Why I Will Be Voting for Romney on November 6

Ultimately, the direction of American government will change for the better only if the people decide they want it to. Hope, success, tolerance, amity, and the appreciation of liberty can't be forced on people. They have to arise from the people's character and mode of life. We can't elect a president who will bestow these things on us or force them on others. We can only elect presidents who themselves have particular characters and attitudes toward government.

Romney's character is humble before God, appreciative of hard work and success, and respectful of the rights of others; his attitude toward government is pragmatic. With Romney, we can navigate peacefully toward where we need to go. One can always think of more to ask for, but given the state of America and the world in 2012, a peaceful opportunity for reflection and regrouping is a great blessing.

If there is to be more for us, down the road, that will depend entirely on the people, our character, and the relationship of each of us with Almighty God.

11/4/2012 4:00:00 AM
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    J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval intelligence officer and evangelical Christian. She retired in 2004 and blogs from the Inland Empire of southern California. She writes for Commentary's CONTENTIONS blog, Hot Air's Green Room, and her own blog, The Optimistic Conservative. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.