Thursday, October 9, 2008
Why I Cannot Decide How to Vote
*Note...This is not my sonogram, I am not expecting lest you think otherwise.
I do not believe in casting a vote for the lesser evil. I have done that in the past and have had much Catholic guilt about it. I have also voted for the lesser evil only to have the greater evil elected anyway.
Someone recently said to a group of my friends and me, that she thinks the people in our government are controlled by their lust for money and power, and are therefore blind to the common good. They cannot see what is good for the people because it is at odds with what is good for themselves, it is at odds with their desires. She ended by reminding us to look at how long Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land, adding that if the government doesn't get that there is a baby in a mother's womb, they are not going to get much else.
This is true. Anyone who does not comprehend that a baby is in fact a baby, from the moment of conception, is not going to understand the concept of for the common good beyond what is good for themselves. Show me a politician who has 100% respect for life, and I will cast a vote. Show me a politician who thinks beyond themselves and is genuinely interested in what is best for this country, perhaps even at the expense of their own personal interests, and I will cast a vote. Anything else, to me, at this point in time, is selling out.
May God have mercy on the United States of America. And, if I'm missing something here, may God show me in time to cast a vote, should I be anywhere near a proper polling place at the time of the election.