Monday, November 3, 2008

On the Soapbox Again, 1 Day Before Election

I have treaded lightly on politics on my blog lately, but with only one more day before the biggest election in my lifetime, I feel it necessary to reach my reader's who just might be undecided (is it possible that anyone is still undecided or that anyone is reading my blog???).

We are privileged in this country to elect our leaders. I don't always agree on everything with a candidate, but I don't always agree with my spouse, family, or friends on everything 100% of the time either. So, I look at the big picture, I vote for the person who is most qualified to do the job. And, of the two applicants for the most powerful person in the country, in the world, the choice for me is clear.

Five and a half years ago I was a brand new mother, Little Buckaroo had just been born. Since then, we have watched him grow to an exceptional little boy, full of hope and possibilities. He has learned to walk, talk , ride a bicycle, read, climb, and so much more. So, thinking that his whole time on this earth equals the amount of time that John McCain spent in a North Vietnamese Prisoner of War Camp is overwhelming ~ 2, 000 days, 2,000 nights of sleep. When offered early release, he refused it. He considered this offer to be a public relations stunt by his captors, and insisted that those held longer than he should be released first. Did you get that part? He was offered his freedom, and he turned it down. A regimen of beatings and torture began. Do you possess such strength of character? Locked in a filthy cell in a foreign country with a spouse and children at home, would you turn down your own freedom in favor of your fellow man? That's a quality of character that is rarely found, and for me the character of a person holds A LOT of weight.

Now, being a prisoner of war is not what qualifies John McCain to be President of the United States, but his demonstrated leadership does. There's a lot of evil in this world and when faced with that evil as we are now, I want a man who knows the cost of war on his troops and on his citizens. I want a man who puts my family's interests before any foreign country. I want a President who's qualified to lead. Who does not taut change but can not back up what actual change he is promising.



The Park Wife for McCain Palin 2008

10 comments:

OKGardners said...

Go! Go! Go!
Stephanie for President!

Oh, excuse me.... I agree. John McCain is the obvious choice in this election. This man has endured MORE for the cause of Freedom than anyone that I know of.

Be sure you use your head and heart when you vote!

Betty in Oklahoma

Dawn said...

I agree, too.

I swiped your YouTube video and placed it on my blog, also.

Blessings!

pam said...

You go girl. We saw Sarah again this weekend. She is so awesome. Praying...

Lisa J said...

I hope so much that you and I are pleasantly pleased by the end of tomorrow. I have a lot of fear. I am not a doubting Thomas, but I do have a lot of feelings about things, and I am often right. And I have great fear on our outcome. I have never seen a man speak so well, and fool so many. I know he means well, I do believe that, but I just do not feel that Obama has surrounded himself with good people, I think he has changed more than his ideas about our country, like his name, his religion and beliefe system. I do not think we as a nation whole can trust him. Good intentions will not get the job done. But my big fear is that if McCain does win (yes I believe in miracles) we have a democrate congress and they will fight him tooth and nail. This great nation must be prepared for the days/years to come. It is not going to be easy. And I hope that when the winner is announced, that we all will pray that God's will will be done! God help America, yet we have turned out back on Him. Rough times are ahead! ( I really am not a negative person, but I am very fearful for our future!)

Lisa J said...

my goodness, look at all my mistakes in spelling I made!!! I promise I am educated, but my fingers and brain do not work at the same speed, I guess that is why they have a preview button that I NEVER use. Good grief. Sorry about that.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I also agree. I think Obama would make a terrible president for so many reasons, but I cannot vote for him because of his voting record on abortion. I'm Catholic, and I'm pro life.~~Dee

Flying Squirrel Fan said...

If you havent recently, look at my blog! (and I voted absentee two weeks ago:)

Sage said...

McCain/Palin it is. Pro-life overrides any other issue in my book. I don't know if we can do it or not, but we certainly are praying that truth and decency wins out. Here in Minnesota we also have a terrible situation with that filthy commedian, Al Franken, running against Norm Coleman. We need to keep him out of office!

God bless America!

Mommy Lion said...

No need to tread lightly. There is nothing wrong with voting your values! I believe that is what Jesus would do if He walked the earth today!

Anonymous said...

Guess we need to start praying for Barak Obama now.
Deb W.