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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Herman Cain: Why I'll not vote for him in the Republican Primary

Recently, Herman Cain's bid for the Republican nomination for President has come under fire due to allegations of sexual harassment. Four different women have made accusations against Cain, and the National Restaurant Association paid two of the women an out-of-court settlement. While Cain certainly has the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty, conservatives should resist the temptation to completely turn a blind eye to these allegations. We should beware of showing favoritism or having a double standard; if liberals were wrong to downplay Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct, then, if it turns out that these allegations have against Cain have merit, we must consider that this moral failure indicates a lack of character, which would disqualify Cain from office.

But regardless of the truth or error concerning these allegations, I had already decided not to vote for Cain for two reasons: 1) the 9% federal income tax he has proposed; 2) his fuzzy statements regarding the right to life for the unborn [the second reason being much more important than the first].

1. 9% Federal Income Tax

Proposed as part of the 9-9-9 plan, the 9% federal sales tax would place an excessive burden on consumers. Also, I agree with the conservative opposition to granting the federal government another source of revenue, which would inevitably by expanded (a 9% federal sales tax today could be a 15% federal sales tax tomorrow).

2. Fuzzy Statements Regarding the Right to Life

Note the boldface statements HERE and Cain's answer under #3 HERE. Now, in other cases, Cain has given unequivocally pro-life answers, so I am not saying that Cain is pro-abortion. What I AM saying is [to borrow a quote from yesterday's blogpost by Dan Phillips] "he doesn't seem to have thought through even how to enunciate core principles." And this is especially troubling when it comes to a failure to enunciate a clear stand in regards to the chief issue of social justice in America today: the right to life for babies in the womb.



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