Today being All Souls Day and Election day is quite an interesting parallel. Election day is certainly purgatorial and I just hope that we get out of election purgatory earlier then the last presidential election. As we pray for the dead today we also pray that the dead aren’t voting in some counties. When G.K. Chesterton said "Tradition means giving a vote to most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead." I don’t think he referred to federal elections. The parody story the other day of a blogger’s head exploding just doesn’t seem as funny today.
Well I have voted and it is no surprise to my readers that I have voted for Senator John Kerry. Hopefully my vote will help him to remain a senator. If we are going to have to have a liberal Senator from Massachusetts then we might as will have John Kerry. Sure he votes the liberal party line but he is also expertly efficient in not bringing about his own legislation. So please vote to keep John Kerry as the senator from Massachusetts.
I was in and out to place my vote in only twenty minutes and it didn’t appear that voting was heavier then normal. Jacksonville and Duvall county is overwhelmingly Republican especially since we have a large active and retired military population here so it was no surprise to see only Bush bumper stickers on cars at the polling place.
Regardless of the election result we know that Christ is still King despite the recall effort from a portion of our society.
(Image courtersy of Christopher Blosser)
By the way I voted for the one in the middle.