Thursday, October 16, 2008

We Voted!

Today was voting day for us. We left our house before ten, drove to the U.S. Embassy in our city, and cast our ballots. It was an energizing thing. Perhaps that is because we were concerned about the arrival of our ballots from Mississippi. But they made it on time, thanks to the diligent work of the office staff of our circuit clerk. They made sure we were able to exercise our voting rights.

The recent concern over voter fraud is growing. The media now report that as many as 200,000 registrations in Ohio alone have irregularities. That, along with the other states where voter fraud is capturing the spotlight should concern us. Our election system was built on honor, a Christian virtue. We are demonstrating that we are spiraling downward when it comes to virtue. Dishonesty and deception should not characterize any aspect of American society; but it has become too common.

I hope you exercise your right to vote. But do not do what some have promised in their sick slogan, "Vote early and vote often."

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