Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My View From Here


I know the old saying Friends + Politics don't mix. I get that...and I won't be pushy. I won't be argumentative...for only fools act in that way. I will tell you that for anyone who is just voting for "their" party's candidate...without knowing the facts...you will be doing your country a great injustice.

I have looked into things...studied things...listened to things from and about the candidates. Neither one is perfect...and while McCain wouldn't be my first choice out of anyone I could pick in the country...the fact is...come 2009~McCain or Obama will be leading this nation. Having studied up on things as I have...not only my more conservative beliefs (which totally are anti-Obama) but also the issues I have heard convince me that McCain is the man for the job.

I encourage you to check out this site: neverfindout.org. I ask you to pray first..and then listen to the short little videos. It explains some things to us who may get confused about all the big words and goings on in the government....in a very understandable way.

Those who have been reading my blog for a while now should know I handle things through prayer and my faith in the Almighty God. I am not perfect and fall short all the time...however...I would not lead you wrong in this. Here are one of the videos on that site....



Please don't be angry with me for sharing this...I am not a pushy or mean person. I am not trying to tell you what to do...I am just concerned for our country and hope that you are too! Please pray before going to the polls...and vote responsibly!!!

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. ~Prov. 28:26

Let Freedom Ring

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. If this has changed your view of me...then you may not have understood me to begin with. I love my God and feel it is part of my responsibility to vote according to his principles whenever possible. And with election day coming up so soon...I want people to hear truth about the "issues"! Please know that I wrote this post respectfully! Know my heart and know I want the best for this country! Thank you so much!

****I wasn't sure whether to leave comments opened or closed. I do not want this to be a basis for argument. We all have our views...and I wanted to share mine. You are welcome to comment and you definitely don't have to agree with me, and can even say so!...but please keep things respectful and non-argumentative. If things get crazy...I will close the comments.

25 comments:

  1. Katy when you get a chance watch this (it's about 30 min long)

    http://fellowshipchurch.com/currentseries?FCW=327gj83i8uhgirbd7jfkqn8nl3

    I love Ed Young and he is doing a great series right now on politics.

    We have very similar views and I completely agree with praying first.

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  2. I totally agree, Katy. God bless you, and I hope no one gets nasty. This is your site.

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  3. I totally love that link Kelly!!!! :) Ed Young is fantastic!!!! Thank you! :o) And thank you so much Ginger! ;O)

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  4. Don't ever be afraid to express your opinion. You were very respectful and honest which is wonderful. I am struggling with who to vote for. Neither one of the candidates are the best but they each have some aspects that are good. I almost wish there was a spot on the ballot that said "None of the above" I honestly don't know who I am voting for yet but I keep praying for the right answer. Have a very wonderful and blessed day.

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  5. You know one of the reasons I love you so much is our views and beliefs mirror one another! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I appreciate this post. I agree with what you said. There isn't a strong #1 choice but my stand as a Christian helps me make my choice. I enjoy your blog...your family is precious and you are doing a wonderful job as a mother!

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  7. That's the great thing about this country. We get to talk about and blog about and express our beliefs and do it without fear of retaliation or reprimand. You don't need to apoloize ever for your beliefs and views and if someone disagreed, they shouldn't need to either. Aren't we blessed to be able to do that??

    I have been reading all your posts lately, but your blog was one of many I was having trouble leaving comments. Blogger would time out and I couldn't evan make my own post! I just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you.

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  8. katy,,,i have to agree with you we do need to pray about this and look at the beliefs of each party...i totally agree with you.
    God bless,
    kathy

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  9. Katy,
    Amen girl! I totally agree with you! Thank you for asking everyone to pray. These are scary times in our country & world, but one thing I know for certain is that God is in control. Blessings to you!

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  10. It's so great to live in a country where we can pray, share our opinions and beliefs, and VOTE!!! great post---julie

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  11. I am definitely ready to see where the future is taking us at this point. I'm really tired of all the smear-ads and things on TV. It's draining. How wonderful would it be to just have a nice person run for office that refuses to talk bad about the other guy and dig up something they did 25 years ago. (Who hasn't made mistakes that they regret?!) That would be refreshing!

    I hope nobody gets bitter with you, Katy. You know that you and I don't have all the same views but we can still talk. I think people should all be like that!

    Hugs!

