2015 Elections: It’s Not for President or Congress, So Why Vote?
Another election day is upon us, but for many the question lingers: Why vote?
No, the President isn’t on the ballot, neither are the members of the U.S. House or Senate. Yet, regardless of the election (and there are numerous local offices on the ballot), it’s our responsibility to vote – especially as Christians.
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So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle?
The African-American vote is more of an issue in the Democratic primary than you might think.
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Will the African-American vote save troubled Democratic Senate incumbents?
Michael Barone is… dubious. It’s apparent that even the most vigorous black turnout effort in the eight states [of thirteen with contested Senate races, including Georgia and Kentucky] with low black percentages is not going to make much difference. Democrats there must hope that their candidates can maintain levels of support from whites at or above the levels achieved by Obama in 2008 and 2012. | Read More »
When America Fell from Grace
For the past forty-plus years, America has slowly and steadily declined as a nation and a world power, thanks to the rise and growth of the naïve progressive ideology that promotes the hobbling of American power projection. As a subset of this ideology, American influence has been hijacked. In its place are social justice programs and anti-colonial measures that victimize takers and demonize makers. For | Read More »
, America The Beautiful
, American Exceptionalism
, Barack Obama
, Dinesh D'Souza
, free market capitalism
, middle class
, National Debt
, New Deal
, Robert Frost
, September 11
Charlie vs. Charlie: Abortion!
In 1992, while running for state senator of Florida, Charlie said he was pro-choice, but was against state funded abortions. Charlie won his seat in 1992, and then went on in 1995 to serve on the senate health care committee, where he voted against a bill that would have required a 24 hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion. He stated then: “I generally don’t like the government telling people what to do, that’s why I’m a Republican.” However, just a year later, on that same committee, he voted to approve a waiting period bill, after he proposed an amendment to restrict the bill to women under the age of 18.
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, Charlie Crist
, Rick Scott
On This Voting Day
I have to ask the most simple and obvious question. Why is the RNC and every “conservative” group not demanding that a legal represetative of each state not at every voting place to hand out LEGAL voter IDs? It seems the biggest push against voter ID is that it is a burden to get to the official place of enlistment. Well, since our democrat friends | Read More »
Attention, Republican legislators: let the Democrats vote FIRST.
As I have said, many times: I do not know what the right answer is when it comes to intervening in Syria. Every option is bad, with negative consequences and poor results. If I was a Member of Congress I would be frantically trying to go through what information I have available, in order to determine the least-worst scenario and vote for that. Because of | Read More »
Advice to Members of Congress regarding #syria.
Apparently, somewhere about half* of Republicans in Congress follow @redstate on Twitter, so there’s a decent chance that they’ll see this advice. Anyway, I’ve been banging a drum on this issue all weekend, but I’ll bang it again: vote your conscience. Don’t feel pressured to vote against intervention, for intervention, for a different kind of intervention than the one you favor, or any other combination | Read More »
Representative Denies Accountability to the People for Anti-Gun Record
At least one Republican who voted for the gun control legislation this week which Gov. Martinez says she will sign, has begun to voice excuses for his vote. In the case we are going to look into it was in the form of a Facebook post which can be found here on what was Rep. Baldonaldo’s campaign Facebook page ‘Vote Alonzo!’. The complete text is | Read More »
, Nate Gentry
, New Mexico
One Person, One Vote?
In New Mexico all one must do to vote is show up at a polling place, verbally provide a name, address and year of birth. No photo ID, no voting card and no other form of ID is required. There is one instance when voter ID is required, but that is relatively rare. These loose laws provide a lot of room for accidents, mix-ups and | Read More »
, double voting
, Election Fraud
, New Mexico
, Voter Convienence Center
, Voter Fraud
As if you needed another reason:
That’s not Samuel L. Jackson on set in Die Hard III. Remember the billy-club bearing New Black Panthers that were the vanguard of democracy in Philadelphia in 2008? Well, the boys are back, albeit in a kinder, gentler 2012 version. No visible weapons, and this fellow by all accounts had a bit of a sunnier disposition. Still, a dude in paramilitary attire affiliated with a | Read More »
One of the greatest things we humans share for being created “equal” is the opportunity to make ourselves look like idiots. Thank, God , We The People, also have the opportunity to redeem ourselves every four years!
Almost Forgetting An Important Job
Thanks to the likes of Coldwarrior, Loren Heal, et al. we are reminded that we should all be elected Precinct Committeemen and familiarize and utilize GOTV efforts for our chosen conservative and Republican candidates. Both jobs or roles are vitally important and are sorely underappreciated at the national, state and local levels of the GOP. However, it occurred to me that we have been forgetting | Read More »
The Anti-Anti Mitt Vote or No mangers allowed, I want a leader
Some in talk radio have derided the Santorum win here in Colorado and in Minnesota as, ‘These caucuses were self selecting of the ultra conservative and so there is no application to the campaign at large.’ Somehow those of us that don’t believe ‘the party’ does a very good job of picking candidates (Bush I,Dole, McCain vs Bush II, McCain vs Obama), and who remember | Read More »
Judge a man on his Actions, not his Words!
Certainly a lesson for the average Independant voter. For Obama was a man of (teleprompter) Words, and not so a man of action. But I am not here to discuss Obama so much this day. Nay I am here to talk of the three of the candidates. First is Santorum. Take his words, and the words of others away and stand him on his actions. | Read More »