Huckabee vs McCain-What to Do?
Today, James Dobson, a conservative republican who is looked up to by many, endorsed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. In a statement first obtained by The Associated Press, Dobson reiterated his declaration on Super Tuesday that he could not in good conscience vote for John McCain, the front-runner, because of concerns over the Arizona senator’s conservative credentials.
Even though Huckabee doesn’t have any chance of being the Republican nominee for President, I still have to make that decision between voting for him and McCain. In my heart I know that McCain is not the right candidate for me. On a daily basis I make choices that I have to live with. It’s a good feeling to be able to lay my head on my pillow each night and know that I did the best I could for that day. I don’t have any regrets or guilt or worries over the choices I’ve made. This has been the way I have lived my life for the last 6 years in Sobriety. Then why would I give up such a gift that God has given me by voting for McCain.? Knowing in my heart that he is not even close to the sort of man that I want leading this country. At the end of the day it’s between me and my God, and I want to be able to continue sleeping very well at night. My selection is clear.
This is an excerpt from The Catholic Knight:
It’s simple, and it’s easy to remember! Pope Benedict XVI outlined the three-point agenda for Catholics in politics and elections.
The three-point agenda is…
The pope’s three-point agenda of Catholic Social Justice comes in a timely manner, as Catholics in the USA prepare for the 2006 Congressional election and the 2008 Presidential election. The pope clarified…
Benedict XVI said that the focus of public interventions by the Catholic Church “is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable.”
The Pope spelled out these principles thus:
— “protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception to natural death”;
— “recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family — as a union between a man and a woman based on marriage — and its defense from attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different forms of union which in reality harm it and contribute to its de-stabilization, obscuring its particular character and its irreplaceable social role”;
— and “the protection of the right of parents to educate their children.”
Common to all
Benedict XVI clarified: “These principles are not truths of faith, even though they receive further light and confirmation from faith; they are inscribed in human nature itself and therefore they are common to all humanity.”
“The Church’s action in promoting them is therefore not confessional in character, but is addressed to all people, prescinding from any religious affiliation they may have,” he said….
red text with √ indicates a candidate agrees with the pope on that particular issue…..
Hillary Clinton (D)
1. Pro-Life: Clinton supports abortion and “abortion rights”
2. Pro-Family: Clinton supports gay-marriage and same-sex unions
3. School-Choice: Clinton opposes school-choice outright
Barack Obama (D)
1. Pro-Life: Obama supports abortion and “abortion rights”
2. Pro-Family: Obama appears to support gay-marriage and same-sex unions
3. School-Choice: Obama opposes school-choice outright
John McCain (R)
1. Pro-Life: McCain has mixed views on abortion, supports fetal stem-cell research
2. Pro-Family: McCain has mixed views on gay-marriage, wants to let the states decide
3. School-Choice: McCain supports school-choice √
Mike Huckabee (R)
1. Pro-Life: Huckabee has a strong Pro-Life record √
2. Pro-Family: Huckabee opposes gay-marriage and same-sex unions √
3. School-Choice: Huckabee favors parental choice in education √
All information on candidates obtained from OnTheIssues.org