I figured I better get my post about politics in before my trip, I am sure that there will be little to no time for me to sit down and hash out a few thoughts on the presidential race. That would the the presidential race in the U.S.A.
Unfortunately I cannot endorse any particular candidate. They simply do not represent everything that I would represent, which of course is always the case. So we choose the lesser of two evils usually.
Now if there were only two candidates I would have to choose Obama, however fortunately there are other options. I will be voting for the Libertarian candidate, Bob Barr. Now he is also not my perfect candidate, but he is the only candidate proposing spending cuts. Which in the current state of affairs means much to me.
You will see a link on this blog to a group calling themselves Matthew25, and they have endorsed Senator Obama. I was in their camp for a little while, but I just cannot put my hopes in an earthly kingdom or it's rulers. Besides after the debate last Friday we see that Obama and McCain are really not that different. They both are playing the game of politics, and playing well.
My hope cannot reside in change or whatever McCain is trying to offer. My hope rests in the fact that Jesus gave us an alternative. He gave us access to a kingdom that is not of this world, and so we transcend local politics so to speak.
It is not the government's responsibility to take care of us, it is our responsibility. It is not the government's responsibility to bail out greedy corporations, it is the corporation's responsibility to practice good business. The government has no business legislating morality for us, we should know right and wrong. The government has no business telling a woman what to do with her reproductive system, and that woman has no business misusing her reproductive system. The government of the United States of America is not supposed to rescue the poor of this world, Christians are supposed to rescue the poor of this world.
What I am trying to say is my hope lies in another kingdom. We participate in this earthly kingdom, but we cannot trust in it.
There that is my political post of the year. So go vote for the Libertarian candidate, Bob Barr.
Missionary to Nakuru, Kenya. Co-founder of A Future and a Hope, a home for girls.