In hours, polls across the nation will open for the 2014 midterm general elections. But for weeks already, voters in many states have been voting via early voting and mail-in ballots, as efforts are increasing to make voting as convenient as possible.
In fact, in Ohio an outcry arose after the early voting period was reduced from 35 days to 30 days, and in states that have passed Voter ID laws, attacks continue to swirl that requiring proof of citizenship is an undue burden.
But is it possible to make voting too convenient? Religion and culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland says yes.
“Our Republic was birthed through blood, war and tears,” McFarland said. “Why do we think preserving it should be a matter of convenience? It was not convenient for our soldiers to walk barefoot in the snow at Valley Forge; it was not convenient for our nation to fight a bloody civil war to eradicate the evil of slavery; it was not convenient for our founders to establish a system of government that called for the people to elect their leaders. But the truth is that there are some things in life for which we ought to be willing to inconvenience ourselves, and the privilege and duty of voting as part of the preservation of our Republic is one of them.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News