Are you comfortable with voting now?

by Brummie 34 Replies latest jw friends

  • Brummie

    I admit I have never voted (shame), the last couple of years I have decided to vote but when the time comes I back out. I like having the freedom to choose whether to vote or not but I never know who to vote on the day that counts and then I feel uncomfortable at the last minute.

    How about you?


  • Victorian sky
    Victorian sky

    Brummie, I'm registered as a Democrat but I view myself now as an independent. I vote for who I think is good for the job. I voted for the first time in the 2000 presidential election for Gore, then for Hillary as Senator for New York - I cheered when she won and most recently for who would be Governor of Florida (voted against Jebbie) The first time felt like an out of body experience. It was just strange. The second time around, I felt like an old pro and I've enjoyed it ever since. (I actually voted twice while an active JW!) The way I look at it, people died for my right to vote, so I do it with pride. - V Sky

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Truthfully, I feel uncomfortable even getting involved in politics. I don't venture much into the grown-up political threads as a result, and mainly it's because I don't know how I feel about it. I still believe in God, and I prefer Christianity, so is political neutrality correct?

    I'm not sure. I don't think I'm going to get involved until I can answer that question to my satisfaction. Until then, I'll stay the course, a thousand points of light, stay the course . . . . .

  • teenyuck


    Since the only chance I have to make a difference is at the voting booth, I am determined to vote.

  • iiz2cool


    Now I'm out of the org, and working for a political party. We have an upcoming provincial election here in Ontario, and I'm looking forward to it! I'm looking forward to our victory celebration too!


    Canadian District Overbeer

  • Euphemism

    I haven't had a chance to vote yet, but I plan on doing so. I've always had political opinions... it galled me, as a dub, not being able to do anything about them.

    As far as "Christian neutrality"... Jesus emphasized that Christianity was not a political movement; the church itself should stay out of politics. An argument could be made that a Christian should not hold political office, because of the moral compromises it would involve. But I don't see anything unscriptural about voting. Essentially, a democracy is a system where the government is chosen by a national opinion poll... and by voting, you are simply giving your input to that poll.

  • integ

    I think in the Nov. 1st 1999 Watchtower questions from the readers it's okay to vote now. If your conscience allows...At least that's what it says.


  • jelly

    Yes, I vote and I love it. I am thinking of donating some of my time to the Rep. party. It depends on who they run. I'm a progressive republican which means I am left on social issues but on economic ones I am to the right. The problem out here in California is that Republicans keep attempting to run Social Conservatives which I dont like.


  • StinkyPantz

    When I moved to Florida last month and got my driver's license, I registered as an Independent. I plan on voting at every opportunity. I'm thinking that maybe someday I might even enter into politics.

  • jelly

    Independent is good, they are the 20% of the population that actually thinks before they cast their vote. I registered Rep. because I wanted to do the primaries.


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