Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What "pride" looked like in my life, yesterday...


Notice I don't have any "animals" on my shirt or sticker. No donkeys or elephants in sight. I truly believe that the leaders of our governments-local, state and federal- should care more about truth, character, responsiblity and equality than about party lines, policies, campaign money and platforms. I firmly believe that when people start caring more about others than they do about themselves- that when what a person or party "gives" matters more than what they "get", then we will see changes and dignity restored to all people. It's no easy task, but I was "proud" to be able to do my part yesterday.
Maybe this will be a stepping stone in my journey toward presidency someday. =)

5 comments:

Janna said...

I agree... it shouldn't be about "right" & "left"... it should only be about "right" & "wrong." No matter which side of the fence you lean toward. :)

I always get a thrill out of voting. I feel like I'm doing my patriotic duty and it is a pleasure for me to do so. Even if who I vote for doesn't win. :)

Laura in Ohio said...

Such a great reminder, Jody! Tuesday was a proud day for my family as my dad was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives! He's spent his life selflessly giving to our community and this is just another exciting example of his commitment. The election may be over, but now the real work begins. Here's to "truth, character, responsibility and equality!" Couldn't have said it any better myself! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been listening to NPR every day for the last month or so ... so I felt much more prepared to vote ... I always feel a bit guilty if I vote w/o knowing a lot about it ...
And that's why my mom doesn't vote ... and I watched her, growing up, not really caring about being part of things ...
makes me sad now to think about it.

Carrie said...

The primary election in Washington are strictly party line. You can only choose the Dems or the Repubs, not who you want from either party. In protest, the primary has low voter turn-out because so many people want to vote the way that they see fit, and not necessarily with just one party.

It's frustrating, but I still vote because I feel that if you don't vote, you don't have a right to complain about the way that things are going. How many goverment protestors and celebrities trying to rock the vote actually voted?

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, voting not only is a privilege it's a right! We need to uphold that otherwise we won't have a "voice"! What I was hearing this last election was "not" to vote re: the issues/candidates BUT to vote with your heart/conscience (after praying, of course). So many have gone before us to enable us in this right/privilege~~AND along with that to give us the freedoms we all probably take so much for granted! I read of people, in other countries, who walk for miles and miles to be able to do this~~voting!! BTW Jody~~I will vote for you when you run for the presidency!