Monday, December 21, 2009

In The Quiet...Political Ramblings

Warren is walking out the door
to go to work. The tree is lit
and it is dark enough in the
living room to enjoy the lights
as they sparkle and glow.

However it is just light enough
outside to enjoy watching the
birds as they fly and look for
food through the snow.
The darkness of their feathers is
contrasted against the light sky
and white ground.

It was a late night, or early morning,
if you prefer, as we could not tear
ourselves away from a Senate vote that
so dramatically ignored the wishes of
many, many Americans.

I wonder what the ultimate outcome of
all of this will be. Thankfully, I
believe in the Sovereignty of God and
trust that He will never forsake His
people. Even if things
do get very tough.

Want to know something funny?
Keep is after all
of the upcoming "objections".

You might remember that I wrote a
letter to a senator?
I received a form letter in response.
It was very unsatisfying.
Quite one sided and bullheaded,
I thought.

Let me clarify,
It is not that I don't see need
for improvement in our healthcare
I do.
What I object to is a massive new
expensive overhaul that looks and
smells of socialism when simple
tort reforms, and other minor
adjustments could be addressed to
"fix what ails it".

I object to my Government and my
tax dollars paying for abortions.
In this bill States will have the
power to limit that but they are
there unless that happens.

I object to sweetheart deals for
certain states which could only be
brought about to a certain vote by
such means.

I object to early morning votes on
something this important. I know this
was not the final vote...however...
it is the principal of the matter.

I object to 2,000 page bills being
passed when my Senators have only
received them 24 hours before.

I object to an administration that
says "Everything is negotiable as
long as it passes."
What do you stand for then??

I object to this administration
and legislature imposing law that
will not take effect until many
of them are no longer there to
deal with the fallout four years
from now...

This is where I am coming from
on this issue.

Well...just yesterday we were
invited to visit Washington.
Not directly by his office but by someone
with contacts in his office.

She has no idea about the letter nor
does she know me at all.
Warren has helped her with some
technical issues and she wants to
thank him by setting up this awesome
It would be this Senator's office that would be
our sponsors for this Tour and
VIP treatment.

I secretly hope that he
is in on the day we go.
I would like to look in his
eyes and gently share my
hurt at his lack of "hearing".
Of course he voted for this
piece of legislation.

So...I sit in the silence,

Wishing so much that our government
officials were less politically motivated
and more connected with their constituents.

Wishing that each and every one of those
Senators was at home, in their own states,
with their wives/husbands and children.

Being thankful for a house, home and
sweet family to love and appreciate.

Being thankful for you.
With all of your varying views and
experiences that teach me so much.

Just about the time I get on my high
horse along comes a gentle reminder that
my perspective is not the only one.

Thanks for being gentle.

Hope your day is sweet and that all
of your hopes and dreams for Christmas
come to pass.




Mrs.Rabe said...

I agree with you Becky!

Carol said...

Great post! I totally agree with you! I'm so proud of our Senator, Tom Coburn, for trying to put a stop to this mess.


jeanne said...

Hello Becky, thank you for your visit on PS. We did end up going to visit our son in TN in spite of the snow. we drove our big truck and did fine. We did go through snow like crazy. Lots of stalled cars and a winter wonderland to feast our eyes. Your snow photos are awesome.

Your post today is something to think about. I agree with you so much.

We are heading to Fl. for Christmas. I will take a small break.

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Christmas love, Jeanne

SmilingSally said...

I'm with you Becky, on the ridiculous idea of tax dollars being used for abortions! I wish the government would do what we elected them to do and stop meddling.

Terri and Bob said...

Beautifully and spiritually said. Merry Christmas!


detweilermom said...

I wrote a letter to a Senator also about the whole abortion issue. I emailed mine though and also received a form e-mail. I agree about the whole late night over the weekend goings on. Hope you have dug out of the snow. I posted some pictures on my blog. come visit it.

Anonymous said...

I hate pork spending!

Went shopping today in my dress and flip flops again!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

An amazing post, Becky! Thank you!

Merry Christmas!

Marydon Ford said...

Totally agree, well written post ... AMEN! my friend.

May your celebrations be joyous ~
Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Joyce said...

Great post. Don't even get me started because I want to scream the line from the movie "I'm as mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore".

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi, I found you through Karen at Blue Barn Bulletin (my sis). I agree with you wholeheartedly on this! The sweetheart deals are nothing less than a form of corruption and bribery. We wrote to our representative and recieved NO response. Time to vote them out i think! Great to meet you, hope you have a wonderful Christmas:>)