Let each citizen remember at the moment he's offering his vote, that he's executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. - Samuel Adams
Should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceful exercise of their elective rights. - Thomas Jefferson
Yesterday Glenn made some dire predictions about what would happen after the election, but then came out today passionately urging people to go out and vote. This confused one caller who listened to both shows -- well, which is it? Does your vote matter or not?
"Why should you go out and vote today? Well, there's a ton of reasons. There are millions of reasons and many of them still unborn. There is the size of government. Who are we really? What is the government's role? The right to life. The national debt," Glenn explained on radio today. "We have religious freedoms that are at stake....The policies and laws that our leaders enact will affect you and me and the children yet to be born."
"Our votes shape the future," he continued.
"How many of us today will see somebody walk in, and they'll be wearing that 'I voted sticker' with the little flag. And we'll think to ourselves, oh, I've got to do that. And then at the last moment of the day, we will get into our cars. Maybe we'll pack our children into those cars with us and we'll take them to the voting station. And we'll walk in, and we know that we haven't really done all of our homework. We know there's going to be things on that ballot we have no clue. And we walk in after we see one of the old ladies. And maybe we're surprised that they ask us for ID or more likely we're surprised they don't ask us for ID. And they give us a ballot."
"And we go in and we close the curtain, and then we have to make a choice. Do I vote for the lesser of two evils? Do I play the game of politics? Or do I understand that I am now making a choice that I will be held accountable for in the only court that matters? There is not going to be, well, what game were you playing? Well, what was your strategy with the vote? How did you vote? What did you believe? Did you vote based on the things that you knew were true, or were you playing man's game? Those are the questions that will be asked."
Now, you may feel like your vote doesn't matter and the press may say Republicans are absolutely going to take control of the Senate, but that doesn't mean you get to sit out on your sacred duty.
"If you think that it is, if, A) your vote doesn't matter, B) it's a blowout that everyone knows is going to happen, we become spectators, Glenn said.
"We're not spectators in this sport."
Now, this monologue struck a very different chord than what Glenn was saying on radio yesterday. After all, he said that this election could just set the stage for the president to complete the fundamental transformation of America via executive order, paving the path for Hillary Clinton to run as a moderate in 2016.
"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills," one caller told Glenn. "Yesterday I heard, if the Republicans win, Obama and Hillary are just going to love it. This morning, you're saying vote, but it doesn't matter."
So which is it?
"We have to trust in Divine Providence," Glenn said. "When I say I don't know who to vote for, I don't want to vote, I don't like any of these guys, it doesn't mean don't go vote. It means do your best. Don't let me or anybody else tell you what to do. Don't play man's game. Don't listen to the philosophies of man. Don't listen to the schemings of man. If we win this, then that will trip this wire. No. Do what is right because there is only one person that you're accountable to: God. That's it. You're accountable to God."