What has happened to the Christian idea about a civic duty?
My wife and I were astounded by how many people we personally know that did not vote in our statewide Republican primary for president on “Super Tuesday.” Now, I am not wanting to bash these friends into the ground, because I realize there are times when voting really is impossible. However, I do believe many people do not vote in the primary simply because they do not consider it important enough. It is not a priority.
Why is that? Why do we Christians think that voting in the primary is not a big deal? (Assuming this assessment is true. This is based on some personal experiences and some general apathy I hear from a lot of people in my work.) If we are unhappy with the candidate we are asked to vote for in November, then we need to participate in the selection process for chosing the best candidate. This means voting in primaries. Continue reading