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. More