How We SHOULD Vote

Elections are right around the corner. And I hope you’re registered to vote.
By the time this goes live, it might be too late to register… but just in case register and go vote.

The fanaticism that’s been given to our political candidates have been fascinating for me. It feels like more of a cult of personality rather than voting for what (and who) may be the best for the country.

Politicians are civil servants because they’re supposed to serve their people, not be idolized by them. They’re supposed to keep their constituents in mind not their own self-interests. Right? That’s the way it should be, right? Or am I being too optimistic?

If coronatide has taught me anything it’s how short-sighted and self-serving/self-centered we can be.
We fight for what works for me; what’s best for me; what benefits me; what’s comfortable for me.
It’s one thing for non-Christians to say that. But as a Christian — that’s the furthest thing from being Christ-like, no?
And our neighbors (read: the ones we should love) are the ones who agree with our self-serving ways.

I’ve always felt that the way one should vote was to vote in the best interest of the future generations.
The Iroquois people had the Seventh Generation Principle: the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future. And as Christians, we should also keep in mind how our vote affects the most vulnerable in our society.

Maybe that’s just me being too naive and too optimistic.
But go vote.
My hope is that we’ll vote — not for who we idolize — but for your great great great great great grandchildren in your mind.

One thought on “How We SHOULD Vote

  1. Amen!
    I am 73 years-old and the effect my vote will have on my grandkids is always on my mind.
    They range in age from 22 to 7. They will have to deal with issue that today’s people do not seem to be concerned about. I pray their alarms go off earlier than my generations are.
    Thanks for your insight.

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