How do you make decisions about voting? Prayerful research is a good place to start. For me, there are issues that I care deeply about. Those issues have to do with the moral fiber of our country and also who I think will do the most good for people.
Years ago, a presidential candidate had as a campaign slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” I fully understand the importance of a robust economy. However, to me personally, there are things that matter more. For instance, I am unashamedly pro-life, and I want to elect people that support that position. I believe in the Bible’s definition of marriage and I hope to elect people that hold to that same understanding. I am deeply concerned about religious liberty, so I want to cast my ballot for people who at least understand what is at stake in that area. Also, I care deeply about the worldview of a candidate.
If you are doing voting research, here is a resource. The Citizens for Community Values has published a nonpartisan Voter Guide. You can download yours at:
As Aaron Baer, President of Citizens for Community Values correctly says: “Elections are about much more than picking winners or losers; they’re about setting a course for our state and nation. Don’t let your vote be silenced in this crucial election year. Be sure to vote November 3!”