Thursday, November 6, 2008

my two cents

Man I didn’t want to get into politics but I have got to get something off my chest.

This year history was made. Both tickets pushed the norm and we were all part of something that has never happened before. I did not vote for Obama. Big surpise – I know. I keep seeing so many people talking about how “in the south” we’re so backwards and just won’t vote for a black man. That has nothing to do with it. I am not racist. Not in the slightest. I grew up in the military community and you just don’t categorize people by their race. I just don’t agree with his views for our country. I don’t believe in socialized medicine, I don’t support abortion rights and I don’t agree with his tax policy. To be quite honest - I wasn't too excited about McCain either.

That being said, I will not degrade our new president the way people have President Bush over the past 8 years. That poor man has been made fun of and disrespected in every way imaginable and while those who disagree with his actions or policy feel justified in their attacks I can’t help but wonder: What if that was your father or husband that was being treated that way? I know what you’re thinking – My husband would have never done what Bush has done. But as we all know, you can never please everyone and SOMEONE would have something to say. Would you want your children to hear those things being said? See those bumper stickers? President Bush is still a man...a person...a human being and it must have been difficult to hear all of those horrible things said about you over the years. And for those of you who are both Christians and anti-Bush, did you ever pray for him? For his family? Did you know that President Bush set up teams to ease the transition into the White House up for both Obama and McCain in the event that they won? He didn’t have to do that. He just did. I really encourage you to read this article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,447625,00.html This isn't an I love President Bush blog but I hear so many people talking about respect and class and tact in reference to Obama, which I totally agree with, and I just wonder why they never felt like extending any of that to our current President.

The Bible commands us to pray for our leaders and I will do just that. I do not agree with Obama on many issues but I will never, ever disrespect him or his family with my comments. I will pray for him. I will pray for his family. Most importantly, I will pray that God will guide him as he leads our country and MY hope will rest in that.

bethany

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! Sister!! I Loved GW!! an he had such a handful 2 deal with! People think War is over in a day! No Check history see how long the wars lasted! He is a good Man! And remember we had a Democratic Congress & Senate! So Yea that goes a long way!! Peace be with everyone God is in charge so! Im not Worried!! :)

Ben said...

I do love W! I will miss him when he's gone. I love our country and served it with pride; it was my honor to serve under him as commander-in-chief. Clinton was a disgrace to our highest office, but G.W. served with dignity and made me proud to be an American again. It's easy to go with the crowd and get taken in by the negativity, but I choose to rise above it. I think the media and Hollywood hate President Bush because he stands for something significant and refuses to back down in the face of criticism. Maybe this illuminates their moral depravity and embarrasses them. The more people attack him, the more I admire him. To me, this says that he is authentic because they don't attack their own.

God Bless you, President Bush. Thank you for your leadership.

Lindsay said...

I said to my friend Hannah on Wednesday night that I would hate to be one of the Bush twins. Can you imagine having people talking about your daddy like that all the time? I'd go off on somebody.

But I don't think that courtesy should be extended just to the President, either. I feel like we should think twice any time we say something negative about other people, especially if we don't even know them. Plus, I think there is always a polite and respectful way to disagree with someone.