I felt as though I should write a very short note to all who regularly stop by Watson's Web. I will be brief.
I personally am making some minor preparations for the elections. These are very minor and are by no means panic in nature. I plan to have plenty of water on hand as well as a full tank of gas. I think having a “boogie bag” prepared is also a good idea especially if one lives in or near a major metropolitan area. This is merely bag of essentials that one may need if they must leave on very short notice. I would contain water a few food items, a change of clothes, a blanket and incidentals..
I am not saying any of this as a matter of the word of the LORD. I am not saying anyone is wrong not to take precautions. But I think that it is entirely possible (though not probable) that unforeseen events could happed during or after the elections. A terrorist attack or serious civil unrest if there is massive fraud and Bush is left in office after it is uncovered are not remote possibilities. Another scenario is that both Bush and Kerry each refuse to cede defeat and we wind up having parallel administrations set up for a shaky transition period. This would almost certainly bring about some sort of economic 'systemic event' if foreigners perceive that America cannot meet its fiscal obligations and is going into a period of political uncertainty. There is also the remote possibility that martial law could be declared.
None of these things may happen. This election may turn out to be uncontested. We may not have a terror attack and things may continue on in relative normalcy though January 20th. But just in case I think it wise that people make some preparations... just in case.
Grace and peace to all of you in the name of Jesus Christ,
27 October 2004