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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Election Blog

Well, I have determined that this year I will blog about the coming elections with a hope of motivating and guiding some folks to the polls. I think that this years non-presidential election is as vital as 04. The main problem in America right now, I think, is judicial activism. The only way to solve that is to continue to elect conservatives who appoint conservative judges.

"In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character. The scriptures teach that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, able men, men of truth, hating covetousness. It is to the neglect of this rule that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breaches of trust, and embezzlements of public property which tarnish the character of our country and disgrace government. When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility; he sacrifices not only his interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country."
-Noah Webster, 1823

The war in Iraq is a problem. But it is a manageable problem. WWW III has begun. We are fighting it in the countries of the attackers. It seems to have slowed down the progression of terror and confined it to a territory far removed from our shores. It probably will not get better for a long time. It is not a fight we can ignore or just walk away from. It will follow us if we leave and return to the USA. Iraq is not the issue in this election. Values and ethics are.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think it is, but I think it's kind of covert. So, it's good you mention it. God has brought things to light. The Dems play to the ethics but it's a front. The Repubs have been pretty ethical but don't want to be accountable for borrow-and-spend for instance. So there has been a movement on the Right to not vote. Foolish. Hopefully, the Kerry stuff has squashed that idea like a rotten pumpkin. Ethics is a test for the Right this time too.
Values really have been the underlying issue -- either that or common sense is the only thing can one can use to distinguish positions on the alien issue.
Now, Bruce, you say the war is manageable. I agree, but isn't it the point that we have *continue* to be actively *willing* to win? Otherwise the pulling out will be a reciprical loss.
The Mainstream Media and the Dems claim Bush lied and Hastert covered up. I really don't know which way people are going to be persuaded, since half of the country was fooled by the baffoon, Kerry, last time. Hopefully, enough has been exposed.
I think this is going to be the most multi-dimensional (cynically: "fragmented") vote in... my life-time. I mean, the purposes for voting. If ethics is the theme that ties them all together, we still don't know if it will go well. Ethics is so shot in our world... or at least in the media culture. If it goes well, then thank God, people have awoken from the slumber that is Kerry.
Preach and wait... then I'm going to be fascinated to analyze afterward.

Like Hugh Hewitt says:
Confirm the Judges
Seal the Border
Reduce the Spending
Win the War
Cut the Taxes

3:49 PM, November 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 millions fewer Republicans than Dems voted for the House of Representatives according to Bill Bennet's radio show. The Conservatives didn't show up as much, probably. Carl Rove lost his 4 million.
It looks like Dems voted against the war and against corruption. Corruption. I can only roll my eyes. They didn't value the war in Iraq. They think ethics are a Republican problem (thank you Mainstream Media).
The Right apparently had an ethical problem with the Republicans not fighting to finish conservative values.
Moreso than I thought, values and ethics were the issue. Screwy Americans. I was mainly seeing the Republicans not finishing fights and the Dems purporting obstructionism and "NO" and "change" while purporting no plan. I guess a whining absent plan beats an steady inactive plan.
Counting the carnage that is piling up is .... a head-shaker.

7:22 AM, November 09, 2006  

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