Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Reaction to the Democrats' Big Election Night: Trying to Stay Positive

Wow.  I am in shock and bewilderment the President was re-elected and the Senate retained for Democrats (I think they may have even gained a seat or two).  I greatly fear the looming consequences of Obamacare, a sputtering economy, reduced religious liberty, the fiscal cliff, and additional calamity, all descending ominously upon the greatest nation on earth.

I thought the voting electorate would be about D+0 or even R+1.  Looks like Gallup and Rasmussen both missed the mark, or perhaps the Obama turnout machine simply revved up the engine beyond belief.

While I am filled with anxiety about the future of our country for the next four years and even after (can Obamacare and the government takeover of health care ever be reversed, now?), I take solace in knowing I determine how happy I will be.

In my view, our country is going down a very dark and disastrous path.  Perhaps the ultimate outcome is more and more people will be forced to choose between God and Mammon.  Again, my level of happiness and optimism is up to me.  Said President Thomas S. Monson, "Your future is as bright as your faith."

You might want to watch this message from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf on resolutions and regrets, below.  Here is a brief excerpt:

"The older we get, the more we look back and realize that external circumstances don’t really matter or determine our happiness.

"We do matter. We determine our happiness.

"You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness . . .

"Let us resolve to be happy, regardless of our circumstances."

May we do so, and may God bless the United States!

1 comment:

Fletch said...

Well said CA. I like the Pres Monson quotes.