Be careful of what, why and who you vote for

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The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them. 1 Samuel 8:7 (NASB)

By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.

In the electoral process just when you thought you’ve heard and seen it all as it pertains to the contenders running, those who have been elected and those sitting in office, you really haven’t seen nothing yet.

Aside from the hidden motives (which are not so hidden) like an elephant hiding behind a palm tree- the name calling, dog whistles and blatant lies- which all appear to be the norm for elections nowadays here in America, election nights linger like the smell of cheap cologne.

What ever happen to the election nights when tabulations were done and within the same night we knew who the winners were?

Be that as it may, there’s no call for us to perform a “chicken little” exploit, running around telling everyone that the sky is falling when, in actuality, things are happening as it is written to be.

We will have to, with the exactness of a clinical microbiologists preparing for innumerable examinations to distinguish disease-causing organisms, assess the situation as dire as it may seem and face it with Hope.

The leader, if we can ascertain his capabilities as such, of this country has decided to do things as he sees fit through obscured vision as an ostrich with his head buried in the sand even though he appears to be from his point of view, “making America great again.” Then the question must be: “making America great again for whom?”

He has chosen to discredit people of authority that have much more sense and credibility to access situations than he does, and it appears he would never have that ability.

The platform of the person who sits in the White House as the president has discredited the office, embarrassed the military and is trying to make us believe that our Veterans of the armed forces are like the good-natured unintelligent, socially awkward Gomer Pyle led by Looney Toon’s Elmer Fudd, who habitually ends up seriously hurting himself and others.

In elections after elections across this country, they have been beleaguered with disenfranchisement,  including voter suppression, fraudulent voting systems coupled with inside sabotage from those who masked their incompetence with ignorance and willful deceit while outside sources point fingers and blame people in leadership of maladroitness because their skin color is filled with more melanin than yours and their hair is not orange.

To add insult to injury, those who appear to have a greater understanding for the need of inclusion of all people regardless of skin color, sexual preference, financial position, religion or any other factor except political party affiliation, have been left out in the cold. Perhaps there is one other connection to this moral decline of humanity – than the hidden suppressive nature of racism.

How is it that when a Party has created a slate that has a White candidate, for the purpose of conversation let’s say the Florida Senate, and a Black candidate, for the purpose of conversation let’s say Florida Governor, on the same ticket and the emphasis is placed on “voting down Party lines”. Now, the White candidate gets 47,000 more votes than the Black candidate. It’s more than Party Politricks; it’s about a Race issue and not the race.

People in leadership positions talk about liberation, yet they do not include participation of all the people.

The casualties of these types of behaviors that have come from the top down is already taking its toll. Word is that people have been told to step down or risk the possibilities of losing pensions and livelihoods.

Once these vacancies have been established, let’s watch who is being placed in their position. Will it be those who have masked themselves as supporters of the communities in which they once served and under the auspices of a community leader only to be a community opportunist?

Frustrated and somewhat confused, I find solace and peace in God’s Word: For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. (NASV) Wanting to know “Why” I read Psalm 73: Why does God allow the wicked to prosper?

Dear God in the name of Jesus. Help us to remember that You are a sovereign God and beside You there is no other. It is Your will that must be done. In Jesus’ name. Amen.



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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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