Craig Adamson Email
From: Craig Adamson [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 7:19 PM
To: REMOVED BY CC
Cc: REMOVED BY CC
Subject: RE: Mitt Romney Event Linn mar High School
REMOVED BY CC,
I am “replying to all” in hopes of appealing to as many Christians (hopefully thinking Christians) as possible. While I know several of you well, there are many of you I don’t know. Read on at your risk.
I am not telling you or anyone on the list that I’m a better Christian than you, or anything of the sort. I’m a sinner just like everyone. Perhaps I’m even worse? I would ask you NAME REMOVED please reconsider your interest in supporting Mitt Romney –SPECIFICALLY.
Please do not “sell” your Christian values for the “possibility” -that is right- the possibility of a candidate that seems more electible than another. That is a fallacy that far too many “educated” voters have convinced themselves is true over the years. Vote for a leader who espouses your values and has a history of maintaining those values on a daily basis –not just for the day and for the TV camera. Can you look in the mirror, or can you look in the direction of God and tell Him, “I know I tell everyone that my Christian values are important, but I’m going to ignore those values because I think this person can win.” I believe that is very short-sighted. What if you prayed and prayed and prayed for a strong Christian candidate to appear, and God made him appear warts and all. Are you now not willing to vote for him because he doesn’t “seem” to be electible? Would you feel you did the right thing for voting for a candidate who you thought was more electible, but shared none of your social convictions? How would you reconcile that with God? Can you?
While no candidates are perfect people, nor are they perfect candidates, I challenge everyone to search their own heart on this matter and see if they can spot the candidates who are secular humanists, pro-abortion, pro gay rights (including gay marriage) and tax and spenders. There are several “front-running” candidates who are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. That’s great. But let’s back up a second. They are socially liberal. Are you socially liberal? If they weren’t fiscally conservative, would you vote for them? So why ignore what is important in hopes they will also remain true to their supposed fiscal responsibility? If your values don’t have to be bought, then for goodness sake, what happens when you are presented with an ethical dilemma related to money?
Several of these candidates who have changed their stances repeatedly (some continue to do so) on their views of abortion, gun control, taxes, religion, etc. Do you suppose their message to NY and Massachusetts voters is different than the messages we are hearing here? Some people will say anything to be your next president. Saying anything doesn’t mean anything. Mitt Romney was specifically quoted in today’s CR Gazette (12/7/07), “Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world.”
WHAT??!!??? Perhaps I’m reading into that statement too much, but isn’t he running for president to serve us? Or is he running to “gain the world?” I’ve never heard a candidate refer to the presidency that way. Additionally, he seems to be quite hypocritical –especially in regards to is strong support of “a woman’s right to choose” and now is suddenly anti-abortion, except that States (not the Fed Gov’t) should have the ability to decide the issue on a state by state basis. Soooo you are for pro-choice???
I fear that you will be very disappointed in your affiliation with this particular candidate in the end. You can find numerous reasons if you take the time to look. The guy is handsome. But do we need a handsome president? He has enough money to buy the presidency. Do we want someone to buy our country?? Or do we need someone with the ability to lead and who has some philosophical and moral convictions? While it is a smaller issue in relation to the others, let us not dance around the issue of religion either (as Mitt will have to do throughout his run). Don’t allow yourself to be “scared into being inclusive.” If you are discriminating on the issue of abortion, you can discriminate on any number of reasons. Religious conviction may not be ‘politically correct’ but it doesn’t mean you cannot use it to decide. If that is important to you.
Would any of you support an avowed atheist for president? Do you think religion, especially Christianity, is being marginalized by ACLU and other organizations? If so than you would be piling on to vote in a Mormon. Mormonism is a cult. In case I didn’t type it clearly enough… Mormonism is a cult. I won’t vote for Mitt Romney for numerous other reasons, but based on my knowledge of Mormonism, I would not trust him as my president as he might be fooled into believing most anything. How could he possibly be trusted to negotiate with Islamic radicals? He might believe Muslim and Mormons are the same, just like he tries to pass off Mormons as Christians. The Mormon Church is extremely wealthy and extremely secretive. But that is information for another time. Additionally, the LDS religion is sexist, racist, and the Church president is considered both a prophet (on the same level as Jesus) and ultimately the authority for God on earth. Mitt would be going against Mormon doctrine and risks ex-communication if he didn’t take orders from his Church. An ex-communicated Mormon loses their salvation. So either he is willing to be one of “those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world” or he is just one of those people willing to forego his own personal salvation to be president of the United States? Would you choose to be President or choose Christ as your Savior? I’m just asking a simple question. I know “UR4JC”. Sorry, couldn’t resist that play on words.
NAME REMOVED, I know you well enough to call you a friend and I think you know how much I respect your ideas and abilities. You’ve also helped challenge me in my faith and my conservatism. If you didn’t know how much I respect you, now you do. I respect you A LOT. If I cannot dissuade you, then we may have to agree to disagree. That’s okay.
Thank you for asking me to help out, but I must decline. I will ACTIVELY be campaigning AGAINST Mr. Romney. I feel confident with a closer examination, a man who supports Aid to Women and who walks with Christ every day will come to a different conclusion on who to support as our next president.
Hope that helps you or someone else you know in their decision making process. If nothing else, pray for me to actually know what I’m talking about for a change.
Craig Adamson CRPS, PRP
Adamson Financial Planning
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Marion, IA XXXXX
From: REMOVED BY CC
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:53 PM
Cc: REMOVED BY CC
Subject: Mitt Romney Event Linn mar High School
Like many of you, I have struggled with who to support in the upcoming caucus. I am starting to lean pretty strongly toward Mitt Romney based on his overall package of conservative values both socially and fiscally.
I have been asked to host a table at an upcoming Romney event next Wednesday at 5:45 at Linn mar High School.
I’m inviting all of you to join me. (I’m not sure even if you all have the same political leanings I do)
If you are or might be interested, please respond to this email, and I’ll get you details in the next few days.