Friday, November 2, 2012

Four more days 'til the election...are you tired, too?

This girl is, the poor thing...

While my kiddos aren't in tears over all the election talk on the radio, (Daniel, at 14, is actually quite interested in the election this year), they are eager for election day to arrive to see who will be our next president. Their interest has provided a great opportunity to spend some time learning about the election process and exactly how a U.S. president is elected. Daniel was especially surprised to learn that a candidate can actually win the popular vote and not become president due to the Electoral College:

Still have questions? Click here for answers to a multitude of questions about the Electoral College (and here for even more info). And while it's a little late for reading prior to the election, allow me to recommend The Importance of the Electoral College by Dr. George Grant:

What do George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jack Kennedy, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln, and eight other American Presidents have in common? Each received less than a majority of the votes cast in the election that elevated him into the White House.
In this timely primer on the electoral process, Dr. George Grant makes the case for the brilliance, wisdom, and continuing necessity of the Electoral College. This book is a must for students, lawyers, statesmen, pastors, and citizens of all ages interested in understanding and defending the providential system of elections bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers.
Only four more days...maybe. We'll be sitting down as a family to fill out our ballets this weekend (our state is "vote by mail"), and we'll drop them off next Tuesday rather than mailing them. In the meanwhile, we pray and trust and know that God is in control.

Tired? Yes, in fact I am. How about you?


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  1. My husband is getting his PhD in political science, his two concentrations are Comparative politics and American politics. He's enjoying it, but at the same time, we'll both be glad when election day is over. Not just the Presidential election, but for all the junk mail we've been getting on Questions 6 and 7 in Maryland.

    1. Junk mail, indeed! After a while, it all goes into the recycle bin with nary a glance to see who it's from. Kudos to your man and best wishes to him in his PhD pursuit! Blessings, ~Lisa

    2. Yes, they go in the recycling box right next to the door. My husband hopes to teach at a college; his first two choices are Grove City College or Geneva College.

  2. I cannot WAIT for this to be over...there is nothing like living in Chicago during an election to bring out all the slime in the world...Chicago politics. Gack. Have a feeling it will be such a tight finish, though, that it'll go on and on and on...I sure won't be staying up late to find out. I'll just see what the result is the next morning! No too excited either way.

    Hope you are doing well!
    Blessings and {{{HUGS}}},

    1. Lori, I cannot imagine Chicago politics. From what we hear on the news, it's a mess. You have the right attitude, though, and I'm pretty sure we'll be finding out in the morning as well (although here on the west coast, they start announcing/projecting the winner as soon as the polls close at 9, so we may have a good idea). Thanks for stopping by! Hope your hibernation is going well. :) ~Lisa


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