Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hope, Even in the Midst of Being Baffled

So, I was disappointed by the outcome of Tuesday's elections. I honestly don't get it. I in no way mean this post to be mean spirited, I just sincerely have questions about why an overwhelming majority of Americans voted for Obama. Our freedom of speech and our freedom to disagree are some of the most sacred rights we are blessed to have in this beloved country. I even think the ebb and flow of power between parties over the years is probably very necessary. But how in the world does a man with his history and his convictions get elected President of the Free World. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, especially when it comes to politics, but I do listen to the facts being presented.

Hands down Obama is much more captivating to watch and listen to. His speeches are inspirational and encouraging. He is young, attractive and vivacious. He is intelligent and charismatic. Yes, he would make a great prom king, but this isn't high school.

1. He has a position about life that I strongly disagree with. He is not a friend to the unborn baby. I could go on and on about this topic alone, as the plight of the unborn child is closer to my heart than any other "issue." Will God continue to bless a nation that hit its "low" number of 1.2 million abortions in 2005? We allow over 3000 babies to be destroyed, quite horrendously, within their mothers' wombs everyday. How is this not another holocaust? Yet, it is legal in our country and supported by our new president. And will he be there saying "Yes, we can," to the young woman that mourns her child and has to spend the rest of her life dealing with her decision?

2. He has no apologies about being a member of a church who's pastor screams hate speech to his congregation.

3. He talks about taking money from the "rich" and spreading it around and will not discuss how this is different from socialism.

4. His grandma from Kenya had a slip of the tongue and said that he was born in Kenya, which if true, would make him ineligible to be the POTUS. He has failed to show his birth certificate, even if it is just to make us feel better.

5. He has had close associations with a terrorist.

My husband could list many more concerns, but these are the few big ones that came to my mind.

So, I'll say it again...I don't get it. But, I will have hope in God. I trust that He can take a bad situation and bring good out of it. I will respect the office of President of the United States and I will respect my new President. Our family will continue to pray for the soldiers, our enemies, the President and an end to abortion as we do every night. I will also use this as a wake up call to stop being so quiet about how I feel about abortion.

May God bless our beloved America.


Tammy said...

I don't get it either!?!?!?

Kimberly said...

I hear you Amy...

I am not sure I can respect a President who cannot respect life. Life is EVERYTHING!

What good is a man if he cannot be in office to maintain a culture of LIFE, but will promote a culture of DEATH?

Our prayers are more important, more now than ever before.

Susan said...

Last night at dinner, it was my oldest daughter's turn to say the prayers..she said..Lord we are lifting up President Obama to you..if anyone can soften a is you..

From the mouth of babes..

Amy said...

Susan, that is beautiful! May God hear her prayers.