So today’s the big day and all of America is waiting with bated breath to see who will win the election. I thought this morning, our issue isn’t who’s going to win the election rather it’s the mentality that has fallen over the minds and hearts of many Americans. It is the illusion that some politician is going to solve our woes.
And yes there are many woes. But few things come to mind when I thing about how much government has solved. There’s the Social (In)security. The Medicare mess. Corruption all over the place. Financial turmoil. Reminds me of a poster. There’s a beautiful picture of the White House and beneath it it says: GOVERNMENT- If you think the problems we create are bad, just wait till you see our solutions.
We are screaming for government health care but I think we’ll scream louder when our choices are removed. We scream for government subsidies and then we’ll scream louder because our hands have been tied up by regulations.
Welfare is called “entitlements” and of course, I would be remiss to say “sex” no longer means “sex.” And since when did home ownership become a RIGHT? I can’t get my mind to even begin to comprehend that last one.
The choices we are voting in today aren’t the source of my angst…it’s the condition of our country’s collection conscience.
It is my hope that regardless of who is elected today, the American people realize that the answer to our prayers lies within ourselves. Hard work, self reliance and honesty- these are the things that made our country great. And it’s absence is more sobering than election results today.
This is the message I’ll be telling my kids today as they try to grapple with the enormity of some of the issues at stake today. And then we’ll go outside and rake some leaves.