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As you know, my candidate did not win last night.

I think I’ve used up all my good thoughts on other people’s blogs today so here they are:

  • Twitter: “excited for the 1st black president – wish he was the 1st republican black president. Great speeches by both candidates last night”
  • On Diabetes360: For those leaving comments above that seem to think this is about race – it isn’t. I would have LOVED to have voted for our first black president – our first REPUBLICAN black president. It isn’t even about helping the poor. I also agree that we should help those facing tough times in our country. I just do not believe that it is the government’s job to redistribute my income to do so. Today is the first day of the fight to get the Senate back! Oh, and I will not be posting as anonymous because I think if you are going to leave a comment on someone’s blog, you should at least put your name to it!
  • On Every Day Every Hour Every Minute: Amen!
  • On The D-Log Cabin:You know I agree with you. As I twittered earlier, I am glad that we elected our first black President – I just wish it was our first Republican black president. And I hope his ‘moving’ speech last night was not the night we look back on as our first step into a socialist/communist state. How’s that for alienating readers?! (that last sentence makes more sense in context)

Beyond that, what is there to say? I am disappointed. I like to win and it sucks to lose.

It also should not come as a surprise to any of you that I am a Christian. There is a passage in the Bible that basically says “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, give to God what is God’s.”

To me, that means that as the United States we have an established government with an elected leader. I am commanded to respect the man and respect the office, whether or not I agree with the policies. You will notice that none of my above comments critique President-elect Obama as a person. Every man and women on this earth was made in the image of God and has inherent value in that. However, I can and will continue to believe that, for the most part, the policies of the Democratic party are misguided.

So where from here? Well, I am not changing political parties so I guess I will continue to hope, pray, blog, and campaign for my favorite causes.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. It is time to hit the blogging and ‘real world’ hard on this issue which crosses party lines.

And with that – I think that all there is left to say is

God Bless America.


2 responses

  1. On my status in Facebook, I commented that I was glad that the King of kings uses all rulers to accomplish His perfect will.

    I guess the change many are looking for is from, “Ask not what your country can do for you…”(JFK), to “Demand that your country do it for you!”

  2. God Bless America. 🙂
    I, also (I’m sure you know) am a Christian. We can pray. That’s our duty anyway, so all we can do is pray for Obama, the people he places around him, and the Nation in general. That’s our job as Christians.
    I’m glad I am not alone in my beliefs and my opinions. Thanks for making me feel not so alone.

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