Whom In The World Am I Going to Vote For This Time? Part 6

As a Christian Conservative I have absolutely no reason to be excited about this election. Neither one of these candidates represent me in any way. I like their personal stories, but socially and fiscally speaking, they both represent views that are contrary to mine. But during this time I am reminder of the words of the Psalmist:

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 NIV


      In these words I find consolation for my soul, for this is the nation God chose for me to be born in and most importantly this is the nation that God chose for me to be born again in. I am, ethnically speaking, a Puertorrican, a proud Latino, a Hispanic raised in Puerto Rico, but send to the United States of America to be my home for the last twenty one years.

America is exceptional because God bless you to be so, not because you are better than anyone on your own strengths and abilities. But America has moved away from the God who bless you beyond what is deserving of any nation. His grace was and still is upon you, but God is bringing down the idols and will strip you of your pride, arrogance and lack of acknowledgment of WHO brought you this far. God will deal with the historical hypocrisies of this nation; God will indeed humble you; but may the church arise, for your glorious time to shine is here!

Romney will be the next President of the United States, but his promises will show to be bigger than what he is able to deliver; a familiar pattern for many politicians. May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America!


Whom In The World Am I Going to Vote For This Time? Part V

Beloved, our President is right, we can’t go back to the policies that created this mess to start with. The President is also correct in blaming Republicans for a great deal of what he inherited. However, the President is not telling the whole story. In my spirit I head these words:


Conservatism did not get us into this mess, Democrats and Republicans embracing liberal agendas together with our own irresponsible financial decisions did.”


Obama, without a doubt, is the most radical President in the history of this nation. He is making no efforts to move his policies to the center as Clinton did. He is coming against the rich and making no apologies about that. Romney, on the other hand, is not a conservative…his own record betray him. We need conservatism more than ever, but conservatism is nowhere to be found.


A vote for Obama will take this country to a very dark place. On the other hand, can I vote for a man whose religion is base on the revelation of a false prophet? Who will Romney pray to, especially during times of crisis? Whom in the world am I going to vote for this time?





Whom In The World Am I Going to Vote For This Time? Part IV

Private business does the job better by far, than any government. Government involvement will always mess things up because our government was never designed to take over anything beyond defending the constitution.


The assault against businesses on the part of this administration is shameful and anti-American. The liberal agenda is not fiscally responsible; they place the government as the center of the solution for our nation by developing and continuing failed government programs. Promoting Food Stamps, Medicaid, Session 8, Head Start, etc. is bankrupting this nation.


The Government has taking money out of places they have no business touching; places such as Social Security. My generation has no warranty of Social Security; that is an issue that very soon will be at the center of our discussions.


The Conservative agenda is indeed more fiscally responsible. The conservative agenda looks at what works and cut what is not. The conservative agenda believes in not buying what we can’t afford and in leaving a better America for our children. The conservative agenda believes in small government, strong military, a balanced budget and getting out of the way of the American people so they can freely pursue their dreams. We are about to hit 16 trillion dollars in debt… that my friend is not fiscally responsible.


The numbers are there for all of us to see. The unemployment numbers are worst, we have more people loosing their homes, home values low and the debt that we are leaving for our children to pay is shameful. The change that was promise never came and our nation is losing hope. But what is more alarming is that there is no acknowledgment on the part of this administration to recognize that as long as we continue doing things the way we are right now it is impossible to succeed. The political genius of Former President Bill Clinton does not exist in the intellect of our current President.








Whom In The World Am I Going to Vote For This Time? Part III


President Obama has failed to understand that he is the President of all and not a group. Yes, there are rich folks that are spoiled, arrogant and despicable. However, we have evil in all levels. The reality is that we need those rich folks; they are the ones that own the big companies that offer jobs for the rest of us. Some times those companies close, bad things happen, unfair things happened, etc. However, does bad and unfair things happen in our Ghettos? There is enough evil to go around!

This takes me to the main point of my article: Whom in the world am I going to vote for this time? For that I take into consideration the following three factors concerning whom to vote for:


1. I want to know the candidates’ personal story so that I can see where he stands morally:


Are our President’s morals in line with my Christian faith? In this, I am careful, because I can’t demand of another man the perfection that I don’t have. So if they screw-up in the past, I want to know that they repented and that they trust and pray to the same God that I do. I don’t appreciate the character assassination that we get today among politicians and the press. I have been around long enough to know that if I ever run for president there is enough in my story to destroy my chances. If we are going to look for perfect people, we will never find one. Both, President Obama and Governor Romney have impressive personal stories. Both seem to care deeply for their families as dedicated husbands and fathers. Both work very hard for what they have!

