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5 Ways to Let Your Faith Guide You in the Polls November 6th

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We’re just two days away from the highly-anticipated midterm election, and tensions are high.

October has been full of surprises, and it can be hard not to feel on edge, and maybe even conflicted, about who to vote for and what the outcome may be.

Crosswalk recently shared 5 ways to vote like a Christian on Tuesday, and the tips they have were too good not to share.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the hysteria and hyperbole of a highly divided nation, but these tips bring us back down to earth and remind us what’s really important in the upcoming election.

1. Vote With Gratitude

I love this. As it’s undeniable we see some of our valuable sacred liberties being ignored by many a politician, let’s not forget that voting is something we should be grateful for in this nation. Millions of Christians worldwide do not have the privilege of having a say in who their earthly leaders are.

“The freedom to express our political opinions is not to be taken lightly,” Crosswalks’ RJ Thesman. “We have the opportunity to drive to our polling place and choose the candidates we want to represent us. No scary militia standing guard. No guns allowed. No dictatorial leaders telling us how we must vote.”

She also mentions the hard work of the suffragettes, who gained the right for women to vote, a liberty that should not be taken for granted.

“Every time I walk into my polling place, I thank God for this freedom,” she says.

2. Vote With Wisdom

We need to look past party affiliation and negative publicity before pulling the lever for a given candidate, Thesman says.

“Know who you’re voting for and what they stand for—not just the party they represent,” she urges.

She recommends sending emails to candidates’ campaigns to ask what they stand for and what they believe, as well as using websites like Vote Smart to find out more about everyone on your ballot.

“Although we hear predominantly negative views from both sides of the aisle, many strong Christians and moral people have chosen to serve in politics,” she reminds us. “Without these public servants, our democracy would be weakened. We would be at the mercy of despots and dictators.”

3. Vote With Prayer

Never forget the most powerful tool in our spiritual toolbox–the power of prayer.

While Thesman reminds us that Christ admonished us to “render unto Ceasar” and let those in the world worry about the things in the world, we can still remember that prayer can play a big role in our decision at the ballot.

“We can pray that our voting places will be safe from any radical segment, barging in with guns blazing. We can pray that whoever is elected will be fair, just, and moral. We can pray for the direction of our country so that it follows divine design. We can pray to never lose our freedoms, especially the freedom to worship who we choose. We can pray for the families of elected officials, those spouses and children who no doubt feel the sting of negative targeting,” she says.

4. Vote With Hope

We are living in a time of near-constant negativity, so it certainly is a radical notion to vote with hope, but that makes it all the more necessary.

Thesman says we must remember to hope that our nation will follow the mandate in Micah 6:8 “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could step into a new lifestyle of peace? If our nightly news would cover positive stories across the nation where the poor were helped, the hungry fed, and the sick found healing?” she muses.

“Imagine the difference around our supper tables if we discussed the good things happening in our communities instead of the percentage of murders happening every day.”

It seems pretty impossible these days, but remember, all things are possible with God, and there’s nothing wrong with hoping for a powerful positive change in our country!

5. Vote With Acceptance

The best thing about being a Christian is that nothing that happens in this life can take away from the power of our Salvation or God’s sovereignty.

“No matter what the outcome on November 6, God is still greater than our meager attempts to find peace,” Thesman reminds us. “No matter who is in control in the Senate, God can still work in the hearts and minds of people. No matter what happens in our voting places, we can always support the higher ground.”

“Acceptance means we trust God to work through human hearts and continue to weave together his plan to deliver all who believe in him. But if we are disappointed by the results, we still have the next voting cycle to make a difference. Again, a reason for gratitude.”

 

Amen!

 

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Two Can Play That Game: Trump Cancels Nancy’s Fancy Trip After SOTU Scuffle

We all know that President Trump isn’t one to forgive or forget easily.

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The bitter fight between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi is growing ever more trite as the government remains gridlocked over the issue of border security.

Nancy Pelosi has become the de facto democratic target during this time of federal malfeasance, having not only refused to meet with the President to discuss an end to the shutdown, but also attempting to cancel POTUS’ State of The Union address on account of a “lack of security”.

Of course, the Secret Service were quick to lambast Pelosi for her erroneous scheme.

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We all know that President Trump isn’t one to forgive or forget easily, hence his recent rebuttal to Pelosi’s nonsense.

President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, claiming in a letter that he had postponed planned congressional trips abroad to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan because of the government shutdown.

The remarkable counter-punch came in the form of a terse letter to Pelosi blasted out to reporters and promoted by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter. It marked the president’s first public response to Pelosi’s Wednesday morning request to postpone the annual State of the Union address at the end of the month, citing security concerns stemming from the lengthy shutdown.

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump wrote. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.”

Trump pulled no punches on the timing of his decree, either, waiting until one hour before Pelosi was set to depart to make his decision public.

 

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Google’s Political Meddling Story Gets Even DIRTIER with Massive Internal Leak

This is simply un-American, unconstitutional, and DIRTY.

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Just yesterday, a massive news story broke that painted the almighty Google in an inexcusable un-American light.

What we always had feared was now known as true:  Google employees have been intervening in the site’s search results in order to bolster the American liberal agenda.  

Let that sink in for a moment:  The world’s most powerful internet company is paying people to change your mind, politically.

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Now, another piece of information has leaked from inside the company, drawing ever more criticism to the biased internet megalith.

Google has “huge teams” working on manual interventions in search results, an apparent contradiction of sworn testimony made to Congress by CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an internal post leaked to Breitbart News.

“There are subjects that are prone to hyperbolic content, misleading information, and offensive content,” said Daniel Aaronson, a member of Google’s Trust & Safety team.

“Now, these words are highly subjective and no one denies that. But we can all agree generally, lines exist in many cultures about what is clearly okay vs. what is not okay.”

It gets worse…

According to an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News by a source within the company, a Google employee took issue with Pichai’s remarks, stating that it “seems like we are pretty eager to cater our search results to the social and political agenda of left-wing journalists.”

According to the posts leaked by the source, revealed that YouTube, a Google subsidiary, manually intervened on search results related to “abortion” and “abortions.” The intervention caused pro-life videos to disappear from the top ten search results for those terms, where they had previously been featured prominently. The posts also show YouTube intervened on search results related to progressive activist David Hogg and Democrat politician Maxine Waters.

This is a very trying time for the First Amendment in America, and disgraceful missteps like the ones being disclosed at Google must remain on the public and political radar, lest we wish to forfeit our God-given right to free speech.

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