Caligula A or Caligula B?

Let’s say that you and I are Christians living in the ancient Roman Empire.  Let’s further imagine that voting was allowed for the position of emperor and there are only two candidates who have a chance of capturing enough votes to win the election:  Caligula A and Caligula B.  Both are of unsavory character and both would make a terrible emperor.  The only difference between them is that Caligula A (a longtime abortion supporter) promises to continue being pro-abortion while Caligula B (a longtime abortion supporter) promises to be anti-abortion.

Even though the outcome of the election would make no difference in your life or mine, would our Christian duty impel us to vote for Caligula B in the hope that fewer babies might be murdered?  And if it did, would we allow ourselves to be dissuaded from voting in this way because some Christians said that voting for Caligula B meant that you and I would therefore be complicit in whatever evil deeds he would commit while in office?

Is it more important to do right in the sight of God or to do right in the sight of people?

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