Before You Vote
Search, Read and Download Book "Before You Vote" in Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Tuebl and Audiobooks. Please register your account, get Ebooks for free, get other books. We continue to make library updates so that you can continue to enjoy the latest books. Easy and Fast, 100%.
|Author||: Freya S. Williams|
|Editor||: Advantage Inspirational|
ATTENTION ALL CHRISTIANS! .Are you confused about who you should vote for this election? .Do you wonder why voting is important? .Do you see hypocrisy in Christian politicians? In this book, Freya Williams will awaken you to the importance of voting and why God should be involved your vote. While we are citizens of the United States of America, foremost, we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven and our vote should mirror God's views. God has called us to be stewards over this earth. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says we are ambassadors of Christ. An ambassador is an authorized messenger or representative. As a representative of Jesus Christ, and our vote should be reflective of His ways, not our ways. Jesus is not a Democrat or Republican! You can find Jesus' characteristics in the platforms of both parties. It is important to know the issues and what the candidates stand for, then after all the research, "Pray before you vote."
|Author||: Hindol Sengupta|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
With terrifying standards in everything from personal hygiene to financial probity, Indian democracy is gravely imperilled. But is that the debate you hear? Is that what resonates across campaign speeches? Assailed by the question of who are we to vote for, we are forgetting the other vital question-what are we to vote for? This book is a shout-out, a call to action to talk about the things that matter-or should matter to most of us as citizens-from how much time the Lok Sabha wastes during sessions to how much MPs are worth and how many of them hold criminal records. Are our MPs 'too far away'? After all, if a democracy has to work, the agenda needs to be set by voters as much as by political parties.
|Author||: Courtney Emerson|
|Editor||: BenBella Books|
When the election is over, the work is just beginning. The future of America depends on what you do after you vote. Today, women in the United States are more educated and politically ambitious than ever before. However, the record numbers of women running for office, casting votes, and marching for change haven't translated into full and equal political participation. Despite significant progress, women are less likely than men to engage in a range of important political activities—from speaking up on the issues they care about to holding their representatives accountable. Equal parts information and inspiration, After You Vote is both a primer and call-to-action for women of all ages who want to exercise their voices and engage more fully in civic life. It's the ultimate guide to political engagement, filled with practical (and proven) tactics to help women make their voices heard and have an influence on the issues they care about most. This book will help you: • Brush up on civics—federal, state, and local • Prioritize your issues • Use the most effective advocacy tactics • Stick with it for the long haul (politics is a marathon, not a sprint!) The question isn't if you can create change on behalf of the issues you care about. You can. The question is: What's at stake if you don't?
|Author||: David Platt|
Examines the ways in which the gospel is contradicted by the American dream and challenges Christians to join in a one-year experiment in authentic discipleship that promises spiritual transformation through the word of God.
|Author||: Boris Spasov|
More than a legal obligation, voting is our right as citizens and defines our democracies. The lies or intellectual laziness of our economists, administrations, and judicial systems creates a façade of legality, which could be considered fraudulent: replacing the power of a Monarchy by that of a Government applying relatively dictatorial laws, does not equal progress. A matter of moral conscience arises when laws are only in favour of the same class. “What kind of world do we want to live in?” The “high finance” environment, that we now inhabit, has generated an unprecedented moral crisis and undermined our personal intellectual guidelines, i.e. our system of values. In the face of this deterioration at a time when we are seen by these “bankers” as a resource, as “Human fodder”, we need to be concerned for our already much indebted children and grandchildren. This booklet is a summary of what you should know before you vote, because just beyond this troubled period of apparent peace, trouble is brewing. EXCERPT Albert Einstein said that the world we have created is the direct result of our method of thinking, but the problems we have caused cannot be resolved in the same way. Future crises can only degenerate, multiply and become more frequent, they will not be simply ecological, since they are related to deep, structural issues in various areas: climate, demographics, economics, politics... In a procession of contentment, troubles and wars human evolution has managed to make its way to 2017. One fears that the reality looming on the horizon is more violent. If the State of affairs that I have painted seems excessive, is that not indicative of a reality that we no longer want to see or accept? ABOUT THE AUTHOR The “humanist” Boris Alexandre SPASOV, formerly Deputy Director of Radio Caribbean International, graduate of the Centre d’études diplomatiques et stratégiques in Paris and the author of several books including World Order- Moral Disorder & Humanity... What a Story! is above all a man of the people, a passionate and candid eyewitness far from the safe, comfortable couch ideologies and politically correct attitudes of our time.
