Okay, so Barack Obama is the new President-elect. It is a very exciting time to be alive. I am personally so excited to be able to say that I voted for the first black President. It is truly a shift in our American history.
I would like to take some time to address what my husband wrote. He is an educated man and has an amazing heart, first things first. I don't think he was out of line (and I would honestly like to know who thinks he is). As an American, everyone can express their opinion, even if you don't agree. I don't think its "out of line" to say that you should educate yourself on each candidate's personal policies before you vote. I don't think its "out of line" to think globally and care for the poor and recognize immense global suffering. Additionally, I think instead of just voting we should actually do more for the issues we care most about. I don't plan on leaving all of the issues up to Obama and the rest of government. Just because my husband didn't write what you wanted to read doesn't mean he is out of line. (Okay, I'll get off my soap box now. )
When I voted on Tuesday, I was a proud American. I picked what I thought was the best candidate and went on my way. I was so happy until someone found out who I voted for and said, "He is going to steal your soul....He is blah blah blah....Communism....blah blah blah....Antichrist...." It was ignorant and hateful. I have nothing that hateful to say about anyone. I don't think Obama is going to steal my soul. I don't think McCain was the right candidate, but I also wouldn't spew hateful word vomit if he were elected.
All that said, we should take our freedom into consideration with the things that we say, but also respect our authorities and abide by our government. Obviously, a lot goes into why we vote the way that we do. Most of our friends are very conservative and that is perfectly fine. I would like to feel the love though...you know, don't hate on me for the way I voted and I won't hate on you. :)
Thanks so much for all of the input on the previous blog. It doesn't matter how you voted, we still have love for everyone. DJ is passionate about being an informed voter and I love him for that. I think making an informed decision in any situation is a good idea, don't you?