Vote Well or Go to Hell
I don’t have a TV and I seldom listen to the radio, so I’m spared the unseemly barrage of political advertisements that most Americans must suffer. Alas, I cannot evade all the campaign season’s obnoxiousness.
I hang out in circles where it’s not uncommon to hear guidance on voting given with all the gentle prodding of a Grand Inquisitor. Acquaintances, friends, and busybodies tell me, in no uncertain terms, that my religious faith requires me, in practice, to support whatever corrupt empty-suit the Godly Old Party selects because of a handful of non-negotiable issues that have in no way been prioritized for politically partisan reasons by Heaven’s white-robed gate keepers.
No thank you.
My faith can do without subservient allegiance to the power games of any party. I’ll vote my conscience, thank you. Take the ol’ prudential judgment out for a drive. Take my best guess at which would-be leaders will act on the issues that are important to me in well-articulated ways I think may have a shot at working.
In the meantime, I’ll do my darndest to tune out the sanctimonious noise, with the caveat that I may, if in the mood, take unwholesome, snarky pleasure from unintentionally comical political ads like the following.