|Author||: Democratic Association (Washington, D.C.)|
|Author||: Fabian Reichert|
|Editor||: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)|
Eurobarometer shared recently that 41% of the EU citizens get their main information on European topics from daily newspapers. This is also the case for those citizens who decided on the adaption of the Lisbon treaty in the two nationwide referendums, in Ireland. But, as many media researchers showed, news coverage is biased. However, it has to be biased for it is simply not possible to report the entire reality in one article. One aspect of news bias is known under the term framing. Framing leads readers to think in a certain direction for journalists underline certain aspects in a news story, and usually, cover a story only from one angle. Therefore, the journalist's angle can have a high influence on the reader's opinion. The study follows these hints and examines the news coverage before the two Irish referendums on the Lisbon treaty took place. Applying a content and framing analysis of the two most selling Irish newspapers, namely 'the Irish Times' and 'the Irish Independent', it aims to make statements about the framing of the treaty in the news, and gives evidence to the informative value of the title.
|Author||: Tony Evans|
|Editor||: Moody Publishers|
Christians are a large and influential voting block today. But as each governmental election approaches, an increasing polarity occurs within those claiming the Christian faith. This comes as a result of party-voting rather than voting according to Biblical mandates and authority. To refocus correctly, Dr. Tony Evans goes back to the basics and teaches on how God established government as a divine institution whose tasks include promoting the well-being of those within its realm and protection from evil. Scripture trumps all political alliances making the voting decision a critical opportunity for Christians to promote God's Word and His values through whom they elect. In the face of increasing emotions the Christians representing God's kingdom values should communicate His truths in a manner reflective of the King - in a gracious and strategic way. Dr. Evans also looks at the necessary qualities in a good candidate which include intellect, education, competency, skill and spiritual beliefs - whether certain issues are non-negotiables, and how a responsible citizen is to research a candidates' position in order to evaluate it against God's Word.
|Author||: John O'Farrell|
|Editor||: Random House|
'This week the first pet passports came into effect. Around the country dogs have been hopping into photo booths and trying to look as relaxed as possible, which is not easy when you know you're not allowed on the chair.' Gathered here are the best of John O'Farrell's newspaper columns for the Guardian and the Independent which saw him win the coveted Best Columnist of the Year Award at the prestigious British Liars Awards. Among many other things, he claims that the only conviction in the Tory Party will be when Jeffrey Archer gets sent to prison; that scientists have created a genetically superior monkey which will advertise lapsang souchong instead of PG Tips; and that with the election of George W. Bush, the global village has finally got its own global village idiot.
|Author||: Sidonie A. Smith,Julia Watson,Sidonie Smith|
|Editor||: Univ of Wisconsin Press|
The life narratives in this collection are by ethnically diverse women of energy and ambition—some well known, some forgotten over generations—who confronted barriers of gender, class, race, and sexual difference as they pursued or adapted to adventurous new lives in a rapidly changing America. The engaging selections—from captivity narratives to letters, manifestos, criminal confessions, and childhood sketches—span a hundred years in which women increasingly asserted themselves publicly. Some rose to positions of prominence as writers, activists, and artists; some sought education or wrote to support themselves and their families; some transgressed social norms in search of new possibilities. Each woman’s story is strikingly individual, yet the brief narratives in this anthology collectively chart bold new visions of women’s agency.
