Posted by: Christine Johnson | November 20, 2008

"People Voted on the Economy, Not Values"

So doesn’t that kind of mean they aren’t really values at all?  If you throw them away at the least thing, they you don’t really value them, do you?  

More ranting on the same vein here.  And I kind of agree.  Our family has been doing the gazelle thing (see Dave Ramsey’s site) for nearly a year now.  And this year, we are in better financial shape – FAR better – than a year ago.  And it’s not all because of my working, either.  That is a small portion of it, but it’s mainly because we have stopped using credit cards and now pay cash for everything while we work off the debts we accumulated when we were buying into the consumeristic attitudes of society. 
Again, I ask you: what do your “values” mean when you vote against them in order to have economic things taken care of in a socialistic manner by taking away from one set of people in order to give it to someone else?  (And don’t start in with “not taking care of the poor” with me.  When I make this statement, unless you know me well enough to know how our family tries to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy, you cannot come here and criticize me on it.  I don’t depend on the inefficient government to care for the poor.)
The economy has ups and downs.  That’s how it works, people.  This is a down.  But it will go up again.  On the other hand, what kind of trade-off is it to say that you voted about MONEY – making it the one important thing – rather than about what you claim to value?
People did vote their values.  They always do.  And this election proves that they value mammon

19 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.

21 For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also. 

Matthew 6:19-21

[image source: President-Elect Obama]



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