Letter: Christians had no place to turn in voting for president


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 2:55 pm
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The lower turnout for the election didn't surprise me. Many Christians had no one to vote for. I voted, but not for president.

When it comes to social views Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are two peas in a pod. If there is a difference, it was that the president accepted responsibility for his social policies, while Mitt was willing to deceive conservatives.

In 1976, I voted for Jimmy Carter because he claimed to be a Christian. That was good enough for me and I didn't look further into the matter. Later I found out that Mr Carter's idea of Christianity wasn't even close to orthodox.
I vowed not to take another politician's word for their social views without looking into it closely.

Mitt Romney was and is to this day a social liberal. He refused to attend family value summits and answer the questions that his legacy has left.
Just before the election he said that Roe v Wade wasn't on his agenda and I'm sure if he would have been elected, his choice for a Supreme Court would have reflected his "agenda."

Paul David Swinford,
Geneseo

















 




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1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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