Vote for America’s Good not “Lesser of Two Evils” Challenges Evangelist Alveda King

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August 9, 2016

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This Presidential election, many are saying they will vote for the “lesser of two evils”. Won’t it be better to vote for “what’s good for America?” Voting on the issues trumps evil hearts and personalities.

A colleague writes:

“We hear the phrase: ‘lesser of two evils’ a lot…This year, we have witnessed much voting hand-wringing with many people of faith claiming that it is evil to ever vote for “the lesser of two evils”, or for any evil at all. I have concluded that this lesser of two evils phrase is really a canard; a false picture of the electoral choice. Yes, we should never ever vote for evil; only for good. Hence, in a binary election, we should only vote for the good. As for both candidates’ appearing to be evil, remember that all of us are a mix of good and evil.” (Jeremiah 17:9 NLT)

So, let’s overlook personal personality preferences; vote for the candidate with the greater potential to deliver on the issues most closely aligned with our faith and what is good for America.

This choice may be uncomfortable. But remember, we’re trusting God’s wisdom instead of a human candidate. (Proverbs 3:5-8)

For me, it’s sanctity of human life, procreation, racial justice, economic growth and stability, a positive work ethic, good health, safe borders, domestic harmony, good jobs, sustainable values based education, family stability, and a God guided U. S. Supreme Court; all biblical. Even the building of the wall; it’s not a first! Ezra and Nehemiah did that.

Walls aren’t evil; it’s the intent that’s important. If the walls protect the citizens and yet have gates of legal entry to those in need, or desirous of becoming U. S. citizens, such walls aren’t evil.

Note that in Nehemiah’s day, the people had a mind to work. Handouts and entitlements weren’t on the agenda. (Nehemiah 4:6 ASV)

Let’s pray and act now, and return to God; if not for ourselves, then for future generations.

Finally, let’s agree with Daniel in prayer:

“Oh Lord our God, “lean down and listen to [us]. Open your eyes and see our despair. See how [much of America] lies in ruins. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy. O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.””


4 Responses to “Vote for America’s Good not “Lesser of Two Evils” Challenges Evangelist Alveda King”

  1. Patricia S Parker says:

    I am a Christian white woman. I am 66 years old. I wish that everyone would listen to you and Dr. Ben Carson. He was my first choice for President. You both have common sense. The only reason that I am glad that he did not get the nomination is that the media would have eaten his precious wife. I respect you.

  2. Mary Lou Lovell says:

    I have prayed much about this election. I believe God has made it clear that whether we like the candidate or not, we can show our values and preference based upon the platform on which he stands. The one that most closely embraces Godly principles. For that reason, I can vote for Donald Trump with a clear conscience. We know what Hillary Clinton has planned for America, and it’s not good.

  3. Desmond says:

    Ms. King, you are one of my few pro-life heroes. You have done so much for the movement, that you have earned my great respect, and admiration. Having said that, have you looked into the American Solidarity Party. It is a fully pro-life party, one that I believe would match your values perfectly. Although some mistakenly believe that voting for a third party is a wasted vote, with your political experience, I’m sure you’re aware that our presidential election isn’t determined by the popular vote but by the electoral college, so for the vast majority of states, a voter could and should vote their conscience, even for a third party, without any fear of throwing the election.

    Please keep up the awesome work that you do.


  4. Dudley Gray says:

    Dear Ms. King, I have been listening to your recent conversations and especially your insightful discussion with Jamie Colby. You are so right and DT jr. speech in Milwaukee is the first time any Republican presidential candidate has had the guts to say it. I would hope that you could get his ear and go into some communities and spread his message. I have kept a copy of MLK jr. sermon, “the three dimensions of a complete life” nearby for several years now and I believe Paul Ryan had said that we republicans have got to roll up our sleeves, go where not welcomed with open arms but provideMLK’s message in that sermon to all people who have been passed over by Democrat politicians . We need solutions not platitudes. I know you are doing your part and I’m so proud to see the attitude of our wonderful Olympic athletes They are just proud Americans. I just wish i could do something more than just write letters. God Bless you,
    Dudley Gray

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