Archive for September, 2012

 

 

ImageTuesday, September 25, 2012 is being labeled as National Voter Registration Day, so it is to no surprise that both the Obama and Romney campaigns are working diligently to get people registered to vote for the all-important presidential Election Day on November 6. But predictable liberals will cry foul at “voter suppression efforts” by Republicans who merely wish to expel corruption by attempting to enact non-partisan voter ID laws.

The real battle of this presidential election will be decided by the independent voters- those who do not align themselves with either the Democratic or Republican parties and at the beginning of the year, roughly 40 percent of votersconsidered themselves to be independent. With both campaigns working overtime to persuade this heavy chunk of voters, the Left will use National Voter Registration Day to attempt to convince the public that Republicans want to suppress voters, in particular minorities and young people, by passing voter ID laws.

MediaMatters.org recently published a piece that indicated that voter ID laws would prevent Hispanics and blacks from voting in Ohio, and that more than 750,000 people would face difficulty casting their ballot in the state of Pennsylvania.

This is explicitly false. The state of Georgia, which had embraced voter ID legislation in 2005, actually experienced higher voter turnout among blacks from 2006-2010.

Despite the liberals’ persistence in trying to convince voters that having an ID is suppressing the vote or that it is racial motive to keep minorities away from voting, roughly 70 percent of Americans support Voter ID laws. 52 percent of Democrats, 87 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of Independents deem this as a necessary resource to ensure that voting is a fraud-free activity that takes place during elections.

The case for Voter ID transcends political allegiances and is harmonized among a confluence of concerns: voter integrity, protecting the right to vote, and advocating the practice of voting. Despite the polarization by liberals on this issue, Catherine Englebrecht, founder of True The Vote, a nonpartisan network of activists searching to bring awareness of voter fraud, vocalizes the urgency to see how imperative this is. “It is not about party or politics; it is about principle,” said Englebrecht.

Anita Moncrief, the whistleblower for ACORN in 2008, revealed how the corrupt organization and its liberal allies registered more than seven million unmatched voters for Barack Obama, and how groups like Project Vote, violated the 501 (c) (3) agreement by taking private government grants and allocating the funds to ACORN.

There needs to come an end to the frivolous distractions concerning voter ID laws; distractions such as the young and minorities are not competent enough to obtain a photo ID to vote, or that somehow individuals would somehow view the voter requirements as a means to divert their attention away from the crucial and demanding issues that we currently encounter.

Voter Registration Day should be a time when people are getting ready for arguably the most important election in our century. In Virginia where I currently reside, more than 5 million individuals are registered to vote in the commonwealth, which was carried by Barack Obama in 2008 with nearly 53 percent of the vote, but with 2 million votes cast. The influx in votes would be a test to see if voters are satisfied with Obama’s current performance or if many are ready to see a new occupant in the Oval Office on November 6.

In this video, Bishop E.W. Jackson gives a solemn and passionate request for Christians to flee the Democratic party.

The bishop points to the far left views of the Democrats that has compelled them to promote hostility towards Christians and same-sex marriage.

The left is entrenched in an Hollywood-like, secular society that embraces everything that is anti-God and anti-morality. The Democratic Party has sought the influence of mainstream society that is pushing a progressive agenda that neglects God and the biblical principles this nation was founded on. A recent example of this was the party’s refusal to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the attempt to remove God from its party platform.

As a preacher and a minister of the Gospel, I join Bishop Jackson in calling on Christians to walk away from a party that puts God on the back burner and crucifies Christian principles in order to be politically correct.

The Democrats eagerness to embrace the expansion of government sends a message that government is bigger than God. I strongly reject this notion. We must continue to seek God’s wisdom and guidance concerning every decision we make.

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On Tuesday evening, my friend Clarissa from my local church and I found ourselves standing in line at the Christopher Newport University Ferguson Center for the Arts to see the GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan visit Newport News, VA and the make the case for Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.

I’ve been to plenty of political rallies over the course of my life and I’ve had the privilege to meet several presidential candidates, but I was particularly excited to meet Paul Ryan as I’ve heard from several friends who have seen Paul Ryan live in action describe him as a “regular guy” who can talk simply, but with much wisdom and knowledge. I’ve heard folks describe him as someone who captivates energy and as an individual who can appeal to all generations.

I can confirm that he was genuine, knowledgeable and refreshing as he addressed the crowd, speaking on everything from military budgets, to fiscal reform to American exceptionalism.

I was eager to see Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, make his plea to Americans on how this may be our last chance to restore liberty and freedom back to America and to return power back to the citizens of America, not government bureaucrats.

He didn’t disappoint by any means. Ryan took the stage to an electric and enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,700 patriots waving American flags throughout the auditorium.

As expected, Paul Ryan passionately made the case for Mitt Romney. He explained how Obama’s $800 billion dollar stimulus package failed to bring the unemployment rate under eight percent. He directly and accurately attacked the President’s lack of leadership and fiscal responsibility by adding nearly $6 trillion dollars to the national debt.

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Ryan was in need of no teleprompter as he spoke intensely of American exceptionalism and how small business owners built their success and achievements—a direct hit at Obama’s previous “you didn’t built that” remark. He didn’t need notes to remember that a strong military is essential to protecting our nation. “Anybody, whether it’s an adversary who wants to test us or an ally who needs to depend on us, will know that it’s a strong America with an unrivaled military,” Ryan proclaimed in reference to President Obama’s intention of cutting military spending come January 2013.

I was pleased to hear Ryan say that “it was our moral obligation” to preserve the American dream for our children and grandchildren by cutting spending. While government has been expanded tremendously, it was indeed refreshing to see Ryan, a relatively young, but polished politician, articulate how serious and imperative it is for us to practice fiscal restraint.

Paul Ryan is young, but politically mature. He appeared as someone who is ready to tackle the tough issues of today. He was charismatic, energizing and engaging. This was complimented with his promptness to display his knowledge of substantive issues such as taxes, budgeting, and returning to a capitalistic free-market society, which is the economic engine that propels job growth in this country.

The GOP vice presidential pick from Janesville, WI made an easy connection with the audience. He didn’t come across as a seasoned Washington veteran that was only concerned with making more additions to his resume, but was authentic in his delivery and in his passion for defending the American dream. He was relatable, likable and a breath of fresh air in the political spectrum.

After his stump speech, he greeted supporters on stage and in the front rows. As he approached me, I shook his hand and said “Thank you for all you’re doing.” He looked at me and said “Thank you for being here. We need you.” It was a simple reminder to me that America is worth fighting for and that with perseverance and dedication, America will once again return to being that shining city on a hill.

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