Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Your missionary to Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, Rob Schenck, reporting:

I know, you're probably getting as sick of the subject as I am, but the fact remains: This presidential election will be the most consequential of the last 50 or more years. The reason is it will set the tone of our nation and its culture for a century or more.

The next president will select one or two US Supreme Court justices and scores of lower court judges. These judges make the big decisions on all the major moral issues: The Sanctity of Life, the Sanctity of Marriage and the Family and the Public Acknowledgment of God.

Your pick of the candidates will also send a message to whoever wins. For example, in the Republican primaries today in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, your vote for an Alan Keyes, Mike Huckabee or Ron Paul will send a strong message to John McCain that he must take the Constitution and religious conservatives seriously. I'm not sure what to say about the Democratic primary since I'm still convinced Hillary has the establishment on her side. I continue to project the "Super Donors" will go for her in the end, poking the electorate in the eye, but we'll see.

For today, I urge you to do both your civic duty and carry out your God-given stewardship obligation by voting in your primary. (If you live in Virginia, Maryland or the District of Columbia, that's today!) Vote your conscience after prayer. Don't worry who will win or who will do what.  You are responsible to make your prayerfully informed choice. Whoever wins will then make their account before God for what they are responsible to do.

I'll be back with analysis of the outcomes. I'm praying for you and for our country today!

Your grateful missionary to elected and appointed officials,

Rev. Rob Schenck