As much as I dislike politics, I thought I would give my two cents about this crazy, divisive election. My husband can talk at great lengths about politicians, the old ones like Washington and Franklin, and the new ones like Romney and Obama. Not that I understand any of it. In reality, when we go to the polling booth, I will look at him and ask, "Who do I vote for again?" and I will dutifully fill in whichever circle he tells me to. That is not to say that I don't have my own opinion, because I do. And here it is.
What if I vote for the one whose views most closely resemble my own? Will I be able to tell my son that I did what I thought was right, even if "my guy" didn't win? What if I vote for who others want me to vote for? Will I be able to explain to my son that I voted for the one who won, even though I didn't believe in what he stood for?
I can't control what anyone else does. I can either vote my conscience to the "detriment" of my country, or I can vote like my friends want me to to the detriment of myself. I guess I just have to decide whether I want to be able to stand before my friends and have them be proud of me, or if I can endure their disappointment long enough to get to Heaven where I can stand before God unashamed of my earthly voting record. Regardless of who you don't want to win, I challenge you to vote for who God would want to win.