Get to the polls!!! I have yet to vote but will be heading to the polls at 2:00pm to vote for the very first time ever!! I'm excited, nervous, anxious, hopeful and scared.
This is such a historical election and I am praying like mad that these polls here lately really let us down as I've hoped that they would. The only polls that speak volumes are the polls today and while I am still hopeful for McCain, I am also extremely nervous.
We're having an election party tonight at my house. I am excited, it should be fun to watch the coverage with friends and family.
By the end of the night I guarantee you that I'll be crying, whether or not those tears are of joy or despair, we shall see.
Don't neglect your voice today as I really hope that all of you are registered and are voting! If not-oh my, just don't even tell me because you'll get an earful (or an eyeful from reading what I say).
I openly support John McCain and Sarah Palin and I am a PROUD republican and conservative. I simply cannot support a candidate who is for governmental handouts and discourages hard work and small business innovation. I cannot support a candidate who has relations with domestic and national terrorists and radical anti-american's. I cannot support a candidate who is pro-abortion and has voted against care for infants born alive during the abortion process. I cannot support a candidate who wants to "spread the wealth" to many who already take full advantage of the system. I cannot support a candidate who wishes to take away our second amendment right, the right to bear arms. Criminals don't follow gun control laws as it is, what makes you think that they are just going to give their guns up now? I cannot support a candidate who wants to "change" initially everything yet has NO record of actually being a catalyst for change in the past. What exactly does his "change" entail?
Those who are voting for "change"-should Obama win...you'll get your "change". Change isn't always a good thing, you know.
I fear that people will simply vote for Obama due to the exhaustion and anger toward the current administration. Disenchantment with the state of the economy is bound to affect the voters, no doubt. I just hope that they weigh in both sides and really evaluate their decision. In order for our economy to progress we need LESS governmental control. The government got us into this mess to begin with. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, hello! It all started there and it was a spiral downward. Government is NOT the answer folks, it's the freakin problem. And stop blaming Bush for everything already, it's so annoying.
Just remember this...
America is a great nation. We enjoy freedom that so many would give (or have given) their lives for. We are despised by many in the world because we are so great and because we live a life that is simply a "dream" to others. We are blessed beyond belief.
And now some quotes from a very wise man and one of the greatest Presidents of the United States...
"You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down--up to a man's age-old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order--or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.
In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the "Great Society," or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a "greater government activity in the affairs of the people." But they have been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves--and all of the things that I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say "the cold war will end through acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism." Another voice says that the profit motive has become outmoded, it must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state; or our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century. Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the president as our moral teacher and our leader, and he said he is hobbled in his task by the restrictions in power imposed on him by this antiquated document. He must be freed so that he can do for us what he knows is best. And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as "meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government." Well, I for one resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me--the free man and woman of this country--as "the masses." This is a term we haven't applied to ourselves in America. But beyond that, "the full power of centralized government"--this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy."
-President Ronald Reagan
His words ring true, still. Perhaps we could change the words up a bit. Referring to the war on terror rather than the cold war and I would have to say that these words very much apply to the position that we find ourselves in today. Bigger government is NOT the answer, by no means. We're on the fast track to becoming socialistic nation should we adopt such ideas. Tragically, so many have no idea the "change" that they are casting their vote for.
The first thing that happens when a country turns into a socialist country is that one party takes complete control of the government. Which could quite possibly happen. The second thing that happens is that party would take control of the media. Which has already begun to and would happen with the fairness doctrine. The third thing that happens is that the controlling party would CHANGE the system to ensure that they maintain control of the government. Probably by changing the election system, redistricting, changing the electoral college, etc. The one thing that protects Democracy from those who would prefer Socialism, is the fact that there are three branches of government. The checks and balances in our branches of government is the only protection that we have from a one party rule. Sadly, our government is no longer what it used to be. Socialism doesn't happen overnight, nor does it happen by sudden force takeover. No, it starts within and it happens slowly, little by little. Compromise seeps in and people get leary and fail to stand up. Little by little.
May God have mercy and I pray that he opens our eyes and that tonight, the right choice is made. Whomever is elected, I know that God is in control and I trust Him but that does not diminutize the fear that I may possess.
Vote for whomever you support and I really hope you know why you support your candidate.
God Bless you all.