I am not voting for a man. I do not give blanket or tacit approval to everything our President has done or said in the past and certainly what he will say or do in the future. I at times cringe at his tweets nor condone some of his actions. Like the fireman who drops the “f bomb” and uses other “salty” language while putting out the fire in your house, I can live with President Trump’s foibles. He gets the job done and at the end of the day it is results that count as our Commander-in-Chief. Nor do I approve of what Vice President Biden has said or done in the past or promises to do in the future. He has had forty-seven years in government to get it right and he has failed miserably. As Robert Gates stated, “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” I challenge you to name one of Joe’s accomplishments.
I am voting for Constitutional government. I am voting for a strong and viable military. I am voting for a vibrant economy. I am voting for the right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. I am voting for the freedom to worship. I am voting for a national recognition that the founding of our nation was based on Christian principles. I am voting for the ability for anyone to rise above their circumstances and become successful. I am voting for my children and grandchildren to be able to choose their own path in life, including how and where their children are educated.
I am voting for our borders to be open to everyone who enters under our law and closed to everyone who would circumvent or ignore the law. I am voting for the Electoral College to remain in place, so that a few heavily populated liberal centers do not control the elections and the voices of the Shenandoah Valley are not ignored. I am voting for a Supreme Court that interprets the Constitution rather than rewrites it. I am voting to teach our history, with all its flaws, not erase it or revise it to fit a revisionist narrative. I am voting for the sanctity of life from conception to birth and after.
I am voting for a party whose creed states that “the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice; that all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society; that fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government; that the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations; that peace is best preserved through a strong national defense; and that faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.”
I am not voting against Joe Biden, but rather I am voting for a party that embodies the values and principles both my forefathers and I fought for over two hundred years to maintain. This why I am voting Republican this fall.