YOUR VALUES, YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE!
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DON’T LET THE MEDIA TELL YOU WHAT THE CANDIDATES THINK. LET YOUR CANDIDATES TELL YOU THEMSELVES! www.idahovoterguide.org
In multiple races and on numerous legislative topics there have been more than usual amounts of manipulation and distortion. Finding the truth amid the smoke and mirrors can be quite a feat. You and I can no longer count on traditional sources of information when looking for the truth in politics and policy. We have to go to multiple sources, check for ourselves, and gather information from the candidate him/herself. Cornerstone Family Council’s online voter guide goes a long way in helping us clear the smoke to get to the facts.
Conservatives and Christians are vulnerable to being locked out of some traditional methods of mass communication. For example, I submitted a Reader’s View clearing up distortions on the Senate Ultrasound Bill but the Statesman “had too many other submissions to print it”. They e-mailed me to let me know that if I reduced it to 200 words they “might” be able to print it in the Letter to the Editor portion. Since it is THEIR publication, I reduced it. But then put it on our website, the Cornerstone website. You can read the original piece here.
One of the most distorted and misunderstood issues of the 2012 Legislative session was the Ultrasound bill. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU saturated the legislature and public with misinformation and distortions that incited fear into women and injected chaos into what should have been a civilized discussion. They did this in part with the help of some in the press who apparently couldn’t be bothered with balanced reporting. They wanted women to consider the bill as a source of fear and judgment. They wanted women to be afraid that obstetric ultrasound was unusual and dangerous. This non-factual fear mongering and innuendo continues. Since the session, Senators like Mitch Toryanski and others who voted yes have been routinely “thrown under the bus”, either by innuendo or distortion in articles in the media.
During the legislative session, radical activists compiled false charges against Senator Monty Pearce and instead of determining the truth, the political party they handed the false documents to went straight to the press. After all, if one is looking for political advantage and they have a worldview where “the end justifies the means”, the truth becomes insignificant. Not surprisingly the press took the bait and free of charge spread the falsehoods.
When an inquiry was complete, the decision that Senator Pearce was completely innocent was made unanimously by Republicans and Democrats. The entire bogus ethics charge was, in fact, a political manipulation. During the campaign leading to the Primary Election, the radicals are once again trying to resurrect the confusion of the ethics issue and paint with a broad brush, all District 8 Conservatives.
Pro-family Pro-life voters must not let their voice be silenced. You just read a few examples of why you need to support candidates whose values align with yours. You can BEST know this by listening to what THEY say, reading what they say; not by listening to what somebody else says about them. On May 15thVOTE for the CANDIDATE whose VALUES ALIGN WITH YOURS.
YOUR VALUES! YOUR VOICE! YOUR VOTE!