Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's Tuesday!

Ok, so I didn't get to dissecting the Newsweek article nor did I have time to find other juicy bits from other media sources. It's what we call at work "overcome by events" or "OBE". But I figure, if you don't know what you're doing by now then there's not much help I can offer. One piece of advice I can give though--pray. Pray the Lord's Prayer before you vote. It's entirely appropriate. "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." Remember, we're citizens of Christ's Kingdom and are only renting space here for now. Remember that the government's purpose is to provide a society where our needs are met, but we can count on the God Who Provides to meet all of our needs. Ask for forgiveness, recognizing that we're sinners just like those in public office we love to criticize and have the heart to forgive the corruption and deceit that we see so often from politicians. And finally, ask to be delivered from the evil of this world--that maybe through our vote and the decisions voted-in politicians make, the world can become just a little less evil.

As for the "value voter?" Well everyone should be voting their values anyway. Be them religious, economic, social, or moral. So don't take the label too seriously and vote with a sense of entitlement that you're part of a unique special interest that will turn the tide. You're one of many, and just as valuable as everyone else in our system.

So what are you waiting for? Go vote already!!!!

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