Even if you already voted in this last major US election, the posts contain really good, solid direction for HOW to choose for whom to vote in the future.
(He focused on America because that was his audience, but the principles apply globally.)
And it has nothing to do with cult of personality or overidealizing a politician by treating the politician like a potential savior.
We're not fanboys.
So here's a sample from Rav Avigdor Miller on Is The President Worth Getting Excited About right after the Bush-Gore election chaos of December 2000:
You should know, however, that the kavod [honor] of being President is actually hevel va’rik [meaninglessness & emptiness].
There’s nothing to it. Nothing to it at all.
We said before that the time will come when even the best President will go down into the dust...And that’s in the best case scenario for them.
Sometimes they’re not lucky enough to just be dust. They have to go to Gehenim too, you know.
And therefore it’s hevel va’rik.
So we watch them run after this kavod and we must remind ourselves that it’s nothing.
I’ll give you a mashal [parable]. In this rug right here there are millions of germs.
Suppose I told you that the germs all came together and elected you President.
And with a full majority. The popular vote and the Electoral College. Would you be excited about that?!
Would you be excited about being chosen by millions of germs?! So people voted for Bush or Gore. So what?
It’s nothing but germs. It’s nothing at all.
Hashem wanted Bush to be in the White House for a certain amount of time, so He put him there. He has His good reasons so He put him there.
But it’s nothing to be excited about.
TAPE # E-257 (December 2000)
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Is The President Worth Getting Excited About
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Keep America Rich
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Voting to Save the Country
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Who to Vote For
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Standing With Our President
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Religion in Politics
- Rav Avigdor Miller on Corrupted Italians
- Rav Avigdor Miller on The Enemy of the People
The last one on the list isn't so much about voting, but Rav Miller clears up an important issue that confuses a lot of American Jews: the correct attitude toward politicians who aren't anti-Jew specifically, but who do promote corrupt Sodom-esque values in society & the justice system:
And don’t think that just because they’re not enemies of the Jewish people, so they’re not our enemies.
It makes no difference; they’re enemies of the people and we’re part of the people!
We suffer from them and therefore we’re happy to see the downfall of the wicked who are ruining America.
TAPE # 990 (December 1994)