Many people who share conservative/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 mis-information regarding their freedoms and Biblical responsibility to engage. For decades there has been much confusion on the subject of “separation of church and state”. Because of massive mis-understanding on this topic, people of faith have been wrapped in fear of the IRS regarding doing anything on the matter of government and political issues. That inactivity has a critical and damaging impact on our culture on the local, state and national levels.
Education is needed on the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation, the Biblical mandate to be responsible citizens, and the legal do’s and don’ts for political engagement. But this community also needs a trusted member of their faith family to serve as a liaison to them for education, equipping and engaging purposes. You are that conduit. You are very special in that you are connected to a faith community, concerned about what is happening in our culture and eager to do something about it.
You can reach your faith community much more effectively with greater impact than an (by becoming a Church Liaison, for example) un-trusted outside source (partisan or other entity). We believe that you are meant for such a time as this.
If not you, then who? Everett Hale once said:
“I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.”
Sometimes one person or one vote makes all the difference!
Did You Know…
- In 1645, 1 vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.
- In 1776, 1 vote gave us the English language instead of German.
- In 1875, France changed from a Monarchy to a Republic by 1 vote.
- In 1923, 1 vote gave Adolf Hitler control of the Nazi Party.
- In 1990, John Engler was elected Governor by only .5% of the vote.
- In 2002, Joe Hune defeated Dave Domas in a Michigan State House primary by two votes.
- In 2010, a Congressman from Iowa was the one vote between making partial birth abortion on the national level illegal.
- In 2012, 1 Supreme Court Justice made the decision on whether government mandated healthcare is/was constitutional.
Together we must work to preserve the sanctity of life, traditional marriage between one man and one woman, religious freedoms, educational choice and limited government. Let us inspire, inform and mobilize our brothers and sisters who sit with us in the pews on Sunday morning to exercise their vote in the polling booth on Election Day. As our voices are heard on these issues, we can make a difference for good in our society.
As we do what we can to inspire others to do the same, we will influence our world today and leave a profound legacy for generations to come!
If you haven’t already, visit our Take Action page and follow the steps!