I am not a political animal, in fact I find the process overwhelming at times. I understand the process but often times it feels so far removed from my day-to-day life that I often don’t give it much thought. I am a registered voter (independent) and believe that voting the party line by and large is a dis-service to the process and the country. As I watch from the sidelines this year I am not encouraged with the field or the direction we are heading in this country, perhaps because I consider myself conservative… a constitutionalist.
I will vote and believe we all should as that is indeed how our system operates most effectively with the voice of the people essentially driving the legislative future of our country. I will state this one caveat, that my faith, plays (or at least it is my aim to play) the singular most important role in my life and this being part of my life, therefore is no exception.
I pray for the country and it’s leadership and believe that all authority emanates from God, that being said, I believe anyone regardless of position in life has some authority and will be accountable as to how that authority was utilized. This doesn’t bring license to simply throw one’s hands up and adopt a cavalier attitude about our government, as if to say well the heck with it , God is in control so I will let him figure it out! On the contrary we have a responsibility as children of God to cooperate with what he has blessed us with and to stand as representatives of truth, righteousness, and decency. Most of the time this is not a popular place to be or a voice to speak with.
It seems our nation continues at every turn to look for ways to remove God from our daily lives, considering how young we are as a nation, and taking a look at the history of nations that have been around much longer than ours, leaves me with a very big question.
In light of history where do you think our nation is headed?