Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Exercising my right! A Political Post(just a warning:)


I just got back from placing my vote for the 2008 Elections. It felt goooood. I am wearing my sticker with pride today!


So, I think everyone knows where I stand on this election(the side picture kinda gave that away:). I voted for the McCain/Palin ticket for several reasons. First of all, I am a member of the Republican Party, not a Democrat. I am loyal to this party. So many people that are otherwise Republican are voting for Barack Obama. I just can't wrap my brain around that. I believe the basis of each partys platform is a set of values. The McCain/Palin ticket shares most of the values I have been raised to live by. Obama has thoughts and opinions on moral issues that I completely disagree with. He literally supports things that I personally abhor. I agree 100% with what my friend Amber wrote below....


"Even though John McCain wouldn't have been my Republican pick (Romney/Palin 2012), he has definitely grown on me, especially when he is up against a socialist. I believe in limited government, lower taxes, and opportunity for all. I do not believe in hand-outs or the need to distribute the wealth. The wealth is already distributed to those who work hard and get ahead. I don't believe the right of women to choose should overstep the life of a child. Those are just a few reasons John McCain and I agree."


I couldn't have said it better. I really wish Mitt Romney would've been the Republican choice, but I'll take the second best. I am Pro-Life, Pro-Hardworking Americans, Anti-Gay Marriage, and Anti-Gun Control. Thats what I am. So, obviously, I voted for McCain. He isn't as far right as I'd like him to be, but Obama is so far left that voting for him was not an option whatsoever. It just goes against what I believe.
Thats what this election is about right? Voting for whose values most closely resemble your own and who you feel is the best morally for this country? Its not about race(Why has that even been an issue? That irritates me.) I wish more people would educate themselves on the issues and stop turning this into a race/minority thing. I hope everyone evaluates what they believe in and has educated themselves on the issues very well before they cast their vote. Basically, KNOW who you are voting for! Whether you are a liberal or a conservative, it doesn't matter. I'm not trying to persuade anyone to vote for anyone specific. Everyone I'm sure has made up their minds by now. I'm just saying what I believe and why I voted for who I did. And to tell people to know before you go! Vote for the right person for you. And I don't mind if the right person for you just happens to be McCain:) He he.


Hope everyone gets out their vote today. Its so important that we exercise that right! So many people have worked so hard to give us this privilege. Its one of the blessings of living in the United States of America...a land that I am proud to say is my home.

16 comments:

Moon Devious said...

I totally agree with you. GO MCCAIN!

jOeY said...

Well said honey!

The Bright Family said...

You quoted ME!! WOW!! I feel honored. :) Go McCain Palin--I early voted, so I'm just in a nervous state right now . . . waiting . . . ugh! I'll be partying either way tonight at our State Reps. (hopefully) acceptance speech! :)

Jan said...

Great thoughts, Holly. I agree with your comments 100%.

Ericka Johnson said...

Yeah! I love your post. I'm so nervous that Obama will take it. And when it comes time for him to appoint a Supreme Court justice (Scalia is getting old)--heaven help us!

Wendy said...

Amen sista! I get all fired up when I think about Obama and his popularity- what the heck!!! Are people crazy, do they not know how good we have it, and how bad it could be??? I am with you on all of those issues, especially when Mr. Obama has been a huge proponent of partial birth abortions!!! And if people want socialism they should visit their friendly neighbors up north and see that it aint all that its cracked up to be. I will stop now:)

hoLLy said...

wendy, you said my thoughts. i just blogged them in a toned down version:)

yes, the partial birth abortion thing is just SICK. and we want this guy for our president? wow. too many people were disappointed by mitt romney not getting the republican nomination and for some reason, decided to go the obama route? wha? he is the polar opposite of mitt! how can you go from mitt to obama? i can promise you that mitt is not voting for obama! and for a reason-obama is the most liberal senator in the u.s. congress! mccain is the next best we've got. there, i'll stop now too:)

Cindy said...

You said it Sista!!! I voted this morning myself for McCain/Palin and did so with the greatest satisfaction. Yes, you can bet 100% that Mitt voted for McCain/Palin. What are some people thinking??? (or should I say, not thinking!)

Patty said...

I agree!!! It's gonna be a real nail biter tonight. All I can say is- if Obama wins, Heaven help us!

Tara D said...

I'm so nervous for tonight. But yes, your post was great. AMEN! lol

Grammy Staffy said...

I agree with you 100 percent and I am so sad tonight!!! I can't believe America could make this choice. I worry for our future in the next 4 years.

We got home in time to work for several hours on Yes on Prop 8....defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Most members of the church have put in endless hours but the forces against us are overwhelming... I will be even sadder if it does not pass. Has the world gone crazy??

At least we have the church to cling too. Thank Heavens for that.

I know that you are as sad tonight as we are...I hope that Obama's
"Change" will not be as bad for our beloved country as I fear it will.

hoLLy said...

I'm very sad too. Joey and I were talking tonight about how it is definitely the last days. People calling good evil and evil good. I have a sick feeling in my stomach about this man Obama.

And I really really hope Prop 8 passes. I will pray for California tonight!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

I know that we all have the right to voice our opinions and I'm grateful for that right. I'm especially grateful right now for the men in our lives that have fought so diligently through the years to make it so ~ my grandparents, my dad, my husband. I'm grateful for a husband that has stood for what's right and has always been a true soldier of this great country. Tonight I feel personally offended by this election. I feel for all those babies that will never be born, I fear for my children, my grandchildren and my sweet husband, but most for our nation as a whole. My husband has fought in two wars and would gladly stand for something if asked to do so as a military man supporting his nation. I feel for our troops who are now in harms way moreso because of this election and this day have received a big slap in the face as thanks for all they have accomplished on our behalf. I can only continue to pray for strength and know that at least I can be proud of the fact that I do take a stand on the rights not only of women but more importantly of those who can't speak for themselves such as those children who will never see the light of day. I might add that I too am a minority as far as beign of a different ancestry but it's not about that it's about what is right vs. what is wrong. The one thing in all of this is I know my Savior lives I know He alone will stand in judgment of all that may transpire from here on out. I know that my faith is what helps me get through the day and that I will depend on it even more as the days ahead will be fearful. I pray for our country and I pray for our troops and I pray for those children who will never be born. I pray that the transgressions that are now beign committed against those principles taught by the Savior Himself will cease, that the Savior will find mercy and grant safety for us all.

Holly, sorry for taking up the space on your blog but I feel it necessary to state these things that I feel and hope that all will understand. love cyndi/mom/nana

Marie said...

Oh Holly, I am afraid for the world on this morn after the election. I may not be an American or have a say, but I do recognize the power and influence of the President of America in the world and I truly do believe that the wrong man was elected. And yet, at the same time I have faith in my Heavenly Father and I know that this is all a part of the plan and I must trust in Him through all things, good or bad. We are indeed in the last days. I just hope the Saviour returns soon.

Moon Devious said...

All I can say is...

I'm moving to Germany. Who's comin with me?! (Not really) I'm terrified. I dont know what to think. I have so much to say, but I cant get it out.

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

I wish it had been Romney too - I think he would have stood a much better chance against Obama!