Monday, November 3, 2008

A few thoughts the day before the election

It's been awhile since I have posted anything. Not because I haven't had anything to say, I've just been so incredibly busy with other things. But, with the election tomorrow, I felt it was time to make a little time. I am very concerned with what I believe is going to happen tomorrow. As those of you who have read my blog before know I am a McCain supporter. Not so much because I love McCain, but more because I'm afraid of the direction Obama wants to take the country.

(To be quite honest, I'm not sure who I really would like to see be president. I wasn't particularly thrilled with any of the options from either party in the primaries. This country is in such a financial and moral mess, I'm not sure anyone can fix it at this point. And president Bush sure hasn't been the conservative leader we thought he was going to be. His bailout plan was just the latest evidence that he is not a conservative. By the way, McCain's support of the bailout concerns me as well.)

However, while I think that McCain's economic plan has some flaws, I'm willing to live with those flaws compared to Obama's plan, which I am fairly certain will only make matter worse. The money is simply not available to do all that he wants to do, unless he raises taxes or drives us further into debt. He has been very upfront about his socialist leanings, though he doesn't use that term. I don't know about you, but I really don't want the government involved in every aspect of my life and I certainly don't think it's the government's responsibility to redistribute my money that I have worked very hard for to others that they deem are more worthy. I believe that it is my responsibility as a steward of what God has blessed me with to give to those people and causes that He leads me to give, not the Federal government. If I fail in that mandate, I have to answer to God. The first century church is the perfect model. They did not give money to some governmental authority to give to the poor. They gave directly to those that were in need.

So the American people have a fundamental choice to make on Tuesday. Do we want to further move our nation in a socialist direction or uphold the economic principals of our Founding Fathers and what made this nation an economic power in the world? I know the economy is a mess at the moment, but it will rebound if we hold steady and don't panic. Now is not the time to abandon ship and completely change the structure of our economy.

I would encourage everyone who supports Obama to please think about the type of country you want to live in. If you really think socialism is the way to go, then by all means vote your conscience and we'll have to agree to disagree. If Obama is elected, then I suppose those of us who disagree with him will have to live with it and find a way to make our voices heard at a local level. I just hope we can live with the consequences.

God Bless.

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