A growing number of people of faith are saying they are going to
ignore politics and refocus their energy on their religion. That makes
no sense.

A growing number of Christian conservatives say they will opt out of
the political process because they can’t get their way. Nothing could be
more emotionally immature.

The hard reality of our temporal world is this. Governments have a
profound impact on the lives of all of us. Governments can determine
whether we are free to practice our religious beliefs.

The good news is that the American government is selected by those
who vote. The bad news is that the American government is selected by
those who vote.

So the choice is simple. Vote and have a say, or don’t vote and live
with the consequences. But it’s one thing to talk about this, it’s
another to see what the consequences of not voting are in stark terms.

Here is a poem written by a teen from Bagdad, Ariz. It speaks volumes
about the destructive power of government:

    The New School Prayer

    Now I sit me down at school,

    Where praying is against the rule.

    For this great nation under God,

    Finds mention of Him very odd.

    If Scripture now the class recites,

    It violates the Bill of Rights.

    And anytime my head I bow

    Becomes a Federal matter now.

    Our hair can be purple, orange, or green,

    That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.

    The law is specific, the law is precise.

    Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

    For praying in a public hall

    Might offend someone with no faith at all.

    In silence alone we must meditate,

    God’s name is prohibited by the state.

    We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

    And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.

    They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

    To quote the Good book makes me liable.

    We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

    And the “unwed daddy,” our Senior King.

    It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,

    We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.

    We can get our condoms and birth controls,

    Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.

    But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,

    No word of God must reach this crowd.

    It’s scary here I must confess,

    When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.

    So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

    Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Politicians in robes banned the Bible from our schools.
Politicians in robes say the Ten Commandments are wrong and condoms are
right. Politicians in robes can destroy America … if you choose to
sit on your hands.

If you think that your vote won’t make a difference, think again.
This is going to be one of the tightest and closest elections in
America’s history. That means that your vote has more power than ever
before. Let me give you an example from the recent past:

The year is 1960. JFK wins the election because he receives:

  • One more vote per precinct in Illinois (8,858 votes)

  • Three more votes per precinct in Missouri (9,880 votes)

  • Three more votes per precinct in New Jersey (22,091 votes)

Without those 40,829 votes, the election goes to Nixon.

Your vote does matter.

I hope that I have made things as painfully clear as possible.

If you don’t vote for Gov. Bush in November, you will be personally
responsible for the election of a government that will make the Clinton
years seem like a walk in the park.

Any questions?

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