Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Soapbox

I've decided I'm going to start a new column called Saturday Soapbox - here I'll post random thoughts as a way to inform, or question, or learn myself. I won't post every Saturday, but at least I'll have an outlet when something arises.

This week, my thoughts are on the election - the longest election process in the history of mankind I think. I have ulcers and gray hair to prove it!

Instead of making feeble attempts to share my thoughts and opinions, I decided to send some links your way. These posts are much more eloquent and thoughtful than I could produce, and I ask that you give each your attention.

Posts from the writing community:

Read this letter by Orson Scott Card - a writer, Democrat, and Mormon: Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights.

Randy Alcorn

Angela Hunt

Rachel Hauck

And some other links I've found recently:

Faith and Facts

Catholic Vote

Raging Rev

Be sure to check out this powerful, moving video. It's not long - just under 4 minutes - and well worth every second. As you think over the election, remember that ONE vote - YOUR vote - does count.



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7 comments:

Jingle said...

I am glad to see the post by the "Mormon Democrat" because I am a Christian democrat and I have found it so hard to fathom why it is that the people of my church assume I'm a republican just because of my faith. I've done a lot of studying to come to my views and I can't be both a Christian and a republican from my conclusions, and it is great to know that there are other religious people out there with similar views.

Carol said...

Saturday Soapbox sounds interesting! We all need to vent! lol

I so agree that our election process is way too long. I, for one, can't wait until it's over!

The Chatty Housewife said...

I like the idea of a place to talk about random things!

Thanks for this great chance to win!

Cheri2628 said...

We all need to vote, and then pray about the outcome. Our country is in deep need of our prayers.

Marie said...

It does seem to have been the longest election process I've ever experienced -- it just seems to go on and on. I wondered the other day if that was how my grandmother felt when they had to make major decisions during the elections taking place around the Depression era. So much pressure to know what to do and how to vote that would help the country the most!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am really so ready for this election to end, I will definitely be voting, and yes the video was moving, but I am tired of the news. Everyone should vote, their one vote does count. I am just really sick of hearing the nasty commercials etc. I am disappointed when people act that way.

Thank you for the opportuinty to win :D

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

mommyjen99 said...

I just hope that everyone uses their right to vote and goes out and vote.
jen62728@aol.com