Thursday, August 9, 2012

Values or People?

Welcome to my first blog.

Yesterday at lunchtime, I went to the library to return and checkout books.  As I was entering, I could not miss all the political signs and the fact that this library branch was a site for early voting.  So, I took the opportunity to vote.

This caused me to reflect on how, four years ago, so many Catholics, fundamental Christians, and people of other or no religions, failed to even show up to vote or voted for candidates who were elected although those candidates fundamentally and openly stood for positions diametrically opposed to those voters' beliefs.  So, do we vote for the people because they are likeable and attractive and have better advertising instead of voting for our values and beliefs?  And, if we don't vote for our beliefs in favor of those candidates, do we or don't we have the courage and fortitude of our beliefs?  Or, as is popular to say, do we not walk the talk?  This is a personal decision for each of us as we vote this year.  I encourage you to register to vote and to vote.  As you do so, please consider whether or not you will vote for your beliefs?

What are your thoughts about this?

Let the light of our Lord shine upon you!
REM (Ray Makowski) Co-Founder, Director and Secretary-Treasurer


  1. Thanks, Ray, for starting this blog. I'm with you in encouraging people to vote. We need every Christian, and particularly Catholics to vote their conscience this November, or soon, we may lose the right to vote. God bless!

  2. that's good Ray. And it reminds me to return my library books and to vote early.