Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Election Annoyances

I have had the opportunity to watch a lot of news the past 6 months, because at my job I have TVs all around, and the older generation doesn't seem to want to vary too much besides fox news or CNN. I am so tired of the election, it makes me not want to vote at all, I will though because I know it is important. Why is it all about what the other guy does wrong or won't do, or who he once meet 30 years ago. The answer to the question What will you do about the economy? is well so and so has no experience, they voted against such and such bill. They basically would suck at being President. I'm not a genius but that didn't answer the question at all. Everyone says thats Politics, but I just which kindness, respect, and over all positiveness ( if that is even a word) was more a part of our government, our citizens, our daily lives.

One other huge frustration of mine is the lack of respect for our President. I am not a political scholar, I don't know a lot about the in's and out's of the government. But I do believe that as an American Citizen I should respect the President of this country. That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything he says or does. But the lack of respect so many people have for the President disgusts me sometimes. I'm sure when the Founding Fathers wrote the amendments, freedom of speech and press, they could have never imagined what limits people would push that to one day.
I love the 13th article of Faith, I wish that these principles where more evident in the world around us.

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. "


Brad and Hailey said...

I too am sick of the seemlingly endless bickering. Why do you need to tear down your opponent to win? You don't! In fact all of the negative pickings by one in particular has definitly taken away the Spirit to say the least. This is going to be a prayerful vote as the media coverage has made me uncomfortable.

Cyd said...

Leslie I totally agree. I am so burnt out on hearing the politicians bicker and beat around the issues and not really explain their plans. It makes me wonder if either one is cut out for the job.
Even though President Bush has made some decisions that many people don't agree with, I think he is a good man and has done the best job he could do. I really admire his humility, and love the fact that he places importance on seeking advice from the religious leaders of the world. I've heard stories of people walking into the oval office to find him on his knees praying. I hope that's true, and if it is, I respect him that much more.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

This is an excellent post! Kudos. I totally agree.