Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Voting For the Lesser of Two Evils?

Hello Again Fellow Patriots and Citizens:

Well, it's that time again when various current and former Senators, Congressmen, Governors announce their candidacy for President of the United States. So far, we have Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker(?), and Hillary Clinton in the chase. It's only April 21, 2015 at the time of this post, so of course we have about a year and a half until the General Election.

It's that time when many Christians will use the principle of voting for "the lesser of two evils" for President. As a reminder for some, and new information for others, I am registered as an Independent. Since I turned 18 just after the 1976 General Election, my first one was the 1980 General Election. I have voted for Reagan twice, Dukakis (oops), George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, Michael Peroutka (Constitution Party), Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party), and Virgil Goode (Constitution Party).

It was before the 2004 General Election that I decided to give up voting for the "lesser of two evils" for President. I voted for Ron Paul in the primaries in 2012 and would have voted for him again if he would have been the Republican candidate for the General Election (there was some unethical maneuvering going on in that GOP Convention to keep Ron Paul out that many Christians seemed to look the other way about). I just came to a point, that I believe was a conviction from the Lord, that I could no longer vote for the lesser of two evils. It just seems to me that the biblical principle is, as with other things we decide on, to vote for the person that most lines up with biblical values and principles and leave the results to God. Wow, that's a radical concept for a Christian isn't it?

As Founder and Director of the FCCCP I will not officially endorse a candidate in that capacity. A person does not have to be a member of a particular political party to be a member of the FCCCP. But I do hope that Christians will pray about whether voting for the lesser of two evils is biblical or not. In my opinion it is not. Besides, where would that end? What if we had a Socialist Republican and Communist Democrat as the GOP and Democratic candidates for the 2020 General Election? Still vote for the lesser of two evils? Perhaps, just perhaps, from the human perspective, if most Christians would stop voting like that, we may be able to get someone in there that can make godly changes with God's blessing.

On a personal level, I will say that Ted Cruz is an early favorite for me so far. Perhaps a professing Christian and Constitutionalist is unelectable. But as for me and my house? We will vote for the person that most lines up biblically first, and constitutionally second, and leave the results to our sovereign Lord. Please prayerfully consider this as well.

Blessings in Christ,

Pester Brat