(Proverbs 20:14 KJV) It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Don’t take people or their ideas at face value. As I write we are in a political campaign. Of course it seems like we are always in a political campaign, but it is a good time to evaluate how to evaluate. If you have been paying attention you know that people running for office will say a lot of things that they don’t mean. They will often change their position from one speech to another. In the past we would find multiple newspapers with different philosophies to help wade through the nonsense. Now there is only one newspaper and you need to dig a little deeper.
Two ways to dig deeper. Second, you can search the internet. What the candidate said about abortion or gay marriage is on record. You can look for yourself. Notice I started with second. Again I need to remind you that the first should be knowing what to look for. That comes from knowing the foundations laid down in God’s word. Often with a little knowledge you can rule out a candidate or a position, but it does require a little thinking and a lot of honesty.
So? Count your change and read the fine print. Then get ready to participate in our version of democracy.