Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We're not voting for messiah, we're voting for president

Sisters and brothers --

We're not voting for messiah. We're voting for president.

We're not going to agree with all of our candidate's positions or actions. Like my friend Algernon, who posted in the Comments section a few posts ago, I was distressed and angry about Obama's FISA vote, and I wrote him that I was. (So did at least one other member of my immediate family. We both got the same form letter back; at least they got so many complaints about the FISA vote that they had to compose a letter.)

It won't be over once the election is over. Active citizenship is crucial.

I use the word "crucial" advisedly. For those of us who use that language --not all of us do and I will fight for the rights of those who do not share my religious reference points as much as I do for my own rights-- there is a bearing of the cross in the tasks, duties, and consequences of being a citizen who acts.

For now, FOCUS.

Ways to act here -- they include ways you can act if you are on your own or not part of a group.

Um, are you REGISTERED to vote?

FAQ from the Federal Election Commission. Click on the question about how to register to vote. Or just go directly here, to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Know your rights.

Know your responsibilities.

Know the rights of others.

48 days.

Brought to you by your daily ¡Si, se puede!

Activated till the polls close on November 4.


Doorman-Priest said...

I've been posting on this sort of thing recently from a non-American perspective. Come and play at my place.

Ken said...

Registration helps, to put it mildly. It's like trying to sing if you're not breathing.

Diane M. Roth said...

thank you for saying two important things:
we aren't voting for Messiah.
active citizenship is important.

ok, I feel better now.

Algernon said...

Besides, we don't get to vote for the messiah anyway.

pj said...

I'm voting for Brian! ;)

Nope, we've got to get out there and save ourselves this time.