This was not the planned post for today. But as I started thinking last night, about Super Tuesday voting in Oklahoma, my stomach began to churn at the chaos and uncertainty of our government and world. I started thinking about my personal responsiblity to do my research on candidates and to vote against outside pressures. It is certainly difficult to tune out the media and the negative commercials. I started searching for a calm! I then started thinking about some of the old hymns I sang in church as a kid. Perhaps if they sang a few of these during Congress sessions, it might make a difference in their lives and ours.
I will not tell you how to vote. I know I don’t have the answers. I do have reference to some great songs though, and I will be go to the polls singing. ♪ ♫ ♪ Click below to listen ~
And the Flag was Still There ……(Joplin, Missouri, a few days after the tornado)
Quote from an interview seen on tv: “Isn’t a vote for the lesser of two evils, still a vote for evil?” Be Still My Soul, indeed ~
You’re so right Paula! It’s nothing but a big popularity contest where the biggest b.s.er wins. I wish we could get a candidate in there who isn’t interested in his own personal agenda and truly cares about our country, regardless of political party.
My son suggested I do a “write in”! But since he doesn’t meet the age requirement yet, that won’t work! 😉
We did our absentee voting a couple of weeks ago here in Arizona…and then our citizens voted at the Polls last week. I agree with all you said. It would have been very refreshing if just ONE of the candidates stuck to not finding fault with the others. They may not have any control of what goes out on T.V. (however, I even doubt that) but they could have done a better job of refuting those ads. It makes me sick they way they tear each other down. Maybe my 80 yr. old memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be, but I sure don’t remember these terrible types of forums in the past. The candidates acted as gentlemen (before women candidates) and they disagreed in a more civil manner. It’s just an indication of how our nation has lost all signs of common courtesy. We can just pray that the candidate with the best morals and value system, and with an honest desire to bring America back to being a proud nation, wins. God please hear our prayers!
Note to Paula: something happened in the three blogs you sent out before this one. They were enlarged and I wasn’t able to get them. Didn’t you miss my remarks? 🙂
Delores ~ I thought maybe you were still baking muffins! I’m sorry they came through funky. I hope you were able to go back and read. If not, let me know and I’ll forward them to you…thanks for your thoughts on this issue! Eighty or not….you don’t miss a beat!