- Do you want America to be a nation of men or a nation of laws?
- Do you believe that the Constitution of the United States is the basis for American law and do you believe it is a basic foundation of what our government should be and is clear and accurate as written or do you believe it is a living document subject to ongoing change?
- Do you believe that judges are in place to interpret the law or make the law?
- Do you believe that individual freedom of decision-making about their lives is important or that government knows best what citizens should be allowed to do? In other words, are you a believer in individual thinking or group think as being best for the citizenry?
- Do you believe that our nation is one under God or do you believe that God is not real and therefore should have no bearing?
- Do you believe in national sovereignty or believe that anyone who wants should be allowed to come to the United States as they wish?
- Do you believe in inalienable rights of man or do you believe that your rights come from government?
- Do you believe that our form of government requires protection of the rights of all citizens from tyranny of the majority or that the clear majority is all that is needed to determine rights?
This list could be expanded on and on, but most of the major considerations about how and what a citizen should live and what he or she should be allowed to do with their life is incorporated into these questions. And they are important to consider since who you elect today at local, state and federal levels will play an important point in what the future brings based upon their own viewpoints. If you haven't voted yet, you still have a few hours to ponder these questions and seek answers. But don't expect to find them in a candidate's literature, for they usually just say everything to everybody and muddy up the situation. You might be required to do a little research of your own. If you've already voted, well, it's too late and you just have to live with what you did. Perhaps, however, it will be of benefit in later election cycles.
So, go and vote and try to do so after really thinking about what your vote means, for America can only continue to exist if we have an educated electorate. Sadly, today we are in many ways sorely lacking in that department. And in the end, depending on your point of view. sometime late tonight we'll found out just how smart or dumb we really are.