Saturday, April 12, 2008


I really don't like politics. It's one of those things that, when spoken of, causes blood pressures to rise and friends to split. So normally I wouldn't post on this subject but an article I read today just gave me the need to vent.

Obama thinks we're bitter, and clinging to faith or guns because of that bitterness I'm a nurse; I get paid by the hour and I work hard. So I'm qualified to take exception to his remarks. If some of us are bitter it isn't because we feel ignored, it's because we are lied to time and again. The same lies, just different delivery systems. Politicians are going to jail right and left, for things we know have been going on for a long time. We're not stupid, we just haven't been able to do anything about it. There is no test you can give the Governor, or President, to verify they are a good person. We don't know if a couple years from now they can be corrupted. Now once again the newest round of candidates are claiming to be our deliverance. Can we trust them? Can we believe them? Do we even want to try, again? Our vote is a leap of faith.

There are many cultures and religions here in the US. We each believe in our own way. That is as it should be. I believe in my God without question. My faith has been tested, sometimes harshly, but I still believe. That will not change. It will not waiver because I know God thinks only of my and my family's well-being. God gives me free will, so I am responsible for my choices. I can only ask for guidance and take his path, hopefully choosing the correct way to stay on his path. I say all of this because I am so offended by Obama's comment that people cling to religion out of bitterness. What was he thinking? When I came into my faith I was not bitter. I do not remain faithful out of bitterness. There is no bitterness in a love for your God.

Recent comments by Obama's former mentor and pastor demonstrated anger and bitterness. My question is, does Obama in his true heart, subscribe to these same beliefs? Not the heart he shows the voters, the true one, the one only he knows. That worries me. Anger, bitterness, hatred, are words to be alligned with anti-religion. I want a president that believes in a God who teaches love, acceptance. Okay, I'll step down off the box.


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