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Evils and Elections

November 2, 2008

There is a general sentiment among some fundamentalists that in this election we’ll just have to “hold our nose and vote” or “choose the lesser of two evils.”  I’d like to address those that have chosen NOT to vote for the lesser of two evils.

  1. We are not voting for a pastor of our country and the Bible does not give us the qualifications for a president.
  2. We are not a Christian nation in the sense that Israel was God’s people.  Our country was founded on biblical principles, but we are not a theocracy.  We are a republic.  We (the people) elect others to represent us in our government.  We should try to get the best men available to do that for us.
  3. In the presidential race, there are only two men available to fill the office.  Other names are on the ballots, but one of ONLY TWO will sit in the Oval Office.
  4. I’m NOT voting for the “lesser of two evils.”  I’m going to vote for the best man available to represent me.
  5. In the end, you are still voting for the lesser of evils!  Only you’re voting for the lesser of six evils.  Even if you thought you were the best candidate, and voted for yourself, you’d be voting for the lesser of many evils.  So, refusing to vote for evil is not an excuse, sorry.

While we cannot separate our Christianity from the public square, we do not act the same in the public square as we do in church.  America is not the church, or the kingdom, or any other religious entity.  So on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, cast your vote as an American.  God put you in this country.  Vote for the best man available to represent you.

  1. November 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    America can only be as “Christian” as Christians stay involved in the political process. Let’s do our part and vote; and let us pray, evangelize and disciple.

  2. Travis Burke
    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Honest Question…hypothetically speaking….
    With the mindset given in this post….
    If the exact same race were going on with this exception:
    McCain is for abortion
    Everything else all the same…
    Would you feel the same way?

  3. Gary Johnson
    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Good point Bro. Burke.

    It seems every year the Democrat party nominates a candidate with very liberal views. The Republican party nominates a candidate slightly to the right of that liberal candidate. Every year we have to put up with a lousy choice centered around keeping the other guy from being elected. Every election we are told we will throw our vote away if we don’t vote against the very liberal guy.

    If just in one election all that are conservative would abandon the less liberal candidate, and vote for a true conservative, maybe we could break the political monopoly of two parties.

    On a side note.
    Did anyone notice all the debate over the border issue? I guess only those living in the border states noticed the absence of it.

    Which brings me back to what was written at the very end of this post, “Vote for the best man available to represent you.” I wouldn’t as an AZ resident vote to reelect John McCain to the senate if he were up for reelection this year for that office, he hasn’t represented us well here in Arizona.

  4. November 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    First, the hypothetical question is just that – a hypothetical. McCain is pro-life, so that takes away the hypothetical. I could not vote for a pro-abortion candidate. But if we are going to talk in terms of hypotheticals, then we could throw another hypothetical into the mix… suppose that there was not one pro-life candidate on the ballot anywhere… not even in the Constitution Party. Then what?

    As far as breaking the political monopoly, that is an issue that needs to be discussed more. It would be wonderful if we could help the Republican Party return to its moral foundation. This election could possibly do that (I read a good blog post on that somewhere else this morning).

    But I don’t believe that we want to get to a place where we have (a) no parties, or (b) many parties. This kind of thing ultimately results in deadlock of the ugliest possible kind.

    Sort of like we will have with an Obama presidency, but not so warm and feely.

  5. Travis Burke
    November 3, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Hypothetical now, but you must agree we are heading there quickly. (if not already there…check the record).
    “overturning Roe v. Wade would be dangerous for women and I would not support it, even in “the long term.”
    “I would not have an abortion “litmus” test for a running mate or Supreme Court nominees”
    “I opposes abortion with the exceptions of rape, incest and to prevent a woman’s death.” -All John McCain

  6. Travis Burke
    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Bottom line….I whole heartedly agree with a previous post…it’s the Gospel that is going to change things not an ellected official. Vote who you believe the Lord would have you to vote for, and so shall I. Have a Great Day!!!

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