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I am not afraid of the Supreme Court
The 2016 Presidential election has become troubling to my mind as I try to make my choices from a Christian perspective. I admit, without condition, that I am an imperfect being in mind, body, soul, and actions. I also admit that I hold those who would seek to be my President to a higher standard. I don’t expect them to be perfect, but I do expect them to be honest, truthful, and respectful of all of us.

I am an Octogenarian with many elections under my belt. In all of them, I considered, with appreciation, my voting rights. I also considered the standards for life as laid down by God when he gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Being an Evangelical, I consider the rules for life as laid down by the New Testament of the Bible too. I have always considered my right to vote in parallel to my right to worship.





This is an election year.
Knowing the fickle mind of men, I wonder why anyone would run for public office. I know people who left good jobs that had an excellent future to run for an office that only offered a future of 4 years or less. I wondered about their reasons. Do they want to see how popular they are in the minds of their peers, or is it the feeling of power that they get from the office they want to hold. I would hope that their reasons would fit somewhere in the middle of “wanting to serve”.
I know for sure politicians want to be popular. Some are even willing to compromise their convictions to be so.



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