Sola Veritas
Since Apr 11, 2003

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I am a native OKIE that has been a Missouri resident since 2005. CLEARLY STATED UP FRONT - I AM A CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN! To be more specific I am a conservative Southern Baptist and it DEFINITY affects my thinking and actions and how my vote goes. My primary focus is MORAL conservatism. I believe if you are a moral conservative first, then the other forms of conservatism will naturally fall into place. I have zero patience with persons that put their pocketbook ahead of morality....especially in politics. I think the Bible verse Matthew 6:33 puts this principle best..."But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." And in case you are not familiar with this verse...it is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking and he is talking about food, shelter, clothing, etc. when he said "all these things." Also, I believe in military strength, but know that an immoral/ungodly nation can have a great military and still fall IF God is not protecting them. So, moral conservatism must come first to the Christian voter.

However, I hold to all three legs of conservatism. I think my priorities would be (in relative importance):

Moral/Social Conservatism 45%
National Defense Conservatism 35%
Fiscal Conservatism 20%

I am Republican and have always voted for the Republican candidate for POTUS since 1976, when I first had a chance to vote. I was old enough in 1972, but busy with initial military training during the election. The only candidate I deeply regret voting for in the general election was Mitt Romney....it was a mistake to support the establishment GOP candidate. I won't repeat that mistake. If the primary process does not produce a candidate that (at a minimum) has moral conservative views....I will not support them in a general election anymore.

I believe in responsible spending by the government, but I do not agree with extreme fiscal conservatism. Though, I am for a balanced budget (which is an example of "responsible" spending.)