10/23/2010

I have studied and prayed and now I have completed my ballot. For background information and links, read my older post. My recommendations are as follows:

For all elected state and national offices, I voted straight  Republican.

Judges:
Tani G Cantil-Sakauye--NO
Ming Chin----NO
Carlos Moreno--NO
Judith McConnell--NO
Manuel Ramirez--YES
Carol Codrington--YES
David Sills--NO
William Bedsworth--YES
Eileen Moore--NO

State Superintendent
Larry Aceves

SB County Board of Ed.
James Tate

SB Community  College
Don Nydam, Donna Ferracone, James Ramos

SB Valley Water District
Pat Milligan

Propositions
19  NO
20  YES
21  NO
22  YES
23  YES
24  NO
25  NO
26  YES
27  NO

San Bernardino Measure C
Yes

For more information:  Check the rest of this blog and my notes on facebook

10/09/2010

California Election Forum, Craig Huey, Election recommendations, Election recommendiations for conservative Christian voters.

Great source for how to vote!


How I voted is in the post before this one.  Here I am posting all the background information I  used to come to my decisions.

This one reminds us of Jerry Brown's past.
http://www.jerrybrownfactcheck.com/

This one provides information from a Christian perspective and gives recommendations for the judges.
http://www.electionforum.org/2010-nov-san-bernardino-county.html#ussenate


Abel Maldanano info--don't like him or Mike Villines, but I am voting for both.


Lieutenant Governorby Teresa J Bryan on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 5:24pmWell, I know I am opposed to very pro-gay, environmental activist Gavin Newsom.  But what about Abel Maldonano?  He is the guy who cast a tie-breaking vote to raise our CA taxes two years ago.  He is a moderate Republican.  However, I looked at his voting record, and it isn't too bad.  So I will probably cast a reluctant vote for Maldonano.  I think he is a politician before a Republican, and a Republican before a conservative.  However, he is the lesser of two evils.
http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a35/Pressroom/Press/pdf/10.02.05MaldonadoVotingRecord.pdf



PropositionsBy Teresa J Bryan · Wednesday, October 6, 2010I pay close attention to McClintock's suggestions, and this link offers his advice on how to vote on the propositions in November.http://www.tommcclintock.com/blog/tom-mcclintock-on-the-propositions
My research on Meg Whitman vs Jerry Brown for governorby Teresa J Bryan on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:07amI am researching Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown.  Hopefully, this will offer balance and information to help make an informed voting decision.
Moral Issues:
Meg Whitmanhttp://www.megwhitman.com/on_the_record.php
Meg Whitman's main flaw on moral issues is that she is pro choice.  However, she believes in laws that restrict abortion and believes in parental consent.  She does not believe the government should pay for abortion.
She is pro marriage between a man and a woman and is for proposition 8. She believes in civil unions for homosexuals.  She is opposed to legalizing marijuana and is for second amendment rights-- the right to own a gun.  Regarding health care, she believes the private system works best as opposed to nationalizing it.

Jerry Brownhttp://www.jerrybrown.org/civil-rights
Jerry Brown is pro choice.  He strongly supports abortion and having the government pay for it.  From his website:Continued state funding for abortions for low-income women after passage of the Hyde Amendment in 1976, which cut off federal funding for abortions. Signed the “Pregnancy Freedom of Choice Act” giving unmarried women under the age of 21 the opportunity for state-funded prenatal care and counseling.   I also signed a bill to require county health clinics to provide physicians and surgeons with lists of family planning and birth control clinics. He is a strong believer in gay rights and gay marriage and refused to defend prop. 8--the defense of marriage act although as attorney general he was obligated to uphold the law of the state.
He is for the 2nd amendment (gun rights) and opposes the legalization of marijuana.
My position based on moral issues:  Meg Whitman is the more conservative choice.




San Bernardino Community College Electionby Teresa J Bryan on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 5:20pmI recommend Don Nydam for sure.  He is a Christian and comes with excellent experience and credentials.
Recommended by the Anackers:

Donna Ferracone
James Ramos

10/07/2010

How I am voting:  For the state elections, I am voting straight Republican.  I don't care much for Abel Maldonano or Mike Villines, but the democratic choices are worse.
 I have studied Brown and Whitman, and based on Brown's record of raising taxes and pushing environmental issues at the expense of business, Whitman is the better choice for the business climate in California.  She is somewhat better on moral issues as well, although she seems to speak out of both sides of her mouth in an attempt to win votes.
Although Carly Fiorina is called a moderate, I've heard her on talk radio shows, and she seems to be a true conservative.  She is a successful, wealthy businesswoman and I think many people are jealous of her.

Propositions:  I'm following McClintock's advice:
http://www.tommcclintock.com/blog/tom-mcclintock-on-the-propositions
19-no
20-yes
21-no
22-yes
23-yes
24-no
25-no
26-yes
27-no

Interestingly, Meg Whitman is practically the same on the propositions.  The only difference is that she is opposed to 23--the one that would stop the new environmental rules.  She instead plans to suspend them for a year when she gets into office so she can study them.  I would rather get rid of them altogether, so I go with McClintock on this one.

Now I need to study the much more difficult local elections and judges.  More is coming!
Luke 5:1-11  Last night in GA, we had a lesson on this passage where Jesus said "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Hearing that verse, my immediate reaction is "What can we do to be fishers of men?", and that is what I asked the girls.  The response: pray for them, read the Bible to them, give them Bibles, set a good example.

So, this morning I thought more about that verse and I realized something.  As Christians, our focus isn't supposed to be on trying to fish for men.  Instead, it should be on following Jesus.  He is the one who then makes us fishers of men.  My question should have been "How do you follow Jesus?"