2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, "I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity" (NLT).
Tomorrow is Election Day, and I have to say I am very distressed. The amount of controversy between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton has been staggering. It makes me question whether either one of them can be effective leaders for the United States of America. Donald Trump is by far the most hateful, intolerant man I've ever seen, while Hilary Clinton appears to be a magnet of wildly illegal accusations.
However, the real tragedy is America's response to them. What distresses me even more is the number of facebook proclamations from people determined not to vote. Let me say, this is not the solution. The right to vote is an honor and privilege given to us by the countless patriots who gave their lives for this country. The refusal to vote slaps that honor and privilege in the face. It slaps our veterans and soldiers in the face. It shows no gratitude in being a free citizen.
While voting, it is essential to keep in mind that there other presidential candidates from whom to chose. As a registered Libertarian, I vote for Gary Johnson. Elections are not only about choosing the President. You also have the opportunity to vote for state offices, local offices, and Propositions.
Who's to say these articles aren't as important as the President?
Who's to say this won't be the year a third party candidate makes it into the White House.
How can you know unless you contribute?
Tomorrow, exercise your rights and show you value your voice.