Taking the liberty to vote, especially in light of conscience, is much more than taking advantage of an option, right, or privilege. It is the duty of civility, a responsibility that reflects the fear of the Lord and love for fellow citizens, bestowed by responsible men upon responsible men to limit irresponsible men. In this way we as Americans are sure to be given at each election the leaders which we most exactly deserve.
“You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. May He who holds in His hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enable you, with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping.”
-Andrew Jackson, 1837
(Source: American Patriot’s Bible, pg. 1425)