My daughter came home from her graduate school last weekend and brought another student who was from China. Her friend asked me why I got involved in politics. I can understand how difficult this may be to understand for someone who is from a Communist country, but it’s a good question for all of us to answer.
The greatest reason for us to get involved is because we can make a difference! We live in a Country where our actions today will affect the future generations. This is a serious and powerful motivator.
Our system is designed so that our ideas and the way we act on our ideas have an effect. As I have traveled around the district, it surprises me to see how much enthusiasm exists for our effort to challenge the status quo.
The biggest reason we are having such a rise in all the out-of-control spending is that the government has gone way outside the scope of what it was originally designed to do. Everyday we are being more micromanaged and manipulated by the big government in Washington that doesn’t understand our local or individual needs.
There are two main reasons for government to exist:
1.) To protect our law-abiding citizens.
2.) To punish and deter law-breakers.
When it comes time to vote, here are four qualifications we need to use to examine all of the candidates:
1.) Is this candidate qualified to hold this office? Does the candidate understand the job description in light of the proper purpose of government? Does he understand that his oath calls upon him to defend and protect the Constitution?
2.) Is this candidate someone who fears God and understands that the oath of office means that he is inviting the wrath of God upon him should he violate his oath?
3.) Does the candidate hate greed and covetousness?
4.) Is the candidate a person of truth and integrity? Can you trust this person to be honest?
I know that this election season has become very contentious with many people picking sides on which presidential candidate they are supporting.
Can you let me know your thoughts? We need the election cycle to unify us, not tear us apart. Let me know how you select your favorite candidate here:
If you want to hear more about these ideas, you will enjoy our podcast this week with author and chemical scientist, Robert Andrews. Many of the comments shared in my newsletter came from our podcast with Robert. He gives us more of his political insights in his latest book on government, The Two Edges of the Sword.
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