TWO ELECTIONS IN VIRGINIA ON JUNE 12TH THAT REQUIRE OUR PRAYERS — PART 2

The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer — Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904)

Why the seeming hyperbole of a picture like the one above. Well, look at history. Societies that permit freedom of religious belief and the free exercise of religious belief are rare. Because we permit such in this country, the United States is rarity. Even in this nation, some people are always trying to force their beliefs upon others. So whenever we vote, we should consider the protection of freedom of religion our highest priority. Whenever we consider increasing the power of government, we should consider the risk to our religious liberties.

Republican: Member United States Senate

In this race Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat, is the incumbent. So this primary is about selecting a Republican challenger. Who do we have to choose from? Well, we are fortunate. All three are better than Kaine.

My choice is the first guy, Nick Freitas. This post contains a bit more information about why I prefer this guy.

An election is a competitive endeavor. We don’t elect the perfect guy; we strive to elect the best among the candidates. Since our choices are just imperfect people,  instead of the candidate who seemingly makes the most wondrous promises, we should try to select the candidate who promises to protect our rights.

Consider this promise from Stewart.

Speaking before a small group of reporters during his first political press conference of 2018, Stewart also pledged to end “chain migration,” eliminate the diversity visa lottery and seek the criminal prosecution of any “sanctuary city” officials who refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (from here at princewilliamtimes.com)

Here Freitas explains what is wrong with that idea.

Freitas pays careful attention to the Constitution. I like that.

What about Jackson? Well, here is an assessment of the race from Larry J. Sabato.

In the Republican primary for Senate, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart (R) appears to be the ostensible favorite, largely due to his unexpectedly strong performance in last year’s GOP gubernatorial primary, where he finished a close second to Ed Gillespie (R). However, there has been little polling and it’s possible that state Del. Nick Freitas (R) could surprise Stewart. (from here at centerforpolitics.org)

Since there has been little polling, no one knows who is winning, and Sabato admits as much. Since turnout for primaries is so low, turnout will win this race. Hence the candidate that wins will have convinced enough people to come to the polls and vote for him. Unfortunately, Jackson is doing relatively poorly in fund raising (see here). So he is unlikely to get enough votes. That is actually a shame. Of the three, Jackson has behaved most like a gentleman.

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2 thoughts on “TWO ELECTIONS IN VIRGINIA ON JUNE 12TH THAT REQUIRE OUR PRAYERS — PART 2

  1. what we often forget Tom is that one election in one state other than our own might seem insignificant to our own ‘state of affairs’ but what goes on in the other 49 certainly impacts what goes on in our own…

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    1. @Julie (aka Cookie)

      Yep!

      It is obvious that the Republican Establishment does not have much confidence in defeating Senator Tim Kaine, but several supporters of Donald Trump are willing to give it a shot. That’s telling. It indicates that Trump’s supporters have more confidence in winning.

      Look at the Republicans leaving Congress.
      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-leaving-congress-retiring-2018/

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/29/republicans-who-wont-be-coming-back-to-congress-after-2018-midterm-elections.html

      Lots of them are Establishment Republicans, probably fleeing the swamp. Lots of them are getting on in years. A dozen of them, however, are seeking higher office.

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