While I was in Israel, American Republican candidates were invited to address the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington DC. Each of the current 14 candidates was given 30 minutes to discuss US national security issues and foreign policy, particularly the Middle East and US-Israeli relations. It was the best opportunity to date to hear the candidates speak uninterrupted about very important issues.
Though I believe there are other important issues in which we must also evaluate presidential candidates, national security and America’s support of our only democratic ally in the Middle East (Israel) are very high on the priority list.
With that in mind, it is my contention that we have more qualified candidates for this election than we’ve had in a very long time. I believe we have a golden opportunity to elect someone who will uphold moral values and will stand strong with Israel. It is our responsibility as voters to know and understand what the candidates stand for, then to vote our values.
So, I agree with other evangelical leaders that of the 14 Republican candidates, there are 4 who stand firmly on moral ground and in support of Israel. So please take the time to hear their positions. It is critical that you evaluate candidates and VOTE! Below are links to their speeches before the Republican Jewish Coalition:
The next president will almost assuredly have to deal with significant foreign policy and US security issues, thus must be ready and capable of leading in a time of war and rumors of war. As it has been said, Commander-in-Chief is not an entry level position. It requires deep understanding of complicated Middle Eastern issues, and experience in foreign policy issues. That eliminates two front-running candidates: Donald Trump, who has absolutely no experience in foreign policy; and Ben Carson, who has no foreign policy experience and very little understanding of Middle East issues. (Both also stand on shaky ground when it comes to other key moral issues.) No other candidates (Republican or Democrat) uphold truly conservative values consistently.
Again, I implore you to take the time to hear the candidates above, and be a well-educated, totally prepared voter. Above all, be a prayer warrior on behalf of our country and its leadership. We are in desperate need of a Josiah, so let’s pray and let’s take action!
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