I don’t think there’s a person in our country that doesn’t know the 2016 presidential race is now officially underway. The first potential female president threw her hat into the ring via a tweet and social media has exploded with the usual pros and cons and we still have a year and a half to go before a decision is made.
Mark Twain once said, “Politicians and diapers must be changed often and for the same reason.” How true is that? Thankfully, we are still a democratic nation and maintain the right to voice our feelings through our right to vote. Many of our other rights are quickly becoming eroded, eliminated or outdated.
I’m not looking forward to the next 18 months of rhetoric and empty promises, but life goes on and so does politics. Wouldn’t it be an interesting concept to give each candidate a thousand dollars to spend on campaigning and donate all the rest of the money they raise to decrease the national debt? I wonder how many serious candidates would remain. It might be a wise way to determine the right one for the job.
We are told in God’s Word to be gentle in our admonition to those in authority and that by so doing we should also pray for them. As Christians we are told to pray for our government, but someone recently said we are no longer a Christian nation. Heaven help us!! I think I’ll take a nap for the next year and a half.