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July 2012
By: Jerry Thacker
In just a few months, citizens will be asked to once again go to the polls and vote for the persons who are to lead our country for the next four years. The dramatic philosophical changes ushered in by those chosen during the last election cycle can only be construed as antithetical to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as envisioned by our founders.

While non-profit organizations are not allowed to specify which candidates their supporters should vote for under fear of losing their IRS tax exemptions, a few questions can and should be asked before we each cast our votes.

I'm indebted to former Pennsylvania legislator Sam Rohrer for sparking the ideas for these questions as they are taken from his Voting Checklist:

Do you believe the person you are voting for is moral and will gauge his/her actions by a biblical morality?

Do you believe the person you are voting for will support the Constitution of the United States and not seek to change it in part or in the whole?

Does the person you are voting for stand for the preservation of individual freedom and individual responsibility and not more governmental control?

Does the person you are voting for support the traditional family and want to strengthen it by his/her actions?

Does the person you are voting for stand for the general public or only for special interests?

Does the person you are voting for believe in driving future generations into debt?

Does the person you are voting for believe in the sanctity of human life at all stages and ages?

If the people you are thinking about voting for cause you any doubt about what they will or won't do once elected, perhaps you should consider voting for someone else. Remember, politicians may not be smart, but all of them can count. It's time we showed them to whom they are responsible.



Jerry Thacker, Publisher
jerry@rightideas.us

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