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.