Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What Do You Believe? VOTE Accordingly...

Hey friends!

Here it is. The long awaited Election Day of our generation. The year we have both an African American and a woman on the Pres/VP ticket. How exciting! Today we make history.

Lots of ideas and ideals flying through the air, hindered only by the mudslinging that is going on, making this whole thing look like more like a skeet shoot than an election.

As you go to the polls today, and please go to the polls to make your voice heard, I have some simple questions for you that go beyond candidates and bad infomercials:

What do you believe?

What do you stand for?

What will you not stand for?

These seemingly unimportant questions beckon real answers from you as you vote. See, we're not casting our ballot for the slickest politician, or the loudest maverick, or the family standing at the voting station educating the next generation in a civics lesson on camera.

We're voting for the person who will vote on issues in the way we vote on issues.

We vote in order to elect the person who will cast a vote we agree with. We can't guarantee if he'll hold up to his end of the bargain, but that's not our problem. Our job is to vote for the person who holds the same political voting views as we do, and this is who we choose on Election Day.

And so, I ask you. What do you believe? Who will vote accordingly on your behalf? Who has a voting record of voting like you are asking them to? In the same way a Christian is known more by their actions than a mere profession of religious title, the politician who gets our vote should have a lifestyle of voting that reflects the values we're looking for.

This will give you the answer on who gets your vote. The answer to your question will lead you to the candidate who needs to speak for you while in office. We are trusting him or her to stand for us, for democracy, and for freedom. We trust that our voice will continue to be heard.

Go vote!

Praying for you, and with you as together we decide the future of this nation,