November 8, 2016 is Election Day in the United States, and the outcome of that election will have an enormous impact on religious freedom in a country that was founded on the principle of Freedom.
Whether you are voting Democrat or Republican, your vote will matter when it comes to the future of not just the next four years of American history, but potentially for decades. As always, one should vote their conscience, and not base their decision on outside influence. But as Americans from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Mexico to Canada head to the polls (and some have already cast early ballots), there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to freedom of religion.
There is no “one size fits all” on any of the issues, but religious freedom is the topic that is hardest to appeal to the masses on. And it is precisely because of this that no political candidate in the 2016 election (for any office) has addressed the issue in the way that it needs to be addressed.
Freedom of religion has been greatly eroded over the last eight years, there is no denying that. As “progressives” have worked to force policies down the throats of the American people, the basic freedoms that the nation was founded on have all but disappeared. And the right to freely practice one’s religion in one’s personal and public life has taken the hardest hit. When a business can no longer use the deeply-rooted religious beliefs that it was founded on for fear of offending the “progressives”, we know that there is no longer hope for religion in America.
But with this election, that could all change. Forget the Presidential election – there is no hope for religious freedom from conservatives or liberals in highest office in the world. Yet, there is still hope that Congress and state legislatures can reverse some of the damage that has been done these last eight years.
It is not necessarily the Republican candidates that have the answers. Several Democrats across the United States are willing to stand up to the so-called “progressives” when it comes to freedom of religion.
Your task is simple: Take the time to research the candidates who are running for office where you vote. Whether you are voting for a Senator, your Representatives, a Governor, or even a Mayor – do not just blindly cast a ballot. These are the people we are electing to represent us as our Government. We only have ourselves to blame for the last eight years, and only we can change the future.
The history of religious freedom in the United States is starting a new chapter with the 2016 election. Will you help write that next chapter so that subsequent chapters will follow? Or will you allow 2016 to be the end of freedom of religion in America?