2. How the candidates’ social policies will affect my religious views?


There are social issues that are important for us conservatives. Religious freedom, positions on same-sex marriage and abortion matter to us. Their stand on these issues gives us a window for us to be able to see the candidate’s soul. These are indeed, Biblical issues. Obama presented himself as a Christian, however his stands on abortion and same-sex marriage are liberals and against Biblical principles. I expect a man of God to stand firm in what he believes; I don’t see that life-changing faith and trust in our Lord Jesus in neither Obama or Romney.


3. Is the candidates’ fiscally responsible:


As a conservative, I want low taxes, strong military, small government and a president that will not only swear, but also actually protect our constitution. I want the government’s involvement to never go beyond what the constitution allows…it is that simple.






Whom In The World Am I Going to Vote For This Time? Part II


By the time the 2008 election came I saw a Republican Party that was quickly abandoning their conservative roots. The liberal intimidation of the press was working. Republicans were no longer proud of embracing conservatism. McCain represented more of the same. McCain represented “pastel colors” in a time when we needed “bold colors”. Surely the days of Reagan were over! By then I was no longer registered as a Republican, but as a Conservative Independent.


Reluctantly, I gave my vote to President Obama. I was impressed with the fact that he ran an amazing campaign against the Clinton’s political machine. As a minority I hope for the hope and change, for the great moment and for an America that will, at last, come together and seriously begin the healing and racial reconciliation. Wow, our first black President!


Yet, now we have today! Our President’s policies are making a bad thing worst. Perhaps he did not know that it was this bad. However, just as Sports are all about statistics and production, the game of politics also has its own numbers. Politics is a bloody game and we can’t effectively govern by continuing blaming the previous administration and by whining every time something negative is said against you. We can’t govern by calling every criticism against you racism. We can’t govern by using one group against the other, blacks against whites, rich against poor, small business owners against welfare recipients, etc.





Whom In The World Am I Going to Vote For This Time?

I voted for the first time in the elections of November of 1996. It was Bill Clinton fighting for his second term against Senator Bob Dole. Clinton, in my humble opinion, is one of the smartest politicians ever.


The Democrats lost the House and the Senate after a long season of dominance. Now the Republicans were in charge; it was a clear message that this nation was not appreciating the liberal agendas of big government. Bill Clinton recognized the need to either move his policies to the middle or become a one-term President. So Clinton, with his political genius, moved his policies to the middle and did a great job reforming welfare.


The Contract with America was indeed a revolution. In my humble opinion, the Contract with America was the last time the government actually did something valuable and beneficial for our nation. President Clinton’s personal life was in turmoil with many affairs and he was not perfect as a President. However, he knew how to inspire the nation.


After President Clinton I voted for Bush against Al Gore. I was not impressed with Bush, but he was, in my opinion, the better candidate. I again voted for Bush in 2004 over John Kerry. I was not necessarily inspired by neither one of them, but I wanted to use my right to vote.




Cuba Prepárate Para Recibir Las Flores

Mi corazón arde por el pueblo Cubano. Me siento en deuda con esa preciosa Isla. Aunque soy Puertorriqueño, mi corazón se quebranta por la más grande de las Antillas. Oh Jehová aquí estoy, mándame a este pueblo y lléname de tu Espíritu, para proclamar libertad a los cautivos. Hoy las palabras de la gran poeta Lola Rodríguez de Tio hacen eco resonante en mi alma cuando ella dibujó este pensamiento:


“Cuba y Puerto Rico son

De un pájaro las dos alas,

Reciben flores y balas

Sobre el mismo corazón…”


Fue un hombre de raza Cubana quien me habló de Jesús; fue él quien Dios utilizó para regalarme la gracia del Evangelio. Fue otro hombre, también Cubano, quién Dios utilizó para ser llamado mi primer pastor. ¡Estoy endeudado con Cuba¡ Mis ojos te verán libre mi querida Cuba, mis pies caminarán por tus playas, anunciaré el Evangelio de Cristo en tus costas, en tus valles y aún en tus montes. Porque Dios me ha dado Palabra para ti oh Cuba de mi alma y para ti me ha dado cántico nuevo. Ya nos veremos pronto; tu libertad ya se aproxima. Tu prosperidad ha sido reservada, tus riquezas son incontables y tu tierra aún es virgen. Oh Cuba de mi alma, sin duda que has recibido las balas, pero ya mismo recibirás las flores que adornarán tu corazón.