|Copyright 2016 by A. Berglund|
Back in the early eighties, when I was in high school, we were taught that when America sneezes, Canada catches the cold. Our teacher was helping us to understand the impact our neighbouring country has on our's. It wasn't until this recent election that I truly felt what he meant. Watching a country vote for a new leader and for the first time in my lifetime, being baffled by what we have been witnessing in just one month, before the new President has even been sworn in.
It has reminded my husband and I of ages ago, the times when we would play games with some family members and friends ,who just could not accept anything but winning. They would try to cheat, might pout, even stomp their feet, overturn the game board, or just make a ruckus if they lost. In fact my husband has a colourful story about one adult family member who lost to him in a pool match. Wanting it to just be a fun game, Craig explains how his loved family member, proceeded to scold him, adamant that he can not beat him in his own home. This was a full grown adult basically pouting, throwing a tantrum, reminiscent of what we have been witnessing this past month, post election time. Playing with a sore loser is never fun. Perhaps it is why I would always feel bad if I won a game??!
Rooting For Someone
Wanting to understand the candidates and have an opinion on who may be the best candidate to root for (a total fleshly, human desire), we researched Hillary and Bill Clinton's history and present values and status. Being fans of Celebrity Apprentice and the original Apprentice program (again, for pure entertainment, not ordained by God as far as we know), we were pretty familiar with Donald J Trump. Not that we agree with every view point of the the now President elect Trump, but once we gleaned all we could from our research, we felt that in no possible way could we "root" for the Clinton camp at all. Please research the Clinton Chronicles and the many other resources to see for yourself why we drew this conclusion. May God help them all.
As a result, we cautiously watched and rooted for a Republican win. My husband was more wholehearted about supporting the Trump camp than I. We even watched all of the debates. Something we don't always do. It became clear to me, that he was the better choice since there was no way I could vote for the Democrats, if I lived in the USA. Mind you, there have been times when no candidate where we are, would be my choice, resulting in rejecting my ballot. Personally, I can't vote for any person or party that endorses abortion. To some that is not a good reason to make a decision. Our choices are between us and God, so it is totally a choice between you and our Heavenly Father. Maybe I am wrong, but until I am directed otherwise, choosing Pro-Life parties/candidates matters most. Sadly, we are now pretty much left with no choices anymore....