Every year or two, I endorse various candidates for office. Several years ago, I endorsed Rand Paul for Senate long before anyone believed he had a chance to win over his heavily supported primary opponent. While I never endorsed Obama, I did predict a year in advance that he would defeat Hillary and go on to win the Presidency. Some of my endorsements have been for horrible candidates that were only slightly better than their opponent. To be honest, rarely have I endorsed a person I believed was a Christian and held to the whole of a Christian Worldview. On several occasions, I have been criticized for being critical of the very people I endorse.
For my friends who reject the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils, I must say that if I fully embraced that idea then I would never vote.
I base my endorsements on which candidate is better and most aligned to a Christian Worldview than which candidate offers the most perks or has the better website. This is never easy as political agendas often need to be separated from Christian concerns. For instance, while I love economics and economic theory, issues like abortion are more important. Marriage, family, parents, and the like all play within the Christian ethic and is paramount in my choice. There is a place for Government in society, but a government that is overbearing or undermining must be avoided.
I believe this election exemplifies three different views on Government’s role. None of them can I fully endorse, but the more socialistic view held by Mcauliffe and the libertine view by Sarvis are both well beyond where Christians can go. One will continue to suppress and crush the family and the church while the other will seek the undermine them.
It should come as no surprise that I endorse Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia. Here are several reasons for my decision:
- Terry Mcauliffe is the most left wing liberal to run for governor. He supports unrestrained abortion, will demonize Christians who oppose him, and will be a central figure in advancing his anti-marriage agenda. He is no friend to a Christian Worldview and will attempt to speed up the secularization of our state. His view of government is that it is the ultimate force in society, the head of all things. Therefore, he has no restraint to limiting Government within the God given spheres, and he believes there is no sacred trust to either the church or the family. To him, government is the ultimate of rule and not merely one of three entities that rule within society. The only sacred trust he seems to protect is that of Government. Therefore, I cannot conceive how any Christian could vote for him.
- Rob Sarvis is a social liberal with pseudo middle of the road economic policies. Running for the Libertarian nod, Sarvis is less of a Libertarian than I am, and I am not a Libertarian. He is the consummate libertine. No, he is not anarchistic, but being libertine he will thrust our society into chaos and reverse any social order as defined by God. While Mcauliffe will trample over the family and the church, Sarvis will go to the other extreme by unravelling these entities within the community. He won’t be overbearing but just as dangerous.
- Cuccinelli has a long history of supporting the issues I am most concerned about. While he will undoubtedly turn to the center as Governor, he will have the opportunity to protect my religious rights, a baby’s rights, and my right to homeschool. He saw that Obamacare was going to be a disaster long before the media, and he attempted to protect Virginians from this disaster despite the pundits telling him that this was an unpopular thing to do. Today, his insight into this law is exactly right while when his Democratic opponent was exactly wrong. Yet, overall Cuccinelli recognizes there must be a strong role in government, but that role is limited by the role of the family and church. He understands the three spheres better than either of the two candidates. He will protect each and I believe will not overstep or try to undermine these three entities. Thus, he rejects both socialistic policies and libertine philosophy.
While I cannot speak for any organization that I am affiliated with, and my endorsement is my own, I want to encourage all Virginia Residents to get out and vote for Ken Cuccinelli.