Jim and I were talking about our President while on a recent road trip.
Eight year old Grandson, Allen, was in the back seat listening. If you think kids don't listen, you are sadly mistaken. They may not always respond when you want them to, or do what you tell them to. But they do hear you. I'm certain of that.
Our conversation went something like this:
Allen: How did he get there?
Me: People voted for him.
Allen: I voted for him.
Me: You mean you voted for him in school?
Allen. I just voted for someone because they told me I had to. I didn't know who he was...
Do any of us really know who we are voting for? As I listen to the GOP jockeying for position, slamming each other, making promises they can't keep, I feel like Allen. At some point I am going to be told it is time to vote for someone. And I won't know who he or she is...
Even though I worked in State Government for over 30 years, half of them in the offices of elected officials, I don't consider myself political. I witnessed the inside operations of politics first hand. Decisions were often made for the right reasons. But, unfortunately, they were also quite often made for the wrong reasons - special interest groups promising to do something, or maybe the elected official wanted a pet project backed. Everything you've heard goes on, does.
Whoever becomes our leader after the next election is going to be faced with tough decisions. I am hoping someone emerges who is strong enough in faith and character to face those tough decisions head on and do what is right. We need someone who will get us back on the right track. Personally I believe the first step is to bring God and respect back in the schools. But it doesn't matter what I think. What matters is that everyone knows who they are voting for. But how are we going to gain that knowledge? Obviously we have to listen to what they say. More importantly, we have to pay attention to what they have done.
In every day life we are told, if the deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. The same goes with politics. If the promises sound too good to be true, then they probably are. All I know is that it is time to be watching and learning about our candidates NOW. It is time to get our great country back on the right track. Past time.
*hops down off my soap box*
We have been having beautiful weather here in Missouri. God is smiling down on us for sure. It would be nice if He would send a little rain this way, though. Darn it, there I go complaining again. Never satisfied.
Have a wonderful day!