January 13, 2008

Coming Out of the Political Closet: Who I'm Voting For


I avoid politics on my blog because frankly... I don't have time to argue and I feel that it is a dividing point. I'm not in to division. I have lots of great Christian friends and I want to build them up and grow in the Lord with them. I have a few liberal friends, too - and I really don't want to fight about our differences.

I have been really glad to see that a few of my favorite bloggers are on the same page with me. Here is a post I ran in to just last night by Amy of Amy's Humble Musings that made me chuckle. BE SURE to go to the link and see the Ron Paul video she mentions!!!

I commented on Principal Discovery about this issue after Spunky shared her views on Huckabee.

From Spunky's article (a VERY short summary):

Thanks David Brody, for helping us all see that a Huckabee presidency will NOT be good choice for conservative Christian homeschoolers or any conservative who believes in a limited government where there is no federal role education policy. That's what Ronald Reagan believed when I voted for him in the '80's and what I still believe today. ~ Spunky Homeschool

The reason why I am not afraid to "throw my vote away" as some have said I would be doing is because... I think the future of our nation is in danger. That's the only way to say it and I'm sorry if it depresses you. That is why my vote is more precious now than ever - and I will not be afraid to cast it for the person that it should go to (especially because I am AFRAID that it will cause another person to win that I don't want in office).

Fear is not of God.

Quotes from my comment on Dana's post:
This past three years have really been the death of my link to the Republican Party… since I now don’t believe the Republican Party stands for the same type of conservatism that I do. The “ghost cross” and the fluffy religious sound bites don’t work on me any more. I am way beyond falling for the first person who mentions Jesus. The Bible says that many will say “Lord, Lord!” and He will tell them to get away because He doesn’t know them… Even the daemons believe and shudder. So now that I am a voter without a party, I can only vote for who best preserves the nation that was founded upon Biblical principles - and Ron Paul seems to be the Constitutional choice. At this point, I feel that it doesn’t matter if he is not able to pull off the victory… Why?

Because: The Lord gives all leaders their power and sets us all in our times and places. I believe in Acts 17:26 and Romans 13:1.

Acts 17:26 ~ “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”

Romans 13:1 ~ “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

He is still in control. No matter what I do or who I vote for.

It has taken me a while to do the research (and I'm so thankful for people like Spunky and Dana who have shared so much about the candidates). I am confident that I have chosen the CONSERVATIVE and CONSTITUTIONAL choice for the United States of America (not the red state-blue state divided nation that is going down the toilet). As far as I'm concerned, Ron Paul is the only valid candidate for 2008.

I'm on my way out to make sure I'm registered next week. In the process, I think I'll do some research and see if I can find a campaign office for Ron. I might just go meet the man myself if I get a wild hair. Ron Paul really likes homeschoolers!

You want to see blue staters and red staters get along? Talk TAXES. Can you even IMAGINE a world without the IRS?


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Anonymous said...

If nothing else, RP has brought to the forefront of people's minds that our country is supposed to be governed by the Constitution.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

I had to comment and tell you we are also voting for Ron Paul! I have never (gasp!) voted before but he stands for so much truth and honesty I feel it would be dishonorable NOT to vote for him!
It's good to read about other homeschoolers who realize he is really our only candidate. There are so many other reasons to vote for him too!

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Yay! I've already voted absentee for Paul (due with a baby around primary time). I also have heard that "throwing your vote away" argument. I have prayed about it so much since hearing *bad* things about Huckabee. I've decided to do what I think God would want me to, and whoever really gets into office is who God meant to get in. Even if it turns out to be the AntiChrist or something, at least I know I did what I was supposed to.

I've been thinking a lot about what the Constitution says... we've gotten so far away from that.

Anonymous said...

That is the thing I like about the primaries. I feel remarkably free to vote for whomever I wish. It is supposed to be my vote as a member of the Republican Party for which direction I want the party to head. Even without capturing the nomination, votes for other candidates DO send a message to the party in each state.

Once the primaries are over, I'll have to swallow my possible defeat and am unlikely to vote third party.

I wish people would stop worrying so much about who the media says is electable. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. But in an election with some tremendous amounts of money pouring forth, it is almost miraculous that anyone but the big spenders are in it. And on the Republican side, one of the biggest spenders isn't even doing all that well. Some virtually unknown candidate was rocketed to relevance by a small amount of support by an enthusiastic few.

I disagree with their choice, but it shows where the real power should lie. Not in money, but in inspiring voters.

Once it is over, I will likely swallow my disagreements and vote for whoever was nominated. But that shall be a discussion for later, I think!

Anonymous said...

Interesting! I'm really surprised, to tell you the truth. I like the fact that Huckabee is a "fair tax" supporter, which to me is a bigger issue than homeschooling.

But, we shall see. I've been known to change my mind at the polls.


Anonymous said...

I am so encouraged to find other Christian women who also support Ron Paul. Obviously our allegiance is to Christ, but in a democratic election process we have to choose some one who we believe will lead our country in the way we believe to be best and in line with our conscience. Ron Paul is that man.

Anonymous said...

I will confess that I have handled this in my usual Scarlett O'Hara tomorrow-is-another-day mode, meaning I haven't done the research to make an educated decision. My 21-year-old son, who no longer lives at home, has had a Ron Paul sticker on the side of his car for a few months. ;-)

p.s. - Of course, I had to comment because my little picture was over there. HA!

Sprittibee said...

Isaiah5513 - Yes, he does have some great ideals.

Becca - :) You didn't miss much if you didn't vote before. LOL Good that you are doing it this time! Make sure you are registered! Time is running out.

Mrs. C - GREAT! My husband says that he's been hearing that Huckabee is a closet liberal. Not sure where his sources are... but he's a pretty conservative guy and won't vote for moderates who lean left.

Dana - Yeah, too bad we aren't past the Primaries with Paul in position already. I'm praying we get there.

Cindy - Paul is not only a fair tax supporter - he's for NO income tax. I don't think Huck can top that. He also wants to get rid of the Federal Reserve and cut all pork out of Washington. Huck is more of a big-government pusher. He added more hoops for homeschoolers to jump through (regulations) in Arkansas. I lived there. I can vouch for that. It was a major pain (and Arkansas is one of the highest taxed states in the nation!!!).

Candace - Glad you feel that way. ;) I'll be adding a vote on top of your vote. If I can find a bumper sticker, I might add that to my vehicle, too!

Sprittibee said...

Dawn - You must have been posting at the same time I was. I missed you!

Don't feel bad. I usually handle politics like Scarlett, too. I am busy enough as it is not having to worry about running a country. I can imagine your days aren't filled with soaps and bon-bons, either. If they are, I need your secret to success.

Hope that Ron Paul ends up on your car, too! If you want to come to TX and meet him, give me a holler and I'll see if I can hook ya up. ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, he definitely seems like a wonderful choice. I also like Fred Thomas and Mitt Rommney, although both are last place in the recent R-poll. Gulliani(sp?) was leading and then huckabee. ugh.


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Anonymous said...

i commented before about being homeschooled when i was younger..
i still stop by now and then to look at your blog and see what an awesome and hip mom you are.
i'm super stoked that you support Ron Paul!!

you are the best!!


Heather in WI said...

Woo-hoo! I love stumbling across other homeschooling moms who are supporting Dr. Paul. :-)

"Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings — give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
~Patrick Henry

mommy zabs said...

I don't think i'll vote for RP... however... I respect that you are standing for him and he does have some ideas I really like. I find him to be very likable in every interview I see.



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