Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't
I'm not a Republican. I am also not a Democrat. I hope to never align myself completely with either group. It just doesn't make sense to me. Can one group of people be right all the time? Can there really be just one kind of President or leader that can rule America successfully? I think not. And it seems history has proven that there are good leaders and poor leaders on both sides of the Republican and Democratic spectrum.
But the thing that is making me crazy with frustration, is that here in Utah, some members of the same church I belong to, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, seem to claim Republicanism as our "religion". And the worst part about that is people who choose to vote Democratic, are made to feel as if they are not living in accordance with the gospel as we know it. Did we not just sit in sacrament together while the bishop read from the pulpit a statement from our dear prophet and his counselors...and I quote:
Latter-day Saints as citizens are to seek out and then uphold leaders who will act with integrity and are wise, good, and honest. Principles compatible with the gospel may be found in various political parties.
Therefore, in this election year, we urge you to register to vote, to study the issues and candidates carefully and prayerfully, and then to vote for and actively support those you believe will most nearly carry out your ideas of good government.
The Church affirms its neutrality regarding political parties, platforms, and candidates. The Church also affirms its constitutional right of expression on political and social issues.
Therefore, vote for and actively support those you believe will most nearly carry out your ideas of good government, and let others do the same--without judging them (or predicting their downfall to the telestial kingdom).
And, if you must know, I'm voting Obama. But you probably already knew that because of that "damning" up above.
And with that, you should read this.