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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Elections and Civil Government

This coming Monday, May 10th is a big day for me. The country that I love and that call home will be having its national elections.

Here are some thoughts that have been in my heart lately.
  • I am sad that I will not be home to vote. If I knew I would be in the United States at this time, I would have registered so I am eligible to vote from overseas.
  • I find it even sadder that I am not voting for a candidate that I know will bring change to a slowly dying nation.
  • I have never felt this way about a presidential candidate since I gained the right to suffrage.
  • I want him to win not because he is a good family friend.
  • I want him to win not because he took the time to fly out and witness our wedding.
  • I want him to win not because he went to my school.
  • I want him to win because his track record on public service is one of the best I've ever seen.
  • I want him to win because he is very intentional in putting things in its proper order -- and order is something our country desperately needs.
  • I want him to win because he gives his citizens the dignity and the opportunity to be a part of lasting change in their community.
  • I want him to win because through his governance, he opened hundreds of thousands of jobs in Subic Bay Freeport. I can only imagine what he can do for the entire nation.
  • I want him to win because he cleverly created "WOW Philippines" -- and people actually wanted to visit our country.
  • If you want more reasons why he is the best candidate for the job, read my friend Ganns Deen's thoughts on who he is voting for.
  • Reports say that he is unlikely to win.
  • Good thing I believe in a God who loves doing miracles.
  • My candidate possibly winning is nothing short of a miracle. But it can happen! I am praying for one every day.
  • I am so glad this administration is almost over.
  • I hope that everyone prays hard on who to vote for. Please choose your leaders wisely.
  • Let's put a stop on tactical voting. The spirit of election is who you are voting for and not against.
  • I hope that everyone is respectful of each other as they go out and vote.
  • No matter who wins, I hope that we aim to respect and submit to government authorities. Doing so is ultimately a respect to our God.
  • We can always pray for whoever will lead us.
  • At the end of the day, He will always be in charge. The core of our faith must be in Him and not in people.

"But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens." 
(Exodus 18:21)


Liz said...

i share my frustration with you on not being able to vote... and sadder to not be able to vote on the same candidate too... shucks. minus 2 votes for him :/

Samantha Johnson said...

I was just talking to someone who wasn't able to vote for Gordon as well. Minus 3!

I am, right now, grieving over the election results.

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