Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Everyone - presidential candidates included - should be able to announce and practice their religious faith (Aztec human sacrifice excluded) publicly without reprisal. No political candidate for anything should have to defend their religion, make excuses for it, or deny potential moral influence from their faith if successful at winning the office they seek. If someone is a conscientious believer, they will not attempt to separate moral imperatives of their religion from their everyday lives – or public service.

No one should vote for or against someone only because of their religion – or apparent lack thereof. Certainly, no one should use religion for political innuendo and smears. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution has something to say about restricting the free exercise of religion.

As we launch into the 2008 election season it’s reasonable to consider that, if someone cannot be true to their own religion, how could they possibly be true to constituents? This has nothing to do with so-called “separation of church and state.” Whatever, no one should vote for a presidential candidate – or any other candidate - who answers the question, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most religious of us all”?


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