On Tuesday Americans will head to the polls, if they have not already voted early or by absentee ballot, for an important midterm election that will affect a generation. The outcome could be critical for your family, for religious liberty, and for values that are informed by faith.
The United States Congress could be reconfigured, particularly in the Senate, which could make a difference for pro-family voters. With widespread discussion of voter fraud, common sense restrictions on voting ability are not unreasonable. Election watchers and law firms are ready at both the state and federal levels to see that liberty without political corruption remains viable at all voting places. To learn more visit the Chicago law firm of Mauck & Baker, LLC and their discussion of the significance of voting rights at http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102605794270-756/Preventing+Voter+Fraud.pdf, where they cite to a Pew Research Study that found significantly inaccurate voting with more than 1.8 million deceased voters, and 2.75 million duplicate voters. Such election corruption is not only divisive but wrong - and it hurts families and family strength.
Pro-family voters could make all the difference in this election, so what can you do? You can actively support fair voter laws, keep your voter registration up to date, or be a poll watcher to help keep the election system fair and legal. Most importantly, you need to vote, for some important reasons.
Elected officials in Congress will help to determine judicial confirmations, making their election all the more significant. Judges have been highly involved in making law that affects the family, from abortion (see Roe's Effects on Family Law which can be downloaded at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2441274, or The Rise and Fall of Women's Rights at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2007200 ) to gender equality (see A Christian Perspective on Gender Equality, at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2112419 ).
Congress will also likely determine any changes to current immigration law. Find out more about how immigration affects children at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2380076, and families generally at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1962671.
Most important of all is your own individual decision to take the time and effort to vote. Family restoration is only possible if you and I care enough to work together toward law making that will foster and advance good family policy - and that starts with exercising your right to vote. Thank you for keeping the family in mind with your vote this fall.