As my wife and I have argued, discussed, and talked together over the past few months about politics I think we have both come to the conclusion that there is more to do than to simply cast a vote in today’s election. What would happen if we didn’t just take a stand on an issue that is important to us on election day, and took a stand on that issue every day?
I want a candidate that supports efforts to protect the environment, yet I don’t even recycle. I want a candidate that will limit, restrict, and ultimately lessen abortions in America; but other than the financial gift I give to my local church I really don’t back that ideology up with much action. I want a candidate that cares for the poorest among us, but I’m not sure I’m doing enough in my own community to help those same people.
We need to pray for our leaders and our country, but always remember that
our leaders and country do not define us. We are the generation that will shape
the direction culture, government and social action will take in the next 50
years. It’s not up to Washington, it’s up to us—and I say it’s time we step up
and lead the charge.