Friday, October 26, 2012

Someone Stop Me. I'm Getting Political Again.

I just spent an hour on a political post.

I think I won't post it.

Here it is in a nutshell:

I'm still kind of undecided about my presidential vote.

I don't like it when people assume that I'm stupid or uninformed or a socialist because I'm not conservative.

I don't like it that people malign our President because he has different political views than they do.

I think Governor Romney is a basically good man. I think President Obama is a basically good man. (I don't think they are always well-behaved: witness the debacle that was Debate #2.)

Be nice. Be civil. Have discussions about the principles behind your beliefs. Have a respectful conversation with someone who has a different opinion. Learn about that opinion. Find common ground.

Vote. Vote thoughtfully. Vote carefully. Vote rationally.

And when you vote, please don't assume that someone who votes for someone else is the enemy. There's really only one enemy, and that's the one who loves it when we fall into hatred, distrust, and contention. Don't play into his hands.


Jana K said...

Amen Kerri!

Sarah said...

I feel there is so much "judgement" that takes place when a Mormon votes for a Democrat.

I too was undecided for awhile... but in the end, I think they would both do equally the same. I really don't think there is a bad choice, it is just who you align with more.

And my rant is why are people so afraid of Obama? Seriously, have the last 4 years been THAT bad?

How is your cute puppy!!!! Looks like a lot of joy!

Shayla said...

Hi, I found your blog after searching for Brent online. I knew him sort of, we used to talk online years ago and I saw his name in my email contact list and searched and so this is what I've found. I just thought maybe you'd be curious about why someone from Vancouver was reading all the posts you have about your brother, so I'm letting my reasons be known. I'm sorry for your loss.

Kerri said...

Shayla, I wish there was a way to contact you. I'm sorry you had to find out this way about Brent. I appreciate you checking in. It means a lot that he's missed. Thanks for your note.