Does Your Vote Matter?
Does Your Vote Matter?
Written By David E. Smith   |   10.22.22

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Please don’t let the troubling news of voter fraud lull you into inactivity in this election. Your vote, our votes, absolutely matter! This is especially true in an election cycle in which we are expecting a pendulum swing and have a very good chance of flipping some seats away from radical woke state and federal lawmakers.

It will encourage you to know that many state and national groups are working hard to maintain election fairness and have trained thousands to be a presence at the polls and to be keenly aware of any shenanigans. One such group is the Illinois Conservative Union and their Election Integrity Project. They have trained over 2,000 people in Illinois alone, and they’re not finished.

It is critically important to understand that your thoughtful participation in this election could help elect pro-life candidates who will represent your families–and most important– be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

As Christians, we are called to be faithful stewards of God’s gift of self-government. Your participation in every election cycle–and not just in presidential elections–has far-reaching effects in our nation, our state, and our local communities. Those effects include ensuring good, fair, and just governance by electing honest and representatives who are firmly committed to values that sustain families.

With the deceitful media working overtime to construct false narratives and social media tyrants censoring conservative views, it can be hard to discern what is false, especially as midterm election campaign ads ramp up.

That’s why we work hard to publish voter resources for Illinois citizens, such as the 2022 General Election Voter Guide.

On our election resources page, you are able to plug in your address and then preview the candidates who will be on your particular ballot on Tuesday, November 8. You can also order bulk print copies HERE.

We are in a battle for the heart and soul of our nation and way of life. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is at risk, and the apostles of wokeism are hard at work spending millions of dollars in races across the state and nation to advance big government and keep themselves in power.

Yet we still have political tools available to us that we can use to counter their attacks. We may be outspent, but together, our prayers, our voices, and our votes can offset or contravene their plans. Working together to uphold what is good, honorable and right is vitally important in this cycle.

First, pray for God’s forgiveness and mercy. Then speak out frequently against the radical record of the incumbents, and whatever you do over the next five weeks or so, make sure you vote!

Finally, pray for the candidates for whom you cast your ballot. Pray that God would bless them with the opportunity to represent we the people in the Land of Lincoln.

I recently heard Dr. Erwin Lutzer speak at a great event in Palatine in which he challenged us to “be the light (1 John 1:5-7), to shine the light (Ephesians 5:11) and to guard the light” (Matthew 5:16). His exhortation is clear and applies to our involvement in this election cycle: We must be active in the public square and vote with the intent to safeguard our God-given liberties from the woke mob. They are coming after people of faith, because they hate what we represent.

All of this is part of the calling we have as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God (2 Corinthians 5:20).

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 28 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. They strongly believe that their first duty before God is to disciple their children in the Christian faith, and...
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