As voters, we are asked again to make a decision. What candidate or party do we want to represent us. My decision is based on Christian values. The choice will be the candidate who will support pro life. Proverbs 6:16-19 says there are six things God hates; one being “hands that shed innocent blood."

Earlier this year there was a vote in the Senate to stop abortion after 20 weeks. The vote failed; 52 for and 48 against. It did not pass; all Democrats voted against it. Planned Parenthood supported the Democrat vote; they profit from selling baby, yes baby, parts.

We are all sinners; not all sin is deadly, but this is intrinsically evil. I pray you will not support candidates who are pro choice. Your salvation may depend on it. We all will be judged for our choices. God bless. 

Louis Cascarelli

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Bailey Jones

I'll also be voting my conscience and religious beliefs. I'll be voting for a country where the rich help the poor, the young help the old, the healthy help the sick, where abortion isn't an issue because men respect women, and both men and women have access to world class education and meaningful employment with a living wage.

Karen Sawyer

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Michael Byrd

I'll say this... you follow the script.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey Posts:
"I'll be voting for a country where the rich help the poor" - Fact Conservatives give more of their time, talent and treasure than their Liberal counterparts.
"the young help the old, the healthy help the sick" - Conservatives do that as well.
"where abortion isn't an issue because men respect women" - If you exercise Christian values there should be no abortions except where the mother's life is in danger.
"and both men and women have access to world class education" world class is accessible. Interesting that Liberals don't believe in choice when it comes to education. Costs are up because when the government foots the bill - COSTS GO UP!
"and meaningful employment with a living wage" Wages are up, unemployment is down. A government mandated minimum wage is a deterrent to this. Now there are more jobs available than workers - that will drive wages UP. It's called the law of supply and demand. Free market forces work.
So I'm voting for all this. I'll vote Republican.

Emile Pope

Making statements without any proof again?

Carlos Ponce

Emile, I could provide documentation for all but you would dismiss it.

Diane Turski

More right wing nonsense and propaganda! I'll vote my conscience, too. I'm voting for common sense representation, which means that I am voting for Democrats!

Carlos Ponce

You vote for whom you want, Diane. Don't be surprised when the right wing Conservative Christians take to the polls. They outnumber the Liberals in this county.
IS THIS A GREAT COUNTY OR WHAT!

Kelly Willis

“Nonsense and propaganda”....how exactly?

Emile Pope

Remember, that while you're on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, or Instagram making and sharing memes, videos, and likes with your friends, people like this are voting and making decisions that you will have to live with if you don't take the time to vote. Voter suppression, along with convincing people that their vote won't matter or that both parties are the same, effectively allows smaller groups to maintain power although they are in the minority. Don't waste your opportunity to make a change...

Carlos Ponce

Your vote matters, Emile! You cannot have a winner without a loser![beam]

Paul Hyatt

the slaughtering of the innocent upon the altar of convenience that you call "Choice" will always be an issue. As for trying to make a poor man rich, while making the rich man poor has never worked. Since the 60's when the transfer of wealth started this nation has given over 20 trillion dollars to the poor and we have far more poor now than we did when it started.... Vote for freedom and serfdom. Vote Red this election and EVERY election....

Cary Semar

Here is the complete text cited (KJV):

"These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
The phrase "shed innocent blood" does not refer to abortion.

When you quote the "conservative" talking points about Planned Parenthood you are guilty of being a false witness, if you believe it you may have a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, and you may be guilty of sowing discord among brethren.

Of course you should vote your conscience, but it is wrong to use lies, slander, or demagoguery to promote your cause.

Carlos Ponce

"The phrase 'shed innocent blood' does not refer to abortion."
BULL STUFF!
Anyone more innocent than a baby in its mother's womb??????

Cary Semar

I'll grant you that there is none more innocent than a baby in its mother's womb, but it is not your womb, is it? That womb does not belong to you, or me, or the state legislature, or the Pope in Rome. It is far too easy to take a rigid moral stance when it is someone else who bears the pain, the suffering, the anguish, the caring, the loving, the worrying, and the grieving.

Is it not enough for the righteous to live by the word of God? Surely He will not deny them admission into paradise because they showed to much mercy towards poor, naive, desperate young women.

Kelly Willis

Seriously? How about promoting responsibility, safe sex and morals instead? That’s what this ALL boils down to...women wanting to have sex at their convenience and killing an innocent baby out of inconvenience. It’s reprehensible, vile, disgusting, and the height of selfishness.

George Croix

Long ago I got some really good advice:
"Never buy a gun from a tennis shoe salesman."

Dalton Logan

I can't think of anything more innocent then an unborn baby. God help you that believe otherwise, you will be held accountable one day.

Don Schlessinger

"When you quote the "conservative" talking points about Planned Parenthood you are guilty of being a false witness." WHY?

George Croix

But, it's only a 'grain of rice', Louis...not a REAL life that will grow to be a functioning human being.....

Sharon Stratman

The first step in an abortion is a man. Women can't get pregnant by themselves. When people speak against choice, they're putting the cart nowhere near the horse.

George Croix

I'm all for choice, the choice to get and use contraception, nearly universally available, often at no cost to the getter, if one does not want to get pregnant. Unless it's rape or incest, that 'getting pregnant' was a CHOICE to engage in the activity that it results from, Sharon....if actual adverse health issues that put the woman in danger occur during the pregnancy that should be a factor, too.
You'll have to complain about the biological reality to God.
It's neither the cart, nor the horse, nor the 'chooser' that is in the trash can at the end of the 'choice' procedure....
Anyone care to debate THAT?
Anyone....
Anyone....

George Croix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg

Carlos Ponce

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3722234/

KA Rex

Again, the alt right can’t get the simplest of facts right. But, hey, who cares as long as it is inflammatory and stirs up the Kool-Aid bunch’s self-righteousness.

The vote:
The bill failed with a 51-46 vote...”Most Democrats voted against the bill Monday, except for Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Bob Casey (Pa.)...”
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/371269-dems-block-20-week-abortion-ban

Body parts:
“To the contrary, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and other women’s health services, including abortions and there’s been no confirmation it sells body parts.
We rate this incorrect and ridiculous statement Pants on Fire.”
https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2015/oct/22/dan-patrick/dan-patrick-says-planned-parenthood-does-nothing-p/

Maybe all the good Christians missed church school the day the Ten Commandments were taught.

Carlos Ponce

Misleading KA Rex. The "Pant's on Fire" designation was in response to Dan Patrick's statement:
"No. I don’t think they do anything good. Look, they’re nothing more than a referral service. They pretend to care about women’s health. But they don’t have professionals even giving any information to women except referring them to another clinic. They don’t have equipment. They don’t do anything except profit from killing babies and then selling body parts of those aborted babies."
Their response:
"To the contrary, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and other women’s health services, including abortions and there’s been no confirmation it sells body parts."
BUT THEY NEVER DENY IT EITHER! The video shows employees of Planned Parenthood offering baby body parts for what Politifact terms a "fee".
"Abortion providers also are allowed to charge a fee for facilitating those donations."
https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2015/oct/07/john-stemberger/planned-parenthood-has-been-found-illegally-sell-b/
That's called OBFUSCATION.
Grocery stores don't sell groceries. They charge you a "fee".
"It is illegal to sell fetal tissue. But donations are legal."
"The law allows for "reasonable" fees to cover the group’s costs of donating the tissue."
"Nothing specifies how much appropriate fees should be."
"Planned Parenthood says it only has donation programs in a few states. But we don’t know which ones."
"Federal law does not require Planned Parenthood to disclose this information on their tax forms."
Even though considered "legal" it still leaves a bad feeling among most Americans. " legislators have vowed to ban fetal tissue donation in the fall."
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/aug/05/politifact-sheet-8-things-know-about-plan-national/

Sn Ht

Typical Carlos Ponce alt-right baiting as usual.

