Noah Webster (1785-1843) admonished American citizens to carefully weigh the person they voted for, because that person, once elected, would be elected ruler over all. These are Webster's words:
When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.
I suggest we fall on our faces in prayer; that we determine to do what God has commanded of us; that we study political candidates enough to know whether they are "just people who will rule in the fear of God" and we exercise our right to vote as if it is our duty and obligation.
2 Samuel 23:3b - He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.