If you are not already a subscriber, I highly recommend The Patriot Post at www.patriotpost.us which always has interesting, informative and just plain common sense articles ranging from cartoons, to Founder's Quotes to inspire and commentary which will stand anyone in good stead. I must admit that I am not a follower of blogs like the Drudge report, Rush Limbaugh's thoughts and other extremely well known commentators. I fear that they are more interested in the numbers of readers and in some cases, their advertisers needs.
As most of you know, I have always looked for stories that will have an effect on the economy of our state and nation and above all, the ultimate effect on our own pocketbooks and bank accounts. The personal influence on the way we think and the way we act toward our friends and neighbors is not to be found on the web, but in what we are taught or glean from our studies on and attitude toward moral law, natural law and even eternal law. (This from a few weeks of attending a seminar fostering discussions on putting together our personal religious viewpoints plus the influences and benefits of living in a country where we have the freedom to do so.)
This was an opportunity to put a few things together at a critical point in history given that the election to be held next week will either confirm the loss of certain freedoms or open the door to the knowledge that we have time to save ourselves from further loss and reinstate previous and precious freedoms--both God given and those fostered from the beginnings of our Republic.
It is an absolute imperative that we use our rights as citizens and recognize that we need to put forth that little bit of extra effort in encouraging (in any way from push to shove) your friends, neighbors and relatives to vote. As one of the early church fathers put it, it is a moral obligation to exercise the rights of a good citizen ie., one who studies issues and candidates. Not only that, but that it is very "difficult to be a good Christian without being a good citizen." And all the people said "Amen."