In the Middle Ages, a strange practice began as hoods were placed over the heads of falcons. This is where the term hoodwink derives from according to the Urban Dictionary. When translated into English, this word refers to being duped, fooled or tricked into being something that is true. Today, consumers of the internet, radio and television are bombarded by negative ads where the context is usually altered to make opponents appear unfit for public service.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them, Proverbs 11:3.
Instead of taking the bait cast out their by shrewd campaigns, the best barometer can be found in the history of every politician. Usually, an informed voter can examine previous voting records, contributions to local, state and national programs as well as the impact people have made on others throughout their lives. Unfortunately, the hardest part of this step lies in a media who embraces those who share a secular worldview. Meanwhile, anyone holding a conservative, limited government or traditional values tends to be attacked, criticized and demonized for holding non progressive positions.
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool, Proverbs 19:1.
While most voters have already made up their minds, here’s a few things to consider for those still on the fence. First, any hope of remaining a country based upon the constitution lies in a president who will appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court. Second, anyone wanting to live the American Dream as a small business owner, requires a president who understands and supports current and future entrepreneurs. Finally, if you want to avoid becoming the United Social States of America, you need to get behind the candidate who isn’t afraid to confront and expose corruption. Whatever you decide, don’t get hoodwinked before Election Day.
by Jay Mankus