Posted by: Taylor | November 1, 2008

Do Morals Matter When Voting for President?

There are certain moral issue which to me are so important that I believe must be considered before I vote for a presidential candidate.  One such example is the issue of abortion.  I know for many this is a complicated issue, but I would disagree.

Abortion only becomes complicated when our own selfish desires get in the way of our moral conscience.  Abortion is not about a woman’s right to choose.  Abortion is about whether one person is allowed to kill another without the weaker party’s ability to have a say.

Some would argue that a woman “should not be punished with a baby” just because she made a poor decision.  Others might say, “It is cruel and unfair that a woman should have to give birth to a child if she has been raped or incest is involved.”  I would argue that regardless of the circumstance under which a child is conceived that the child is still a life worthy of our protection.  It is not the child’s fault, and the baby should not be the one punished.

God purposefully places babies in mother’s womb for their protection, not their destruction.  It is a sacried trust that we as a society protect all life from conception to the grave.  And no matter the circumstances, all men and women must understand that it is our duty, right, and privilege to protect these most innocent of lives which are unable to protect themselves.

Therefore, I put this question to each of you, “Do morals matter when voting for president?”  Abortion is a moral decision, not a political one.  Does it matter to you if your next president might not count “all life” as worthy of life?

Let me hear from.  Thank you, and my God’s peace and love be with you.

Taylor

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Responses

  1. Morality gives us guidence when making decisions. Legislating morality and using one’s moral compass to make a good decision are not the same thing. A person with morals will make morally conscience decisions.

    My biggest fear this election year is that Christians will stay home and not vote. There is a whole “Christians should not vote” movement. Read my post on this http://themasterstable.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/on-christians-and-voting/ and spread the word that we all need to get out there and be heard.

  2. Clark,

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I agree that everyone needs to vote. I personally believe that voting is not only a privilege but a duty too, especially for Christians!

    Taylor

  3. Hi Taylor,

    I actually wanted to comment on the nuclear power article but looks like commenting is closed. Anyhow, I found it very interested.

    I also wanted to let you know your contact page is broken (that’s where I went next).

    Finally, I was also wondering where the lovely picture in your blog’s banner was taken. It’s quite serene.

    Best,
    Will

  4. Morality gives us guidence when making decisions. Legislating morality and using one’s moral compass to make a good decision are not the same thing. A person with morals will make morally conscience decisions.
    +1


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