DanTheMan just turned me onto the thread that was started last Jan over the borg's quantum shift in saying that it is now a matter of conscience as to whether a person can vote. I was really expecting them to say that the mechanism of voting is okay, but they went way, way beyond that. The subsequent posts on that thread were very insightful (as usual) but no one seemed to approach the concept of faith in this. See, the way that I understood the neutrality aspect was that by being neutral we were declaring that man was incapable of solving his problems and that only Jehovah could. Now, by voting, we are saying that this candidate can solve the problems better than the other guy. In other words, it is unnecessary to put our faith in Jehovah, that, in fact, it does belong to man who is walking to direct his own step.
Follow this logically, what's next after this? Running for office. Hey, a JW would do a less corrupt job, right? And the next step? JW political activists? "Oh, by the way, as long as we're at your door, God would appreciate a vote for George W."
Just a thought.