We have to look  evermore carefully at how we vote. The process is split into two camps. There’s the liberal leaning left and the conservative leaning right and then there is me in the middle, standing straight. I believe in the rights of individuals but I’m not a Constitutionalist. In these matters the Constitution favors the rights of the individual. Look at how it was written and secondly look at who wrote it. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”, God isn’t mentioned in the Constitution and religion occurs only in one other place. Often people like to quote why we broke from the king’s rule, was it too create the same type of overbearing system? The Founding Fathers argued by what name  heads of state should be called. King was actually in the running before being voted against.

To get back to my point, people use the Constitution and Bible irresponsibly. Again we do not have a state religion and the Founding Fathers were pretty much irreligious. They were deist except for maybe one. They had a form of godliness but denied the power, they didn’t believe God interfered in the everyday affairs of man. For such men the Scripture says (2Tim 3:5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.  Avoid such people). That’s the Scripture talking, not me.

This is the crux that is dividing the country, enter today and all you hear is God, God, God and Constitution, Constitution, Constitution. We can never, per se, tell people how they should or shouldn’t vote,  we should, however, have parameters. Let’s take a look at a pesky issue like abortion; it’s a states rights issue and should be voted on by the individuals of that state, not by elected officials that are bought and sold as well as corrupt. The government is supposed to protect your rights as an individual and their power over your person is to be limited, yet we have given these same officials more power over us.

Since we are speaking in the present, we have a coming election that continues using wedge issues to snag  votes. Liberals in this sense are more true to form in protecting certain rights of individuals.

How are we voting and why? Conservatives generally use religious issues such as abortion or homosexuality as wedge issues. These issues  are so strong that they use them only in for whom they will cast their ballot. It is ludicrous to me  to look at it this way, isn’t God pro-choice? If he weren’t then the world would bow to him many times over. To use the Bible in your favor is to twist the Scriptures to fit your structure or critique. It’s senseless the amount of denominations, sects and off shoots there are. Religion is used the same as any other method to blindly control the minds of its converts. Within the Christian sphere of women’s rights (Eph 5:22: Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord). John Lennon was correct when he wrote the powerful song, Woman is Nigger of the World.

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes she is…think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
Think about it…do something about it

We make her paint her face and dance
If she won’t be a slave, we say that she don’t love us
If she’s real, we say she’s trying to be a man
While putting her down, we pretend that she’s above us

Back to my earlier point. Woman of the early church were accused of being chatty, asking their husbands to explain certain verses during service, thus interrupting the service. To fix this problem they sat men and woman on opposite sides divided by a veil(curtain). This same thing occurs today. Women are to vote against their own personal rights and freedoms in the name of morals. As I’ve said many times over, I disagree with abortion, homosexuality and the Bible is specific on each subject but I also  believe in living in free society that practices non-aggression. So what does this have to do with the Constitution?

What some groups argue is the very thing the Constitution doesn’t  stand for. What is even more troublesome is that churches, because of their tax-free status, aren’t supposed to endorse any candidate or they will lose their 501(c)3 status. What’s odd is churches spin it this way, while not choosing a specific candidate they may run ads disparaging the other candidate. Do you not find this to be a bit sketchy?

Individuals have rights to choose whether they agree or not but the Bible should never be used to legislate laws, the courts already voted this down.  People can vote however they choose, religiously or not but never should wedge issues be used to sway voters. It’s dishonest and disingenuous. The Founding Fathers themselves could have been secularists. During the drafting of the Declaration of Independence they used decisive language. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Even this is laughable, they say all men are not created equal, but equally endowed with certain unalienable rights. Thomas Jefferson sniffed at the notion, noticing the hypocrisy. He even blamed the crown for these violations of human beings; he’s still a rapist, with some conscious. Everyone has rights and individuals rights should be represented as well as upheld. Choose wisely.

Written by the NON-Conformist