Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Your Vote Does Not Count - And I'm Glad
Shocking isn't it?!
Yeah, I've been out of town celebrating my wife's birthday, but I have not lost my touch for saying things that tick people off... It's good to be home.
Here's the truth about the Presidential election. In all the fuss over who we are going to vote for (or not vote for) I actually read the US constitution the other day and it still provides absolutely no basis for a general election of the president of the USA. (Article II, Section 1)
So electing our next president is out of your hands in two ways.
One Way Your Vote Doesn't Count
If you failed to pay attention in 8th grade social studies class, here's the deal. The 50 States through the electoral college elect the President. No matter what it looks like on the ballot you fill out, you and I have no ‘official’ vote - our states commission a group of people who vote for president and they could all go crazy and cast their votes as they want - and there is no legal basis to undo the work of the electoral college. (Remember the 2000 presidential election?)
Second Way Your Vote Doesn't Count
Both our major party presidents sound like they are running for the office of 'King.'
They are making promises that they can’t keep. The President is limited by the constitution from doing MOST of the things they promise to do. The legislative branch is limited too. It’s crazy talk. Don't be fooled by either.
By the way, Christ is already King - and He didn’t need or ask for our vote.
Why I'm Glad Your Vote Doesn't Count
If you know Christ Jesus is King and in total control, then it puts this election in perspective and gives us so peace. It reminds us who believe in Christ that we are here to serve as His ambassadors. He'll take care of the political issues.
He always has and He always will.
Jesus left us with a question that puts this election in perspective: Will He find you and me faithfully serving Him?
Or are we wasting our time and energy obsessing over such a small matter as the president of the USA for the next four years?