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Thursday, October 23

2008 Election Issues

The 2008 Presidential Election is now less than two weeks away. There has been much hype, drama, and controversy. There is much at stake and both sides are fighting tooth and nail to win. Julie at The Surrendered Scribe, has been giving a wonderful, fair and balanced, commentary on the week in politics for some time now, in her Weekly Roundup which posts on Thursdays. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to check them out.

Either way the election goes, history will be made – and either way the history that is made is good. Regarding Barack Obama, this is the first time we have a serious contender for the Presidency who is African American. Regarding John McCain, he would be the oldest first time President. Regarding Sarah Palin as Vice-President, we potentially see the highest position a woman has ever achieved in our politics. Any of these history making opportunities are good, but we must vote for the right candidate, not historical opportunity.

As an Evangelical Christian, Reaganesque-type, Conservative, Republican, my choice is clear. And my vote has been cast (through early voting mail-in ballot). My choice was made based on the issues that are so important at this time. I fear that many people don’t really understand the scope of issues we face and the fact that this election is not just for the next 4 years, but possibly the next 40 (with Suprem Court Judge seats at stake). It is urgent that we understand the issues and our responsibility as Americans to vote.

So what are the issues at stake? They are (this info was taken from WallBuilders):
~ Traditional Marriage at the Federal level and at the State level
~ Cloning
~ Judicial Activism
~ Homosexual Education, Gay Pride, and Pushing the Homosexual Agenda in Business and the Schools.
~ Energy
~ Human Life, including abortion, partial-birth abortion, youth abortion, and babies born alive after a botched abortion
~ Iraq/Afghanistan Wars and the War on Terror
~ Gun Rights
~ Parental Rights in Education

David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization. It is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built - a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that "the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained." You can read more about WallBuilders and all they do by going to their website. It is a phenomenal organization!

As with all National Elections, WallBuilders provides accurate and important information regarding candidates and issues. They have provided a PDF document outlining the issues and where each of the Presidential candidates stand on these issues, as well as the documentation to back it up. If you are interested in this PDF document for yourself, or your church, please click here (this in no way jeopardizes a church’s 501c3 tax status).

It is up to us to make a difference, not only for ourselves, right now, but also for our children and the future. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America!


The Surrendered Scribe said...

Very well done, Tracy! There sure are important issues so critically at hand. I appreciate you reading the Round up at the Scribe--and telling others! Have a blessed day.