Saturday, October 29, 2016

What's Important To You?

What’s important to you?  What has significance or value – is there anything that is meaningful to you when you look at where our country is going - your future?

By now I’m sure that people of voting age have determined whom they’d prefer in office by Party (being I know many party voters), know by the issues that are pending, or are planning to vote though they might not know any of the issues and/or those campaigning; voting is something you do? (Back to Party thought). Though I have to say (via media) I was surprised many people of college age do not know anyone that is even in government, past or present – running or not!  And seems to know everyone that has absolutely nothing to do with the future of where we are heading as a Nation and they still vote.  Scary and sad if this is true.  You also have the non-voters; anywhere from a lack of interest to I can’t stand either Candidate/anyone running, and here’s a good one – “What’s the point?
The person you want is never elected!” via Electoral College yada yada yada ~ Maybe you plan to vote and aren’t sure whom you want in office or even trust.  .  .  .  Time is ticking of course and we have less than two weeks! At least 10% of those that are voting have already.   My hope would be, that you are looking at the issues that are important to you and if you’ve already voted early that you looked at the issues before you decided. 

If you’ve watched any of the debates you surely, by now, know where each candidate stands on those all-important issues.  In fact both have made it abundantly clear where they stand, though might be lacking some details here and there.  Of course that is if you’ve bypassed all the garbage that hasn’t much or anything pertaining to issues affecting the future of Americans; rather than the morality of Trump and women or Hillary and lying.  However, one involves themselves as a civilian and the other while in office. 

So, what’s important enough to get past personal flaws of each candidate in this election?   We all have problems with both candidates.  I know I do and find one’s flaws more problematic than the other – now I’m speaking for myself especially when looking at the issues.   We all have flaws even sins per say, one candidate stated they were sorry and very much regrets the behavior of at least one incident to have happened, whilst denying other incidences.  The other stated it was a mistake on their part and didn’t know that while being an elected official that there would be any problem with using unsecured equipment she owned versus secured governmental.  Not like it were a thing of National Security.  But who knows ~ I don’t feel that she is credible since I find it hard to bypass the she didn’t know only to find out differently later.  Over all one is sorry the other isn’t.  But still -

What of the issues at hand?  Here are a few I’m interested in and that are important to me.

Nominating Supreme Court Justices might be the most important for me being that I would want them to uphold the Constitution as stated by our Founding Fathers.  There could be up to four openings and they would serve for a very long time.  So you would want those whom serve to support as close as possible those issues that are important to you and your family by upholding our Constitution and not using it for a particular group or party’s gain.

Boarders are very important to me especially with the large numbers that come across.  It isn’t safe and not just for those living on the boarder.  It isn’t safe for those crossing either seeking a better life, they face terrible tragedies crossing even loss of life; children face human trafficking.  Drugs also affect us here as well as terrorist that come posing as illegals.  I also believe this country should not be a haven for those seeking to harm.   I for one don’t question wanting a better life for all those seeking it, but I understand how frustrating it is for those seeking a better life legally and they should be able.  If you look at it honestly, other countries have closed boarders and it doesn’t seem unreasonable to me to do the same keeping our boarders secure, many laws are already in place having been for year but not enforced.  We live in a small town near the boarder and we understand the importance of keeping people safe, we also understand many good people to be living here who seek or have a better life since being here.

Healthcare is extremely important to me since my husband spends much of his time with doctors.  We have used the Private sector and most resent years the VA Healthcare System.  There are ligament complaints of many veterans’ though I can’t say it’s necessarily the quality of care.  We’ve received excellent care both in and out of the system.  Getting appointments for the help you need is sometimes a different matter.  We’ve always got in quicker outside.  I believe everyone should have good healthcare but I also don’t believe the government should not be in control of your healthcare.  Though The Affordable Healthcare Act was a good idea I don’t agree with how it forever changed everyone’s healthcare.  I don’t want a one size fits all and people have the right to choose what’s best for them and their families many already had that before and what they could afford.  I do believe there’s a better answer out there but not sure how it can be fixed.  I do know that those in and out side of the VA complain or are applaud at the waiting game veterans have to see a doctor, some don’t even make it.  I can’t understand though how the same people would support a system or even want one that would be a model of it.

Lastly for me, being a Mom and “Gran,” it’s very hard to see or even understand how someone can pick up a baby love on them all the while watching them grow having NO PROBLEM with abortion.  In fact, can even act as if they aren’t of value not even giving them a thought.  It truly grieves me ~ and for one who believes in God professing to be a follower of Christ believes this to be so totally wrong.  If I’m grieving I can only imagine how it must grieve God.  Yet many haven’t a problem with it.  Personally, I can’t see how anyone could even say they believe in God and have a walk with Him and knowingly vote a person in office who supports a infanticide of such magnitude.  People speak of the “health of the mother” and that is important, I also believe that it’s one of the smallest percentages in the argument for abortion.  What of the child that’s growing?  I understand people see what they’re lead to believe “that it’s just a fetus” – well when one sees ultra sounds of animals just about everyone tends to go – oh a baby puppy – look a baby elephant!  Ok then what about partial birth?  Is it a baby then?  And, when it is the life and health of the mother it should also be that of the baby?  Again the percentages are smaller with the life scenario and with the marvel of medicine and doctor’s babies born earlier have a greater percentage of living than before and are living.  There are also things that happen sadly beyond a person’s control and people also desire to adopt.   What about abstinence and not using abortion as a way to render and fix a mistake or use as birth control?  And, what of the mental and spiritual state of the mother, they do need help and love as well.  When people go on the morality of candidates what of the moral obligation to protect the life of a baby, there’s nothing more in need of being protected!  I’m sorry if this sounds unreasonable on my part but it is what it is and I can’t condone it or financially see supporting it.

I agree with Mrs. Clinton on just “How clear the stakes are” in this election.  Both Candidates that count at this point – aren’t my choices but they are what we have and I’ve been following them closely. 

Years ago while posting I said it was important for me to vote the Bible.  A response to that was, “how do you do that?”  I look at it as a no brainer for who I am in my walk and journey in this present temporal world I live.  I ultimately have only one person in this life to please and that is how I choose and try to vote.   You have to know Him to do so.    I know the life I live here is important; I’ve been given a mind and heart to use to make a difference while I’m here.   I do believe Christians have the right and a moral obligation to be apart of this process.

While being long winded J I don’t know if this piece makes a difference to anyone   Maybe it is solely for my own benefit in hopes that those who think they know me (as most don’t) as being self-righteous or a hypocrite.  I would be the first to tell you otherwise.  For I am not righteous within and of myself, it is only through what Jesus has done for me, and my acknowledgement of what He has done on the cross that makes me righteous.  In Him and through Him that way I cannot boast in myself, ONLY in what He has done can I boast?  For it is in what He has done for me – you – anyone that takes that gift?  I do have a testimony that no one can take from me and for that I have only Him to thank and those He’s sent across my path.   And, that is exactly what it is a gift.   The gift of life I’m thankful for.  However, I would like to add one thing to all of this being its on voting.  I’m concerned on many levels and with many issues but only listed a few.  While I can respect other voter’s opinions and why they vote as they do.  It’s harder when they can’t say why they vote as they do or assume you are an idiot.  I also can’t see why people will literally come across so hateful when you have an opinion that is different.  It has been my experience over the many years with Presidential Elections and especially from those that I thought or hoped would know me - to my surprise they still don’t.  .  .  .   In light of all the stuff out there I hope all issues are those to take to heart how important this election is.   I do try to look at the bigger picture and what is all involved I trusting God with that and vote the best I can.

Happy Voting,
AKA Rambling Vik ~

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