The reason I like to use political cartoons in my blog is that a sense of humor is essential in life, even when circumstances might seem to dictate that we should be serious all the time. Those who read my blog regularly know that I am quite serious about my Christian faith and that I am concerned for the culture and the governing of our society.
Sometimes, though, these forays into humor help us see the ridiculous side of humanity and solidify the conviction that we need the firm anchors of truth and integrity, those very attributes that God intended for any society to function properly.
Truth and integrity have been in shorter supply than usual during this election season. On the one hand, we have a candidate who wants us to believe she has been nothing but truthful in her dealings: Benghazi, e-mails, a “charitable” foundation. The public, overall, doesn’t believe in her integrity. She just doesn’t have what it takes to pull it off:
Yet every time you would think she will be called on her multiple lies, you can count on the other candidate to steal the media thunder with his own special brand of outrageous statements and lies:
In the spirit of the Olympics, one cartoonist has suggested a new addition to the games:
“I didn’t use my private server for confidential e-mails” vs. “Ted Cruz’s father was with Lee Harvey Oswald.” Which would win? Close call.
The cartoonists have lately concentrated quite a bit on the awful options presented to the voters this time around. Here are a couple samples:
Both candidates are despised by more than half the population. It has pretty much come down to this:
Perhaps one of Trump’s ideas for immigration needs to be applied to the political parties next time:
I’m all for that suggestion. The problem, though, is that the primary voters made these choice. How do we vet them better? On the Republican side, at least, how about only allowing registered Republicans to vote?
Naw, that would be too common-sensical.