October 28, 2004
In the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln noted that the Almighty has his own purposes.
Indeed he does.
God is sovereign, including when it comes to elections.
But God's sovereignty does not exempt us from our privileges as citizens of a temporary kingdom that is passing away.
It is better to dwell in a nation governed by men and women who seek to do God's will, than it is in a nation that is governed by practicing, if not believing, secularists for whom God is a convenient asset at election time to fool the masses.
I hope next Tuesday you will make sure your like-minded friends are voting for the right man.
Make sure they know the issues and what the candidates truly believe.
Offer rides to the polls to neighbors who might not otherwise be able to make it.
This election will determine who sits on the Supreme Court for as many as 40 years.
These justices will decide many things affecting our lives and those of our children and grandchildren.
The way to make sure they decide cases based on the constitution is to elect a president who believes they should do precisely that.
I hope you'll vote...and pray.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.