Monday, November 05, 2012

Vote Schmote

You don’t have to worry about voting tomorrow. The outcome is already determined by the results from a football field. If you think that is crazy (statistics cannot lie) some could argue the same for believing that the election results are pre-ordained, or guided by some form of supernatural providence. You could call this karma, or fate, or just open your Bible to Romans and come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter what your political leanings may be- God has already chosen the victor. With such a conviction it might be tempting to sit this one out (at least it’s tempting for me). Yet despite nothing happening outside of God’s will, we are still fallen and broken humans making a choice based on feelings that therefore can only lead to an imperfect outcome.

I started a longer post, but couldn’t keep myself from ranting and raving. That’s not what this space needs and that’s not what needs to be communicated prior to Election Day. What we need are humble hearts in submission to Jesus. For the right attitude and approach, check out these posts:
And leading in to tomorrow, here are some fun quotes to keep in mind when you pull that lever:

“democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.”
–Winston Churchill

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half the people are right more than half the time.”
-E.B. White

“Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority are ignorant.”
-John Simon

“Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.”
-Laurence J. Peter

“A democratic people gets the kind of government it deserves”
-Father Charles Coughlin (interestingly after stating “A godless people will chose a godless leader” while critiquing FDR.)


Cowgirl in the City said...

Great post! Thanks Frank. :)

Glynn said...

Thanks, Frank. I love Jay's and Jason's posts. And this one, too.

Fatha Frank said...

Hah, I guess you never know what kid of post would get a comment. This was a throwaway post because I felt like I had to say something. So thank you both for reading and for commenting.