Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Thoughts on the Presidential Election

This is not a political post, it is a patriotic post. Two days ago, millions of Americans went to the polls to elect a new president. The winner of the election was not my candidate; to be honest, I wasn't thrilled with either candidate, but because conservative social values are important to me I picked the candidate most likely to uphold them. Am I upset with the results? Oddly enough, my mood since the election has been largely one of gratitude. Gratitude to live in a country dedicated to liberty. Tuesday's election saw record voter turnout in many areas. We voted freely on everything from who would be the next President of the United States to whether or not a chicken should have enough space to raise its wings. In doing so, we exercised a right that historically has been, and currently is, enjoyed by only a minority of the people of the world. We demonstrated, by electing a President of mixed African-American race, that we as a nation are moving beyond the racism that was so painfully divisive for so long. We supported the fundamental institutions of marriage and families, so important to me personally.
Most of all, we demonstrated that we are Americans, and America is still great.


korth fam said...

I agree 100%

Kelley said...

Me, too. This really was an historic election, and though I'm nervous about our President-elect, I'm really interested to see what happens. The American people have spoken, and who am I to pit myself against the system I so passionately uphold?

Carrie Thompson said...

really good post!

oh and I didnt post on the chicken farm post, but I also find it disturbing! i would let the chickens run around!