James Clay Fuller

Things We're Not Supposed to Say

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

To a political candidate

Dear (Candidate):
I am a constituent (or potential constituent). I vote in every election.

Like other responsible voters, I care about the positions you take on issues. (If you, the voter, are particularly interested in specific issues, state that here.) I want to know your views.

However, I am not interested in your religion. I do not want to hear about your "faith." I don’t care about your church membership, or lack thereof. I know that religion and morality are not the same thing, and am very aware that in recent years some of the politicians who most loudly proclaim their religiosity have been, and are, among the most unethical and immoral holders of public office.

If you substitute proclamations of your religious views for details of your positions on real issues facing those holding the office you seek, I will work to see that you are not elected.

Whether I vote or work for or against your election will depend entirely on your views on real issues.


(Your name and address here)