A: I actually think that statement is a self-evident truth that Christ could not vote for Barack Obama. Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. He has cast a vote three times to allow a practice to go on that allows infant babies, fully born and with no dispute over their humanity or anything else, to be set aside like garbage to die. The simple question I have to ask myself as a person of Christian conscience, is ‘would Christ do that?’ We know He wouldn’t because Christ put special emphasis on the children and spent some of his harshest language about people that would harm children.
Barack Obama has said he is in line 100 percent with the agenda for gay rights, he said he would vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act which is aimed at making sure that gay marriage is forced upon all the states in this union. Those views are also inconsistent with the Christian conscience.
When I was first approached with the offer to run for the Senate in Illinois, I was hesitant to agree, since I am not from the state. However, when all of these friends of mine sent me information on Barack Obama, I agreed that it just seemed wrong that somebody with his record should kind of waltz into the Senate unopposed.
What finally forced me to consider whether I not only had the opportunity to oppose him, but the obligation, was when I learned that in April 2002, Obama had cast a vote that would continue to allow LIVE BIRTH ABORTIONS in the state of Illinois. When Barack Obama embraces an extremist position on abortion that countenances even the murder of living young children outside the womb, he abandons the principles of our Declaration, and destroys the foundations of our national union!
First, I have a clear and serious objection, in principle, to the notion that people of national reputation have the right to
And then I looked at his record. I found somebody who has never seen a spending bill he couldn’t find some excuse for, and has never seen a tax increase he didn’t like. We find somebody who would rather that our children were educated
Keyes won no primaries last winter and spring, but he had remained on the campaign trail spreading his conservative message. Asked Tuesday if he still considered himself a candidate, Keyes said, “I am not.” A campaign spokeswoman said Keyes had not yet filed withdrawal papers with the Federal Election Commission.
Keyes said he supports Bush’s choice of former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney as his running mate, adding that Cheney’s anti-abortion views mirrored his own. He said he would join other Republicans to unite behind Bush at the party’s convention.
Keyes won 21 delegates this year though the final count could change by a delegate or two. His best showing was in the Iowa caucuses, where he won 14% of the vote.
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GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader