What disqualifies a politician?

Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Politics attracts some good patriotic Americans who are intelligent and morally upright people; politics also attracts many Americans that have selfish motives that fuel their political ambitions. Many politicians attempt to ingratiate themselves with the electorate by adopting popular viewpoints on the issues. Many voters find they have two choices for a political office, and they choose the candidate that is closest to their viewpoint.

Can a politician have a viewpoint on one issue that causes you the voter to disqualify them for political office? I believe you can advocate all the correct positions of your political party; and yet for example, if you advocate racism you will be disqualified by the major political parties and the electorate. A politician who maintains the Holocaust was justified by the German people would not be politically viable in America.

I recently listened to the testimony of a woman on Dan Fagan's Anchorage radio talk show who survived a saline abortion. This lady knows many Americans hate her for surviving the abortion procedure, and then being able to tell her tale about the abuse she experienced in her life. The amazing part in her testimony was that she was not bitter, but was filled with Christ-like love and forgiveness for the people who sought to destroy her life.

I agree with Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, who maintains he will not vote for any politician who supports the killing of unborn children - period! In the Gospel of Matthew 25:40 (NKJV) Jesus states: "I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren you did it to Me."

Any politician, who does not understand that destroying the life of an unborn child is wrong and evil, has disqualified themselves from representing me in our government. Oh by the way, the current U.S. Senate race in Alaska has two candidates who have disqualified themselves for the office - Scott McAdams and Lisa Murkowski. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller defends the life of the unborn child and the literal interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. America will only continue to be blessed, and a world power if we demand righteousness in our laws and leaders.

Jim Johnson, Soldotna

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