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Morality Counts in a Candidate
Set Our Children Free ^ | 5/26/2012 | Tony Caruso

Posted on 05/27/2012 8:18:50 AM PDT by Guido2012

You can always judge the merits of a cause by the means used to advance that cause. If lying and deceit are part and parcel of making the case, then the cause is unworthy. On the other hand, the truth needs no defense, nor does it need false advertising. It will eventually prevail – and it will prevail to the extent that we are willing to pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to it. Keep this in mind as the presidential campaign heats up.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bible; candidates; morality; politics
You can always judge the merits of a cause by the means used to advance that cause. If lying and deceit are part and parcel of making the case, then the cause is unworthy. On the other hand, the truth needs no defense, nor does it need false advertising. It will eventually prevail – and it will prevail to the extent that we are willing to pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to it. Keep this in mind as the presidential campaign heats up. If a candidate and his surrogates continually lie, they can never be the right person for the job, even if their position on the issues agrees with yours, and despite any passion they inspire in you. The reason is because morality and character count. A liar as a candidate will be a liar as an officeholder. And a liar is capable of much worse, because honor among thieves is a myth. You are either a good apple or a bad apple, and an apple that is rotten in one spot is still a rotten apple because rot is contagious.

So how do you tell which candidate is playing fast and loose with the truth? It is interesting to see some of the mainstream media pretend to “help” people sort out the facts by “researching”and reporting the “facts” on what candidates say. I think this is funny because if you want the truth, the last place you’ll find it is checking with a compulsive liar. Most of the media are classic poster children of bad apples, as they have long forsaken journalistic ethics, and are corrupt to the core. There are some internet sources which I believe are reliable, but you certainly won’t find much unbiased news on your TV dial or your local newspaper, which just reprints the Associated Press’ take on the national news.

No, the only way you can tell if a candidate is dealing straight is to compare their views on the issues with an unimpeachable source. Where can we find such a source? Let’s start with the Bible. If you believe in the Bible then this should be easy, because there are a host of politicians who say they also believe in the Scriptures, but do the opposite. If they are lying, living a sexually immoral lifestyle, have no respect for life (in the womb or the nursing home), and voting with whoever gives them the most cash, then you know everything you need to know about them. But what if you don’t believe in the Bible? I can appeal to you to use the Constitution as a standard and vote only for candidates that promise allegiance to that document, which itself is based on natural law and Biblical principles of human rights and freedoms. It is solely because we have forsaken these principles as a nation, that we have lost our way. If you don’t believe in allegiance to either the Bible or the Constitution, you can stop reading now, because you don’t have any fixed standard of morality and you’re the type that will probably vote for the rotten apples. There are many of you out there, so if you wonder why we have bad government, now you know the answer.

1 posted on 05/27/2012 8:18:58 AM PDT by Guido2012
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To: Guido2012

Well, interesting. There are no candidates in this race that fit your criteria.


2 posted on 05/27/2012 8:26:01 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

In the broader sense, if morality counts, how have any DemocRats ever been elected?


3 posted on 05/27/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: DEADROCK

Lying media who creates impressions.

Since the blue dress—all morality was thrown out the door in the USA—Political Correctness is all about distorting and hiding the truth (Mao’s technique).

Our press is controlled by Marxists that do not report the Truth and who promote the most bizarre, dysfunctional and evil people to the young-—who do not know Right from Wrong anymore.

It was the result of Cultural Marxists taking over public education and media—to destroy Virtue—eliminate God from the public square. Without a Lawgiver, there are no laws.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: DEADROCK

Because unfortunately morality isn’t important to half the electorate. Otherwise we would never have elected Clinton and Obama.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 2:05:46 PM PDT by Guido2012
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To: svcw

You may be right although I think Ron Paul fits the bill. Mitt Romney is learning and can be persuaded, but either is light years better than what we have now.


6 posted on 05/27/2012 2:06:27 PM PDT by Guido2012
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To: Guido2012

Romney doesn’t believe in the Bible, he is a teacher and a follower of ‘The Book of Mormon’.

You know that concept of “one man, one woman marriage in the bible”, Mormonism was founded on that being false.


7 posted on 05/27/2012 6:02:33 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: savagesusie

The morality of the 10 Commandments was a code of values to minimize the growth of the parasitic Entitlement Culture. This culture envies those who have and seeks to take from them the fruits of their labor.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 6:53:20 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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