Friday, September 12, 2008

Selfish Soapboxing

Let me get up and preach for a sec here. I kinda feel bad doing it but hey . . .it's my blog. :-)

Please for the love of Pete, be an informed voter. Don't vote for McCain b/c Dr Dobson told you to. Don't vote for Obama b/c Oprah told you to. Obama is a gifted speaker and has lots of energy to bring to the office. Don't vote for him because of that. McCain is a admirable patriot and war hero. Don't vote for him because of that. Don't pick your candidate based of what your parents or grandparents have always done. Don't cast your vote b/c some mom at your kids' school heard that their neighbor's best friend's cousin's mailman got an email that said Obama doesn't say the pledge of allegience. Don't cast your vote based on the 30 second sound-byte you heard of Whoopi Goldberg on The View talking about going back to slavery if McCain is elected.

Above all, READ. Go to each candidate's website and read. Ask yourself this question. "What is the fundamental role of gov't in our society?"

Off my soapbox now. Go Bears.

8 comments:

Ann(ie) said...

Totally concur!

The Woman said...

so agree, too many decisions are based on what other's think instead of what the person theirself thinks

kkoois said...

Go Bears!

Mommy Brain said...

The bears suck! At least it was a good first half...I guess.

discsteve said...

But Jenny...doesn't it say in the Bible that God is a republican?

Jen said...

Yes, Steve it does. Ecc. 10:2 :-)

discsteve said...

I knew it! By the way, did you know that you Lampens are mentioned specifically in the Bible? Ps 119:105 (King James)

Heaven Sent said...

I am so guilty of this. I have yet to figure out how to truly be informed. I never seem to find the time and then just follow the herd. Hopefully this will get my butt in gear!