Next year is another election year. Get ready for all the nonsense to begin again. I get so frustrated with the whole process that sometimes I think it is not even worth my time to vote. The arguing, pandering, lies and the half-truths make it hard to know what is right.
In the Book of Mormon, Mosiah, chapter 29, King Mosiah established a democracy among the Nephites. He explained that having a King was a dangerous thing. A corrupt king could lead an entire nation to destruction.
He convinced them that choosing leaders by common consent was a better way to go. So a chief judge was appointed by the voice of the people.
Mosiah taught that the people who were chosen to lead in a democratic election would tell where the people's hearts were. If they were righteous, they would choose a righteous leader. If they were wicked, the leader they chose would be wicked as well.
Considering that, think about where we are today as a country. Are our hearts, as a nation, in the right place? Are we drawing closer to God? I know what I think but I will leave it to you to answer that question for yourself.
As you prepare to participate in the process again, may I suggest that rather than worrying about what a politician promises or what he/she says, you consider who they are and what they have done. We need leaders who have integrity. We need honest, upstanding men and women who will focus on the things that really matter. Ignore the noise. Get to know who these people really are and vote for the people whose values most match your own.
Vote! Even if you think your vote doesn't matter, vote. It does matter. Christians need to vote because otherwise our nation will be judged wicked because we didn't speak up. I believe we still are in the majority. We just don't make enough noise.
"...if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgements of God will come upon you;..."