Saturday, October 27, 2012

Elections: Thoughts on Who to Choose

Long-time readers of this blog likely know that we believe in freedom of con- science, and that we hold no ill will toward anyone whose world-view does not include religious sentiment. If that describes you, please feel free to move along the information highway; this post isn't for you. I have no interest in changing your mind or arguing. But if you are a person of faith, its worth your time to read the letter written by the  Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  In his letter, Bishop Ricken addresses why Christians should choose political candidates whose views are consistent with Christian principles. While the letter is brief, it is interesting and food for thought.

Since I'm not a Catholic, I've posted some earlier advice on voting from John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tim Wolfe Endorsed by Chicago Tribune over Incumbent Jan Schakowsky in Illinois 9th Congressional District

Tim Wolfe Endorsed by Chicago Tribune
In a surprise endorsement, the Chicago Tribune is backing Tim Wolfe, Arlington Heights candidate for the Illinois 9th Congressional District. In particular, the Tribune noted that fierce partisans, such as Wolfe's opponent Jan Schakowky, will have to admit that both political parties have something to offer in Washington, D. C. in order to solve problems. The Tribune also noted that Washington could use a dose of the fiscal restraint that Wolfe offers.

In strong contrast to Schakowsky, Wolfe is a strong proponent for reducing the national debt and reducing reliance on the federal government.

Born in Bloomington, Illinois, Tim has been living in Arlington Heights for the past 30 years.  Tim has both a degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and a degree in Accounting from Illinois State University, as well as a CPA and a CFP. Tim's knowledge of business is not merely theoretical, he has had his own tax and accounting practice for the past 20 years.

Tim has been running a strong campaign, and has been appearing on a regular basis throughout the district which he seeks to represent. On  the Tim Wolfe for Congress website, you can find a number of events where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with this outstanding candidate, as well as learning more about his view on government.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Code Pink Back to Pakistan

From time to time we've blogged about the good effect of peaceful demonstrations rather than violent protests in countries that show interest in instituting a democratic system. Code Pink--a US-based political street theatre group that supports any number of leftist causes, but understands how peaceful protests work--has now dispatched itself to Pakistan to join an anti-drone protest. Generally speaking, Code Pink is annoying, but they are very well situated to teach protest to people who still characterize a rock-throwing rally as "peaceful." Last time Code Pink went to Pakistan, about the time President Musharraf left office, the Pakistani government tossed them out on their ears. But before they left, they taught many just how protesting is done. We should be glad that they are taking another go in a country that is both violent and dangerous.