David Hubbard for South Dakota

Christians need to vote values

It is past time for people of faith to “put up or shut up” when it comes to today’s politics. You can either proclaim to be Christian or support politics that run contrary to your faith.

I was raised Missouri Synod Lutheran. Nothing about what is happening in today’s political climate aligns with what I was taught about Christ and my faith. We seem to elect and re-elect politicians who “talk-the-talk” but never “walk-the-walk.”

Anyone who follows me on social media knows I have had it with our current state of politics. There is nothing happening these days that prove to me we have a Christian president or Christian leaders. They want to rip the security rugs out from under common people while they themselves reap benefits most of us will never achieve.

This election season vote for what is best for our communities, state, and country by voting against those who profess to be Christian while voting contrary to their faith. But, most importantly of all, vote. As Plato once wisely stated, “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”