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The Votes Have Been Counted

Posted Nov 11th, 2012

Well needless to say the election didn’t go exactly the way I had hoped, neither in the national presidential race nor here in the state of Washington. Some say that Obama won in a landslide and I don’t agree with that. I think it was rather close. 50% to 48% , with 2% to other candidates. Look at it this way, say you take 200 people and put them in a room to mingle around. The liberals would be wearing blue shirts and the conservatives in red, with the “other” wearing purple. There would be 100 red shirts, 94 blue, and 4 purple. Aside from the purple shirts standing out, it would be somewhat difficult to make a guess as to who was more numerous between red and blue. A very simplistic way of looking at it but a “Landslide” is not the way I would describe it.

It is sad to have to watch our country transform from “makers” to “takers” before our very eyes but it is indeed happening. Like Rush Limbaugh said the day after, “It’s hard to beat Santa Claus”.  That is what many people voted for, handouts! I don’t know how low we will have to decline before people wake up. I don’t know if it is already too late to return to what we once were. The conservatives are up against the odds when it comes to getting the truth out. The main stream media has an agenda and if you can’t se that clearly I feel sorry for you. funny how you saw basically nothing about Bengahzi (sp?) leading up to the election except from Fox. If it was George Bush in charge it would have flooded the airwaves. Gee you think it is just a coincidence that Genreal Petraeus (sp?) waited to submit his resignation until after the election?? C’mon!! Now it is unikely that he will have to testify about what really went on. We’ll see I guess what is coming down the pike. Obama Care will be enstated and we had better hang on to our hats. Our religious rights (especially as Catholics) will be trampled on and no one even seems to care. Heck, Obama supposedly took the majority of Catholic votes. I just don’t get it. It is so senseless to me that I just have to think that God actually has some sort of plan in the works because I know He will never just abandoned us. I know that in the end..We Win! 

Here in Washington Sate they passed the legalizing of marijuana for recreational use! One doesn’t have to look very far to see how many lives alcohol has ruined and that is legal and taxed and supposedly “controlled”. Marijuana is just going to add more irons into the fire. They also legalized Gay marriage in Washington State. Now I believe with all my heart that God loves us all, straight , gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, blah blah blah, whatever /however we choose for our life, but I don’t think that God meant for people of the same sex to enter a Holy Union. Call it a civil committment or whatever but not “marriage”.  I have many gay friends (I live in Seattle) and I truly love them dearly. I would be the first to stand up for them if anyone ever tried to harm them or discrimminate against them solely for being gay. They should have the same rights as anyone else but leave the term “marriage” as it is now commonly understood, between a man and a woman! Again I seem to be in a minority of opinion, at least in this state, and the people have spoken.

I guess I am just an old fashioned, middle-aged (fastly approaching senior citizen satus) guy from the midwest who has a harder time of letting go. Letting go of what I thought America would always be like. We are still the greatest nation on Earth andI truly believe that God allowed this country to form for a purpose. I put my trust in Him because He will never ever turn His back against us. For those of us who believe in God our faith will keep us going and looking forward to a brighter future.  Remeber …in the end WE WIN!!!!