It’s important to be where you’re supposed to be.

That’s a simple enough truth.  Most understand the necessity of occupational attendance.  Many know the importance of quality family time.  If a friend trusts you to be on time, it’s important to live up to that expectation.  Yes, it’s important to be where you’re supposed to be.  Two famous people from history drive that point home, both failing, and reaping tragic consequences.  The first is King David.

As the curtain opens on II Samuel chapter Eleven we find:

1Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem…

We find that King David stepped out onto his balcony, noted a beautiful woman, and the rest is history.  The “man after God’s own heart” committed adultery and then murder to cover up his sin.  If readers found David on the battlefield instead of the balcony, we wouldn’t be reading about his transgression.

Ever heard of John Frederick Parker?  Parker became  one of Washington D.C.’s original policemen when the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia was created in 1861.  Even though his service record was less than stellar, Parker was chosen to serve as one of four men to personally guard Abraham Lincoln.  On April 14, 1865, Parker served as security for the President and Mrs. Lincoln as they attended Ford’s Theatre.  At some point during the production, Parker vacated his post to throw back a few drinks at the tavern next door.  Shortly after, John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

How might history be different had Parker remained vigilant outside the President’s box?

In November of 2016, voters return to the polls to cast ballots for politicians vying for the White House.  At the last Presidential election, some Conservatives shirked off their patriotic duty to vote, staying home because they didn’t want a Mormon President….so instead, America elected a man hell-bent on destroying the Country our brave men and women fight to keep free.

We must not let this happen again.

In 2016, Conservatives need to band together to defeat the presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, or we face another one to two terms of liberal devastation.  Sadly, sometimes the choice of presidential candidates is not voting for someone but against someone, choosing the lesser of two evils.

So, in November of 2016, be where you’re supposed to be.  Cast a ballot for a future America, not another socialist third world country.

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