand united- One nation under God. The fringe separatists in this nation, Black and White, should never hold elected office. That is why I denounce all hyphenated Congressional caucuses as well
- Do not vote for anyone who says he or she is a fiscal conservative but marginalizes “social issues”. That person is as dangerous to our family values and social stability as the LGBT, Islamic, and communist agendas already assaulting our freedoms.
- Someone who believes in full restoration of voting rights- second chances- for all Americans. Too many in the past have advocated failed “war on drugs” policies and have helped to create a very discriminatory justice system with no hope of restoration back to society once a person enters the system. Permanent loss of voting rights for any law abiding citizen who has paid his or her debt to society is wicked. God gave us a chance for a clean slate, through repentance from dead works and faith towards Him. How dare any politician try to deny the same opportunity to American citizens who are not on parole, probation, and have no further obligations to the criminal justice system.
I am sure there are many other things to consider, but these are some of the things I hold dear. I have been called “liberal” for some of the things I advocate, but I don’t believe my values can be boxed into any political ideologue.
Don’t let anyone box your values into their ideologue!
Get out and vote YOUR values and conscience today!