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
A national women’s rights group supporting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) distributed an e-mail yesterday accusing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) of being soft on abortion rights, revisiting an eleventh-hour attack that some analysts credited with swaying female voters in New Hampshire.The e-mail from Rosemary J. Dempsey, president of the Connecticut National Organization for Women, told members that Obama’s record during his time in the Illinois Senate included several instances in which he voted “present” instead of yes or no on abortion-related legislation.
The e-mail quotes Bonnie Grabenhofer, the president of Illinois NOW, as saying that “voting present on those bills was a strategy that Illinois NOW did not support,” and adding: “We made it clear at the time that we disagreed with the strategy. . . . Voting present doesn’t provide a platform from which to show leadership and say with conviction that we support a woman’s right to choose and these bills are unacceptable.”
This is an excerpt from the NY Times-Blog
“What a coincidence!
On the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling, the Roe of that landmark legal case endorsed libertarian turned Republican Rep. Ron Paul for president. Paul, a 10-term Texas congressman from the Houston area, is a 72-year-old Air Force veteran and ob-gyn who has surprised many political observers with the fervor of his bands of followers, not to mention his campaign’s fundraising prowess that has outshined other Republican so-called front-runners.
“Jane Roe,” whose real name is Norma McCorvey, turned against abortion a decade ago. In her endorsement Tuesday she said, “I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v. Wade. He has never wavered….on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn.”
Not surprisingly, Paul accepted the endorsement and said, “As much as I talk about economic liberties, and civil liberties and trying to avoid the killing overseas, I think the issue of life is paramount.”