    Leslie

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  12. Well you know who I'm voting for..he, he...just look at my blog. And that's what makes America so great! That we all have different views and we can all still be friends. I think we need a change and I think that man I'm voting for will do that. But I totally respect your opinion. :)

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  13. Thanks for the post Katy! When I was growing up my parents were Democrats.....because of the choices they made under that association, I am a Republican. Their choices and beliefs impacted the path my life took and I can not in good conscience raise my girls in the same manner. Don't ever get me wrong, I love my mom and dad with my life! My dad always said "Sissy, you can vote anyway you want. After all, that is what I fought in the war (WWII)for. So you can be free to choose." We always went to the polls together when he was alive. And after we voted we always knew that we both did what we believed to be right! So, you say what you want, because this is America and my dad fought for your right to have your say! Hugs! ~Beth~

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  14. Oh Katy, who could get mad at you?? Not me!

    I agree that we each must pray and VOTE accordingly. My husband is enamored with a candidate by the name of Chuck Baldwin - an independent, but I believe we may vote differently because we pretty much have a 2 party system in place. Anyway ... this country is going to need lots of prayer if either of the current candidates becomes president. Scary!

    Smiles & friendship,
    Lea

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  15. Katy,
    Thank you for being bold enough to speak from your heart!!!
    I totally agree with you!
    God bless you, we need to keep praying!

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  16. A M E N!! Sister. You think this world is scary now, just let the vote swing the other way and this will seem like nothing. I pray every night for the Lord to help guide this country in the right direction. NO change just for change sake. Obama has only words and no plan to back up his co called changes. People do need to do thier home work on this.
    Obama scares the Heck out of me.

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  17. I agree with you 100%, Katy!! In fact, I have 2 posts pertaining to this very subject.
    Elise

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  18. Hi Katy,

    I enjoyed your post. My husband and I are dedicating much prayer to the McCain/Palin team. We share in your beliefs and hope for our Country to have McCain as the next president.

    I was an unwed, 18 year old pregnant teenager. I was asked by my doctor if I would like a consult on an abortion (which made me physically ill) because she didn't want me to see my life "ruined by this mistake". I became a girl on a mission to protect my unborn baby. Now, I am a parent through adoption. My daughter was abandoned in a hospital stairwell in Nanjing China by someone in her family because her family by law could not keep her without paying a hefty fee to the Chinese Government. I cannot support a candidate that has not stopped late term abortions in the state of Illinois (the state I live in) and feels it's the womens right to choose. I was that unwed girl, I chose life, not death for my son. I think 9 months is a small price to pay to save a life.

    Oh my goodness, I am off my soap box, I promise!!

    Amen to you Katy for being brave in sharing why you are convicted to vote for a man that has America's best interest in mind.

    Lots of hugs!
    Amy

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  19. ohh.. you're such a mean and pushy person! *lol* No.. just kidding.. I don't think I have come across anyone who brought it so nicely and politely, really..

    Now, I really don't have any opinion about American politics.. heck, Dutch politics are difficult enough to get by with.. but it WOULD be a milestone to see a black man in the white house..

    And yes.. I know that is NO reason to vote for someone.. but you know.. in case he does win.. that would be a nice side effect ;)

    greetings from the netherlands (where I last voted reformed christian party)!

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  20. That is what is so wonderful about living in our country - we have the freedom to express our opinions. Good for you!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  21. Love this post thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this political race. I am with you on this subject and I fully agree that prayer should be first, not only in political choices but in all things. If God was put first in every persons life imagine what a change in this world we would make. Thanks for this post ! Have a great day. Blessings, karen

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  22. You will get no argument from me!!! I too have had a difficult time with either person being the 'one' for the job. But I too have prayed and researched and really tried to listen to both canidates and my decision is based on that, thanks for posting this. Hae a wonderful day!~Wendy

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  23. I too agree with you Katy, we must pray and vote with a honest heart. Our country is still free, let's keep it that way!

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  24. Hey Katy! Kudos for you being so brave to broach politics on the internet. Well done!

    If I was living in the US I really don't think I'd be voting for Obama. He is suave and sophisticated but to me, he is also too slick. There is just someone about him I don't trust.

    I do have concerns about McCain becoming president but I think I would prefer him.

    I watch a really good documentary last night on both candidates. Hot Docs - The Choice 2008. It went through the history and politics of both men.

    Even though I am in a different country, a lot of the world follows what America does, so we all have a responsibility/interest in who is the #1 choice.

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  25. oops I said someone when I meant something lol

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy