Monday, November 1, 2010

Vote Your Values


The following was shared by the American Family Association and seems like a timely message to pass along for Election Day.

 As you prepare to vote your values, I wanted to pass along a timely quote from our 20th President, James Garfield, as he delivered his centennial speech to Congress in 1876. It is at once an observation, a demand and a prediction:


"Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."

President Garfield's quote reminds us that you and I are the only ones with the power to change the direction of this country. It is up to you and me. We are responsible. We are to blame. Will we "tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption"? Or will we "demand" intelligence, bravery and purity?

Remember to vote your values tomorrow! AFA Action has compiled a Congressional Scorecard that covers the U.S. House and U.S. Senate on vital pro-family issues in the 111th Congress. The Scorecard also includes voter guides in selected states.


How blessed we are to live in a free country and exercise our right to vote. May we be diligent and prayerful and vote our values.

3 comments:

  1. I will be prayerfully and eagerly voting tomorrow. It seems SO important to me these days.

    I pray for a revival in this country - a return to the God that we honored in the beginning...

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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  2. I second what Sharon said for praying for a revival in this country

    I liked that Jamers Garfield quote and you are right, we are the ones that can change the course of the way this country goes as we go out to vote. It is so sad more people do not exercise their right to vote.

    will be hitting the polls as early as I can tomorrow. I'm sure it could be a busy time at the polls here in California

    betty

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  3. I voted. Now, we will see what God has ordained. After all, He is the one who really changes things! :-)

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