Happy Reformation day!

And in (sort of) the spirit of the Reformation, if anyone who reads this blog doesn’t like either of the presidential candidates, but still wants to vote without giving up their principles to do so, do look up Evan McMullin. To say he’s better than Trump or Clinton is, of course, an understatement, and not really saying much. He’s mostly decent anyway, and I’m voting for him, because I’d rather “waste” my vote than either not vote or compromise just about everything I believe. I was planning to write in Arthur Pendragon, before I heard about Evan McMullin, just because I didn’t know of any other option. It would still be nice to be able to say, when I’m old, that I cast my first vote for Arthur, but here comes a decent fellow who has half a chance, so I’ll save Arthur for the next hopeless election.

If everyone who said “I’m voting for Trump because any other vote is a vote for Hillary” were to vote for McMullin, he’d probably actually become President. Just a thought.

YiS,

Sophia

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About Nolie Alcarturiel

Christian, student of Philosophy, writer, SCAdian. Crazy cat lady who likes to keep cats and birds at the same time, and who's too young to be called an old cat lady. Medievalist. Creative Writing major, Philosophy minor.
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7 Responses to Happy Reformation day!

  1. thegermangolux says:

    Like they say – the pros of each candidate is that they aren’t the other, with the unfortunate cons that they are themselves. McMullin is the only option (other than not voting) for the Christian who wants to uphold absolute truth.

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  2. cconnelly9638 says:

    I certainly agree that McMullin is the best alternative candidate in the field. Ultimately though, in my humble opinion the fact that we are very likely to end up with a Hillary presidency is a sign of judgement on our country for turning away from God and His Law.
    I think seeing the state of American politics today should drive us all the more to say, “Even so, come Lord Jesus!”

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    • noliealcarturiel says:

      In the end, He’s the only King without flaws. But while we’ve got to have human rulers, we might as well fight to get the best ones we can.

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    • thegermangolux says:

      Yes. I agree absolutely. I think Sophia’s point (and mine as well) is that while we know that God is giving our country what it deserves, this is a way to vote while keeping a clean conscience. We have a right and a duty to vote, and McMullin is the option for doing so without supporting people unsuited for office in any way.

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      • cconnelly9638 says:

        I respectfully disagree with you on one point, that we as Christians have a duty to vote. We do have a duty to do and to wish good for our neighbors, and to be good citizens. This includes voting for candidates whom we believe would bring the most good to our country. However, I think our country has drifted so far from what the Founder’s intended, and away from God, that in all likelihood in future elections Christians might be without a viable candidate. If that is the case, I think Christians are under no obligation to vote for the lesser of two evils, and thus should be able to abstain from voting without searing their conscience. If McMullin wasn’t running this year, I likely wouldn’t be voting this year because of a lack of a good candidate.

        Just some thoughts. In all these things we need to be charitable to our fellow Christians, whoever they decide to vote for, or if they choose not to vote.

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  3. noliealcarturiel says:

    I would agree that being Christians isn’t what obligates us to vote. Being American citizens of legal age and, preferably, responsible mental state, is. Being Christians obligates us to vote in a God-fearing way. And in future elections where there is no way to vote except between two evils, I’ll probably not vote. . . or write in Arthur Pendragon. All revolutions start small.

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    • thegermangolux says:

      Right. Duty is a strong word. I think that we have a duty to vote as Americans. But our duty as Christians comes first and foremost before any obligation to man. If our duty as Christians dictates that we not vote, then we may do so knowing that we are doing God’s will. If there is an option for us that is God-honoring to choose, we may, I think, choose that option rightly. Thank you for clarifying, Chris.

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