With two weeks left until the polls are open, there's a lot on my mind.
First of all, I am so grateful to be an American. This country was founded on great principles, most importantly (to me) freedom of religion and speech.
I am going to vote for McCain/Palin. Their platform and values are much more similar to my own values.
I feel bad for whomever does get voted in. There are a lot of messes that need cleaning up and it certainly won't be easy.
I have faith that regardless of who gets voted in, America will be okay. I pray that America survives intact and continues to value freedom of religion and speech.
It irks me that Christians are opposed in so many areas of life. It also irks me that other faiths and beliefs are strongly opposed by radical Christians. America is a tapestry woven with people with infinite backgrounds, beliefs, experience, etc. I will never stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance with God in it, and appreciate that "In God We Trust" is on our currency. I respect all faiths and beliefs, and hope that others will respect mine.
I'm tired of people being dogmatic and thinking that we all need to think the same way. If that happened, we'd be a Communist nation, and it would flat out suck.
No politician running for the office of president is a 100% perfect candidate. This is why it is important for people to vote for the candidate that has ideas and values that are most similar to the voter.
It is unfortunate that a lot of people base their vote on what is trendy, popular, supported by Hollywood, etc. There is a lot of information available about these candidates, and taking the time to actually read about these people is important. People who can only spew out garbage about the "other party's" candidates are wasting everyone's time. If you don't know what the candidate you support is all about, you need to do more reading and ask more questions.
Anyone who is passionately anti-anything isn't someone I want to associate with. There is too much good in this life to focus on negatives.
I love this country. I love that I am able to vote.
God bless America, and God bless this election.