I thought that I should offer explanation as to how I came to the conclusions I did over time. It’s as surprising to me as it is to anyone else. I was preparing to vote for the right. I’ve been leaning toward conservatism and voting Republican for awhile, primarily because most Christians do. I wasn’t pleased with the choices on either side of the aisle this election year. I was going to essentially hold my nose and just do it.
When Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan for his Vice President, that completely swayed my thinking; frankly, I was rather stunned. I was sickened by the Ryan Plan the first time I heard about it, months ago. I knew that there were quite literally thousands who would be left in the street with children, who had been foreclosed upon, who were unemployed. We see documentaries regularly about these situations. This kind of thing is even occurring to those in the middle class, who were employed at one time.
The more I thought about the Ryan Plan and what it would do to Medicare, Social security, and Medicaid, the more I realized that voting the way I was planning to vote was wrong for me. When I heard about Romney revoking Obamacare and the millions who would be harmed by that move, I knew I could no longer vote the way I had thought I would. Romney now says that he won’t revoke certain aspects of Obamacare, like the pre-existing condition coverage, nor will he take grown children off of their parent’s existing health coverage, but the damage was done, in my opinion.
I see something radical planned for this nation from the right. I see their priorities as they have been expressed thus far, and I’ve compared them to the priorities of the left. Because of my great love for wildlife, animals, our environment, and the most unfortunate among us, I simply know that the Romney/Ryan plan is going to seriously hurt a lot of people. Cutting many of those government programs could endanger people’s lives here in this country. I just can’t do this in the current economy; it’s wrong. I can’t agree with it as a Christian.
God has spoken to my heart that this is how I’m to vote. I can’t speak for anyone else, including my friends or for those whom I assumed I would be voting with, nor can I speak for other Christians. This is a very personal matter. I believe that God is in charge and in control overall. Things will all turn out as they are supposed to. I know we will all do what we feel we should.
I just wanted to share what I was feeling, because I know it was probably a given that I would be voting as most conservative Christians vote. I’m not a Republican, though, and I’m not a Democrat either; I’m an Independent and thus I’m open to where God leads me in every aspect of my life, including my vote. I really thank all of you for understanding and accepting me anyway because I know there are a lot of angry, furious people out here who are being critical of one another on the different sides of the aisle.
I love all of my readers and the people I’ve grown close to here at WordPress. I have cared for so many of you over these many months. I support you in whatever your decision is because it’s right for you. Never doubt that. I respect you for getting involved and being willing to cast your vote, no matter who you cast it for. And I pray that our nation will be all right and that we’ll be a strong, but very moral force among the global community for the next four years.
- Who Would Jesus Vote For? (lifeofafemalebiblewarrior.wordpress.com)
- Another Reminder: Medicaid, Not Medicare, Biggest Target For Conservatives (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Report: Seniors to pay $60,000 more under Romney/Ryan Medicare plan (rawstory.com)
- Under The Microscope: Ryan’s Plans For Medicare, Medicaid And The Budget (badgleyandassociates.wordpress.com)
- Paul Ryan’s raid on Medicaid (nj.com)
- Romney Shows (Again) Why He Can’t Be Trusted on Health Care – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Who Would Jesus Vote For? (carlthemuse.wordpress.com)
- “Should Christians feel obligated to participate in the 2012 Presidential Election?” (exministries.wordpress.com)
- Opinion: How would Jesus vote? (wwwp.dailyclimate.org)
- how would Jesus vote? (reformrochesternow.wordpress.com)