Voting is a privilege that unfortunately is not meaningful to all Americans. If you are not a registered American voter eligible to vote in the national election on November 3, then this post may not interest you. If you are, then some of you will agree with me, some will disagree, and some will not care either way. Whatever your view, voting is important to me as a civic action in which good citizens participate.

As I plan to vote, I do so with feelings of duty and responsibility. Military service men and women have sacrificed so I have the privilege to vote. I also have hope for an outcome that matches my vote. I may be pleased or disappointed after votes are counted, but I will vote my conscience, values, and faith. I will never vote at a toss of a coin.

If asked what I consider as I make my voting decisions, I will name some issues that are important to me. Overall issues that align with Constitutional and Biblical views are my strong preferences.

These major concerns are listed in no particular order: (1) supporting a strong military; (2) supporting a good relationship with Israel; (3) promoting capitalism (avoiding socialism); (4) promoting pro-life; (5) protecting civil rights and religious liberties; (6) less taxation; (7) less government control; (8) maintaining 2nd amendment rights; (9) truthful leaders who do what they say; and (10) party platforms.

If you are uncertain about how to vote, consider issues that are important to you. Voter guides are available to show voting records of candidates regarding your most important issues. Pray for wise choices then be sure to vote! If you fail to vote then do not complain about election results!


“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7: 14)

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.”  (Psalm 111: 10)

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”  (Proverbs 14: 34)

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”  (Proverbs 29:2)

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”  (Romans 12: 1, 2)

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”  (1 Timothy 2: 1, 2)


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