Oh, what a sad state of affairs we have awakened to find our nation experiencing. The deep divisions that exist in our country cannot be easily healed, while the current administration’s leaders fan the flames. Calls for bipartisanship are really asking one to vote against his/her party, not true compromise. Each side is diametrically opposed to the other, leaving no room for such a maneuver.
I espouse to a view, which is rooted, in my Christian beliefs. Others who are Christian hew to a polar opposite view. I do not attempt to bludgeon my Christian neighbors with my viewpoint. I seek to understand other views so that I may have a better grasp of the issues. I believe that thinking this way presents me with a well-rounded understanding of the issues. I try not to fall victim of the increasing drumbeat to do something just because everyone of one party or the other is emphasizing the need. Note that while this drumbeat is getting louder both sides are vilifying each other. Epithets are thrown at each other, no one is listening!
Polls show that the vast majority believe that our country is headed in the wrong direction. Lately we have fallen victim to exactly the kind of thinking that has gotten us to this position. We have decided that we need to be able to relate to the candidate. The more the candidate appears to be like us the more likely we are to give them our votes. I do not need to tell you what happened the last time we as a country used this formula.
We should not be deciding who should lead us based on the same criteria we used to vote for student council president. The decisions that the next president makes will likely outlive everyone reading this monograph. I know that there are historical considerations for both parties, but that is not a reason to vote. Think of the issues. Where do the candidates stand, the leader we need choose is not the one who once promised to have longer lunch breaks!
Due to the fact I have studied the issues and weighed carefully the things I hold dear, is the reason I fully support Senator Obama…but those of you that have been reading the things I write are already aware of this fact…and “why” I think as I do. My only desire is that voters know the issues for themselves, then vote accordingly. That’s one of the greatest treasures of our great nation…we all have a part in electing our officials!