Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hope


I try not to discuss politics, ever; it upsets me and irritates me. I find no good in the Obama administration, in fact; I find them very frightening. To give an overview of me, I would have called myself a Democrat up until about 12 years ago. I can't really point to anything that really changed for me, I think that I just changed. I began reading my bible, attending church, began having kids, saving money, buying a house, basically living the American dream. I have something to lose now, more than money, I have 'rights' to lose and so do you.


The right to raise and educate my kids, the right for my family to run our restaurants as small businesses in this country, the right to make money and keep it. These are just some of the things I think about, and some of the reasons I vote Republican. I believe strongly that Obama and his administrations goals are to curtail all of these rights. What I don't choose to believe or to buy into is that we as a country need government to do our thinking for us. They would have us believe that we are in a recession, that things are bad all over, that all the money that they are printing and handing out is going to save the day; I don't buy it. Snake oil salesman have been around forever and have been convincing people that what their selling is exactly what you need. Obama is the epitome of a snake oil salesman, his brand of Hope and Change, is his commodity. No thank you!!!!


My husband, myself and my children will be tuning into Fox Business this evening to watch Dave Ramseys', "Town Hall for Hope". Like hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, I am looking for someone who will give it to me straight. I don't want to hear that printing money is the answer, that taxing the rich into submission is the answer, that stealing from the rich to give to the poor is the answer. Honestly, I could go on and on and on. That's why I really don't go there, it seems so hopeless; I truly 'hope' that Dave Ramsey can change how I look at the world right now. I want to listen to someone who puts God not just into his speech, but also consulted Him about what to say. I want to listen to someone who believes that good or bad, rich or poor, Democrat or Republican, God should be sovereign in our lives; not just at church, but in everything we do.


2 comments:

Kris said...

Amen, sister! You hit the nail on the head! I never knew who Glenn Beck was a few months ago, but I like him, too. He tells it like it is. I've always enjoyed turning on CNN's Headline News just to get the highlights of what's going on in the world, but I'm becoming more and more of a FOX News fan.

I hope that Christians -- and Americans in general -- will wake up and smell the coffee before it's too late. If we don't, we might as well start teaching our kids Chinese instead of French and Spanish because China is going to own us.

I really just stopped by to thank you for coming by my blog and commenting today, but I found this post and just had to comment. I try to stay away from politics on my blog, but if things keep going the way they are, I might have to start posting my own political thoughts...or make you my official political guest poster. ;-) Well, you and one of my online friends who's also not afraid to call it exactly as she sees it and who usually is right on the money.

Have a great week...and congrats to your boys for doing so well in their Karate tournament.

Kris said...

Oh, how funny! I see you already know my other online (and IRL) politically-minded friend. That would be Mamosa of Eyes on the Prize. I just noticed that after I hit enter to post my comment and thought it was too funny.