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To Vote or Not To Vote, That is the Question

on September 27, 2016

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I don’t know about you, but this election year has been a tough one. I normally know who I’m going to vote for way in advance, but this year, neither of the presidential candidates seem like good options. I know I still want to vote for the local elections and the other things on the ballot, but when it comes to the president, I’m having a hard time caring. I figured there are probably a lot of other people in my shoes, who don’t really want Trump or Hillary as president. So I thought I’d share some thoughts, and maybe it’ll help you with your decision in voting.

First off, I know the Presidential Election is always what gets the most publicity. It seems like every 4 years America sets all it’s hopes and dreams on their candidate winning and making a difference. But as I’ve seen from past elections, who’s president doesn’t immediately change America. We have a government with checks and balances for a reason, and our judges and congress have a lot of say in what happens to our country too. I think a lot of people tend toward making the president into some kind of idol and thinking that that one person can solve all of this countries problems, but even if the candidates were more likable it doesn’t mean they could save our country. Only God can do that. And He is the one we should really be trusting in. So I’ve resolved to trust Jesus with the result of this election. I have no idea who would make a better president, but He does, and He’s the One who’s really in control. So no matter who wins, I’m not going to get upset or try to move to Canada or something. I’m just going to keep following Jesus and obey Him as my King.

But when it comes to the actual ballot casting, I don’t want to just throw up my hands and not make a decision. So I’ve come up with a way to help me decide and I thought it might help anyone out there who is also trying to make a decision.

#1 Look at the candidates stance on issues you care about and even if you don’t care for their personality, maybe what they supposedly stand for can help you decide.

#2 And this one helped me out the most. Instead of looking at Trump or Hillary look at their vice president picks instead: Pence or Kaine. Somehow they seem a little more normal to me, and I think if I’m choosing to vote for one of them, I can make my decision. Plus if anything does happen to the president, that person would end up becoming president.

So anyway, I hope you still go out and vote this year, even if this year’s election is a little crazy.


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