- March 2, 2010
- Primary Election Day
- Lorie Kramer, Houston, TX
- I voted for God today. It caused me to pause. For some
reason having to actually dial a "Yes" box on my handy dandy
electric voting machine and pressing select, for God, seemed kind of odd.
But I did it. My question is, why did I need to?
- The Ballot Proposition description says, "Public
Acknowledgement of God: The use of the word "God", prayers, and
the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public
educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings
and property." Yes or No.
- Do you find that as strange as I do? In my over half
a century on this planet, in this particular nation, I never would have
imagined I would have to vote for God. I wonder if His/Her/It's chances
are any better than Debra Medina's? I voted for her too.
- I mean, I know I had a too good to be true start, which
is why I get confused these days. The first time I ever got to vote I voted
for my own father. He was running for precinct committeeman, and he won.
A humble, but necessary and important political position was filled that
election by a good man who cared about his country. Having served it well
in the Air Force, he extended that love for the principles and system he
defended by standing watch in his neighborhood. He did a good job.
- That early experience skewed my perception of "the
system". I thought good men ran for office and served their country
with integrity, honesty, and pride. Silly me. Back then, no one needed
to vote for God. God was already in office.
- I hope people vote for God. I think He/She/It would do
at least as good a job as my dad. I'm trying to imagine the type of person
that would vote "No" for God. I would be interested in the thought
process involved to come to that conclusion. So, I guess I just have to
say, I hope God wins. And thanks to Texas for putting Him/Her/It on the
- Lorie Kramer