How do you select the best candidate? Do you vote for someone because
- you saw them at the temple last month?
- you saw them at church this week?
- They live in your neighborhood?
- They are a good teacher?
- They are a good contractor?
- They have served in public office before?
- They have lots of signs up around town?
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Is it possible to be a good teacher and not understand the proper role of government?
Yes. An 8th grade teacher once said it should be treason to burn an american flag. Does she know that our founding fathers burned effigies? Please refer to freedom of speech outlined in the 1st amendment for further instruction.
Is it possible to be a good Christian and not understand the proper role of government?
Yes. Just look at the hundreds of men and women in office that claim to be christian and overstep their bounds.
Is it possible to have served in public office and not understand the proper role of government?
We can just look at the federal government and see teachers and lawyers and Christians and previous public servants and see quite plainly that this does not automatically mean they understand the proper role of government.
If we vote for the people we know by association, we are refusing to do our due diligence. When we simply vote for the people we know by association, we get the kind of government we have today.
I refuse to vote for someone simply because I know them. I will make sure the candidate I vote for upholds the Constitution and thoroughly understand the proper role of government￼.
And to answer some recent questions about local government servants; yes, local government servants must also understand how the Constitution is applied to our local governments. Any local servant or candidate who says the Constitution has nothing to do with our local government is severely misguided, mis taught and will surely run amok while in office.
Interview teh candidates, meet them in person, ask them your own questions. Dont just listen to them pontificate. They will always do well with that. Dont just rely on their pamphlets. Have lunch with them, call them, meet with them at their town halls, write them emails. Get to know who stands with you on sensitive issues. Do your Due Diligence. Do not abdicate that responsibility to the minority.