I was thinking about Super Tuesday 1,2 & 3? which, of course, are taking place this March, and laughed...then sighed at the reality of this cartoon...
Many voters are in a stupor (or as CNN called 'confusion') about what is happening in the 2016 election, with the phenomena of Donald Trump, and the violence of and at protestors, to the popularity of Socialist Bernie Sanders, and Hillary still in the race with Email-gate a huge issue.
Which of the candidates that are running can voters really believe and trust; where do they really stand on the issues? It's enough to put anyone in a stupor...and redefine this year's March Madness.
The only thing Americans really want is hope for the future, and a peace that comes from knowing who occupies the White House will do what is right for our country and our families.
Unfortunately, we can find ourselves in a stupor every day of the week if we look for hope in the wrong places...in a man...in a candidate...in the 'peace process' in the Middle East, or the 'peace movement' here at home. Many put their hope in the words of another...a candidate, an author, an actor, a 'spiritual teacher'...without finding out what the basis, foundation, plumbline of their worldview is. This can be tragic, as not everyone has good intentions, or is grounded in truth themselves, as we are seeing in this election.
Misplaced hope can also be a result of following celebrities and high profile, popular men and women who talk openly about their politics and spiritual views. Think back to the 2008 election when Oprah Winfrey endorsed Barack Obama. Because of their admiration for Oprah many cast discernment to the wind and readily embraced the political recommendations she demonstrated in word and action.
I believe just as we saw this "star phenomena" take place with the election of Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012, we are seeing it again in 2016. Who would have ever thought that we'd see an avowed Socialist/Atheist, Bernie Sanders run head-to-head with Hillary Clinton? And who would have thought that Donald Trump, an authoritarian Capitalist, would be so popular, regardless of the unprecedented personal attacks he's leveled against others?
For all these reasons and more we are not only focusing our reporting on the serious facts regarding the candidates in this 2016 election, but are also updating our series, "Merging Worldviews," on the predominate worldviews of our day and how they are being merged together, to help us discern, or shall I say, read between the lines, of what is rapidly becoming mainstream in politics, but also in every arena including education, the family, women's issues, spirituality and more.
Hope is so needed today! But we don't want to place our hope in the wrong places, wrong candidates, or wrong popular 'leaders.' We want to place our hope where it will result in a good return...good fruit...which is in the truth...in character, integrity, decency...and most of all in God.
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