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A National Zoning Law?

4 Oct

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

This past weekend we made a quick trip through Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. We traveled back roads and interstates and I noticed something odd. We are one month away from a major national election and we saw no political signs for the presidential race. At first I thought maybe there was a national zoning law that I missed hearing about. This theory didn’t fly when we were on back roads and I saw signs for local races.  During the whole four-day weekend, I saw two bumper stickers, one for each party. So this  led me to do some questioning.

My first question involves passion. Have we as Americans lost our passion for our country? Has the ongoing financial crisis moved us to apathy? Maybe we don’t believe it matters who we elect.

Another explanation could be technology. Have we moved beyond signs, billboards and bumper stickers because everything we want to know is on our smart phones?

Finally, are we so passionate about this election we are spending our time “stealing” the opposition signs as fast as they are being put out? One of my family members put out a sign at the entrance to her neighborhood and it promptly disappeared. To date, in my small town I have seen only one sign for a presidential candidate. I have to admit  in the past I have been sorely tempted to steal a few political signs. Some candidates really irk me but this is what America is about, everyone having the chance to voice their opinion and to support whomever they choose.

Now that the presidential debates have begun, will we see more signs? I hope so. It seems every election is “the most important” ever. This may sound like crying wolf but I don’t believe it is. This election season many people are participating in Forty Days of Prayer. I think maybe we should have been doing this for every election.

I would love to hear from you, what is happening in your town?

2 Chronicles 7:14

Bumper sticker car parked in Santa Cruz, Calif...

Bumper sticker car parked in Santa Cruz, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John F. Kennedy Bumper Sticker - NARA - 194067

John F. Kennedy Bumper Sticker – NARA – 194067 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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