Voting Rubric

Voting Rubric

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.” John Adams

I created this rubric several years ago based on the Preamble of the Constitution and the teachings of the Bible. I have found that I do not need to tell people how I vote; once they see my rubric, they figure it out.

“Will the candidate?”

Form a more perfect union: i.e. does not speak ill of others; does not sow discord or strife. (Matt 5:22, Pro 10:12, Pro 6:17)

Establish justice: i.e., does not cheat or defraud others; does not devise illegal or immoral schemes. (James 5:4, Matt 6:14, Pro 6:17)

Insure domestic tranquility: i.e., does not lie or spread unfounded rumors or hurtful innuendos. (I John 2:21, Pro 6:17)

Provide for the common defense: i.e., does not succumb to anger or rage; does not abuse, harass, or oppress others. (Ecc 7:9, Pro 10:18, Pro 16:32, Pro 6:17)

Promote the general welfare: i.e., does not mock, demean, or insult others; does not speak disrespectfully of others. (Matt 5:22, 29, Pro 17:5, Pro 6: 4, 17)

Secure the blessings of liberty to all Americans and to their posterity: i.e. does not boast or promote self above others. (Phil 2:4, Matt 20:27, Luke 9:48, Pro 18:12)

Note: A person’s words reveal their character. Matt 12: 36,37

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