In Our Best Interest

It’s amazing to me how El Paso County voters, can repeatedly go to the polls and vote against their own best interests.  I lived in this county for eleven years, moved away for four, then returned as a veteran’s widow and single mother almost four years ago to find things even worse.

Many of you call yourselves “conservative.”  You can be conservative and open-minded. Look at all the issues, both candidates’ ability to cope with contemporary issues–domestically and globally–then make an enlightened, intelligent decision at the polls.

However, many so-called “conservative” voters never seem to do that. They go to the polls and vote on the basis of one or two “conservative” issues–probably abortion as number one, and something involving gay rights as number two.  Or–shudder–they vote the way their pastor tells them to from the pulpit on Sunday morning….

Big oil companies and the GOP have bought the evangelical Christian vote.  If they believed being pro-choice and pro-gay rights would get them elected, they would change in a heartbeat.

An unnecessary war, the future of our planet, or the economy don’t matter as long as you keep a Congressman and Senator who’ll vote anti-choice and anti-gay rights.  Really…?  No matter what…?

It is my fervent hope that the registered Republican conservatives who outnumber we so-called liberal Democrats will realize that  peace, clean air and water for our children and their children (etc.), jobs, and health care are far more important issues than those two alone.

Please consider the whole picture when you vote, regardless of your party affiliation.  Don’t forsake the future of our nation on the basis of one or two issues.  This is too important.

~Deb in Palmer Lake

3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DavidThi808 says:

    I agree with what you are saying, but you’ve got to get out there and sell it. Have you considered volunteering with Hal Bidlack’s campaign? This is exactly what he is out there trying to do and he’s working his *** off doing so.

    • debstover says:

      I hosted a house party for Hal Bidlack on the 4th of July. I think he’s going to make a great Congressman.  I plan to write letters to local newspapers supporting him as well.

      I attended the forum for senatorial candidates yesterday.  That was interesting.  Udall was great, as expected.  Schaffer was the only one who didn’t follow the guidelines established by the event-holders, of course.  His behavior was atrocious, as are his politics and ethics.  The Green Party candidate was very intriguing.  His last name is Kinzey (sp).  

      The local NRA was there in force to support Schaffer.  Urp…

      ~Deb

  2. redstateblues says:

    Don’t forsake the future of our nation on the basis of one or two issues

    That is almost the basis of red state politics, and has been for the last 20 years. The GOP relies on those one or two issue voters to get them in the polls to vote for their lackluster candidates. Luckily no gay rights agenda on the ballot this year, but that abortion amendment might be enough–despite the fact that everyone knows it will never pass in a million years.  

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