Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A voting confession

Ok, here's the truth... I wasn't gonna vote. I don't like either candidate very much and think we're not better off either way. So I wasn't gonna vote. Then Sunday, I was listening to church music, and one of the stations has this feature where a this guy tells a story, shares a scripture, and then gives some sort of spiritual message. Sometimes the messages are really corny and I go to the other Sunday music station. Well, last Sunday, I only caught the very tail end of the message, and it was about voting.

The end of the story he told was about the Boston Tea Party. The Bostonians were smuggling in tea from somewhere else that was more expensive than the tea coming from England. But the point wasn't the cost of the tea, it was the taxation without representation, and that was the message they sent when they tossed all that tea overboard. They would rather pay the more expensive price for the smuggled tea than not have a voice in their taxes and how they were governed. Then he said only about half of U.S. citizens voted in the last election. That's half of us that let other people decide our fate and gave up our right to representation. And that was what Lucifer's plan was. To take away our right to choose and let him decide for us...

That gave me some perspective. I did some last minute research, and while I may not have been the most informed voter, I still voted. See?


Hope you voted, too!

5 comments:

brandyrose said...

good job garrett!

Kristen said...

Way to go Garrett!

musicgirljen said...

Yay! Good post :)

Bonny said...

i like that. thanks for sharing.

TheFirstWard said...

Way to go Garrett!