Saturday, January 09, 2010


There is a special election to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat next week on January 19th. I call it Kennedy's seat, as for decades it was and assumed that it would always be a democratic win. The candidates for the seat are Martha Coakley the Democrat and Scott Brown the Republican. Those who run as Republicans in this state are generally looked upon as token candidates, or sacrificial lambs, but this does not seem to be the case this time around, which gives more evidence to the weakness of the Democratic party across the country. Scott Brown is within single digits of Coakley which is an astonishing fact!

The voters of Massachusetts could do something on the 19th of January that sends shock waves literally around the world, and that would be to send a Republican to replace Senator Ted Kennedy. It is not beyond the realm of possibility and some would say it is likely. So who is Scott Brown? Here are his answers to important questions alongside his opponents answers. Note the first answer is Scott Brown's and the one next to it is Martha Coakley's position.

Brown / Coakley
1. Would you support or oppose repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage
Act (DOMA) that only recognizes heterosexual marriage? OPPOSE / SUPPORT

2. Would you support or oppose a federal Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA),
which would repeal all state laws restricting abortion? OPPOSE / SUPPORT

3. Would you support a federal law, such as the proposed Non-
Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would override the religious freedom
protections in Massachusetts’ employment non-discrimination laws? OPPOSE / SUPPORT

4. Would you support or oppose the current “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
armed forces policy that prevents homosexuals from serving openly in the
military? SUPPORT / OPPOSE

5. Would you support or oppose conscience protections for health care
workers to refuse to participate in procedures that violate their religious

6. Would you support or oppose federal legislation limiting the ability
of government to take private land by eminent domain for other private
development purposes? SUPPORT / NO RESPONSE

7. Would you support or oppose repeal of the federal estate tax (the so-
called “death tax”)? SUPPORT / NO RESPONSE

8. Would you support or oppose inclusion of a public option in any federal
government health care overhaul legislation? OPPOSE / SUPPORT

9. Would you support or oppose taxpayer funding of abortion? OPPOSE / SUPPORT

10. Would you support or oppose amnesty for illegal aliens? OPPOSE / SUPPORT

Without doubt there is a clear choice to be made on the 19th of January. I want to encourage you to go and vote. Remember that elections have consequences as we all are seeing and feeling from the election of Barak Obama. If you want your voice to be heard and would like to see health care not taken over by this President, then vote for Scott Brown. If you want a much more conservative voice representing your state than has been in a very long time, if ever, then vote for Scott Brown. Unlike most elections in our state, this time the voting really does matter and it is not a given that the Democrat is going to breeze into office! So please vote, and vote for Scott Brown!!

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pastor tom