11 Nov

I’m a “moral issues” voter after all!

I couldn’t have said it better:

“‘Moral values’ as a category cannot be segregated from things like jobs, taxes, the economy, health care, the environment, the war in Iraq, Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, government secrecy, honesty, corporate corruption, educational opportunity and protection of civil rights. All of these are also moral issues.”

I care about these things. I voted for Kerry based on my beliefs in this area. And yet somehow I am immoral for voting the way I did? I don’t think so. I think a lot of so-called “moral values” voters need to reread the words of the One they claim to worship.

2 thoughts on “I’m a “moral issues” voter after all!

  1. I always interpreted the “moral values” thing to mean that you share the same values as the candidate (or rather, as our perception of the candidate…)

  2. Yeah, might be. But Kerry voters tend not to define their reasons for voting in “moral values” terms, even if they really are when you get right down to it. So the Republicans are basically redefining morality as something their side owns, which is what really bugs me about this.

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