This is one area where it is between a woman, her physicians, and no one else.

Carlos Ponce

" a woman, her physicians, and no one else" So the baby has no say.....
The baby has a different DNA from its mother. It's not just a bunch of tissue. It is a separate entity.
Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution:
"No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."
So Roe v Wade was a blanket death sentence?
I will speak up for the rights of those innocents.

Dalton Logan

Get your head out of the sand KA and join the real world.

Kelly Willis

Haha...yeah those videos were false according to liberal politifact and so false the makers were arrested in true socialist democratic nazi fashion.

Emile Pope

Instead of trying to convince people who have absolutely no interest in changing their minds despite facts showing they're mistaken, just try to convince sensible, logical, intelligent people to judge the facts, behave accordingly and vote. There are always more of us than them and if we took to the polls they would be relegated to calling AM stations to give their interesting theories on government issues to like minded radio hosts...

Carlos Ponce

"people who have absolutely no interest in changing their minds despite facts showing they're mistaken"
Describing yourself, Emile?

Sn Ht

From what I read, I believe the reference was to you and your history of being a paid alt-right troll.

Carlos Ponce

Not really Sn Ht. I belong to the group of "sensible, logical, intelligent people". [beam]
But you're entitled to your opinion. Jesus loves you.[beam][beam]

Kelly Willis

The silent majority still exists...they are waking up to the importance of voting.

Victor Krc

Satan can quote Scripture for his own convenience. See Luke 4: 1-13, especially verses 10-11. Also, "Before you were formed in your mother's womb, I knew you". That verse is from the Old Testament, though I did not look up the chapter and verse.
Anyway, quoting Scripture will not mean anything to unbelievers, so I will not pursue that option any further.
The ancient pagans commented that one of the things that Christians did not do was expose their inconvenient infants to the elements so that they would die from exposure to the weather and lack of nutrition if the wild animals did not get to them first.
Speaking of infanticide, can any of you who are pro-abortion tell me what is the difference between abortion and infanticide? Would your advocacy of abortion also include advocacy for infanticide? If not, tell me where you would draw the line and, most importantly, why you would draw the line where you do.


Gary Miller

Why do the baby killers fear roe v wade being overturned? The killing would continue in states where it legally belongs. Congress could do something better than repealing R. V W. Define citizenship as when the heart begins beating. Or when cells start dividing. Or when a sperm finds a virgin egg. Sending the issue back to the states solves nothing except requiring state legislatures to approve infanticide. Roe V Wade was a violation of the Tenth Amendment of the bill of rights.

Kimberley Jones Yancy

Tribalism at its best. It always amazes me that some of the most racist people call themselves Christians. I am prolife too. I love all lives. This is a time where Christians can stand strong however the racist attitudes and comments just cancels out our witness and credible voice. I saw Lt. Govenor's Dan Patrick commercial and I just shook my head. It was one of the most racist commercials I have ever seen in my lifetime. And the ironic thing is... most of you won't see racism in the commercial or the images.

Carlos Ponce

"most of you won't see racism in the commercial or the images.'
Here are Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's ads:
https://www.danpatrick.org/videos/
Where is the racism????? It's not there.

Jim Forsythe

Kimberley told you that you would not see it, and she was right.
You proved her point.

Carlos Ponce

Okay Jim, point it out - if you think it's there.

Jim Forsythe

"And the ironic thing is... most of you won't see racism in the commercial or the images."
You will see it or not, and you have already stated you did not. No amount of pointing it out, will have you seeing it.

Carlos Ponce

In other words since Jim Forsythe cannot find it either, her claim is false. No irony at all.

George Croix

Tell me what was 'racist', Jim.
I haven't even seen but one Patrick campaign add and all I saw was him in a rocking chair, a dog on the porch, and a tractor in the background.
What did I miss?

