Let’s face it – politics and the election have us all on edge. We find ourselves stressed. Hating certain members of our family and colleagues. Ready to throat punch. Desperately wishing those dreaded cat and baby pictures that we once couldn’t stand to see on Facebook would replace the political posts.
Perhaps one of the main reasons for that is because, as a nation, we have become completely polarized. We stopped looking at individual politicians and issues and we drew party lines.
But today, I’m hoping you’ll all go vote. And I’m hoping you’ll vote both your conscience and to support law and order.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for the politicians who will stand behind our police officers… and not tie their hands.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for the politicians who will fight to protect American citizens.
Today I pray that you’ll vote to ensure due process of the law, and not unsubstantiated accusations and feelings over facts.
Today I pray that you’ll vote to strengthen departments like ICE…. not to remove them.
Today I pray that you’ll vote to enforce our laws… not create “safe spaces” for those who want to violate them.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for Americans who will hold leaders who violate the law accountable…. even if they are laws we don’t like.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for those who will fight for police officers who have been wounded in the line of duty and forgotten by the system.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for those who believe in putting those who serve and protect our communities and our country before those who have broken the laws that those who hold the thin blue line risk their lives to enforce.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for those who will reform our judicial system in a way that will actually give teeth to our law enforcement officers.
Today I pray that you’ll vote not based on how the union tells you, but how your heart tells you.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for politicians who love our country and want to make it greater… not for those who hate it and want to see it fundamentally changed.
Today I pray that you’ll vote for those politicians who want to work together… not those who want to resist working together because… “feelings”.
Today I pray that we can begin to reach across the aisle and find common ground.
Today I pray that we can begin the process of leading by example and once again teaching our kids how to play in the sandbox with others.
Today I pray for America. And today I vote for those who will fight for America.