In the past 2 weeks my goal was to break down as simply as possible why many in Christians in general vote for either of the two major parties in elections. But what about third parties? The Libertarian party has grown more popular in recent elections. Why do so many Christians choose to vote for this third party? Christians who are staunchly Republican or Democratic may wonder why anyone would dare vote for a party that has yet to put a President in office.
In these 2 weeks my goal is to break down as simply as possible why many in Christians in general vote for either of the two major parties in elections. Christians who are staunchly Republican may wonder why someone who shares the same beliefs, values, and worldview would dare vote for a Democratic. Christians who are staunchly Democratic may wonder why someone who shares the same beliefs, values, and worldview would dare vote for a Republican. Christians who are neither of these may wonder the same about either.
Momentum builds in Richmond for SOL reforms
Let’s hope reform happens. The current SOL testing is counterintuitive to the goals of educating children to be rational, functional citizens. The practice is unsustainable.
[back to part 9: Education]
“And other issues to consider”
“Issues I may not care less about, but am squeezing together for time’s sake”
“Ok, Caleb Coy, let’s hurry up and wrap this thing up—I gotta vote in like 3 days.”
So, remember how I’ve been going on about Ron Paul because I’m writing his name in even though he’s not running? In this post I will get into things I disagree with him on, or am unsure about. This post will also cover other issues I have yet to mention. After this, I plan on having a final post to reflect on the whole experience before we all go and jump in those booths. It may be that I have a post after that to reflect on the results, and I already know that no matter what I will be reminding us all not to panic, because Christ will still be King when it’s all over.
[back to part 7: Healthcare]
“The War on Some Drugs”
“The War on Poor People Who Have Drugs”
“The War on Drugs Pharmaceutical Companies Aren’t Cashing In On”
“The War on Black People” (ok, that one’s harsh)
Take a brief look at what’s happening in America today:
Fully Armed Swat team shoots at ex-marine 71 Times in Marijuana raid—No Marijuana found
Marijuana raid kills father to be
And several other tragic drug war fatalities
In the simplest of terms, any substance that affects the body in a way that can impair a person is a drug, whether it be for medicine, recreation, or any other purpose. Thus, the term “drug” is a neutral term. However, we often hear about a so-called “war on drugs,” which is actually, if we apply it honestly, a war on particular drugs and for particular reasons, benefitting only particular people.
Considering Third Roads
What’s Wrong with These Guys?
Egyptians or Amorites? Who’s it Gonna Be?
You heard a debate the other day. It was between two guys likely to take the role of single individual holding the most official power in America. Seems like a big deal. It is, in a way, but when you look at the big picture, it ends up not being much of one at all. Still, a pretty big deal.
So many of you will likely think of picking choice A or B. I see why. I mean, this is how the game seems to work, right? People give you two choices and you pick one of them. And to be fair, in all likelihood, it will be one of these two fellas. That’s how the system tends to work. I will tell you now that I don’t intend on voting for either of these guys.