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Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual–or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. — Samuel Adams
Tomorrow is election day in the USA. I encourage each to vote her conscience, to make whatever effort it takes to exercise this right and privilege we have to have a voice in our government.
You can find a voter’s guide here.
I normally don’t get too political here. I normally don’t care much for political discussions at all. I do believe in voting, in contacting our officials, in keeping up on issues, in researching our candidates’ positions beyond the ads and their records.
Personally, McCain was not my first choice as a Republican candidate, but the two I most liked canceled each other out by splitting the vote. But of the two major candidates he is closer to my views. And I do admire a lot about him though I don’t agree with him on every single little item.
If there were a third-party candidate that I strongly agreed with, my conscience might dictate that I vote that way, and I really wish we had three strong parties rather than two, but as it is I think a vote for a third-party candidate will ultimately be a vote for Obama, splitting votes away from McCain.
I don’t mean any offense, I have dear friends and family members for Obama, but. honestly, he scares me to death for mean reasons. He’s likable, personable, articulate…but scary. The two main reasons have to do with his views on abortion, extending even to the denying of aid for those babies who survive an abortion procedure, and his socialistic (if not Marxist) views on the economy and the “redistribution of wealth.” The Common Room has documented many of his views in interviews and such: I encourage you to go there and look around.
I know many feel he is more committed to ending the Iraq war as soon as possible. I agree that war is horrid, but it is important to finish well. I lived through the Viet Nam war era, and the worst thing we could do is pull out leaving the people worse off than when we came. We need to end it, but we need to end it right. There are many good things going on there that the press never seems to bring to light. The husband of a friend has spent many months there helping rebuild the infrastructure and sends back great reports. And this soldier is one of many who believes in the cause he fought for:
Whatever happens, I will be glad when tomorrow is over. And God will still be God and our hope will still be in Him no matter who is leading our nation.
Psalm 118: 8-9: “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”