What are some of the qualities that are important to you when considering a candidate for public office? Do you consider their past voting history? How about their stance on gay marriage? Maybe their willingness to regulate and spend the taxpayers money without regard for the future generations? What about their stance on abortion?
Whichever one or two qualities that you may have picked that are important to you, whether I listed them above or not, do these qualities, or lack thereof, impact their ability to carry out the duties of the office they seek? For example, would you hire a tax cheat to run the U.S. Treasury? Would you vote for someone to be the Sheriff if they had a criminal record? I would think that those kind of things would be important when considering a vote for someone to represent me.
What if I told you that someone who continually lost elections for a county party was hoping to be put in charge of a state party? What if I told you that same someone had problems raising money and maintaining the trust of the donors once he actually received the donations? What if I also added that he squelched the grassroots by ignoring them and putting his own cronies in place to benefit himself and his buddies? How about if I told you he couldn't then and still can't even manage his own personal finances, what would you say to that?
Enough with the ambiguity, I'll tell you who I'm talking about, if you haven't already figured it out: Jared Woodfill. Jared is a nice enough person, but no amount of pleasantries and good personality is going to change my mind about his qualities and abilities to hold any kind of elected position. EVER. Unfortunately, he still has a following of sorts and those that support him seem to be completely blind to his inability to manage people and finances and win elections simply because of one thing; he's Pro-life.
Great, he's pro-life, and yes, it's a good, Biblical quality to have. The Bible tells us we should not murder and in my opinion, abortion IS murder. I'm going to let you in on a little secret, though. The Bible also talks about paying debts, too. Now, I know that generally speaking, we all have some debts; mortgages, credit cards, student loans, car notes, etc. and I'm not saying that having debt is evil or wrong. There are, however, consequences for not paying those debts.
Let us not forget about Jared Woodfill’s $30 Million lawsuit gamble and tax problems. Woodfill was sued in New York for defaulting on a nearly $30 million “questionably ethical” loan. Not only that, but The Houston Business Journal and the Chronicle recently reported the IRS has placed a $40,000 lien on the Woodfill Law Firm for unpaid taxes. If you're not a subscriber, you may not be able to read the link, but the information included is this:
Name: Woodfill Law Firm PC, Address: 3131 Eastside St. Suite 450, City: Houston,State: TX,
In Romans 13:7 it says "Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed."
When you don't pay for your car, the bank repossesses it. When you don't pay your house note, the bank kicks you out of your house. So why shouldn't there be consequences for those seeking elected positions? If you've proven yourself a failure in an area that your position needs you to excel in, why would anyone want to put you in that position, pro-life or no?