To the editor:
The upcoming presidential election could change the course of our country.
Registrations for the 2012 election were 25 percent of the population. More than 25 million evangelical Christians didn’t vote.
We cannot become cynical or indifferent about what is happening around us. The combined numbers of Christians voting would change the course of history and steer this nation in a godly direction.
We need to speak for the unborn children. It is a lie and deception to think that ungodly laws don’t hurt that much. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
We need to choose a leader who is less committed to killing the unborn and doesn’t defend the harvesting of baby parts from aborted children, one who won’t try to rip our moral fiber from us.
History shows that, based of the philosophy of one man, millions of Jews were exterminated under the hands of a godless government. Hitler was elected into office by a people who had been lulled into believing he was for the common good. Instead, citizens of many nations suffered and paid the price under an oppressive government.
We must be wise as serpents and gentle as doves. President James Garfield, also a Christian minister, said, “Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.” That is to say, bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” If we don’t stand for something, we fall for anything.
Our military honors and defends our country so we can be free to vote. We must ensure their commander in chief wants what is best for them. Our country’s future is at stake!