Will California legalize marijuana? Will the voters in Arizona or South Dakota approve it for medical use? Will new casinos
be permitted in Maine or Oregon? And will Oklahoma residents prohibit
their courts from any use of international or Shariah law?
These are a few of the questions that will be answered as voters
go to the polls between now and next Tuesday. Elsewhere, Coloradans will
again vote on the personhood of unborn children. They join voters in
Indiana, Louisiana and Missouri in decisions about capping or cutting
taxes on property.
It's kind of tough to keep it all straight – but we have some
good news. Pick a state. Any state. Any candidate or ballot initiative,
and Faith2Action has done the research for you – or found the folks who
What's on the ballot this year for my state? Can I vote early or
by absentee ballot? What time are the polls open? Click on your state
and find out what you need to know:
Beyond the candidates, there are some of the critical issues on the ballot:
- Marriage: While none of the states have a marriage amendment
to vote on this year, the issue is center stage in at least five states
with the Nov. 2 elections.
In Iowa, three of the judges who struck down that state's Defense of
Marriage Act are up for retention votes. A vote to deny keeping any of
them on the court would send a powerful message. This must be done. It's so important – call everyone you know in Iowa!
Meanwhile, the governor's races in California, Minnesota and New
Hampshire and for the Senate in New York will impact marriage in each of
those states. Elections in the other 45 states will also affect how
marriage is treated and protected. Please take time to prepare. Your
vote matters for marriage and so much more!
- Parental Notification and Personhood: Alaska is asking
voters if parents should be required to be notified before their minor
child has the destructive surgery of abortion. In Colorado, the voters
will decide whether the state constitution should be amended to define
"personhood" beginning at conception. Do your friends in Colorado and
Alaska know that?
- Drop Climate Change Mandates: California will allow voters to suspend the 2006 "climate change" law that mandates greenhouse gas reductions until the state's unemployment rate drops below 5.5 percent. Good idea!
- No Shariah: If you have friends in Oklahoma, this is a
pre-emptive strike that hopefully will set nationwide precedent: Ban the
state courts from using international law or the Muslim extremist
Shariah law when making rulings. This should be on the ballot
everywhere, including Dearbornistan, Mich.
- Gambling: Maine and Oregon are trying for voter-approved casinos. A bad bet for Oxford County, Maine, and Multnomah County, Oregon – know anyone there?
- Obamacare: We've had seven months since Obamacare was
ramrodded through Congress against the will of the American people. What
does that mean for us? Insurance premiums are going up. More children are uninsured. Small businesses are cutting back on hiring and expansion. Sixty-nine percent of businesses will have to change their health plans, forcing millions of Americans to change doctors.
These are just a few of the effects of Obamacare, seven months after
Congress approved it and the president signed it into law. And many of
the regulations and fees won't even go into effect for two or three more
However, there is hope. Arizona and Oklahoma are allowing voters
to say no to mandatory participation in Obama's socialized medicine –
just like Missouri did on Aug. 3. The legal case of 20 states against
the individual mandate to purchase insurance could bring down the government plan.
There's another way every voter can work toward the repeal of
Obamacare. That's by doing anything they can to elect senators and
representatives who will make every effort to repeal it. Find out where
the candidates stand at F2A.org (or on the state-by-state list).
I have an idea: Just forward this article (with all its links) to
your friends, family and Facebook contacts and prepare to take our
country back. Then, fast and pray – only one week until Election Day!