I’m not that into politics. I mean, I know how the political process works (I watched School House Rock) but it’s never been something that I just loved to talk about. Mostly because politics (and politicians) frustrate me so much that I end up getting stressed out, angry, and growl.
And I already do that when I try to go all day without candy. I can only handle so much stress in my life.
But, since today is Election Day (did you vote?!) I figured there was no way around talking a little bit about politics.
I’m not going to tell you who I voted for, nor am I going to tell you what party I’m affiliated with. Because, really, it doesn’t matter that much who is elected President of the United States of America tonight.
“Yes it does! This guy’s going to be running the country for the next four years!”
Well, that’s the thing. I already know Who’s been running the place since its inception.
I told you in my first post that I’m a Bible-believin’ gal. And, because of that, I vote by my convictions.
“You shouldn’t do that! You should just vote the issues and be done.”
Can’t do that, sorry. Me being a Christian affects every facet of my life. It guides the way I treat people, the way I view the world, the way I spend my money, and yes, even the way I vote.
(*Let me also say that being a Christian does NOT make me perfect. I am a sinner. I yell at people when I’m frustrated. I pout when I don’t get my way. I can have a potty mouth. But, the great thing about being a Christian is that I am saved by grace.)
Being a Christian, does however, make me look at a politicians’ stances besides the economy and unemployment. Don’t get me wrong, I think those are important issues too, but I don’t think they’re as important as the moral compass of our nation.
America was founded on morals and values. I’d like to see those upheld.
“You’re just trying to push your agenda on everyone else! You should be more open-minded!”
The opposing agenda gets pushed on me Every. Single. Day. And through God’s grace, mercy, and strength, I’m still standing. (As a matter of fact, I stood in line for an hour this morning, making sure my voice was heard. I hope you did the same.) And I feel as though I am pretty open-minded. I have faith and “believe with seeing” everyday. You HAVE to have an open mind to be able to do that! Because while my God may not be able to be seen in a human body, He shows himself daily. Through the kindness of others, the beauty in a sunset, the giggle of a baby, and the answering of prayers.
I may have turned many of you off and you may not read my blog again; that’s fine. There’s a lot of stuff on the internet I’d rather not read. But this election day, I hope you can be thankful for the rights and freedoms we have to not only “agree to disagree”, but to be part of a system that allows everyone’s voice to be heard.