Why are you voting for whoever for President?
Not appropriate for the General Forum, but I hope people see this. Havent seen this discussion recently and wanted to hear how others think. Would like the discussion to be about issues, but this is such a "hot" topic, I know that will be difficult.
I am voting for Romney for President because of the reasons below. I do not think that Romney is the next Washington or Lincoln, but he is the person electable who most closely reflects the values that I have.
1 - I believe America is the greatest country in the history of the world and its values should be furthered.
2 - I believe the free market system is not only the best economic system based on economic reasons, but moral reasons as well. I am not stupid, however. There does need to be some regulation, but it should be minimal.
3 - I believe the primary responsibility of the federal government is to protect our nation from foreign threats and our military must be strong.
4 - I believe everyone should pay their fair share of taxes. There should be a set percentage rate for everyone with no loopholes. The tax system is too unwieldy and needs to be fixed.
5 - I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman as outlined in the bible. I dont believe this is a federal issue.
6 - I believe abortion is wrong except in the case of rape, incest or the health of the mother. I dont believe this is a federal issue.
7 - I believe in a safety net to keep people from devastating poverty, but I dont believe in a system which allows people to receive benefits indefinitely. I believe such a system should be administered by the states, not the federal government.
There are other issues to be discussed, but it is time for work.