November 5, 2008

My Thoughts Today

Probably about 4 years ago in Disneyland
Prop 8-
As I write this, 95% of the precincts have reported on Prop 8 and we are at 52% yes! I'm pretty sure that the last five percent won't be changing the passing of this prop. I'm very grateful for this to pass. It has been amazing for me to see how divided we are becoming. I understand that people are entitled to their own opinions, but it has been interesting to see how many LDS members have been against Prop 8, despite LDS values, the church's stance, the prophet's counsel and the word of God. Growing up in California, there were very few conservatives in my high school class and it seems as though, especially in the bay area, everyone has become more and more liberal. I don't have any kids yet, but it will be interesting to raise LDS kids in such a liberal world. Good luck to those of you who are already doing that!

President Elect Obama-
Congrats to Obama, even though I did not vote for him. It is commendable for him to be the first part African-American President. It does kinda bother me when people focus on the fact that he is African-American, when he is half white as well, but that's just me. I, personally, would much rather have someone in the white house due to their character and leadership abilities rather than the color of their skin. It is wonderful to see how far our country has come when it comes to racism. I do not feel that Obama is the president for me, seeing as though I disagree with his ideas on the main issues. However, I feel that he has a long road a head of him. He has a lot that he says he is going to change. I feel that he is going to find it harder than expected. But what do I know?!

President Bush-
I am really going to miss President Bush. I know most of the world is so excited for change and dislike Bush, but not me. I think that at some point down the road, maybe not even in my life time, but someday, people are going to realize that President Bush was one of the best presidents and was the best president especially for this time. I feel that there are a lot of issues that we can't understand or even know about, and therefore blame Bush for everything. I feel like we don't even take notice of the fact that you can't blame one person for so many things that are going wrong, especially when we are not a monarchy. Maybe try looking at the things that are going right and understand that sometimes things that are going wrong have a reason behind it! From what I can tell, Bush is a God-fearing man, someone who is humble and is doing the best he can with what he has to work with. That is admirable.

On a lighter note...I woke up to snow this morning! I hate the cold. Hate driving in the snow. But I'm trying to look on the bright side of this winter season. Snow is beautiful and I love it when the mountains are covered in it! I do love to watch snow fall too. Last winter, one of my favorite nights was spent talking and laughing on Melanie's bed while watching the snow fall through the lights in the parking lot outside her bedroom window. I probably spent most of the time complaining about the cold while Melanie ooed and awed over the snow, but I have to admit that deep down in side I was thinking the same thing as Melanie. Weird, I know!


Siddoways said...

Amen to everything. I am glad there are people who agree with me.
You are adorable.

Charlotta-love said...

Well put Allison. :o)

Cristi said...

you rock. i am pretty nervous about raising my kid sin such a liberal place as CA. but it makes me more determined to hold to the rod!

kp said...

Thank you for your words. it's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels this way about everything! No wonder we are friends! Oh, and about Bush, I agree, I think a lot of what people say was his downfall as a president was because he was kind and although his execution wasn't always what people like, or what worked, I believe his intentions were always good. This is already way long, but it reminded me that President Lincoln was one of the most hated presidents during his lifetime--by both parties. And although Bush has said that he is willing to be one of the most hated men for the next 50 years, I hope he doesn't have to be.

GrannyG said...

Allison, CA is still a battle ground. Kids arriving in Petaluma for Seminary last Thursday or Friday found the chapel vandalized as were RP and Novato. CA is getting to be no place to raise kids, but when protesters were grabbing signs held by little old ladies (not me) it doesn't seem to be safe for anyone anymore.

Carrie's Grandma