On Sunday a French Film crew showed up unannounced at our door step. How they had tracked us down I don’t know. When I answered the front door the reporter asked in a heavy French accent if she could ask me a few questions. She wanted to find a polygamous family and wanted to know our thoughts on the election.
While I am tired of the cliched and shallow links of us to Romney and Mormonism, I do want to take the time on this election day to express our thoughts. Much to the dismay of the French crew we are supporting neither Romney or Obama, but rather Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate who if he had at least allowed to be in the debates would have kept it interesting.
We are grateful for our right to vote and encourage everyone to vote today. But more importantly we encourage you to keep the politicians accountable to why you vote! Stay involved and keep your voice heard. We love that polygamy is neither a conservative or a liberal principle. We need to avoid the divide and hold our leaders accountable to the things that matter.
For example, we all can stand for human rights and that people are treated as people and that they matter more than corporate interests. When over 1 Billion is spent on this campaign you have to wonder who really controls the race. My conservative friends care just as much about their kids and this country as my liberal friends. In the end it is about us all taking care of each other and the world we live in. For example, there has not been one mention on the climate change in the debates, as both politicians campaigned through one of the hottest summers in history, and we experienced one of the worst storms ever on the east coast.
Until we take care of our planet, take care of the weakest among us, and treat each other as people we will continue to change Presidents and politicians but persist in our ineffectiveness.We will continue to use this blog, other media, and our political involvement, and our voice for true change. Freedom for our family and others like us is important, but it does not stop there. It is important that we spread love to all we come into contact with.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life and it is on us all whether we believe or not, to treat one another with love. “Ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men.” 2 Nephi 31-20.
Thank you for all who have supported us, thank you to all of you who agree or disagree with us but still stay in the conversation because you care to make a difference. May whoever wins the election today have all of our prayers to lead this country out of the destruction it is heading for.