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A Gratitudinal Attitude

Gather the family, pass the turkey, give thanks to God, and take some time to reflect on all the good things in our world. That’s what we will do here at Principle Based Politics.

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2024 Campaign Speeches, to be Given

The 2024 presidential race is beginning. A couple of guys in Florida are interested in running, but there are many women and men in other states who we expect to campaign for the White House, as well. Here is a list.

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Elections Do Matter

As we go to the polls and then watch the vote tallies roll in, it is important to remember the significance of this process. We have the privilege of participating in and benefitting from democracy in action, regardless of whether we love a specific outcome.

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Europe: A Comparison

During 30 days on the continent of his ancestors, a political blogger naturally thinks about how living in our current nation is better or worse than living “over there.” Here is a returned traveler’s brief assessment of European life, politics, and more.

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1972

The best way to avoid embarrassing mistakes in voting is by focusing on the principles a candidate would embrace once in office. Today’s blog post draws lessons from a half-century of political history in a quick look backward, forward, and onward to this year’s elections.

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Recording of Nov. 1 Webinar for Voters

WHAT:  A free, informative one-hour panel discussion.    WHEN:  Nov. 1, 2022, 7 p.m. Central.  RECORDING: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SqJ_l-CzH7kLc26_-eGUYWpATyEOvtcB/view?usp=drive_web EVENT OVERVIEW:  As discussed in our recent blog post, voters may be frustrated by their choices in the upcoming elections. In this timely webinar, we heard voter-focused solutions from

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Extremocrats vs. Trumplicans

Next to one oval, you see a Republican whose campaign consists of believing the 2020 election was stolen and that “schools,” “crime,” and “gas prices” are out of control, without offering solutions. Another oval presents a Democrat who tends to tax some and hand out money to others, while pandering for votes from special interest groups and showing intolerance of other beliefs. What is a sensible, principled voter to do?

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Honesty

Abe Lincoln, the last famously honest president, died a century and a half ago. That is one reason honesty is the top principle needed from our political leaders today. We must seek out politicians who will be truthful always, as well as open in providing information.

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Respect

R-E-S-P-E-C-T is something America desperately needs, as people and countries across the globe look to us for leadership. Self-respect is a key to being respected. As voters, we must elect leaders who deserve respect not only from us, but from the world.

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