God and Politics. My two favorite topics – that I’m never afraid to bring up in public when I meet someone new. These are great ice-breakers! Don’t you think? I get so excited every time God or politics comes up in conversation. I’m like one of those wide eyed children in a candy store every time I open my Bible or when the mid-term and presidential elections come due. I love to hear what other people think about our country, God, and life.
There is less than twenty four hours before the 2012 Presidential Election. Every time the season comes around, I spend more time reading about our American history. Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Lincoln, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI and WWII. I believe it is just amazing how far our country has come in the last five hundred years since the landing of the first European explorers, and how our Founding Fathers were able to establish a new country. Amazing.
It’s hard enough starting a new business, a new program, or new family. Can you imagine having the vision to pull together all peoples from one side of the ocean to the other and unify them? It didn’t come without blood shed, sleepless nights, or tears. I am not glorifying war or death at all; only the mere fact we have made it this far. Our country has a very rich history and the fact that we stand here today as free Americans, able to work to provide for our families, attend the school of our choice, worship God without fear of imprisonment, and vote to elect those we desire to represent us in government shows God is still blessing this country.
So in 2008, when I spent time preparing to make an informed decision as to whom I would vote for, I was stunned to find there are American citizens who could vote, but don’t vote. Really? People choose not to vote?