Thursday, January 18, 2007

Not to be political, but...

This site isn't a political forum. It's about me, because well, it's all about mmeeee!

If you don't know me in person, that last line is not funny in blogosphere, but in real life? A hoot! I promise! Actually, it's all about Jesus. I'm NO fool.

Okay, back to the not-so-political post. I'm not going to draw lines and talk here about who you should vote for and why. But I have to address something I've seen over and over in recent months, especially concerning the charismatic Jr. Senator from Illinois, Obama.

People are saying things like, "I don't care what he believes. I don't care who raised him. I don't care about his religion. He's going to bring us all together."

To this I say, if you don't care about the core of man, then what are you voting for? In any candidate? With what values is he going to create and execute policy and decisions? You HAVE to care what he believes, his values, his core strengths. That is, in essence, Obama. Or Hilary, or George W.

How can a man be a man if his values and character don't matter? Especially in the areas of faith. That's what ultimately moves all of us! Our passions.

YOU have to care about a presidential candidate's faith, upbringing, values and character. It is those tools he will use, if President, to bring the country together. What will we look like at the end of the day?

Is he easily swayed? Is he a people pleaser? Can he be trusted to carry the "football?" Can he deal with our terrorist enemies if he has close ties to the Muslim faith?

We cannot lose our heads over nice, extremely charismatic candidates. I see too many people blindly throwing their support. It's emotional. I know. I've felt it.

And we live in an extremely emotionally driven society. I feel, therefore, I am.

My challenge is to think a little, investigate. Read history. We have a world behind us who blindly followed charismatic leaders. Hitler in retrospect, was a tyrant, but he swayed the masses.

No, I'm not calling Obama, or any candidate, Hitler, not at all! But I'm calling attention to the fact that the German people never looked closely at the man they blindly followed. By the time they did, it was too late. To speak out cost them their lives.

Vote for whomever! But I challenge you to NOT dismiss a man's values and faith, his upbringing and culture. On surface issues, you may agree with a candidate on abortion, taxes, immigration, the war, or whatever.

But each Presidential adminstration does not effect just his years in office, but for generations to come. Will we remain the American you want your children to be raised in? Land of the FREE, home of the Brave?

We are in a war. Think about where this nation will be if we elect a leader sympathic to our enemies.

Ladies, how do you feel about wearing a black burka? In July. At the beach?


Will H. Donaldson Family said...

An excellent post! How many times have we heard in the past "His private life doesn't matter..."? For an example: If a man will lie to his wife than we know he will lie to us and then his promises and agendas mean nothing because we may never know what they are. The United States is NOT a Democracy and it was never meant to be. We are a Republic. A Republic depends on electing people of a certain character to make the right kinds of decisions that we may never know about. This means his or her personal life is a real indicator of the type of character they possess. The same with their past. People may change but their past is still an indicator of who they really are. Again Nice Post Rachel!

Anonymous said...

Amen!I agree with you completely. I wish more people were like you. Brittanie

Rebekah said...

Preach it, Sister