Represent

When you vote what are you voting for? The best decision maker/legislator or the best person – hoping that they’ll make the rightest decisions?

Ben says:

“Members of parliament are there to legislate (although their roles are creeping further and further in to the executive, which is just further reason to reform our governmental structure). The representatives role is to set legislation for the nation, and their logic and rational and justification should reflect this, each acting in an individual capacity.”

I lean towards appointing the best person for the job – and don’t necessarily include “decision making” in that judgement. But party politics, and the rarity of conscience voting may make it a moot point. Your thoughts?

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.