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    Anonymous

    <img src=” title=”Sad” /> I admit I am looking to this forum for support,( to Jon my favorite son-in-law I say this


    it is better than me hanging around ebay-lol)

    Yesterday I made the mistake of sharing with my 17year old daughter that this election as well as the last and the one before that even made me feel depressed. She unleashed her displeasure that I should be depressed. I told her that I felt that way because I was so dismayed at feeling so strongly in the minority when it comes to being concerned about abortion, embryonic stem cell research, cloning advocates, and gay marriage.

    She understood but still expressed displeasure that I should use the word depressed


    instead I need to be an activist and ‘do something’ to help others see my/our way of thinking. Oh how I love her optomism! It is not the first time my daughters urged me to ‘do something’ about the way things are. Truth be known about myself—I am somewhat of an activist and I stick my neck out alot especially in the name of Jesus.

    But I still get depressed about it. All I am wondering—-if anyone cares or dares to bite on this comment, does anyone else ever feel the same way? And what do you do about it <img src=:” title=”Question” /> Thanks for reading <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #3524

    Andres Ortiz
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    Not sure that I get depressed as I do overwhelmed. There is so much to think about and it seems like such a burden to make sure I make the right choice. It would be much easier if we could see the outcome over the next several years if each candidate were to become president and then vote based on that outcome, but unfortunately we cannot do that. So, I pray. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #3539

    Anonymous

    Thank you for the response Jon. I need to stop ‘thinking’ and start a whole lot more praying.

    The next thing I will do is try the same sentiment and substitute the word overwhelmed and see what kind of response that gets from our youngest daughter. :lol:

    I joke, but we think debating and arguing with a high school student is wonderful—-it shows that she does not blindly accept all that is put before her in school, a public school that does not view matters of faith as very important. It is an answer to prayer that she should in most every matter of discussion end up defending her Catholic Faith.

    #3563

    [quote:3vt9vd3q]:( I admit I am looking to this forum for support,( to Jon my favorite son-in-law I say this


    it is better than me hanging around ebay-lol)

    Yesterday I made the mistake of sharing with my 17year old daughter that this election as well as the last and the one before that even made me feel depressed. She unleashed her displeasure that I should be depressed. I told her that I felt that way because I was so dismayed at feeling so strongly in the minority when it comes to being concerned about abortion, embryonic stem cell research, cloning advocates, and gay marriage.

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    Your daughter was correct.
    I found myself, at times, getting depressed and scared too.
    At these times, I just got more animated and active. I wrote more letters and articles, made more phone calls and got more active.
    In your case, you were from a very decisive battleground state, where your input could have been greatly magnified.

    #3570

    Anonymous

    Thank you Sonlitknight

    Since writing the post I have found myself a whole lot more active in following the political side of the pro-life movement, and paying more attention to whats happening locally.

    I will tell you one thing: I more than ever need to temper everything with lots of prayer because passion and activism consume what little physical strength I have- so I need to pray where God wants me to best use my efforts.

    I am so aware of how very close the vote was in our state- probably one of the reasons for being overwhelmed. The election backlash here is awful. Folks STILL campaigning for Kerry even tho he gracefully conceded and suggested folks work together nonpartisan to solve problems. How many days has it been since the election??? The Bush bashing just goes on and on.

    I guess I don’t sound optomistic- but truly I am. God has everything in His control.

    Thank you for your support.

    #3581

    Regardless of what one’s political persuasion may be, it is pretty tough to argue that the democrats didn’t hitch their wagon to the most hate filled, vitriolic elements of their party. (as the Republicans did in 1996).

    If you go back and look at my posts, you will see, over and over, how I pointed out this simple fact- people would rather be inspired than angered, uplifted than scared.. Also, anger is a 2 edged sword. I said, all along, that , In their zeal to gin up as much hatred, bitterness and partisan venom as possible among their own base, democrats did not stop to consider how much their tactics were nauseating and angering main stream America.

    The backlash, as I always predicted, was incredible.
    However, even I failed to see [b:qw875gkh]just how[/b:qw875gkh].

    60,600,000 votes!?
    SIXTY MILLION, SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND VOTES!!!!??????
    Are you kidding me!?

    First time since 1924, an incumbent was reelected with majorities in both houses. Also, the number of Democrats, in the Senate is the lowest in 70 years!

    The razor thin win in Washington gives the Republicans control of 30 states including the 4 biggest.

    Republicans picked up the Tennessee legislature and swept [b:qw875gkh]all 5 [/b:qw875gkh]races for Senate seats to replace retiring Democrats. In Lousiana, the Republican got 51% in a 4 way race! (unheard of).

    If hate was all the democrats had (and that is certainly my humble opinion), there is precious little evidence that it worked.

    Many people [including your son-in-lae *g*] have chided me for my unabashed support of Republicans. well, i only passionatly support [b:qw875gkh]some[/b:qw875gkh] Republicans. I support republicans who believe in a culture of life, believe all peoples deserve to be free, think it is immoral when a government takes too much [b:qw875gkh]from[/b:qw875gkh] you to do too much [b:qw875gkh]for[/b:qw875gkh] you, believes that [i:qw875gkh]tolerance[/i:qw875gkh] should also apply to those with traditional, Judeo-Christian beliefs and who believe that Judges should interpret the law and not legislate from the Bench.

    I think the issue is not that the Republican party is overly friendly to active, pro-life, pro-family, orthodox Catholics and Christians, but that the leadership of the Democratic party is so outwardly hostile to them.

    People like Colin Powell, Rudy Guilliani, and George Pataki, unabased social liberals all, are Republicans in good standing.
    However, conservative, pro-lofe Democrats, like John Breaux and Bob casey are told to zip their lips.

    I just found out, to my shock and amazement, that incoming Senate Minority leader Harry Reid is Pro-life.

    How much do you want to bet that he will be told to line up to filibuster any Pro-life Judge Bush nominates?

    The democratic party, in my opinion, is so hostage to the trial lawyers, radical gays, enviromental extremists, Unions and the abortion mills, that they are powerless to nominate someone with any appeal to mainstream America.

    Until they change, I predict America will just keep getting redder and redder.

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