Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Kerry: "You can't discriminate in the rights that you afford people."

John Kerry believes it is the government that grants rights to its citizens, rather than the truth that is clearly stated in our constitution.

John Kerry's views (as stated in the third debate):

"Because we are the United States of America, we're a country with a great, unbelievable Constitution, with rights that we afford people, that you can't discriminate in the workplace. You can't discriminate in the rights that you afford people."

As opposed to this declaration in our U.S. Constitution:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Read this excellent commentary.

Just one more dangerous view that makes Kerry unfit to serve as president.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Hugh Hewitt's Symposium: Why Bush? Why Not Kerry?

Hugh Hewitt's blog posed a simple question: why vote for Bush, and why not vote for Kerry?

For the evangelical, the answer is easy and lies within the words of the candidates themselves:

From the second debate:

"SARAH DEGENHART: Senator Kerry, suppose you are speaking with a voter who believed abortion is murder and the voter asked for reassurance that his or her tax dollars would not go to support abortion, what would you say to that person?

KERRY: I would say to that person exactly what I will say to you right now.

First of all, I cannot tell you how deeply I respect the belief about life and when it begins. I‘m a Catholic, raised a Catholic. I was an altar boy. Religion has been a huge part of my life. It helped lead me through a war, leads me today.

But I can‘t take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it for someone who doesn‘t share that article of faith..."

The decision to vote against Kerry is not just an "abortion" issue, but his response clearly demonstrates he has no core values (as if he hasn't already provided us with many other examples). How can one separate his faith in God, his belief in Christ--the one who declared that HE is the Truth? How can anybody seriously think Kerry depends on biblical instruction when he clearly finds truth in so many other places than Christ?

Compare Kerry's tortured answer to Bush's, from the third debate:

"I think it's important to promote a culture of life. I think a hospitable society is a society where every being counts and every person matters. I believe the ideal world is one in which every child is protected in law and welcomed to life. I understand there's great differences on this issue of abortion, but I believe reasonable people can come together and put good law in place that will help reduce the number of abortions. "

Kerry recently said he believes life begins at conception, but then will not vote against the brutal act of partial birth abortion. Even reasonable people should be able to agree on that! And most do. John Kerry has proven that he is NOT reasonable when it comes to abortion.

Regardless of who wins, the likely political reality is we are not going to see Roe v. Wade overturned unfortunately. But on one side we have a candidate who values a "culture of life" and on the other one who won't legislate his "article of faith."

If his article of faith is rooted in The Truth, but he won't leverage that Truth to guide his actions as president, where will he find his moral compass? Paris? Zogby?

Rather than being driven by the polls, Bush has taken politically unpopular positions because he feels they are right at his very core. He seeks guidance in prayer and receives strength and peace in the prayers of others. Given the choice, I'll take Bush's source of truth and guidance over Kerry's any day.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Christian Coalition voter guides

Christian Coalition Voter guides can be printed off at:

Please pass the word, make copies back to back, and pass them out. These are non-partisan and can be passed out in churches.

Bob Hanson for State Senate - Dist. 19

A note from my friend Sylvia and her husband Mel:

"Mel and I are campaigning for Bob Hanson who is running for State Senate in District 19 against Anthony Hensley. Mr. Hensley is the lead Democrat in the legislature and has been in office for over 28 years. He voted against the marriage amendment to protect marriage and its benefits exclusively for one man and one woman. (He voted for the first Senate version which protected only the word marriage, not its benefits).

Bob has no big financial backing or "group" of people running his campaign. He has grassroot support doing what they can to help him. Even though Mel and I are not in his district we want to help Bob win. We understand that if Bob is elected the conservatives will have one more vote in the Senate than the liberals. It's that close; it's that important for Bob to win."

Support Bob Hanson in any way you can.

He is the pastor of Shawnee Heights Baptist Church--in fact, he is my dad's pastor. If there is to be a clear victory for conservative Christians in the statehouse, this is the race to win.

T-shirts: Vote the Rock t-shirts has some cool t-shirts that offer bold statements about the importance of voting according to your Christian faith.

One shirt is a play on the Rock the Vote campaign that features rock stars screeching for John Kerry. This shirt, though, says Vote the Rock, along with the scripture "Choose you this day whom you will serve."

Check it out at

Saturday, October 16, 2004

True Believers in Kansas

We are forming True Believers in Kansas to take a proactive stand for evangelicals running for public office at all levels in the state of Kansas.

"True Believers" are not people who use religion and invoke "God" when running for office, but don't allow God's Word and revelation to have any impact on personal and policy decisions.

"True Believers" are those who do not separate their faith from their political lives. They are willing to take a stand for Christ and let Him be their guiding light.

"True Believers" will help protect our state and our country from the secularists who want to destroy the Christian foundation of our nation.