Those [persons who] are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher)

A lot of attention is focused on politics during this election year in the U.S., and some are turned off by the demeaning dialogue that they hear and read. We may want to give up on it all, but good citizens will do their duty by examining the issues and voting their conscience. Above all, we must continually pray for government officials at every level.

 I urge . . . that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness (1 Timothy 2:1-2).