The Value of a Vote

Mississippi Voter FraudBy: Susan Bea Good

$15…that is the current rate for a Mississippi Democrat’s illegal double-vote in a Republican Primary election.

Last month many black pastors are alleged to have informed their congregants that “walking around” cash would be paid to all who would cast a vote for Cochran in the run-off Primary election against challenger Chris McDaniel.

Most citizens would not participate in such flagrant voter-fraud-for-cash. But many are “selling” their votes in other ways…interested only in what the candidate promises to give them, with an overwhelming “What’s in this for me?” attitude.

McDaniel is pursuing charges of voter fraud in Mississippi. I hope the buyers and sellers are identified and fully prosecuted. Thad Cochran should be ashamed of this election’s results. The low-level tactics of the National Republican Party have disgraced him personally, and the the Party in general.

There is a similar Primary battle going on in my West Michigan neighborhood, between Republican Representative Justin Amash and Republican challenger Brian Ellis. Amash is NOT a Republican Party yes-man! He refuses to vote for bad legislation, even if its passage might “build the Party brand.”

Amash’s opponent is running adds, funded by powerful Republican strategizers, featuring a “former combat veteran” claiming that Amash is “Al Qaeda’s greatest friend in the Congress.”

What could Representative Amash have done to warrant this attack? He voted to restrict the reach of the NSA! The Congressman explains all of his votes on his Facebook page…it’s not hard to learn why he votes as he does. And it should not be hard for a voter to find the truth on this candidate.

So, apparently, a vote can cost anywhere from $15 in Mississippi, to a person’s integrity here in Michigan.

Beware, you may be selling your vote too! If you choose a candidate based primarily on what they promise to give to you, rather than what this nation desperately needs in leadership, you have sold your vote!

“Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!”…Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” (Genesis 25:29-34/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.


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