Will we make it to Tuesday?

November 4, 2006

I hate big ticket election years.

Don’t get me wrong–I love to vote, I think politics are very important, and I believe that hearing what the candidates have to say is also important as long as what they have to say is constructive.

But, I HATE campaign ads. I hate not being able to watch the morning news without having to hear all about how Barron Hill voted against “my” traditional Indiana values and about how Brad Ellsworths’ daughter tried to get out of a speeding ticket! I suppose we could vote for their respective opponents (not that I can actually vote in either of those races) but apparently they’re both villains, too. Do the ads have to be so negative? Please, someone, tell me why I should vote for you! Or, maybe we’re just supposed to choose the lesser of two evils?

So, let’s all go vote on Tuesday. But until then, I think I’ll unplug my TV!

/end rant.

5 responses to Will we make it to Tuesday?

  1. Amen, Sista! I have been thinking the EXACT same thing. It makes me want to vote for none of them. I can’t wait until this election is over!

  2. vote? what’s that?

    that’s my attitude.

    sad.

  3. I must confess I do not vote. I have decided in my heart that I can’t because I am not represented. I do not stand for the American dream. We are too open a society and that makes morals waiste away. That is why our campaign ads are so annoying. It is the slow decay of moral democracy. I guess I am polotical, but not like most. My brother-n-law had a good point. Check this out. I agree with him on this one.

    http://measureofmydays.blogspot.com/2006/10/why-im-neither-conservative-nor-liberal.html

  4. I think voting is very important! I may not always like my choices, but I value the fact that I live in a country that gives the vote to the people.

    I am neither conservative or liberal. I don’t think I could follow Jesus and be one or the other. Morally, I’m conservative, but socially, I’m liberal. It makes it harder to vote.

    It’s also frustrating that in this country of 300 million people we cannot seem to find a uniform way to vote that “works” every time.

    But only 2.8% of registered 18-24 year olds showed up to vote in Vanderburgh County in the last Presidential election. (I know I don’t live there, but that’s the most recent figure I’ve heard about voter turn out.) That worries me. If more young people don’t get committed to voting, we’ll get to a place where 3% (or less when you figure in those who aren’t even registered!) of the citizens are making decisions for 100% of the people. That’s a bit frightening to me.

    I’m not telling anyone what to do, but I do think it’s important for Christians to be educated about the choices and vote responsibly. It can be easy to be “in this world but not of it” and ignore politics.
    But I’m afraid that’s part of what is responsible for the moral decline of our nation.

  5. I agree 100% with Becky! You know the cliche, “Voting is not a right, it’s a responsibility”. Think if just all Christians were educated and voted??? What a difference that would make! I just think back to the last presidential election and am convinced that it’s the timid voice of the moral conservative that caused that upset. Anyway, again, I couldn’t agree more with Becky!