This blog was originally intended to be “our” blog, hence, “chuckyandregita.blogspot.com.” Due to the fact that I am not very fond of writing, this has become Liz’s blog. For those of you who don’t know, I am Chucky, Regita’s husband, though my friends call me Josh. This discussion about who to vote for has caused me to wake from my blogging slumber.
I just want to say I love all of you that have read this and have commented. Even those of you I don’t know, and especially “Anonymous #1.” I just wanted to clarify a few things. Liz and I are christians. We love our Lord Jesus and try our best to follow hard after Him. We also are extremely Pro-Life. The idea of being anything other than that has never crossed our minds. I would assume we are just as passionate about a child’s right to live and the sanctity of life as many of you. In fact, all glory be to God, I am here today because my parents are pro-life, and even though they were hounded [to put it lightly] by doctors to abort me, they said, “no” and went ahead and brought me into this world. So I am here because my parents are Pro-Life, and essentially we all are.
This has been a very hard election for us. We have been, by default for McCain until recently. We have researched and done our best to not be ignorant in our voting. With my health, the state of the country, and now bringing a child into this world come March, we have found ourselves actually caring about issues and things we have never cared much about. With all this being said I have a question for you all that I hope is not misinterpreted in its purpose or sparks anger within you. That is not my intention. Here it goes:
AS A CHRISTIAN, SHOULD WE VOTE FOR WHO WE THINK SHOULD LEAD OUR COUNTRY SOLELY BASED ON THEIR STANCE ON ABORTION?
This is mainly what everyone who has commented has based their reasons on. If there are other reasons, we can at least admit it is the main reason. Like I said, please don’t misunderstand or skew where Liz and I stand concerning abortion. This has been very hard for us to even consider voting for someone who is Pro-Choice. When I look at the state of our country, our reputation to the world, think about our education [and now bringing a child into this world that will experience these education proposals], health care, taxes, foreign policy, and we can go on, I wonder if abortion is the only issue I should be concerned about.
No candidate is perfect, and it’s impossible to like one guy completely and accept all he stands for. I just often wonder, as christians, if we are fighting the wrong battle in this war. Like I said earlier, I am here today, born after Roe v. Wade, because my parents are Pro-Life, not because it was illegal to have an abortion. This goes a lot deeper than a law here, and we seem to be fighting the symptoms at times instead of trying to cure the disease.
We have had many Pro-Life presidents since Roe v. Wade and nothing has changed. I am not throwing in the towel or raising the white flag here, but I just wonder if this is the make or break issue here for Decision ’08. I get everyone’s argument that the President will/might get the opportunity to place two new justices on the throne this term. We also went over this same thing in Bush v. Kerry and Bush v. Gore, etc.
When it all comes down to it, Liz and I are not liberal, democrats, pro-choice, or what have you. We have really struggled and have fought and prayed for godly wisdom to vote the best we can.
I just pray God gives us all wisdom. I appreciate the comment that “He is on His throne,” because that truth is so sweet to the ear during times like these. I pray that we all don’t vote solely based on whether or not we call ourselves a “democrat” or “republican”. That we research ourselves and don’t just listen to opinions like mine for example. That we go to good websites like http://factcheck.org and don’t get all our info from biased news stations on both sides of the spectrum. I pray that we vote with integrity, and talk about the candidates with godliness, and do not judge one another, but love one another.
Thanks for reading. This will probably be my only post because I will more than likely be ridiculed out of the church, then my wife will have to change the url of this site to http://www.regita.blogspot.com……please be nice.
P.S. Please, answer the question and don’t pull one of those moves the candidates do during the debates. For example, “Senator, spell out for us your position about the war in Iraq.” Senator’s response: “Sure Bob, we really need to face head on this energy crisis, and my opponent doesn’t care about energy, but I do……”
-Don’t do that. Thanks