This is a very different kind of post., one on perspective. I don’t usually do anything about politics, but today I want to share two statements that are helpful to me in the tumult going on these days.
First is a Turkish proverb: “Democracy is the process of choosing the best of the worst!”
We can’t look for perfection because there is no one who is perfect other than God. Every leader God has chosen in the past has had his weak points–think Samson, David and Nebuchadnezzar. So, Instead of looking for a perfect leader, look for the least harmful in the choices set before us.
Second, I don’t vote for personality but for policy. I look for what is positive, has common sense and as much as possible biblical–no matter what party or personality it may be.
Here are policies that are important for me:
Pro religious freedom
Pro freedom of speech
Pro law and order
Pro right to bear arms
Pro school choice (home schooling)
Pro economic success
Pro common sense
Thinking about these helps me decide who to vote for. May it help you, too.