George Croix

Wait...wait.....
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=dan+patrick+racist+campaign+add#id=2&vid=2362d9d81776ede245ec279f3c0ec912&action=click

Is THAT what's supposed to be 'racist'. The claimed 'dog whistle' crap??
Say it ain't so....

Jim Forsythe

What is true for one, may not be true for someone else. If one truly believes in something , no amount of trying to convince them they are wrong, will matter. Everyone grew up different, with different life experiences, so their truths will be different than anyone else's. Just because one does not see it as racist, does not make it non racist for someone else. Instead of attracting Kimberley, it may have been better asking her what she saw.We do not have to agree with someone, to understand what they are saying.

Some will see a truck, rocking chair, a dog on the porch,tractor and others will see and hear something else.
Some will know the make and model of the truck and tractor and the breed of dog, others do not care.

Carlos Ponce

And some see the name "Jim" as racist - as in "Jim Crow". Don't s-t-r-e-t-c-h too far Jim, you'll hurt yourself.

Jim Forsythe

And this some, is whom? Is it you accusing me of promoting Jim Crow laws?
Why in the world would you say this?

Or, are you saying that we all see things different because we live different lives?
How did I stretch myself?

George Croix

I don't see how it does much good to make off-the-wall accusations that are just as bad as the people we complain about do...but, that's just me......
No matter which side does it....

Kelly Naschke

Then that makes YOU the racist.

George Croix

Where did YOU see it, Ms. Yancy?
You have yet to be specific.....just tossed out some generalities and accusations of 'racist attitudes' in others....
Turns out, now that I've looked, Dan Patrick has several campaign spots, so specifically, WHICH one and WHAT part of it/them is racist to you?
Thanks.

Emile Pope

And it's conscience...

Victor Krc

Don't conflate truth with outlooks, attitudes, or opinions. The truth is "what is the case". People may be mistaken or delusional in what they believe, but the truth remains the truth. I have seen people change their beliefs many times. I'll bet you yourself have too if you think about it.

Good grief, no scientist is a relativist. If people in the sciences didn't believe that there was a truth to be found then they wouldn't bother with it. The same with our criminal justice system. If there wasn't a truth to be found then why bother with the adversarial trial system. We do not want people sending people to prison based on what one individual may "feel" about the guilt or innocence of a person. That is vigilante "justice".

The same principle is at work in our psyche. We have attitudes, opinions, world views that we hold, but perhaps we are mistaken. We should try to get as close to the truth as we can and that only comes from the hard work of thought in dialogue with others, not being in passive-aggressive and labeling people with epithets because that is so much easier than thinking.

George Croix

Well, after 2 days, with ZERO specifics by way of talk walking the claims of 'racism' in the Dan Patrick campaign videos, IMO it's just more of the incessant race baiting I expect to see.
Got nothing, claim 'racism'....plenty of people unfixable enough to believe it

Victor Krc

George, just guessing, but I believe it is the one where Dan Patrick accuses the democrats of trying to turn Texas into another California. Anybody who is against open borders is a racist, don'tcha know. Calling somebody a racist is so much easier than the hard work of debating the policy's pros and cons. It's the Twiter (sic)mentality at work.

Also, no takers on debating the difference between abortion and infanticide. Too much soul-searching and hard thought required. Just label someone a misogynist and be done with it.

George Croix

Victor, If that's the one, then hollering 'racism' is even more unfixable than I figured was likely. Next, it'll be 'racist' to give someone a ticket for 70 in a 35.....
It'll be called "Undocumented Speed Limit Exceeding"......
Of course, the Democrat Party is long, long....LONG past being a Party that values law and order....the walk pretty near never matches the talk, except when talking FOR assault and mob activity....and 'resisting'......
Just like Hillary said, "A direct threat to our democracy'....proving even a blind squirrel finds an acorn eventually.....

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