by Steve Fair
If you are “on the fence” about your political involvement, allow me to point out several reasons you should be involved in the political process:
Mike Griffin Sr., Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia says Christians have four “obligations” to be involved in politics—spiritual, social, moral, and eternal. Griffin says, “This means we have to be involved in the political process of our country, even if it means running for public office, and even if it means you will lose.” “There is more at stake than an election. We, above all people, have an eternal obligation to righteousness that transcends this earthly life into eternity itself!”
The “bailout” and “stimulus” monies being thrown around like candy at a parade will have to be paid back by future generations. Would you charge money on your credit card and expect your children and grandchildren to pay the bill after you are dead and gone? Of course not, but that is the type of reckless, irresponsible behavior Congress is engaging in. If for no other reason, this should be sufficient motivation for those who care about their family to get involved in their government.
US educational philosopher Robert Maynard Hutchins summarized the concerns about political indifference when he claimed that the "death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." Christian author Bodie Thoene says, “ Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.”