Tuesday is Election Day

I’m feeling a little bit anxious. I keep checking polls and maps of the Electoral College vote predictions and watching flurries of emails fly between my conservative friends, wondering how it will all fall out after the votes are all in. I have never felt so concerned about an election–ever. Maybe because I realize, now more than ever, what is at stake.

I bounce between listening to CNN and FOX news on the satellite radio in the car (depending on who’s playing commercials). It’s like listening to people from two different planets. Both are so convinced they are right and their man will win. Our country is divided. The differences between both camps are amazing to me. I am almost speechless to hear positions that are so foreign to my heart and soul promoted like they are right and good.

These are things I believe in and support:
1. Life for all–the unborn, the born and abandoned, the elderly,
and my own choice of healthcare.
2. The sanctity of marriage and the promotion of family values.
3. Christianity and Christian values, and support for the Land of Israel.
4. Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Choice.
5. America as a chosen land, the strength of our small businesses, and the free market.

I also believe these words by Rev. William J. H. Boetcker:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

As I begin my fast this evening, I keep these words in mind, as I pray for our United States of America:

D&C 98: 8-10
“I, the Lord God make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn. Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil.”

About annlaemmlenlewis

Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words. It's nice of you to visit! To find family history stories and histories, please visit my other blog, Ann's Stories. To learn about my missionary service, please visit Our Washington Yakima Mission 2015-2018.
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