Started this series with HOW A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN STARTS — PART 1 back in December, 2017. Since then I have been going door-to-door collecting signatures on petitions, working to get the candidate, Shak Hill, on the ballot for the 10th Congressional District Republican Primary.
Why haven’t I blogged more about Shak Hill? Well, stupidity is one reason. Personnel is policy. If we don’t elect the right people, we will not get the right policies. However, there is a big problem we must solve before we can get the right people elected. Before we will vote for the right people, we must be convinced to support the right policies. Therefore, instead of advocating particular candidates, we often have to spend more time advocating particular policies.
Convincing people to support the right policies can be surprisingly difficult. Doing the “right thing”, whatever that “right thing” might be, requires disciplined work. It is not enough just to care. We have to think things through. That is why we speak of religious and political ideological beliefs. Our religious beliefs should provide us wisdom, the means to distinguish good from evil. Our political beliefs, which logically stem from our religious beliefs, should guide us when we relate to other people. What rights do neighbors have? What do I owe them? What do they owe me? Until we resolve such issues, how can choose which political candidate to support? Pragmatism? What works? Until we understand what God calls wise, how do we know what is rational? Until we understand what rights God has given our neighbors, that He want us to love our neighbors, how can we decide what sort of government works?
Of course, that raises a question? How do I know I support the right policies? Before I advocate anything, I too must think things through. I too must contemplate religion and politics.
What Makes Shak Hill A Better Choice?
- Representative Barbara Comstock (heritageaction.com)
- Scorecard – Conservative Review (conservativereview.com)
- Eagle Forum Scoreboard – CQ Engage (cqrcengage.com)
- Barbara Comstock R-VA, 10th District 2015 – present (freedomworks.org)
- Congressional Scorecards (clubforgrowth.org)
- ACU Ratings, Federal Legislative Ratings for Virginia (conservative.org)
- Rep. Barbara Comstock’s Immigration-Reduction Report Card (numbersusa.com)