Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Do you take your faith into consideration when you vote for a politician to represent you in legislative, executive, and judicial bodies?

Rep. Chris Lee, who represents Brockport, is a Republican many of whose positions are at odds with our Unitarian Universalist faith.

For example, Representative Lee is against the repeal of "don't ask don't tell."

He has consistently been against the extension of unemployment benefits.

He is in favor of extending the tax cuts to the rich while he rails about the national debt.

While non profits cannot campaign or endorse candidates they can speak out on the issues. It is important for UUs who take their faith seriously to be aware of how they are represented when their politicians make policy decisions.

Chris Lee was the heir to Tom Reynolds seat who wisely chose not to run again because of his shame in defending the corruption of Tom Delay, the speaker of the house, and Mark Foley the congressional pedaphile.

3 comments:

  1. UU values are very counter cultural. Is that why we are so silent, because we fear blow back or is our voice so weak because we are small in number?

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  2. People should take their voting seriously as a moral responsibility. UUs in particular abide by the fifth principle, the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process. Lee is about as far off base with Unitarian Universalist principle's as a poltician can be. I don't know how a UU in good faith could vote for him.

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  3. There won't be very many Presbyterians voting for him either.

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