|Author||: David Platt|
|Editor||: Multnomah Books|
New York Times best-selling author David Platt takes readers on a heart-wrenching, soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains. With riveting passion and surprising vulnerability, Platt dares readers to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live. While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life." Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, "Where is God in the middle of suffering?" "What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?" and "What do I believe about eternal suffering?" Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel--to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it. Advance praise for Something Needs to Change "Rugged. Authentic. Gritty. Real. Worshipful. There are no other books like this one. I always pick up David's books with a sense of excitement and, quite honestly, apprehension--because I know that areas of compromise and complacency in my life are going to be exposed. But this book exceeded even my high expectations, for which I am grateful. And so will you be. As David writes, it's time to run, not walk. Let's go."--J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention "Extraordinary and challenging. I've just never read a book like this before. I am so moved. Bring your full heart to this story and watch how God opens your eyes, changes your mind, and broadens the dreams you have for your life."--Annie F. Downs, best-selling author of 100 Days to Brave and Remember God "If you dare to read this book, you might just have an unexpected encounter with Jesus that leaves you weeping on the floor, as David's experience did. Something changes within us when the seemingly overwhelming needs of the world present themselves simply in the life of a single person. Ultimately, I pray your compassion will be transformed to action."--Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International
|Author||: John O'Farrell|
|Editor||: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic|
In this collection of acid-tongued essays, “the U.K.’s answer to Dave Barry” skewers his American cousins (Publishers Weekly). Winner of the Best Columnist of the Year at the British Liars’ Awards and Britain’s finest satirist, John O’Farrell takes dead aim at cell phones, awards ceremonies, genetic sheep splicers, America’s right-wing cabal of dunces, dunderheads, dimwits, and the Big D himself. “Just when we thought the lawlessness in Iraq was over,” O’Farrell observes, “even more blatant incidents of looting have begun. With handkerchiefs masking their faces, two rioters roughly the height of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld kicked in the gates of the largest oilfield and grabbed the keys of the gasoline trucks. ‘Yee-haw! It’s all ours! Millions of barrels of the stuff,’ they laughed. ‘Yup!’ added the leader, ‘and this mask guarantees my anonymousinity!’ So after all these years there really is such a person as the Thief of Baghdad. Except strangely his accent sounded vaguely Texan.” A writer for the groundbreaking television show Spitting Image and contributor to the screenplay for the hit movie Chicken Run, O’Farrell meticulously researched his conclusions by spending five minutes on the Internet and then giving up. And while O’Farrell’s sharpest barbs and stingers have often been written to come out of the mouths of grotesque puppets and Claymation chickens, this time around he keeps the best lines for himself: “With the election of the 43rd President of the United States, the global village is complete,” O’Farrell writes. “It has its own global village idiot.”
|Author||: Bonnie Worth|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
The Cat in the Hat looks at how, why, and who we vote for in a rhyming, nonfiction book that's perfect for Election Day, President's Day, and year-round reading—now with 16 bonus-pages of kid-friendly voting activities! Written in simple rhyme, this Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Book introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting—with a focus on the American Presidency! Revised to include 16 pages of activities showing kids how to hold their own elections, it's an ideal choice for reading and talking about voting—whether for classroom pet or leader of the free world! Readers will learn the basic principles of democracy; how political parties are made; why Election Day is held in early November; and much more. Fans of the hit PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will be delighted to see the Cat knows as much about history and civic responsiblity as he does about science!
|Author||: Margaret McNamara|
|Editor||: Schwartz & Wade|
The students of Stanton Elementary School, which is a polling place, find out all they can about voting and then encourage everyone in their neighborhoods to cast their ballots.
|Author||: Freya S. Huffman|
|Editor||: Advantage Inspirational|
ATTENTION ALL CHRISTIANS! Are you confused about who you should vote for this election? Do you wonder why voting is important? Do you see hypocrisy in Christian politicians? In this book, Freya Huffman will awaken you to the importance of voting and why God should be involved your vote. While we are citizens of the United States of America, foremost, we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven and our vote should mirror God's views. God has called us to be stewards over this earth. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says we are ambassadors of Christ. An ambassador is an authorized messenger or representative. As a representative of Jesus Christ, and our vote should be reflective of His ways, not our ways. Jesus is not a Democrat or Republican! You can find Jesus' characteristics in the platforms of both parties. It is important to know the issues and what the candidates stand for, then after all the research, "Pray before you vote." Freya S. Huffman, is the wife of Pastor Rodney P. Huffman . Together, they have seven children: Ryan, Ebony, Akoli, Jeremiah, Jordan, Hannah and Kendall. She is the previous Dean of the Deliverance School of Ministry and is a professor at University of Phoenix, Strayer University, and Miller-Motte Technical College focusing in Mathematics, Business, Information Technology and Human Resources. She is also the founder of the Teknowlogy Factory, a technology consulting firm. She is a Minister at Waynesboro Deliverance Church in Waynesboro, Georgia and serves on the Prison and Witnessing Team Ministries. They reside in Warner Robins and Grovetown, Georgia."
|Author||: Jane Lewis|
First published in 1987. This volume traces the arguments of early suffragists through the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Includes the texts of the House of Commons Debate on the 1871 Disabilities Bill, 1982 Women's Franchise Bill and key documents by those who were opposed to women's suffrage