I did not vote for this President because I did not believe that he was the right person for the job. However, once he was inaugurated, I vowed to pray for him and believe for the best during his time in office. This administration will soon come to an end and America will be given another opportunity to speak into the matter of the presidency – and we must.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter”. In the last Presidential Election (2008) only 57.1% of eligible Americans went to the polls. That means that more than 40% of our voting population turned their backs on the opportunity to be heard. Because what we do today impacts tomorrow, such apathy can have an adverse affect on the future interests of our children and grandchildren.
We live in a serious and unpredictable time in world history when we must use our voting power to speak. Voting is a right, a privilege, and is of paramount importance to the welfare of this and future generations. Let us urge one another to examine the facts about the candidates, learn what they stand for, review their qualifications, and eliminate as best we can those who are suspect, or who take positions that oppose our beliefs and values.
Please let your voice be heard on the ballot, and believe with me that in 2016 we will elect the right person for the job.
Peter 2:13-14 NIV Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.