As Christians, we are told often to keep out of politics. I agree that the power, purpose, and glory of the gospel far exceeds political ideology. Nevertheless, this article from Victor Davis Hanson gets to a few root issues which demonstrate that politics matters. Political decisions have sweeping influence over the lives of millions. The dangers are real, and life and death often hang in the balance. Granted, the gospel is much more significant in that it is the aroma of death to death or life to life; however, the gospel ought to be employed for human flourishing so that we rightly acknowledge that human beings alone are created in the image of God.
Victor Davis Hanson does a nice job in this article of outlining the ramifications of our political actions. He appears to me to grasp the severity of the various political situations presently being mishandled.