Tim Tingelstad says: “…. I believe that justice is served when judges fear God and love the people, and as a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, I will be impartial to the parties, while partial to the original intent of the Constitution.”
And of the Constitution, on his web site, he notes:
“We the people, of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings, and to secure the same to ourselves and to our posterity, do hereby establish and ordain this Constitution.”
-Preamble to the Minnesota Constitution
and his motto, on the top of his web site is: “One nation, under god, indivisible, bla bla bla”
So, this is a judge that would give us a fair hearing as long as we are on board with him with respect to the god thing.
He also says, on his web site:
Justice is served when Judges fear God, and love the people. This is the reason that I have chosen to seek to become a Supreme Court Justice, serving the people of Minnesota. To serve the court with impartial justice, judges must possess great knowledge and wisdom. Judges must be God fearing men and women, because God’s Word tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all knowledge.” (Proverbs 1:7) and “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom…” (Psalm 111:10)
To fear God means to love Him with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your strength. This is the greatest commandment given to man. This fear requires an awesome, reverential acknowledgement of the sovereignty of God over the affairs of man. The second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as our selves. When we fear God, the necessary result is that we love the people. (Matthew 22:37-39)
And it goes on and on from there.
So, you see the conflict here, yes? As Mike Haubrich points out here, on his web site, it is VERY important to pay attention to the WHOLE ticket. You ‘ve got to know what is going on in the voting booth before you get there. Carry a sample ballot with you.
Here in the blogosphere, I know what Mike as well as Stephanie will suss out some of the candidates in their respective districts, and I look forward to see their opinions on the ENTIRE ballot. I’ll post mine as well. So this covers the Minnesota Fith and Third, and between us we’ll probably try to cover the Sixth as well, where Michele Bachmann is running.