Monday, October 27, 2008

Out Raged

The following note was posted on my facebook account.

I do not consider myself a very political person. To be honest I have been
struggling this past election season. Up until this year, I have basically
agreed with democrats, and that is the way I voted. Well this year I started to
listen to all of the nominees. Today I have realized. It is time to PRAY. We
need to pray that our country elects the right person for this job. I will be
honest, you do need to elect the person that is right for you and your life. I
am going to take my soap box here and put a few things out there.

First: We live in a Republic. We are a capitalistic and free enterprise
country. We are not Socialist nation. Now I am not calling Obama a Socialist.
However, many of his thoughts and what his plans seem to be very socialist.

I don't totally understand this redistribution of wealth thing. The way
that I understand it is basically taking from the rich to give to the poor.
Okay. I will say this. I am not rich by any means. However, I do know that the
reason I am in the financial situation I am in is 100% based on my decisions. I
am 100% capable of getting myself out of this situation. There is no reason why
people who have done the hard work should get it taken away and given to the
people who won't work for it.

Second: The American Dream. If we are not careful who we elect this could
turn in to the American Nightmare. Under Obama it is totally okay to pursue your
dreams. Don't you dare achieve it though. When you do we are going to tax the
daylights out of you because you have to take care of the people who won't do
anything for themselves.

Thirdly: You are who you associate with. If you associate with questionable
people, that makes me question you.

So what I ask is to pray. As a nation we need to pray. Pray that the
candidates have wisdom to make the right decisions. Ask the Lord to open their
eyes, and open their ears. Use the in gates more than the out gate of the mouth.
We also need to pray that everyone who is able goes out to vote. We need to pray
that the voting public does what they feel is best for them. However, we also
need to ask God to ensure that the proper candidate gets in the office. We know
that they are both Christians and yes we are to give to the poor and help those
who can't help themselves. We need to pray and pray hard. God please work here.
I as,k if you are reading this to stand in agreement with me. You may not agree
with the points that I have mentioned, but you can stand in agreement with the
fact that we need to pray!

It was obvious that my passive aggressive cousin had read it when I read the following status update. "___ is tired of the rich getting richer, and people who think the "American Dream" is about money. There is no money in the Constitution."

In my outrage I got home from work and asked my husband. "Can you explain to me what the American Dream is?" His response was "I understand it to be totally free. To be able to do what you want when you want." I then asked him if money was involved in it. He said, "Well, yes. You can't make it in this world without money."

I guess then I need to pose the question to my cousin what his view of the American Dream is. I know that for me it is to be successful and to acheive your dreams, not just pursue them. If the American Dream is just about pursuing your dreams then I am in the wrong country. My dream is to be successful and not have to rely on anyone else to provide for my families needs. Then to teach and spread The Word of God. If that offends you well then excuse me, but that is who I am and I am American.

I can't be too mad at my cousin, he has his opinions and he is entitled to them. People just need to remember that opinions are the cheapest commodity in the world. Everyone has millions.

Second outrage --

Why are we talking about Sarah Palin's clothes??? Why are we not talkint about the real issues!!!!

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