And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.
I travel the country. I train, teach and meet many people from all walks of life, from every faith.
Every election year I get bombarded with "who are you voting for, Scott?" I usually answer, "I haven't decided yet," because it's true.
I am not a Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican or Libertarian. I'm a Christian. And that simple fact determines who gets my vote.
I have voted for Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians. I evaluate the candidate's position on issues, but I'm not naive enough to believe any politician doesn't alter their position based on the special interest group they're speaking to at the moment.
A politician's stance on issues is always in flux with an eye to the next election. That's what politics has always been, always will be.
That's why I place far more importance on a candidate's past record and performance.
I evaluate the character of the candidate. Investigate the source of their funding and determine the honesty of their advertising and media message.
Voting is an American responsibility. Something I take very seriously. Unfortunately our Washington Representatives have been a miserable failure since the Reagan years, which were the country's most prosperous years in my lifetime.
Now, it's hard right vs hard left with the middle class paying the bill.
Here's my point. Do your homework. Cast your vote smartly. We don't need more of the same. Personally, I will be hard pressed to vote for any incumbent.
Obama promised hope and change. I hope we change Washington into a government for all the people instead of those special interests who control the power, influence and money.