Today is election day here in the US. It's not a national holiday as it is in some countries. I am not going to take the time to unravel all the details that go into electing a president of the US. We have 50 states and it takes a lot of time and money to get nominated by either party. Let's just say that democracy in the US is a very complicated and expensive process. What happens after midnight tonight when the polls are closed and the projections are in really is anyone's guess. This has been the ugliest campaign I have experienced in my lifetime, with two very unpopular candidates. I guess most anyone would ask that if they are so unpopular, how did we get in this mess to begin with. Well, politics in the US really is incredibly complicated. I would suggest that media in the US really was the driving force behind both candidates being nominated. We live in a pop culture here in the US. In addition to this is that there ARE political dynasties here in the US. But I would suggest that organization, money, and the media drive politics here in the US. It's really a combination of a number of things that make the political process here so complex. With fifty states in play for the elections, there are only a handful whose votes are going to matter on election day. These are called the “swing states.” I live in one of those states. We are bombarded with advertising incessantly, day and night. It's a given that most states lean one way or another. But what makes it really complex is that we have what is called an “Electoral College” whose number is exactly the same number of representatives each state has in the House of Representatives. And some states are higher prizes than others. So, a candidate needs at least 270 votes from the electoral college to win.
I said I don't want to take up a lot of time about how we elect presidents here in the US. But the fact is that no matter who wins, we will know our next president by midnight tonight, if not sooner. Regardless of what anyone says about US elections being rigged, I can tell you that rigging an election really takes more work and money than it would be worth, in addition to the fact that rigging an election would require some kind of tampering with tens of thousands of voting machines all over the US, with each set of machines operated by each precinct in the US. One city in the US can have dozens of precincts all over the city. If anyone rigs elections it would be God by dictating the weather we have in this country on voting day. Which really gets me to what I want to say this morning. Regardless of who wins this election, God is ultimately in control of this world. He's not going to allow Satan to destroy it or allow us to destroy ourselves. I will still insist to anyone who reads what I have to say that God is NOT a political God. His concern is for EVERY Human Life. NOTHING is more important to God than EVERY Human Life regardless of who wins this election today. Not even the president of the US can change this. No one can. I am Brother Ralphie writing for my Angels from The Angels of Life Institute. Peace. Brother Ralphie works from his study for the promotion of Peaceful living and inner Peace with God. He calls this the “Sanctity of Human Life Movement.”