Letter: Be sure to vote with your principlesI am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I am not a conservative and I am not a liberal. I am a husband, a father and possibly your neighbor.
By: William C. Bolt, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I am not a conservative and I am not a liberal. I am a husband, a father and possibly your neighbor.
I imagine that you and I are very similar. We have dreams of our children growing up and being successful. We dream of some day being able to retire and enjoy life. While we dream, we work hard, pay our taxes and try to do the right thing.
But what is the “right thing”? Is it the easy thing? Is it the popular thing? Is it the quick fix to a long-term problem? When I stand at the voting booth, what will I rely on to help me choose? In a life full of uncertainty, fear and confusion, where will I go for guidance? When I vote, do I base my vote on my principles or do I compromise? If I claim to be a Christian, shouldn’t I vote according to Christian principles?
These are some tough questions, and they are not going to get any easier as elections approach. Take time now to think about your principles, so that when it comes time to vote you’ll be ready.