Friday, January 22, 2010

Politically Speaking

Think on this…I usually don’t chime in on the politics of politics because it all seems like foolishness to me. So much of I scratch your back…you get the picture. I do, on the other hand, believe in standing behind issues. We recently had an interesting occurrence that grabbed the headlines from a serious matter such as Haiti. One political party was able to stop another from holding an uncontestable majority. Call me crazy, but I think that it’s a good thing.

I am not aligned with either of the major political parties. Because I am an unapologetically evangelical some would say that I am a Republican. Others would assume because of my race I would automatically be a democrat. Neither is true, and I resent the thought that I have to be one or the other. That’s just me. It does rather give me a chance to see things from a balanced perspective.

The reason I am happy for neither party to hold a super majority is that it keeps both parties honest. It forces the leading party at the time to allow push back on the ideas they are putting forth. That is how the system is supposed to work. When everyone in the room tends to think alike you have what is called “group think”. Which means it is easy to have blind spots in the pervading perspective and in the worst case scenario one party can just bully their way through bad legislation. So yes, I am happy that Massachusetts elected a republican for that fact alone.

I believe that when we see things as democrats and republicans it prohibits us from seeing things as Christians (if you are one of course). We should never be so supportive of a party that it blinds us to the issues they endorse that are in contrast to the bible. If you are in a party, fine. But have your views rooted in something greater than some party’s platform. The bible says, “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…” Joshua 24:15 I refuse to serve a political agenda…Just a thought.

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