Voting When There’s Not Much Choice – MBFLP 120

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2016 Presidential Election – the eve of Super Tuesday – and you might be feeling some dismay. Only four small states into the primary season, and the field which started with 23 serious candidates has already narrowed to 7. Maybe you look at the choices left and wonder, is it even worth bothering? Am I just choosing the lesser of bad alternatives? Can you trust any of them? This episode, we talk about the importance of making a choice even if the best candidate suspended already!

ORIGINAL RELEASE – FEBRUARY 29, 2016

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

2:53 – What does the Bible tell us about a democratic election?
5:22 – Understanding “original sin” as a governmental process
8:15 – Constitutional erosion and the modern presidency
12:34 – Voting in anger
13:54 – Three factors for making your choice
16:08 – The history and risk of third-party candidates
18:24 – Protest voting
20:06 – What’s a Christian voter to do?
26:00 – Some principles in summary

REFERENCES

McKay Caston, How To Choose a Candidate: Three Simple Principles

Compare Presidential candidates at InsideGov.com

Frederich Hayek, The Road To Serfdom (read the condensation here!)

The Buckley Rule (William F. Buckley)

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