Two years ago I was distributing campaign literature for pro-life candidates when I met a man working for the Democratic Party. During our brief conversation, he said he has always voted for the “best man for the job.” I responded that I was pro-life. After wishing each other a good day, we parted.
As we approach the elections on Nov. 6, we should consider who the best people are to run our country, state and federal governments. What are their qualifications? Will they give more than “lip service” to our founding documents and the Constitution? Do they want to “grow” governments so that it becomes our master rather than our slave? Will they support the values in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
How important is the issue of life? Without life, the other rights outlined in the Constitution have no meaning. All life is precious, from conception until natural death... a gift from God. Scripture tells us that the Son created all things that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. “All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16).
While in Congress, Barack Obama voted “present” on most legislation, but voted against the “Born Alive” amendment that would have given comfort and care to those infants who survived an abortion. Mitt Romney’s position on abortion has changed over the years. His most recent position seems to be in support of life except in the cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.
As Harry Reid might say, “the word got out” at the Democrat Convention that the one reference to God in their platform had been removed... the phrase specifically referred to God-given talents. Illinois’ own Dick Durbin questioned just how “significant” those three letters were. Really? Those three little letters refer to the Creator of the universe and the Savior of all Mankind! Somewhere in my religious upbringing, I remember the phrase, “In Him we live, and move, and have our being.” Senator Durbin might want to rethink the significance of those letters in his own life.
Another point removed from the Democrat platform referred to Jerusalem as being the Capital of Israel. The same God who called out a people for Himself from the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob chose Jerusalem as the place where His people would worship Him, where Solomon built the first Temple. And so, we can assume that the religious branch of the Democrat Party would be in strong opposition to this reference to Jerusalem being removed.
These are but a few of the differences between the Republicans and the Democrats. We have a man in office who says he wants to “fundamentally change” this country, but he has done so in ways that demonstrate his dislike for the Constitutional Republic that it is. Yet, despite the damage his administration had done in the last three years, along with the help of his “fellow travelers” in both houses of Congress, there are many who say they will not vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon.
Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and life of good works will not get him into Heaven, but they have helped to shape him into the man that he has become, which, by most accounts, is a man of compassion, generosity and faithfulness. He has the business experience necessary to rein in the ever-expanding reaches of government that touch every area of our public and private lives. That experience coupled with Paul Ryan’s knowledge of the federal budget, his work on the budget committee, and his determination to put our fiscal house back in order, give this team the potential to be one of the most effective administrations in recent history.
I am both a student and teacher of Scripture, and I am voting for the Romney-Ryan ticket in November.
And to the Democrat who thinks the one thing we all have in common is that we all belong to the government, here’s a newsflash for you — those of us who have trusted in the total Saviorhood of the Lord Jesus Christ belong to Him and Him alone, and Him only do we serve!