Oh, boots. We actually had a problem with boots. Iree needed a new pair.
This might not be a big deal for some of you, but we have made every effort over the last...ten? twelve? years to not buy items from China if at all possible. We will spend more on Made in USA products, and if those aren't available, we'll buy from somewhere else. Willingly sending our money to a country that forces last trimester pregnant mothers into violent abortions among other grievous violations is not something we will do if we can avoid it.
But we couldn't avoid it with snowboots. Store after store after store only had boots made in China. No thrift stores had boots in her size and we were stuck.
I am not one for compromising on our core beliefs (and the principles behind not buying from China are core beliefs for us), but our little girl needed new winter boots. We live in Alaska and it is winter for half the year. So we bought the boots. We compromised. Part of the $15 we spent on the boots went to China so our daughter will not have frostbitten toes.
So what. Point, please?
We have a big election coming up, and I have an announcement to make:
I am compromising. I am not voting for Jesus.
I'm not interested in making a statement about my dissatisfaction of the candidates. I'm interested in the clean up operation our country needs to commence urgently. It is too little, too late to get a better candidate in the running to be elected.
i will say this again. if you are not voting for romney because he is not your perfect candidate, if you write in "pinocchio", or some other nonsense, or are mad that romney has pledged to protect 99% of the unborn, you will have made your point, but you will be helping to secure the slaughter of millions of innocents.
- Gianna Jessen, who survived being aborted as a baby
One of them believes in apologizing for our country's greatness, and the other actually believes in our country's greatness. One understands how to build businesses, and the other wants four more years of sending our money to all kinds of places that it should not be sent...including, yes, China.
When the kitchen is full of dirty dishes and the children are hungry, the task at hand is not to buy a nicer set of dishes. The task at hand is to clean up the mess so you can make dinner and feed those kids.
Does this mean I fear Obama more than I fear God? Not a bit. It means I am less concerned with voting for a man who is Mormon and not in total agreement with my faith or political values than I am with ousting the current regime that supports terrorism on America's freedom, economy, and unborn citizens.
Besides, our country doesn't have money in its budget for new dishes...this year, anyway.