With the elections this week, we have the opportunity to exercise our right to vote . Every Christian ought to exercise that right, after becoming informed concerning the candidates and the ballot measures . The absence of concern with voting is what leads to the election of incompetent or even antichristian people such as Houston’s lesbian mayor, being thrust into positions in government . The prevalence of the apathetic attitude that, “my one vote doesn’t matter” is what eventually leads to many of the pitifully poor governmental abuses of authority that we now are enduring . There is no lack of examples concerning elections decided by a handful of votes . Every election cycle we see calls for recounts at the local, state and even the national level, because the results are so close it could go either way with the difference sometimes being much less than 1% of the votes cast . Our government was designed to function under the consent of the governed . If we don’t vote, we are consenting to being governed by those who really have no business being placed in positions of trust and authority . Psalm 119:46, I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.