Are You a One Issue Voter?

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 21, 2008

In this upcoming election, the most startling division to me has not been the one among Democrats and Republicans but among Republicans alone. It seems that the focus of issues has broadened.  People are more interested in a broader scope of arguments, instead of the long time party dividing issues of abortion, homosexuality, and the death penalty.

I heard the most FASCINATING description of why this is so on The Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff.

He talks about "Fetal Fatigue" and how the younger generations are tired of the abortion issue.  How they have basically never dealt with an illegal abortion in their lifetime, and do not see it as an issue that is worthy of choosing a candidate over.

I implore you to listen to the first few minutes of Hank's radio program, where he talks about this in far more detail.  Especially if you are someone who was not planning on voting based on the abortion debate.  It was absolutely intriguing and enticing and a must listen.

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/Bible_Answer_Man/archives.asp?bcd=2008-10-20

Just click on the format (in the upper middle of your screen) that best suits your PC to listen to this thought provoking and compelling commentary.

And please, let me know what you thought of Hanks words and if it changes anything in your mind.

Many blessings-

Amanda

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  • BP says:

    I listened to it. I have noticed the same thing and didn’t know why people don’t care about the abortion issue anymore. I liked what he said about the bumper stickers and slavery. Excellent point I thought.

  • Grace says:

    Hi Amanda, Though I haven’t yet listened to the H.H. link, I will tell you I’m definitely a one-issue voter. Most issues which everyone is stressed over are consequences of abortion. Abotion is the ROOT issue and until that gets taken care of, no one can “fix” our country’s OTHER ills. I’m passionate about this! Okay, now I’m gonna listen to Hank’s message and crank it up loud while I go out in the kitchen to start our Venison Stew for supper. Blessings, sister.

  • Karen says:

    Didn’t change anything for me.
    I’m already 100% in agreement with him!!!
    Why are we so blind in this country?

  • Karen@Surviving Motherhood says:

    Didn’t change anything for me.
    I’m already 100% in agreement with him!!!
    Why are we so blind in this country?

  • Katie says:

    Bless you Amnanda and thank you for sharing – Hope others are listening! Take care and may God bless you and yours always,
    Katie

  • tracie says:

    Just wanted to say hi : )
    And, gonna have to agree to disagree with you on this one…sorry.

  • Christy says:

    I haven’t listened and it’s 1:20 am here, so I’m going to come back tomorrow evening once I’m home from a birthday party and have Emma settled into bed and will listen. I’m going to guess I’ll agree though, as I am a one issue voter. If they’re Pro-choice/Pro killing babies…they will NEVER get my vote. We had this talk last year at the Hospitality House (bible study on Friday nights/Missionaries). It all begins and ends with how we value a human life.

  • Kate McDonald says:

    Unfortunately I couldn’t get the feed to work..maybe I am too late on this one? Or maybe its my computer-we’ve been having issues. I am very pro-life but not a one issue voter. I mean, if I really believed a candidate was going to DO something about abortion I might be, but to me it seems like every election year abortion is used on both the right and the left to “rally the base” to vote but then once whoever is in office, nothing changes. I mean, I voted for Bush as a one issue voter and nothing has changed in relation to abortion..in two terms! Its kind of disheartening. I am tired of the issue being cheapened in order to get votes. McCain is getting votes from pro-lifers who hope he will work to overturn Roe V. Wade, but he won’t. Obama gets votes from pro-choice people but their cause is already established.
    I strive to be completely pro-life. Not just for the life of the unborn but also the lives of people who are outside of the womb as well. I think there are a lot issues besides abortion that have to do with being pro-life. I think there are a lot of issues besides abortion that are moral issues for Christians- including how we deal with the poor…
    I am still undecided. So this isn’t a for or against a candidate and I do wish I could’ve listened to the link too… I guess I just think that pro life is something the Republican party uses to get votes when in reality that have no real ambition to take on the issue and effect change. I really respect Palin for her personal stance, Iw ill just be surprised if it translates into any change on the national level

  • Amber says:

    It is nice to see that people feel the same way I do. How can we have a president who does not value life. If you don’t value its beginning how can you value the middle and ending. This is more than a life it is symbolic of where our human race is heading. I know this is an old post but it is still a issue today. Thanks for this post.

  • Julia Brooks says:

    thank you for your courage to say what you believe I also am a one issue voter it says volumes about a persons character if they are not pro-life I won’t be voting for them