Archive for category Politics
Today is election day. Get out and vote.
Also, just a reminder, the campaign website can be found here:
I want to encourage everyone in Nolan County, Texas to get out and vote on November 2, 2010. Also, early voting is from October 18-29. The last day to register to vote is October 4, 2010. If you need information about voter registration, visit:
It’s been a while since I last posted anything. I haven’t completely fallen off the face of the earth, and I hope to catch up on some stuff here.
As many of you know, I am in the middle of a campaign for County Judge, and, now that the primary election is over, I expect life to settle down a little bit until September, October and November when we will start campaigning again for the general election.
I want to thank everybody for the love and support.
Yesterday, I announced my intent to file for the office of County Judge for Nolan County, Texas. The announcement ran in our local newspaper, so I thought I would share that bit of information here as well.
The front page article: Lopez announces intent to file for county judge position, along with the accompanying family photo.
The office will be on the primary election ballot in March and on the general election ballot in November. This is a new direction for me and my family, but one we have come into agreement about. We are looking forward to the campaign and the opportunity to serve the citizens of Nolan County.
Campaign and election news and updates will be posted on petermlopez.com (my firm website), so please keep updated there.
I think Christians have long thought of the United States as Israel’s only friend in the world, but the Israelis don’t seem to agree.
According to a Jerusalem Post poll, only 6% of Israelis see the United States government as pro-Israel (down from 31% a month ago). Considering that the poll has a margin of error of 4.5%, this is shocking. By contrast, 50% of those polled believed the Obama administration to be pro-Palestinian.
With friends like us, who needs enemies? Admittedly, I don’t think a newspaper poll is definitive, but we should be sensitive to our government’s response to Israel. I think scripture and history demonstrate that our actions are crucial to our own well-being.
Haaretz is reporting that Benjamin Netanyahu said that all of the arguing over the Israel’s stance on settlements is impeding progress on peace talks. And, while I cannot be sure about that, I do think Netanyahu is right when he says:
“If we are asked to recognize a Palestinian state as the nation-state of the Palestinian people, then the very least is that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people,”
What value is there in Israel, which many if not most “Palestinians” view as illegitimate anyway, supporting a Palestinian state. The problem-causing factors are unwilling even to recognize the other, so why bother seeking recognition from the other?
I will give Netanyahu this: he is willing to say what a lot of people think but are unwilling to say.
The Jordan Times is reporting that Tony Blair said there could be a Middle Eastern peace deal within a year if all sides will agree to peaceful negotiations.
It certainly seems like both sides are giving (a little), but please forgive my skepticism. While I think we are scripturally mandated to, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6), I don’t find in scripture where such a peace will be fully realized until Christ’s return.
…maybe that’s why we’re supposed to pray for it.
So, while we may not see the kind of peace everyone is hoping for anytime soon, I think we should still pray for peace. And maybe, just maybe, we will see more peace than exists now.
The Biblioblog Top 50 is now a stand-alone blog. The blog contains a purportedly complete list of active biblioblogs. If you are interested in some new reading material, you might want to check out the list.
If you scroll down the “Complete Biblioblog List” page to the “Early Judaism” category, you will find Beauty of the Bible. I’m not entirely sure about the categorization, but it works as well as any other I suppose. What is interesting, however, is the “Conservative-Liberal” classification, which ranges from “Very Conservative” to “Very Liberal” with several stops in between.
…If you read further, the label is not a political description, but a description with respect to Biblical inspiration/doctrine, but don’t tell my wife that.
It is a remarkable articulation of what President Obama’s inauguration means not only to African Americans but to all Americans, with appropriate warnings and considerations (hero worship, etc.).
I’m glad she encouraged me to read it, and I now encourage you to read it.
I posted this on my other blog, but I think it is worth posting here as well.
Whether you are black, white; Republican, Democrat; conservative, liberal; or whatever your affiliation(s), today is a day we can all be proud of.
The inauguration of our first African-American President is historic. It is on par with the Civil War, the Great Depression, and landing on the moon as far as I am concerned. Admittedly, I didn’t vote for Barack Obama, but I will be proud to call him President Obama. I didn’t vote for George W. Bush either, but by the end of his presidency, after all the hits, both personally and politically, he took, I was proud to call him President Bush, much to my own surprise.
I think there’s truth to the notion that “Washington changes people, people don’t change Washington.” But, the inauguration of Barack Obama as President certainly changes America.
I know parents tell their children that they can be anything they want to be, but, in moments of downright honesty, I wonder if everyone who says that really believes it.
I think it is a little more believable today.