Pulpit and Politics

   I’ve heard it all before . . . 

   “The upcoming election is the most critical in our history. The very future of our nation’s foundation is at stake. Every person will be affected.  If the liberals win, our foundation will no longer be based on the traditional Judeo-Christian morality.”

   Every four years we receive urgent messages concerning the upcoming presidential election.  We are told that their candidate cannot win without our help, and they expect us to drop everything and concentrate on the “most important issue of our lifetime.”  Party supporters treat elections like athletic contests, and go into a frenzy to elect “professional politicians.”  Members of Labor Unions will vote for anyone, regardless of his or her moral and ethical attitudes — if he or she is a Democrat.  

   Support for the two major parties is similar to going to church.  With little understanding of the true objective, voters often get a feeling of satisfaction that an obligation has been fulfilled.  But one way or the other, we usually get the government we deserve.    
   What we have now in America is a moral wasteland where citizens are asked to vote for leaders that (in many cases) we know to be corrupt.  We have cheapened the vote by allowing hopelessly unqual ...

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