Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election

I had a long blog post prepared about the upcoming election, but it was kind of mean, so I deleted it.

I think the problem I have is that both candidates seem to be typical politicians, whose behavior during campaigns has little to no correlation with their behavior in office.  He'll promise you the moon in order to get your vote, but once he has it, you're instantly forgotten, and he just follows his own agenda.

Sigh...in representative democracy, the politicians are supposed to represent the people, not themselves...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I could vote for someone I would choose noone because I can't vote yet

Anonymous said...

I like Obama. He works hard for the country and though he makes unrealistic promises, they are needed for any campaign. And he doesn't blatantly contradict himself.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:25

Unrealistic promises are NOT needed for any campaign. They are the hallmark of unreliable, untrustworthy politians. How about instead of unrealistic promises, i.e., lies, Obama and Romney can tell us the truth?

Anonymous said...

i go to church and my pastor said to vote by which the bible tells us to do. and dont say

Stephan rose said...

I agree with Anonymous,not at all with Anonymous,Anonymous is WAY off, and i remember being like Anonymous.

Aaron M. Fugate said...

I'm voting for Ryan, and I guess Romney, too.

Anonymous said...

You can be doubtful, but you should just hope for the best from either and that they do what they promise. Also, is it ironic for a Roman Catholic to encourage voting for Mitt Romney, a Mormon? Nah, don't worry about answering that: I think a Mormon president could be good. Anyway, maybe you could send your thoughts to Bill O'Reilly! He seems to be the type of person who wold agree with you.

Sammy said...

Who will I vote for?
I will vote for the most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16,17)

I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don't (Genesis 12:3).

I will vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).

I will vote for the most pro-work candidate because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10).

I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government's purpose is to reward the good and punish the evil (Romans 13).

I will vote based as close as I can on God's Word (2 Timothy3:16), knowing that whoever gets elected, wisdom and power are God's, He sets up kings and deposes them; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness and light dwells with Him. (Daniel. 2:21).

(I didn't write this, but this is what I believe) ~Samantha

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Obama.

Romney likes to talk about how he's all for business and how great of a businessman he is, but running a business and running a government are two wholly different things. I think the most distinct difference lies in the fact that the government should in theory work in the interest of the people, whereas a business is about making a profit. At its core, our government is all about serving the people and protecting their rights. We as a people do not equate to dollar signs.

And on a more personal level, I'm frankly disgusted by the slashes in funding that the Romney campaign plans to wage against PBS and Pell grants. I grew up with immigrant parents, and watching PBS Kids was the only way I was able to fluently learn English before starting school. Pell grants are especially crucial because I'm a senior applying to college this year. It scares me to think that I might not get that extra money for college. It's also a huge blow for other kids who work hard but are in disadvantaged situations. Pell grants give us a chance to go to college and chase after a better future for ourselves and our families. Isn't the US supposed to be the land of opportunity? But where does that opportunity go when the Pell Grant Program becomes just another martyr in Romney's plans to cut the US's wasteful spending?

If reducing wasteful spending is the key goal, why not target areas where it'd really make a difference? Like, I don't know, our mounting military costs?

And most of all, I'm irritated by the attacks on our welfare program. I am aware that there are some situations in which individuals abuse welfare. But those few bad apples do not mean that ALL individuals in the welfare program abuse it. But people tend to make sweeping generalizations anyway. As for the majority of people on welfare, I know most of them don't willingly put themselves in a situation to receive it. There are other factors that come into play, and it's insulting and condescending for people to just attribute their poverty to laziness.

And I'm generally not the Bible-quoting type, but I think this is more than necessary:

Matthew 25:34-36 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, "Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."

Anonymous said...

Unless you are in one of the swing states, it doesn't really matter who you vote for.

Miriam said...

@Anonymous at 1:17 - PBS doesn't need to have government funding. Honestly, Sesame Street makes enough money to keep itself alive. Plus, the Constitution specifically states that any power not listed as being for the federal government is given to the states. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the federal government needs to use tax money to pay for TV shows.
The federal government has waaay too much power, and people who don't read the Constitution don't realize how wrong it is. -_-

Anonymous said...

Hello.:) We must choose the one, who is the most pro-life and that is Mr. Romney. We must also keep marriage between a man and woman, because that is how God made it to be. We have to remember that when we vote, only God knows who we voted for. God is the center of everything good and we must please Him. We must also please our Savior Jesus Christ the king, who when he lived here on Earth loved and praised little children. We must not be worldly, but humble like the little children, who will get to Heaven faster than anyone. So please win, Mr. Romney!!! Please!!:)

Anonymous said...

Please don't focus on the money issues, because we don't know who will fix the economy. We have to protect life over money. The most important moral issues are life, marriage, and religious liberty. And Darn It, We Have Got To Be Children Of GOD And Do What It Takes To Please HIM Here On Earth!!!!!! This goes beyond political parties, because right now Romney will protect those three moral issues. So please pray for the sake of those unborn babies, who are threatened to be killed by abortions, and the women, who will regret choosing abortion and have their hearts broken, that Mr. Romney wins the election!! PLEASE!!! For real love, justice, and God!! God Bless.:)

Anonymous said...

Abortion makes God weep and it has made so many women suffer in mental and physical ways. Having the right to abortions and same-sex marriage does not make people free, it only binds people deeper and deeper into sin. True freedom lies with God and saying no to sin. When you get closer to God and live your life the way He wants you to live, real happiness will be such that it will strike you like a bolt of lighting. In a good way, of course!!!:):):) Please vote for Romney. Please!! God Bless everyone.:)

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. Please listen to yourselves. You think that gay marriage and abortion are sins?

a) In the same book, the old testament, where it says that a man should not lie with another man it also forbids the consumption of pig products, tattoos, and says that adultery should be punished by stoning. Not extremely relevant in today's world.

b) God wants there to be as much love in the world as possible--he does not care who it is between. He also wants there to be as little hate in the world as possible, and many who persecute gay people are expressly violating that.

c) The fact that some people think that raped women shouldn't be allowed to get an abortion is horrific. Apparently some people care more about a person's life when they are still a non functioning cluster of cells than when they are a fully grown woman, scared and hurt.

Please, think.

Anonymous said...

Condescending much?