It is everyone’s duty to vote, regardless of your belief or lack thereof. As a Christian, the Bible tells us that we are to select the most competent people to be God’s magistrates, to do justice, restrain evil and preserve order. We are to select a candidate who will preserve our faith by keeping our freedoms in tact so that we may all worship or not worship as our conscience dictates.
Martin Luther once said he would rather be judged by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian. In other words, he would choose the best qualified leader available.
Billy Graham took out newspaper ads in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio urging people to vote for candidates who support Biblical teachings on some of the great moral issues of the day. Graham said “we are at a crossroads, and there are profound moral issues at stake. I strongly urge you to vote for candidates who support the Biblical definition of marriage between a man and woman, protect the sanctity of life, and defend our religious freedoms.”
I urge you to search your conscious – to ask yourself what type of future do you want for America – an America where innocent babies can be murdered for the sake of convenience, an America where the destruction of the family and traditional values is an objective, an America where free speech is terminated for the sake of political correctness and tolerance – an America where your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will not have the economic advantages your parents passed on to you?
We all need to pray about who is best qualified to lead our country, in Congress and in the White House. And then, when we go to the polls to cast our vote, we must do our best to choose the candidates who are of good moral character – who are committed to preserving our freedoms Americans hold dear.
To me there is only one choice. I value our country and our freedoms and I want that for my children and my grandchildren. And that choice is not to turn American into a European Socialist satellite.