October 12, 2010
The conversation in America today seems dominated by politics. Will the Republicans win enough seats in the House and possibly Senate to stop President Obama's agenda, even reverse it?
This presumes a number of things, including whether all Republicans will vote the same. And even if they do, will there be enough votes in the Senate to override the president's vetoes? Remember, it takes two-thirds and that's a big hurdle to overcome.
In the light of eternity, does any of this matter? That's a question my wife often asks me and it's a good question.
Conservatives - and especially Christians - ought to be careful where they put their faith. We have been disappointed before when Republicans ran government. Despite pledges they've learned their lesson, Washington is a place where Potomac fever often infects those with the best intentions.
So, inform yourself, pray and vote, but don't look to politicians for salvation. That comes from God alone.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.