I moved to New Hampshire in 2007, right when the Primary advertising started for the 2008 Presidential election. I remember going into downtown Manchester to change my address and all that stuff, and I was overwhelmed by the advertising and propaganda! There were signs and people everywhere, and it didn’t stop for months! The mud-slinging commercials were (and still are) the worst!
I’ve never really been into politics. Although, I was in the YMCA Youth and Government club my junior and senior year in high school. That club was great, because we got to act like representatives and senators, creating bills and voting on them. It really helped to bring the political system to life. Since then, though, I began to realize how corrupt much of it is, and I’ve tried to keep my distance.
While it does get really crazy here in New Hampshire, due to us being the first Primary, and even though I’m not too fond of politics, I am very thankful I live in a country where we can vote. Sure, there are many problems, but (theoretically), we have a voice in making changes. Many people do not have that blessing.
I’m also grateful to live in a country where there is freedom of religion. There are arguments as to whether America is or is not a Christian nation. I don’t want to debate that here. Instead, I am thankful to live in a place that gives people the option to believe whatever they want to believe. Yes, I pray people choose Christ, but that is their own decision to make.
Please do yourself (and the rest of us) a favor, and go vote in the Primary. And when the Presidential election comes around in November, go vote. And when your local, state, and other elections come up, go vote. I know it can get really overwhelming, and it gets really tough to know who you can trust anymore. Do some research, spend a TON of time praying, and go vote. And then join me in a continuous prayer for our country.