Posted on November 27, 2008 by Lauren
No matter your background, race, political preference, social status, or whatever; you have been blessed. You live in the greatest nation in the world (if you live in America) and have more opportunities than most anybody else. So spend some time today thanking God for all He’s given you.
I’m thankful for my family. They’re always supportive and loving even when I make mistakes.
I’m thankful for my friends. They keep life exciting and interesting.
I’m thankful for my education. Without it, I’m not sure where I’d be headed in life.
I’m thankful for my country. This is a big one. Yes, America has its difficulties and struggles, but I still believe America is the greatest place on earth. Because I live in America, I have the opportunity to become whatever I want, worship whoever I want, and conduct my life however I want. I have freedom, freedom for which men and women died. I am thankful for their sacrifice as well.
But most of all, I am thankful to God above for loving me just as I am—a broken, imperfect person. He has given me meaning to life and has given me hope to my future. Because of Him, I know where I’m going when I die. He deserves the thanks for everything I have in life.
So for whom or what are you thankful?
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Posted on November 23, 2008 by Lauren
Posted on November 6, 2008 by Lauren
A friend asked me last night why I, a “losing” Republican, was so happy. Here’s what I told him:
-No longer will race be such an issue in a Presidency. (The proverbial leap has been taken)
-Republicans gained several key seats in Congress, thus providing for 2 years full of filibusters
-All the traditional marriage propositions across the nation passed
-Most all my local Republican officials were re-elected
-Republicans everywhere are still united and are more determined and focused than ever before
There is a growing unrest in the Republican party. The kind of unrest that excites people to action. I believe this was just the election we needed to clean out the Republicans from Washington and grant us a fresh start per se.
Now we need to come back with clearer definitions on the issues and stronger positions. And we need to come back as the Republicans we were in this election—Republicans who aren’t afraid to fight. We need to stop defending ourselves and start attacking….attacking the liberals’ faulty plans, showing their unstable record, and proving we are the ones for the job.
America has her President of change. Now it’s time for the Republicans’ change to sweep America.
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Posted on November 5, 2008 by Lauren
Black, White, Brown, Republican, Democrat….none of that matters. Tonight, we all witnessed history.
First off, congratulations to Senator McCain for a well-fought campaign. Your class throughout the election was refreshing to us all and you will forever be an American hero in this land.
Second, I’m afraid the majority of Americans do not realize the significance of tonight. Tonight, a black man won the Presidency. Think about the impact of that. We aren’t even 50 years removed from racism in our land. From a time when a black man couldn’t use the same restroom as a white man. A time when blacks were treated lower than animals. A time when black parents had to raise their children into a world that hated them. The “Dark Ages” of our nation.
Not only that but go back with me even further. This is a nation that not only discriminated against black people, but used to own them and use them as slaves. I’m not going to jump into the specifics and arguments on slavery, but to turn around less than 200 years later and have a black man running the nation is incredible.
So to Mr. Obama, congratulations. You have a long and difficult road ahead of you. And to Americans everywhere, enjoy this night of history. Whether your candidate won or not, revel in the fact that you were alive to witness and vote in the election that changed the history of America.
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