A Morally Confused Election

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Lord, I can’t help but believe
Both candidates are part of Your judgment
On the wicked morally bankrupt nation that we’ve become

What a sorry state we are in
The top two candidates
Reflect the state of our moral confusion

It’s more than just ideological differences
It’s bigger than choosing between left and right
Democrat or Republican

We are a nation divided
Even within our political parties
We have splintered and are spinning out of control

Can I just say
Trump was my number 17 choice
Out of a field of 17 candidates

After his nomination
I was depressed
In a quandary as what to do

Over time
I accepted my choices are limited
Trump, Clinton, Johnson, Write-in or Not Vote

I asked the question
Does Never Hillary
Trump Never Trump

The best thing about Trump
He’s not Hillary
The worst thing about Trump, he’s himself

The campaigning and debates revealed
Not just a flawed candidate
But a man who was morally bankrupt

Remember the awful, wretched things he said
About the candidates, their wives and families
Let’s not forget the reporters and anyone else within range

The man has no filter on his mouth
He speaks before he thinks
Some find it refreshing, I find it appalling

He brought the discourse of debate
To a new all-time low
Vile name calling instead of focusing on issues

Boastful pride and arrogance
Bragging of his sexual conquests and body parts
He doesn’t classify adultery as sin, but God does

Hillary feigns outrage at Trump’s antics
But let’s not forget Clinton’s corruption
Both personal and professional

Over the years, Hillary’s complicit in covering up
Not just Bill’s sexual immorality
But shutting down the women he’s sexually assaulted

Remember Benghazi…what difference does it make
Was it incompetence or negligence
That left four Americans dead; and why the lies

Personal email servers for convenience of course
Classified…what’s that?  Never received them
National security at risk, all for what

State Department and influence for sale to the highest bidder
Clinton Foundation coffers grow by leaps and bounds
Got to cover our tracks…delete, delete, delete

Corruption long-lived and far reaching
The Justice Department and FBI
Once agencies of integrity, now aid and abet

Corruption abounds
Moral bankruptcy knows no bounds
Lord, what’s a Christian to do?

Not vote?  Men fought and died for that right
Vote for the lesser of evils
Throw away my vote with a write-in who won’t win

With all the noise and rhetoric
I don’t know how to vote
Lord, what would you have me to do?

By Susan Wachtel
October 8, 2016

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Election Time Again – Need Some Help?

Are you finding it a challenge to determine whom best represents your values and ideas?  Who has the gumption to stick to their guns and do the right thing no matter what?

Too often my vote is not for the candidate that I feel is the best person for the job, but the less of evil.  That’s how I feel about this primary election.  My candidate dropped out of the race, but I still need to make a decision.
To help me better informed about the candidates and issues I used a few resources including the following:

Feedback on Voting

One of my Facebook friends, Gary Hannasch took the time to comment on my post about voting.  Thank you Gary for your thoughtful response.

From Gary Hannach:  Those who don’t vote are a major part of the problem too!  It’s just as bad as if they had voted for the opposition party!

Amen Gary…I agree 100%.  It’s hard to understand why people don’t exercise this amazing freedom we’ve been granted in our society.  People around the world…would love to come to our country and know the value of freedom and participating in elections because they don’t have that freedom.

Yet so many of our fellow countrymen and women neglect that responsibility.  When we end up with government officials they don’t like…they should have no complaints because by not voting they defacto voted in the people they don’t like.

Living in a pocket of conservatism in Orange County…I feel like my voice doesn’t amount to much in a very liberal state.  But I give an account to God for all that He’s given me…including participating in government and making my voice heard in elections.  I don’t understand why Christians don’t vote their values.

In some cases it amounts to laziness and not making the time to do so.  But since we have the option of voting via absentee ballot…that’s not a valid excuse.  There are plenty of resources to help people better understand the bills they are voting on and to know more about the various candidates that are running.  

Giving Thanks…Voting

In light of the recent elections I was reminded at how grateful I am to live in a free country and that I am able to exercise my freedom to vote.

In the United States the right to vote is a privilege and responsibility that is taken all too lightly. 

Lord, let me always be mindful of the sacrifice of our founding fathers and the men and women who have served this country, fought and even laid down their lives so that we might be free.