Posts Tagged ‘vote’



   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

I’ve been watching the competition between Lugar and Mourdock for the next Senator from Indiana. I first leaned one way, then the other. After hearing reports on the debate (I was at church that night), I made my mind up. Since then, both sides have spent a fortune attacking their opponent on television ads. None of these has changed my mind.

I don’t know about you, but negative television ads don’t persuade me. Anybody can exaggerate the facts and tell lop-sided statistics. I don’t buy everything advertised on TV, neither do I believe everything politicians say.

But my mind went to the question, who’s paying for these ads? Is this really helping the economy? How many tax payers are benefiting from this use of money? And, is there a better way?

What do you think about these negative ads?

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

Ever questioned your influence? Think you don’t matter? Consider these amazing facts from real life history:

In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.
In 1649, one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.
In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German.
In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union.
In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.
In 1875, one vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic.
In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the United States.
In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.
In 1941, one vote saved the Selective Service – just weeks before Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Your one vote may not seem like much, but it matters. So vote with your actions and let’s change the world.

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