The general election in the U.S. is just around the corner and it's clear we'll continue to be inundated with campaign advertisements about the many candidates and ballot issues until Election Day -- but are you ready to cast your ballot?
Voting is both a right and a privilege -- the basic form of involvement in our democratic system of government, as well as our duty as Christians. When we vote, we help determine who will lead our nation, make our laws and protect our liberties, as well as directly decide on numerous ballot issues.
With this weighty responsibility, it is absolutely critical that we exercise our right to vote this election year -- as well as understand where our candidates stand on the issues that matter to values voters.
There are links on the right column of this Blog for the Democrate and Republician Platforms. Read both Platforms, then vote your Christian conscience. Cast an informed vote. Do your research. Don't just go by what you've heard.
Also, you may visit the CitizenLink® Election Central Web site, where you'll find information to help you choose the candidates who best line up with your beliefs, convictions and values. You may even want to print the information and take it with you to your polling place. This is perfectly legal and may save you time as you cast your ballot.
On November 4th, don't forget to vote your values!
P.S. Please forward this to your family and friends to remind them to vote on Election Day as well.