To me and to many other Christians it is obvious that our government is now far to the "left" of the Scriptural standards we believe it should uphold. It is also obvious that, after laboring to embarrass the "Right" out of "legislating morality," the "Left" is determined to cast in concrete (and in legislation) their idea of what is "moral," that is, to embarrass and overwhelm into silence anyone who protests against letting everyone do what they want. It is clear, or it should be, that those holding power in government will always seek to use it to legislate morality, whatever they think it is.
This can give rise to frustration and anger and the determination to "cut corners," to rationalize being less careful about certain "minor" things so as not to obstruct greater goals. As we approach our next Presidential election, I guarantee we will see candidates rise up who sense what is going on and are more or less willing to capitalize upon it.
As Christians, we need to ask ourselves whether we have, as Paul wrote to Galatia, "set our minds on things above." We need to ask ourselves whether we are "looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith," as Hebrews 12 says to do. How much do we mean it if we sing, "This world is not our home"? I am not advocating passivity and entirely letting go our responsibility to exercise our rights to assemble, to vote, and to demand redress of grievances. We have been given rights and privileges that the first-century Church under tyrannical Rome never had, and with them comes responsibility.
That includes the responsibility to watch whom we follow, to watch ourselves lest we get caught up in supporting a candidate or a cause that we think is the "best we can get for now." While it is not yet a slogan, the catchphrase that, "Anyone's better than [X]", whether our [X] value is "Hillary" or "Obama" or someone else, is already too widespread.
"Anything" is not better. There are potholes to avoid on the right-hand side of the road just as much as on the left. Hitler capitalized on the post-Weimar-Republic economic chaos and fear of the left-wing movements encouraged by neighboring Communist Russia to lead frightened and angry and resentful Germans down a horrible road.
I am not saying that any one candidate, or a group of them, strikes me as being exactly like Hitler, or close to him. While there are obviously differences between early twentieth-century German society and American twenty-first century thinking, I cannot assert that "it can't happen here." (Not immediately, I am fairly sure.) But there are also plenty of errors that we can make that don't look exactly like Hitler or National Socialism. What I am saying is that those of us who are Christians must hold even right-wing candidates up to Biblical standards and listen to what they are really saying. If we are not more careful about this mentality of "Anything is better than...", we may wake up further down the road to just how untrue it was.
A Christian man living in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA. Came under conviction in 1978 or 1979 to begin believing the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Came to saving faith in Christ in October 1982 by confessing I was a sinner by nature and only Christ could save me.