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I’m sure you know by now that voting season is upon us. If not, how have you navigated the internet? I truly would like to know your secret.

Well, back to my point. It’s voting season, and this year is a presidential run. Our choices are what they are, and being that isn’t the point of this article, I’ll not get into them here. Suffice it to say, that many are concerned about the direction our country is heading in.

Now I have a novel way to see our parties. Picture a path that forks every so often. This would be the road that America is heading down, the forks in the path represents election years. Now, picture America having a nickel, and she flips it. Heads, and she takes the right-handed path. Tails, and she takes the left.

Theoretically, America is getting the same nickel. But, if America goes too far down the left-handed branches, she ends up in a totalitarian government of communism or fascism. And if America goes too far down the right-handed paths, she will end up in another style of totalitarian government, this one a theocracy.

Totalitarian governments are ruled by men. It’s where these men claim their power that is different. Communism and fascism both claim the good of the people as their power source, the only difference is in scope. Fascism is concerned with a certain country, whereas communism wants the world. A theocracy claims the will of God as it’s power source, or–more accurately–a man is claiming that his will is the will of God.

Our Founders didn’t want any form of totalitarianism. So our only answer is, if we have been heading down one series of branches for too long, then we change course. That means, if a left-leaning viewpoint is in power for too long, switch to a right-leaning viewpoint. It’s not easy. The status quo doesn’t like change, no matter how many people cry for it.

Let’s keep America on the middle pathway. The ditch is deep, and it’s a long, and probably deadly, fall if we stray too far to the left or the right. Let’s not be afraid of change. Let’s know our God has us. Switch courses, before you, your family, neighbors, and, yes, our very country, falls off of the cliff.