Monday, October 6, 2008

Unapologetic Single Issue Voter


We read and hear a lot of grumbling and complaining in the media and among "liberals" about single issue voters, and quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of it.  I have to answer to no one but my Creator, when it comes to who will earn my vote this election and I feel absolutely convinced I can vote for a candidate based on this single issue and face God with a completely clear conscience.  If a candidate truly wants my vote, he has to get one thing right.  He has to be pro-life and unapologetically so.   Everything else springs from the protection of life, from conception to natural death.  If one can't be trusted to place a protective hand over the innocent, one can't be trusted at all.

As I wrote in an earlier post, I am not a John McCain fan. He doesn't even remotely meet my expectations for president and I question his own fortitude on life issues.  I was deeply conflicted about whether I could vote for him or not.  There are at least two, "third" party candidates with strong pro-life stances and records that I was leaning toward voting for.  When McCain chose Sarah Palin for his running mate, he made it that much easier to vote for him. His choice reflected his understanding of voters like me.  We were undecided and conflicted, we are now decided and sure.  We cannot afford Obama in the White House.

The pro-life movement has made progress in the last eight years.  Not as much progress as I would have hoped, but progress, nonetheless.  If Obama wins his bid for the presidency, the forward movement we have made protecting the innocent and helpless will take a decided step back, if not become completely decimated.  He has openly promised his pro-abortion constituents he will repeal all pro-life legislation once in the White House. With McCain and Palin, I at least have hope that we will be able to hold on to battlefields already won. And so, I will be voting for Sarah Palin and the white haired guy she is running with.
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6 comments:

Tonya said...

I don't see that voting for someone who is willing to protect the innocent, the most vulnerable as being a "single issue" voter, as you mentioned. It is a very basic issue about someone's core values. About how he sees human beings. About his willingness to stand up for what is right. It is a character issue.

The other day, someone was saying they wanted to vote their conscience. I said that my conscience is to vote for whichever person I think is most likely to help keep Obama out of the White House!

Mau said...

My point exactly!

Tonya said...

I miss coming over, talking about life with you, drinking coffee and just hanging out.

Mau said...

Me too! At least we have each other's blogs to help keep us updated on how the families are doing in a general sense.

Sam said...

...When McCain chose Sarah Palin for his running mate, he made it that much easier to vote for him...

my thoughts too...I agree with you...I hope she stays strong...still praying what to do...+JMJ+

momto5minnies said...

I'm so frustrated about a lot of things pertaining to this election. I think we all need to do some heavy praying that the right choice is made. Character and values are so, SO IMPORTANT!