Monday, March 14, 2016

For Whom Shall I Vote?



Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, here in the Sunshine State.  I've been praying about my vote in the primary.

First, let me say that I am a registered Republican, and have been since I started voting decades ago.  I've been active in studying the candidates for many years, and have been directly involved in supporting candidates for the past seventeen years.

Having said that, I'm very disappointed with the direction the party has taken over the past two general elections.  It has become much more liberal.  Thankfully, their platform still stands on the side of Biblical marriage (not homosexual marriage) and the murder of babies in the womb (abortion).  With what I see happening in the Republican Party, I fully expect a change in their platform to accept both of these abominations.  If that happens, I will no longer be a Republican.

I could never be a Democrat because I disagree with their platform.  Also, because I've studied Socialism and Communism, I'd never vote for Clinton or Sanders.  I believe in free market capitalism and that people should work for a living (a Biblical principle).  Both of these candidates would lead us to become like Germany, Greece, and the UK.  I don't want that for my country. 

So, that leaves me with a choice to make between Trump, Cruz, Rubio or Kasich.  In considering what I know about each candidate, I'm analyzing them with these verses from Proverbs 13: 

A [good] man enjoys good as a result of what he says,
    but the essence of the treacherous is violence.
(Analyze the words of the candidates)
 
He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
    but one who talks too much comes to ruin.
(Does he guard his mouth?)

A righteous person hates lying,
    but the wicked is vile and disgraceful.
(Does he lie?)

The light of the righteous [shines] joyfully,
(Can you see G-d's Spirit in him?)
   
10 Insolence produces only strife,
    but wisdom is found with those who take advice.
(Is he proud and cocky?)

13 He who despises a word will suffer for it,
    but he who respects a command will be rewarded.
(Does he have a history of following G-d's Word?)

14 The teaching of a wise man is a fountain of life,
    enabling one to avoid deadly traps.
(Does he encourage with the wisdom of the Scriptures?)

15 Good common sense produces grace,
    but the way of the treacherous is rough.
(Does he speak with grace and common sense?)

16 Every cautious person acts with knowledge,
    but a fool parades his folly.
(Is he careful in his actions?)

17 A wicked messenger falls into evil,
    but a faithful envoy brings healing.
(Are his words healing? )

20 He who walks with the wise will become wise,
    but the companion of fools will suffer.
(With whom has he associated over the years?)

Voting is a holy responsibility, and I pray for all who are voting in the primaries ahead.

 

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2 comments:

  1. Good for you on two counts: Taking your responsibility as a citizen seriously AND going back to the Bible for your criteria!

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  2. Thanks for encouraging me, Michele.
    Blessings,
    GG

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