God has blessed us with more than we could ever need. He has not blessed us so we can have the latest iPad, game console or a new car. We have been blessed to be a blessing.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Talking More Politics

I have decided to support the Libertarian Party. Even though some of them are pro-choice, there are some who are  not. As I stated before, electing a Republican President who is pro-life will not reverse Roe vs. Wade anyhow. So I will put up a fight where the issues actually matter. Besides, just getting a Libertarian as president once, will make a huge difference in the future. After that, I think there is sitll a chance for abortion laws to be changed. We are just going to have to take baby steps.

I have also enrolled in Hillsdale Colleges Constitution 101 course. It is free! Look into it. I think I will create a blog where I will provide summaries and notes on the course, as well as an insight into my journey of balancing faith and government. I'll let you know when it's up and running if you want to follow along.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Interrupt This Adoption Blog to Talk Politics

Before we get into politics, I will say that we are now number 10 on the wait list for a child! Woo Hoo!

Oh, man. Where do I start? There is so much going on in my head right now regarding the election. Maybe I'll just keep this post short and to the point. Let me just say that I really am sick tired of people acting as if Mitt Romney is going to save us from our current situation. Just because he is pro-life does not mean he is the savior of this country. Let's face it, thanks to the Supreme Court, abortion is legal. I don't like it. Abortion is evil. But it will take the power of God to reverse it. Electing a pro-life president has not and will not change it.

"But he's better than Obama."

I'm sick of hearing that too. What does it take to be better than Obama? Not much. We definitely need a higher standard.

And if you are a Christian, please don't use God as a reason to support Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is a Mormon. He lives by a different gospel "not that there is another one" - Galatians 1:7. If you agree with him, that's one thing. But don't fool yourselves into thinking he is going to turn this nation back to God. He doesn't worship the same God we (Christians) do. His god is no better than Obama's.

I have come to the realization that I may never be able to vote for a true Christian. And that's o.k. God made it clear through His Word that government won't save us. Only Jesus can save us. One day, the government will be on HIS shoulder!

So what are we to do?

I can't tell YOU what to do. I can only tell you what I am going to do.

I am going to vote Libertarian. I do not agree with Gary Johnson on abortion. But right now, that's not something we need to waste our time debating. I do agree with Gary Johnson on FREEDOM. I believe people should be free to make their own decisions unless it harms someone else (murder, stealing, etc.). You cannot legislate morality. You cannot force someone's heart to be changed. But what is best for ALL of us is to get our freedoms back. We need to get back to being personally responsible for ourselves. We need to get back to helping others through churches and other private organizations. We are going to have to stop relying on the government to fix everything. Voting Republican will not do that. Mitt Romney said himself that there are things about Obama Care that he likes. He had his own health care plan in MA. A free market society is the best way to drive down costs and make it affordable.

I seriously I urge you to read about the Libertarian Party. Also, a friend of mine recommended a DVD series on economics by R.C. Sproul. I hope to check it out soon. R.C. Sproul is a reformed Christian Theologian. I'll try to find a link to those DVDs. This could be it... not sure.

Addition: I just found out that Ron Paul believes it is up to each state to decide on abortion. Gary Johnson does not. He is against any form of government making a law against abortion. Even though I didn't say so earlier in this post, I thought any libertarian would allow each state to decide on abortion, same sex marriage, etc. I do not think that is the case. I believe they are for legalizing it out-right.

So I may change my vote to a Ron Paul write-in.