It’s that time of year – yes it’s time to vote again…in Canada and America…who would think we would have elections at the same time (like this was all thought out in advance or something). So I am going to rant and bring up the same problems I have with politics and faith.
(1) Americans have been telling me lately that my opinion on their country’s leadership means little to nothing – cause I am a cursed Canuck. They are 80% wrong at the least. Why 80%? Because that’s the amount of trade Canada does with America (20% with the rest of the world). So yeah, I ought to have a vested interest in America…if I didn’t I wouldn’t be of sound mind.
Second reason is America is fighting wars where Canada is part of the coalition – ie: Afghanistan. More Canadian die and are wounded in that country than American soldiers at this point. This is a war predicated on America’s entry into/beginning a war in that country in the Middle East. America is effecting the world on a global scale and this does include Canadians in the mix. So yes, I have some interest in the next president.
(2) Canadians do not take politics as seriously as Americans – must be something in the tap water? Up here we argue about the benefits of socialism as openly as we argue for capitalism….we are conservatives, liberals, and democrats – and no one really cares what party you belong to. There are no fights at the breakfast table because mom and dad do not vote the same…cause politics is retarded (I know that was politically incorrect).
(3) I am not sure of a Christians role in politics – nothing of the like is mentioned in the bible (more or less). Yet this is a consistent theme amongst conservative and liberal Christians alike – dedicating time to the battle of the trenches of the saviours of America/Canada. I, and this is a personal opinion, am not sure a Christian should have anything to do with political movements – which in essence – are woven with evil. is God shaking hands with the devil? You tell me.
(4) I do not support Conservative movements and never will – because I am a minority in a country that doesn’t care much about minorities. Conservatives dedicate the least time to this of any political party. Why should I care about a party that cares very little for me?
(5) I am a hypocrite, I will vote. I am adamantly against politics and Christian involvement – but not to the point we should not vote. Call me someone that thinks the church is better a ‘grass-roots’ movement – but church and politics is bloody messy (and not in that good way we Christians like blood). Yet, I feel voting is something I enjoy doing – since we should have a say about our rulers (unlike Roman times).