Posts Tagged ‘Washington State’

Mitt Romney favored in Washington State

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Rick Santorum was the favorite in our precinct today and from what I hear the favorite of Whatcom County. However, at this mornings caucus I put forward Mitt Romney as my favored candidate just as I had done in 2008.  In 2008 our precinct went to Ron Paul, the State went to John McCain if I remember correctly and Mitt Romney went no where.  So this time around I was very excited about the statewide results. 

BELLEVUE, Wash., – Mitt Romney breezed to an easy victory in the Washington state Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, US media projected, as he gained another momentum boost heading into next week’s crucial "Super Tuesday" contests in 10 states.

With about 58 percent of votes counted in the non-binding straw poll, Romney had 36 percent support, followed by US Representative Ron Paul at 25 percent, former US Senator Rick Santorum at 24 percent and former US House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich at 11 percent.

I appreciate the very conservative values of Rick Santorum, but with Mitt Romney we get equally impressive conservative values and a more stately mature presence. Throw in Mitt Romney’s proven executive experience in both public and private sectors and I think he is a win win win for our nation. 

Elect Romney 2012

Unjust laws

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

We, especially we here in Washington State, seem to be under a barrage of new laws lately that define the kind of people we will become. At this crossroads, will we remain a nation held to the high moral standards set by our founders or will we pass unjust laws that serve the desires of man?

Fifty or so years ago Martin Luther King wrote from a jail cell during another crossroads period of time in our nation. I remembered that he talked about the difference between just and unjust laws so I reread his Letter from Birmingham Jail this morning.

“How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

I would take this one step further and say that to have a nation of “just” laws, we must elect “just” leaders

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

(Pro 29:2)