Nations are important. Leaders to nations are also important. There are dozens of examples of how the kings of Israel either did right or evil in the sight of the Lord, and the people suffered the consequences. America also has suffered the consequences of bad leadership. It is not only that the leaders we have chosen do not follow the ways of the Lord, but they also have made matters worse by following agendas of political parties and evil influencers. Fast forward to the upcoming elections and Americans face a real quandary–untested candidates and old socialists. Trouble is, the establishment on both sides of the political spectrum would rather elect the status quo political suit.
Case in point is a Washington Post article saying that the Republican establishment is holding its money on the sidelines because it doesn’t like either Donald Trump or Ben Carson. The old guard moderates with the money would rather put up Mitt Romney than risk someone they can’t control. The Post reports: “The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.
The Post concludes that the Republican establishment does not believe Trump or Carson can beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. “In normal times, the way forward would be obvious. The wannabes would launch concerted campaigns, including television attack ads, against the front-runners. But even if the other candidates had a sense of what might work this year, it is unclear whether it would ultimately accrue to their benefit. Trump’s counterpunches have been withering, while Carson’s appeal to the base is spiritual, not merely political. If someone was able to do significant damage to them, there’s no telling to whom their supporters would turn, if anyone.”
The “if anyone” is the real problem here. Christians have the ability to determine the US election–either by voting or by sitting on the sidelines. In recent elections our nation has suffered because of Christians not voting. It seems that an ordinary person off the street would do a better job than the current or many of the past presidents. One thing for certain: if we want to continue having the same old socialist esoteric tax and spend policies and a lack of moral direction, vote the way the establishment Democratic or Republican parties want. If not, take a chance for a different direction. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.”
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