Letter to the Editor: Questions to ask about next leader


In just a few days Americans will be heading to the polls to make what some say is the most important decision we can make in our time since America was founded. It seems to be in my seven decades on this Earth.

Before we fill in the little black box, we must ask ourselves the following: how will this candidate fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court? Will it be someone with our interest in mind or better yet the interest of us as a Christian nation? We are still a Christian nation as of now even though we have drifted far from God in many ways.

How does this person feel about abortion as well as same-sex marriage? Do I want to keep my guns? One of these candidates would like to take them.

Our health care system is a mess and about to become even messier and more unaffordable. Who put it that way? Who has been in office the last eight years? Can we afford four or eight more years of the same old same old?

Years before paved roads, there was a sign that read at the beginning of a dirt road that went something like this: choose our rut carefully because you will be in it for a long time.

Our rut has been long and deep and keeps getting deeper. We are up to the axle as of now. We need a person who will pull us out. It’s going to take a long and very strong chain but it can be done.

Last but not least, every Christian needs to get on their knees and ask for God’s guidance in our situation. No one person can do this alone, it takes a higher power. We already know what one candidate will do, so let’s try another way to get out of the rut.

Earl Cutlip, Strasburg