I am so grateful for the opportunity God has given me to vote! I always wish I had more time to look into each candidates voting records and beliefs. That is why I was so excited last night when Daniel informed me that the Republican Presidential Debate was about to begin! Here’s six things that really caught my attention:
1. Part of the debate was questions from normal citizens! What an encouragement that the Republican Party considers what it’s people think and take time to answer their questions!
2. When they were each given 30 sec to answer a question like “How would you get America back on track?” Santorum, Gingrich and Romney had very general answers. I liked how the others knew what they were going to do and could state some clear steps of action. Johnson – Balance the budget and implement fair tax that will create jobs. Paul – Free markets because people create jobs not government. Perry – Repeal Obama Care, lower corporate and local tax rates and make America energy independent. Bachmann – Repeal Obama care. Cain – 999 tax plan. Hutsman – Tax and health care reforms. It just says a lot that they would know how to sum it up right there on the spot.
3. Everyone (except Perry didn’t really say anything) agrees education is not something the federal government should be so involved in! Santorum even stated it has been the parents responsibility to educate their children, not the government, from the beginning! Gingrich even favorably mentioned home schooling as an option! Paul, Bachmann and Cain also seemed passionate about getting federal government out of school.
4. Santorum seemed strong on giving our troops all the support they need while Hutsman was more eager to just get our troops home.
5. Ron Paul had a good caution about how a fence to keep immigrants out could also be used to keep Americans in. I just loved it when he said moral character of the people will solve problems better than laws could. Wow. Amen!
6. Perry seemed the least supportive of Israel and Cain seemed like the strongest supporter of Israel though they didn’t all get to talk on that one much.
The conclusion for me is Perry and Romney are out of it. Being a women, I wouldn’t want Bachmann to have to endure the stress of such great a leadership position unless there were no righteous men to take the stand. I admire her for her willingness to go through that for her country if need be. Lord willing, a righteous man will be able to do it for her. I’m kind of liking Ron Paul right now.
I’d love to hear what your thoughts were! Especially if I misunderstood something or took it out of context! Praise the Lord for the chance to live in America, publically talk about such things, and vote! Let us not take for granted the privilege of being able to have a say in politics and let us use it while we still can!