Thursday, October 16, 2008

My letter to voters

So like I said: I can post whatever I want here... I posted a funny McCain election pin on my eBay blog in honor of the last presidential debate tonight - I figured I should post something political here as well. Anyway I wrote this a few nights ago and figured I should post it here as well.

I read a MySpace bulletin from a Republican Christian friend today that began like this:
"This is the scariest election we as Christians have ever faced. From the looks of the polls, the Christians aren't voting Christian values. We all need to be on our knees.
Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders to behold. His scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it." It went on to tell the story of Churchill in WWII asking all of England to pray each night at 6pm for the bombing to stop - and it did. Then it asks everyone to stop what they're doing at 6pm Pacific time each night and take one minute to pray that (among other things) The Bible will remain the basis for our laws in America etc.

This offended me. It was clearly stating that Obama (ahead in polls) is not Gods preferred candidate and if enough of us show our devoutness to God, he will make McCain victorious.

Do you believe in the power of prayer? The power of positive thinking? What about the power of thousands (even millions?) all combining that intention at a single moment? I believe in that power. Do I want it brought to bear in force and support of McCain? Absolutely not.

Many people are fervent supporters of Obama. Others I know feel like the presidential race is nothing more than a choice between the lesser of two evils. And I will admit that there are things about my own chosen candidate that bother me. But there is one thing I am passionate about and that is the inheritance I leave to my two sons. And I'm not talking about money. I'm talking about the life I gave them & this planet that sustains that life. Now, being a mother, more than anything, environmental issues are on my mind. It used to seem like a hobby or pet project that could be dismissed - tree huggers. But it is more & more evident that if we don't change the way we think about our lives and impact on this planet, things will reach a point we may never come back from. And I am not willing to sacrifice the home of my children!

I could go on but I won't preach. I hope you feel like I do and I hope you see some of the differences between the candidates. I don't know how much better my choice will be financially, or with foreign policy (I feel he's still the better option) but I DO think Obama will try harder to preserve our planet. And that's important to me. So I ask, if you're willing, that you set the alarm on your cell phone for 6pm Pacific (7/8/9 depending where you are) and take a moment each evening (you don't even have to do anything that would be evident to those around you) and apply that power of positive thinking, that power of suggestion, that power of prayer - and intend that we will elect the man that will really "heal our land."

Thanks for reading, I love you all and feel free to pass this along.


  1. We are both trying to send positive energy to the Obama campaign, and enlightening energy to the electorate. I seriously don't know if I can survive another four years of shockingly mediocre government, by either party.

  2. Wowzers. That kind of stuff offends me too. Unless you're God himself, how the hell do you know who "the chosen one" is?

    Have you seen "Planet Earth"? Awesome series. I got it for Jake last Christmas and he loves watching in in HD. Anyway, it really puts the Earth issues into perspective.