I remember it well. Every three years, my curiosity would begin to peak regarding who could be running for President of the United States the following year. I scanned the horizon of possible candidates, listened to all the talking heads & prognosticators on twenty-four hour cable news channels, and examined the voting records of potential candidates. After all this work was done, I would make an educated endorsement for president. The process was quite entertaining, yet emotionally taxing at the same time.
When I picked the candidate of my choice, I would be sure to pray that my candidate would be grated wisdom, favor, and success. I would pray that this candidate would be given insight into how to return the United States to its position of moral, economic, and military greatness. If my candidate would happen to be elected, my initial elation would eventually turn to disappointment a few years later when the candidate of my choice was not able to, or did not ‘turn things around’, so to speak.
If my candidate of choice lost the election, however, I began to notice everything falling apart at the seams shortly after the inauguration of the new president. I would also find a way to blame most of the country’s problems on the president, while at the same time reminding everyone that I did not vote for him. I began to think about how he could be replaced in the next presidential election four years later: and thus, the cycle would continue.
With that said, I am told that 2012 is another presidential election year in the United States. To be completely honest, I haven’t thought much about it. No, I haven’t suddenly turned against voting or getting involved in the electoral process, my lack of interest is due to the fact that I have moved to a new country. There are no elections in my new country. The ‘president’ of my new country is always the ‘president’, and He is never up for re-election.
I have been amazed at the ability of the president (of the new nation I moved to) to accomplish His agenda. Unlike the president of the United States, He doesn’t have to rely upon or compete with any other branches of government. He needs no ‘checks & balances’ as the entire government is literally upon His shoulders. As a result, I wholeheartedly endorse Him for president.
To all my friends back in the United States, I would like to invite you to move with me to my new nation where election cycles, perpetual campaigns, and spinning politicians are a thing of the past. I made the move for good reason. I wrote about this move, and why I made this move, in a previous article. Please take some time to read or re-visit this article. You will be wiser for it, plus it could save you a lot of time and heartache. Here is the link:
For the new nation,