29 July 2008

Subjects I avoid

My coworker told me recently that it is 100 days until our presidential election.
(I haven't checked the math but perhaps it's less than that by now.)

Confessions: I don't know who I will vote for (is that a whom sentence? I don't know for whom I will vote?). I am weary of politics.
If I'm watching tv and a political ad comes on, I flip the channel like I fear an electronic virus might overtake my house much less my computer or television. I have friends who are very certain about what candidate they are supporting. I appreciate their passion and their knowledge. I can't presently match their certainty or zeal.

Part of my weariness is laziness. I haven't researched things. I don't want to talk about the issues because I don't really know what I trust.

At the end of the day I just keep thinking, no candidate will save our nation (if that is even an appropriate wish) or the world.
Jesus is still the only Savior.

Now that is a subject I like to talk about.
No weariness.
Just energy.
Enthusiasm.
Excitement.
Anticipation.
Hope.

Wonder what HE thinks about our country? Our systems? Our treatment of people? Our use of money? Our political process? Our conversations?

Do I really want to know?

4 comments:

Sabrina said...

I am in the same boat Diana.
And I believe it is Whom. :)

Gracie said...

Aw. I knew I liked you Sabrina. Thanks!!

Karla said...

I don't know either. I keep thinking maybe the easiest way is to vote for the cutest one: And Obama is HOT! :)
Kidding aside, I also feel the need to research the issues before I could make a committed vote for anyone. And I also don't ever know if it really matters in the end. So our country changes for the time that person is in office...and then another president takes his place. I guess Bush DID spend a TON of money on war that may or may not have done any good, but I don't know enough about that to talk about it either. And right at this moment, I am too tired to be talking about this anyway. Didn't I say I was going to bed?!

bpg said...

Cuteness factor is certainly one way to determine for WHOM you will vote. However, The Jonas Brothers are a little too young to run for president.

So, unfortunately, we are stuck with the two candidates - John McCain & Barack Obama.

The following web sites give you a little insight into the background, beliefs, experience and voting records of each candidate.

Ignore the advertisements. Ignore the talking heads in the media. Ignore the sound bites. Determine whose value system aligns most closely with yours - then vote accordingly. Four years is a long time to live with a bad decision.

http://www.ontheissues.org/Barack_Obama.htm

http://www.ontheissues.org/John_McCain.htm

http://www.nationalplatforms.com/candidates/barack_obama.html

http://www.nationalplatforms.com/candidates/john_mccain.html

If you need help making up your mind let me know... :-)