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Faith in the Ballot Box

Merry Christmas to all my AmSpec friends. My friend Rick Martinez, who writes a weekly column for The News & Observer of Raleigh, today has a great piece about why some people have legitimate reasons – like religious beliefs – for not voting for who otherwise might be their best “issues” candidate:

Mitt Romney has implored voters not to disqualify him from the presidency because of his Mormon faith. Nor does he want a person to vote for him just because of his religion.

Why not? What’s wrong with voting for or against someone because of his or her religion?

I know, it’s the whole church versus state thing. But implicit in the right to vote is the freedom to base that vote on any factor one desires, including a candidate’s religion.

Rick goes on to say how he has recovered from his own “informed voter” snobbery, among other things. Terrific read.

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