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"Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again..."

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Two Conservative Voting Theories

At least amongst Christians there are two theories that guide one's approach to voting in modern day elections. Theory #1 is vote for the candidate who's campaign and personhood is most consistent with Biblical faith. From this one can argue whether or not the candiadte needs to be a Christian as well. Theory #2 dictates to vote for the lesser of two evils, implying all the choices are far removed from aligning with Biblical faith.

One may find it helpful to assume a hypothetical race for the Republican nomination to be between Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Theory #2 demands that we vote for the candidate who most closely holds conservative principles, even if there's just a hint of such. Granted, all candidates have some degree of baggage, but is there ever a point where one can abandon theory #2? Would Stalin v. Hitler reach that threshold? Would a McCain v. Obama race reach that threshold?

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