Here are ten things I’m pondering in preparation for casting my vote for President of the United States on November 4, 2008.
- Can this president lead effectively in a new global context characterized my mulitlateralism in international affairs?
- Will this president attempt to do the right thing rather than the convenient thing?
- Does this president have the honesty to tell the nation the truth, that we need to curb spending both as a nation and individually in order to make our economy and society healthier?
- Will this president be prudent in overhauling our financial regulatory system seeking to make it better and more efficient rather than simply more expansive?
- Will this president call Americans to sacrifice personally for the common good?
- Will this president defend those institutions that are the foundation of civilization (family, church, and civic institutions)?
- Will this president address the growing income disparity in this nation in a way that is constructive rather than punitive?
- Will this president be an advocate for universal health care?
- Will this president honor the sacrifices of the United States armed forces by redeploying them in a way that is strategically sound rather than simply politically expedient?
- Will this president seek to protect and honor the sanctity of human life made in the image of God?
On the basis of these questions, which way do you think I’ll vote (out of interest)?