Posted: October 02, 2010
1:00 am Eastern
It is hard to imagine given the precarious condition of what was and should be the land of the free, the home of the brave and one nation under God, that projections are less than one-half of registered voters will bother to vote in this general election. That doesn't count those who are eligible and who are not registered.
Not voting at all is indefensible, voting in ignorance is inexcusable and above all, in my opinion, Christians doing either or both is a sin. Samuel Adams, a dedicated Christian often referred to as "Father of the American Revolution," admonished the people to be faithful in voting:
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
If you have heard that before, repetition is an effective form of learning, and it is obvious that far too few people sitting in pews every Sunday have heard it at all or often enough. Offices from school boards, city councils, county commissions, state legislatures and governors to the direction of Congress are in the balance – along with the future of the country...