I believe that - as Christians and citizens - we should vote. I am going to vote on Tuesday, and think you should too. Pastor John Piper wrote about this conviction recently:
Having read several articles by people who don’t plan to vote in the presidential election, my conclusion is: I’m going to vote.
It seems to me that the good that can be done, presumably by the protest of not voting, is mainly done by talking about not voting rather than by not voting. Then it also seems that this same good would be accomplished if those who thought they would not vote did all that talking, but then voted.
This wouldn’t be duplicitous if the main point of the talk is not mainly, “I am not going to vote,” but is mainly that the system or the parties or the platforms or the candidates or the views are so flawed. So why not let the blogs roll down like rivers against the defects of it all, and then take a few minutes to vote anyway? Do the right talking and the risky walking.
Here's my reasoning.