An Involvement Suggestion


Andy Robison

Whereas Paul's propensity to exercise his citizenship rights for protection and propagation of the gospel set an example for free men of every society (see Acts 16:35-40; 22:22-29; 25:10-12), and

Whereas concern over moral issues drove voters to the polls in record numbers last election day, and

Whereas many candidates were elected based upon their claim for moral stands,

it seems wise and prudent to capitalize upon the hope inspired by a national tendency (if ever so slight) toward penitence for our wrongs.

Therefore, we suggest the following: Write periodic letters to the President, Senators, Congresspersons, and local officials reminding them of the moral concerns of a large portion of the electorate. Ask them, indeed, to keep the moral issues at the forefront of their agendas while in their elected positions. Plead with them not to forget the conscience of the public that placed them in office. Encourage them to work toward the ending of legalized abortion and euthanasia. Request humbly that they stand up for the sanctity of marriage against all the onslaughts of promiscuity. Petition them that they may lead against the economy of greed that is legalized gambling. Remind them that it is possible to keep the state from declaring a "state religion" without removing all references to God from the public setting.

To be sure, not all officials elected ran on such premises, but it wouldn't hurt to write to them. Perhaps a respectful and kind letter (or a multitude of them from many individuals) would help them to reconsider their amoral, atheistic ways.

Letters from children might be effective. Young people were really attuned to the issues of this election. It may serve all well to have them follow up with a sincere letter from their innocent hearts.

No, I'm not trying to start a letter-writing campaign. That's why I'm not posting a sample letter here, or a list of addresses. This is not a call for a barrage of form letters at a particular time. It's just a suggestion that, over time, we keep in mind our participation in governmental affairs and not become lackadaisical. Perhaps we could each weigh the benefits and risks and consider this idea.

"Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." --Jesus, Matt. 22:21.

"...that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address. -30 Tarrytowne, Washington, WV 26181.


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