The prophet/judge Samuel’s sons were not like him; they took bribes and perverted justice. The elders of Israel met with Samuel in Ramah and demanded a king instead. Samuel did not like the idea, but prayed to the Lord about it:
And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day–with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods–so they are doing to you also. 1 Samuel 8:7-9
Abandonment. Israel had abandoned God and His prophet/judge Samuel. God told Samuel what to tell them as a warning should they demand such a thing:
So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a king. And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.” 1 Samuel 8:10-18
Having been forewarned about every selfish, self-centered, self-aggrandizing, covetous motive and action exposed before them in detail they remained adamant, demanding a king. And God heeded their wish; He allowed them to decide their own fate. Thus their long journey down the path to destruction had begun.
This electoral season we have seen the selfish, self-centered, even criminal, behavior exposed to the world (via the hacked emails) of one of the candidates running for the highest office in this land and currently in the lead: Hillary Rodham Clinton. She boasts about her support for:
- Abortion on demand even in the third trimester.
- Marriage between persons of the same gender (Homosexuals). 
Forget for a moment that she would tax the rich just because they are rich; something the Word of God reveals is inequity even among the laws of His people Israel (Leviticus 19:15; 25:47-54; Exodus 23:6; 30:15; Deuteronomy 1:17). Not to mention that she seeks to bypass the Constitution and Congress to negate the second amendment; accepts donations from countries which murder homosexuals and non-Muslims routinely; supports trade agreements that will harm American workers; plans to open borders where felons and enemies of state can enter the country easier, the pathological lying, the blatant hypocrisies, the cover-ups, mainstream media’s two-faced collaboration and smear campaigning. For those of us who are Christians, those first two should easily rate the highest as travesties of decency and righteousness which mark her clearly as secular and pagan to the core.
Consider that God may be doing for us as He did for Israel: exposing to everyone the hidden secrets of a fearful, sinful, prospect (that such a one as she could actually be elected to the highest office in this land) so that when the time comes, when votes are cast and should the electorate choose her to run this nation; and later, as things begin to disintegrate worse than they are now, and people protest, He may, like He did then, turn away His ears from cries of deliverance. He will have shown us what we are in for and let us decide our own fate as a nation.
Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
I could not disagree more. You see, I personally do not consider that men, or women, who stand by and do nothing to stop the “triumph of evil” are legitimately and inherently, good. If we abandon our right to vote, it is possible we may be abandoning the one God-given opportunity to determine our future as a nation. As a result, God may not listen later when we cry out to Him for deliverance from the evil we chose to ignore. We surely will have no grounds to complain to anybody else.
Therefore, Christian, and fellow American whom God has given the right to vote by being a citizen of this nation, a blood-bought liberty defended by other Americans who even now are in foreign lands risking their lives and dying to keep us safe from tyranny – be sure you exercise that right come November. Lend your voice to the cry against sin now, or it may not be heard later.
Addendum: If you claim to be a Christian, then I urge you read the following article and consider the legitimacy of it in light of it: http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2016/10/16/conservative-christians-be-assured-that-president-hillary-clinton-will-declare-war-on-you-n2232947
 https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/fact-check-of-hillary-clintons-support-for-day-of-birth-abortions-shows-bia; http://www.ontheissues.org/Social/Hillary_Clinton_Abortion.htm
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2013/03/18/hillary-clinton-comes-out-in-support-of-gay-marriage/; http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/04/16/hillary-clintons-changing-views-on-gay-marriage/