Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tristi Goes Political

You all know I like to get on my soap box from time to time. That's half the fun of having a blog -- you get to spout your opinions and get them out there. Costs less than therapy and it's just as effective, if not more.

Just for the purposes of taking a stand, I'd like to share with all of you how I feel about our current presidential election and certain issues taking place in our country at this time.

First of all, I'm voting the McCain/Palin ticket. I'm not lovingly crazy about the temper tantrums McCain threw during his debates with Romney, but I have this to say. That man loves America, and he will do whatever he can to protect her. Palin impresses me as a woman of strength and determination who will keep family first and knows that it's through families that we have our true strength and destiny. These are principles I wholeheartedly espouse and support.

Second, I'd like to refer you all to a book called "Financial Armageddon." It was written by a man named David B. Draughon and you can purchase it here or here. This book looks at money from a historical standpoint and shows us step by step how our money system was divinely inspired and set up by our Founding Fathers, and how it has been devalued and in fact, become unconstitutional in its use down through the decades. This economic crisis we currently face is no surprise to me in light of the information I gleaned from this book, which is not a hyped-up conspiracy theory but is based on documented historical fact.

Third, I'm stating in no uncertain terms that I am against the legalization of same sex marriage. I do believe that we all have the right to live our lives the way we see fit and to either be blessed for or suffer the consequences for our actions. But I do believe that when we make something legal, that's saying we believe it's right. To quote our modern prophets, "Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God." The principle of a family is the principle upon which the entire plan of salvation is based. God is our Father. He sets us the example of fatherhood. Everything He does for us is a symbol of family. He has asked us to form families based on the husband/wife unit because this is the way families are organized in heaven. He wants us to have the very best of everything He has, and so He has sanctified marriage as the most holy, choice union we can ever enter, and the bringing of children into this world as an incredible, remarkable blessing. I am, beyond question, pro-life.

I fear for this country should Obama become the president. His comments that devalue religion and family disturb me greatly. When we turn our backs on the importance of religion, the importance of family, and the importance of the true meaning of America, we will lose the freedoms upon which this country was built. God designated this land as a promised land and said that we would be safe as long as we obeyed His laws. We are drifting further and further away from the commandments He gave us in regards to this land and we will soon lose the precious gift that is this free nation if we do not stand up, be counted, and assert our voices in behalf of what is right and true.

And just so you know, any nasty comments left in this trail will be deleted. I won't stand for them on my blog and you can go write your own about how unfair I'm being.

16 comments:

Jeri said...

No nasty comment here, just one great big giant AMEN!!!

ali said...

Gee, Tristi, you scared all your commentors away!

So, no nasty comments from me ... I whole heartedly agree with everything you said. I'm right there with ya, 100%.

Wendy said...

AMEN!!!!!!! I'm Australian but AMEN!!!

Wendy

Jen said...

Have you seen this?

http://www.catholicvote.com/
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Tristi Pinkston said...

Didn't mean to scare any commenters, Ali. :) You can disagree with me if you want to -- I just am not going to enter into verbal pingpong. Life's too short.

Jen, I wasn't sure exactly what it was you wanted me to see -- can you point it out to me? (Sometimes the brain doesn't work like I want it to)

Jen said...

Tristi-just the video on the main page. If it doesn't come up, go to YouTube.com and search "catholic vote." It's a super video about prioritizing the issues in the election.

Holly said...

Amen!!!!

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Yeah, Tristi! I'm starting to think I need a ranting blog.

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

I'm with you all the way on this one Trisi. I could give you a whole bunch more reasons why Obama in office would be scary as well.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

AMEN!!!!!!!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow. Everyone, follow the link Jen put in her comment -- gave me chills.

Thanks, Jen!

Tristi Pinkston said...

You should start a ranting blog, Ronda -- it's very freeing.

Rukia said...

no wonder the prophets of old, when they were allowed to see our time, spoke of it the way they did. If any of us could go back even 100yrs, and tell the leaders of that day, that the simple basic struction of the family would be underthreat like it is, they'd probably laugh at us. and then, when we told them the threats going on with the lives of unborn children, they'd hold us at gunpoint and command that we never return.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Tristi - I totally agree. And good for you, letting everyone know right up front you wouldn't put up with negative comments.

berlinwritergirl said...

Thanks for this post. I was starting to think that I was the only one around that got a bad feeling from Obama. It is good to know why other people are feeling the way they do.

Karlene said...

I was thinking about that this morning while reading the Book of Mormon. In Jarom, talking about their leaders being men of God who had faith and taught the people to have faith. While I do have some concerns about McCain and Palin, their statements correlate much more closely with what I believe to be true and righteous than do the statements of Obama.

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