The following was shared by the American Family Association and seems like a timely message to pass along for Election Day.
As you prepare to vote your values, I wanted to pass along a timely quote from our 20th President, James Garfield, as he delivered his centennial speech to Congress in 1876. It is at once an observation, a demand and a prediction:
"Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
President Garfield's quote reminds us that you and I are the only ones with the power to change the direction of this country. It is up to you and me. We are responsible. We are to blame. Will we "tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption"? Or will we "demand" intelligence, bravery and purity?
Remember to vote your values tomorrow! AFA Action has compiled a Congressional Scorecard that covers the U.S. House and U.S. Senate on vital pro-family issues in the 111th Congress. The Scorecard also includes voter guides in selected states.
How blessed we are to live in a free country and exercise our right to vote. May we be diligent and prayerful and vote our values.