“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
– Proverbs 29:2
Many people who share traditional Judeo-Christian values do not exercise their voting privileges. These same people often complain that their values are not being represented in public policy and grumble about public officials who are not upholding moral principles. This indifference is often the reason why our values are not represented.
The only way for our values to win at the polls is for those who share those values to vote at the polls!
We know that when people of faith engage, victories are won. But instead, they have been known to be a secluded population encumbered by misinformation regarding their freedoms and Biblical responsibility to engage. This inactivity has a critical and damaging impact on our culture at the local, state, and national levels.
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
– Statesman Edmund Burke
We have the privilege and duty to choose the political leaders who will represent us in Lansing and Washington. We can’t rely on someone else to elect representatives who uphold our values. It rests on us. Never underestimate your presence at the polls, your ability to help change a candidate’s position, or your influence on those around you who are also voting. It’s our job as responsible citizens to do everything possible to ensure that those who fill these positions are supportive of family, freedom, sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and limited government.
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual—or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
– Samuel Adams (1722-1803), “Father of the American Revolution”
As election dates approach, Voter Guides may be obtained from CTV and other organizations such as Michigan Family Forum or Michigan Right to Life.
Make sure you’re ready for upcoming elections by checking your polling location. There is no better way to make your voice heard than to vote!