Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
I know that it has been said over and over again that “This election is one of the most important elections of our life time”, and maybe it is.
One would need to understand the significance of the far reaching circumstances of each vote cast to really appreciate the value of that aforementioned statement.
Do we truly understand that the value of our lives is nothing when seen through the eyes of someone who interprets their self-worth by how much power they can buy or take the dignity of a person at their will and pleasure?
When that same ideology is tempered with the greed of self-righteous hypocrites who grope and covet after things that do not belong to them, our democracy begins to fade like the dying whimper of a sick animal.
This mindset of such a leadership, if put into office, permeates devastation through a government of the people faster than candy at a children’s party and just like to much candy can rot the teeth so to can this kind of leadership rot our society.
It’s not just one person, but it begins with that one person. The domino effect is put into place; one bad choice leads to another.
The average person, including myself, is not the emperor of all knowledge. That’s why we need the opportunities to look, question and seek the understanding to allow us to make the best informed vote that we can.
We, the Westside Gazette and Mt. Hermon AME Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, will offer the public an opportunity to here from those of contrasting positions on several issues on the ballot as well as some of the candidates seeking election.
If you haven’t voted and your mind is not made up please join us along with some of the candidates this Thursday, October 27th between 6:30 and 9 PM for an encouraging and educational forum. Discussions concerning the amendments, to include the medical marijuana issue which is amendment 2; the solar energy question which is amendment 1; the one-half percent sales surtax; judicial races, the sheriff’s race and more. A qualified person for each amendment will lead the conversation to allow you to be an educated and informed voter. Please come out and get the information you need to make the best decision. Even if you have already voted, join us. Your vote truly matters!
“Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.” Deuteronomy 1:13 (NASB)