A Time to Judge
to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose
Eric LaMont Gregory
The Almighty has His own purposes
Soon, it will no longer matter that Sarah Palin favors Romney, or that a Newt Gingrich email claims that Obama is going to win. These comments will fade as did what Santorum said or meant to say about the ethnicity of welfare recipients in the State of Iowa.
Complaints about the liberal or conservative bias of the news media, which candidate won or did not win a particular debate, and the effect that a tropical storm had on this election will become the fodder for historians who will tell us in a year or so, what happened actually.
In an election where the popular vote is not the legal instrument by which the presidency is decided, every vote matters still, and in a close race the Johnson vote could be the decisive factor.
The influence on this election of the court's decision in the Citizens United case, as will those independent ads which to some border on intimidation that neither Romney nor Obama, nor their respective parties were responsible for directly, but which both failed to denounce, will be much discussed after Tuesday's plebiscite.
Whether or not those elected on Tuesday the 6th of November will fight for the political arguments that got them elected by their constituents will be the ultimate test of the judgement of the voter.
And today Americans pray for their respective candidate to triump.
'Both read the same Bible', Lincoln said, 'and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. The prayers of both could not be answered.'
And yet, because of that great battle, and although that war split this nation asunder, today we fight in a very different way, but it is still a battle to preserve the union, to preserve liberty, and to preserve this Republic.
And, 'With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds ... and to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations'.