EDITOR'S NOTE: Ronnie Floyd is president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas.
December 1, 2015
In Georgia politics the issues often get lost in the mud. It seems Georgia’s political candidates have a bucket in each hand, one full of money the other full of mud. If they can buy enough time on media outlets and sling enough mud at their opposition they believe they can convince the voters that their opponent is worse than they are and they think that they can win.
I know this is our political history in Georgia, but Georgia is better than this. We can handle a person articulating their credentials and their stand on the issues, then letting the voters decide on the character and the issues of the candidate they will support.
If I have to cut my opponent down to make me look big, maybe I am not big enough to serve the citizens of the great state of Georgia.
It seems the Republicans run to the right in the primaries and the Democrats run to the left. Then in the general election they all run to the middle and it becomes hard to tell them apart. Once the election is over who know where they run.
Maybe people wouldn’t think that politics is a dirty business if there was less mudslinging and more issues debated.
I have already voted in the Georgia runoff and plan to vote in the general election this fall. I encourage everyone to vote, even if you vote again my vote. However, vote on the character of the candidate and the issues that matter to you.
I would not presume to tell you who to vote for, thou I have my preferences based on my key issues: THE RIGHT TO LIFE (the unborn, the elderly and the end of life), Religious Freedom, safety for our children and all of our citizens, a level playing field in a free market, 2nd amendment protection, protection for parental rights, available and affordable healthcare, and the list goes on.
July 19, 2018
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