I had to make an unscheduled post due to the election results that are now in. First thing worth mentioning is that the Electoral College will not vote until December 15th, however, due to the landslide number of apportioned electoral votes at this point I don’t see them voting the opposite of what appears to be a 3:1 victory for Obama.
Second, Americans just voted for one of three types of candidates: 1-Socialist, 2-Liberal Republican who has the faint touch of a Democratic Republic in him, 3-Libertarian (state’s rights, federal government only has power that is explicitly spelled out in the Constitution and Bill of Rights).
Third, the premise for how people voted will differ but I believe it comes down to a couple of presuppositions. First, if you believe that you have a right to health care and necessity support (vouchers or money for food, shelter, clothing) then you would vote for Socialism. Second, if you believe that the pursuit of happiness does not mean that you get given what you need (to include shelter, food, and clothing)by the government then you would vote for the Liberal Republican or the Libertarian. This is the basic foundation for how people voted.
Fourth, none of these approaches is right or wrong in essence. They do differ drastically. The part that is frightening to me is the upcoming decisions on abortion, the death penalty, and how freedom of religion is to be seen by our Federal Court System. Those are moral issues that are going to be addressed over the next four years. If Obama was pro-life and an evangelical church member then I wouldn’t care about the move towards Socialism other than I disagree with him economically and from a free will/free market stand point.
Romans 13 tells me that no person has been put in authority or a position of power without God allowing it. They are there to see that justice is done (not morality but in essence you can’t have justice without a moral code). Paul also says to pay taxes to whom they are due, as well as respect and honor. Respect and honor are not feelings, they are attitudes. I do not care for Obama’s policies but if he is approved by the Electoral College then I will do my best to give him respect and honor. That means watching my speech about him and my attitude towards whatever changes to my income that are made. If I disagree then I need to do so based on why I disagree and what I would like to see in its place. Complaining just to hear yourself complain does not solve anyone’s problems.
This is a long post so I will end it now. I hope it is read and I hope that it brings some encouragement or at least clarity to our current situation.