To the Journal Editor:
No means no!
What do you want from our political leaders? Honestly, what type of behavior is acceptable? Does it bother you if the vast majority doesn't want something and the elected officials vote it in anyway?
Every parent remembers raising their children. They especially remember what worked and what did not. We all recall the first time you used the word "no." It did not take long to realize that a simple "no" was not going to work very well. After a number of attempts at correction with verbal instruction only, we had to resort to a stiffer method of correction. The "no" was then followed by a method sure to raise the level of importance of "No means no."
A promise to represent the people is exactly that. "I will" means nothing if the vote continues to go against the voice of the people. Talk is cheap. When the voting is done, what does the party stand for?
I realize the individual may have a difference of opinion with their own party, especially with issues like abortion, etc. However, at the end of the day, what did the party vote for? What did they pass and is it important to you?
The Democratic Party has continued to support abortion. Also with their vote, they have said marriage is not just between a man and a woman; it is O.K. to have two moms or two dads. Does this sound natural to you? Should what God says matter in these two issues? Did you want the new health care package? Does the idea of "share the wealth" sit well with you ? Are you ready for another stimulus package?
You must vote your own heart. Do your homework and vote accordingly. What you vote is telling the candidate that does not represent what you believe to be right is this, "My no means no!"
Tom Casperson and others like him who stand for what is right represent what I believe is best for not only myself, but more importantly, what is best for our country.