As long as farmers vote for those who pay them for not farming;

As long as teachers vote for those who give more dollars to education.

As long as elderly vote for those who give more Medicare;

As long as the poor vote for those who promise a chicken in the pot and a cell phone in every hand;

As long as the bureaucrats vote for those who will save their obsolete jobs;

As long as the able-bodied vote for those who promise early retirement;

As long as the workers won’t take time to vote;

As long as honest men refuse to involve themselves in politics

As long as Christians do not vote because “this world is not my home;”

As long as …….



Dear Readers, I welcome you to add a line.  I’m quitting because I have probably made enough enemies at this point!  I turned coward at “as long as women vote their bodies instead of souls.”  There I’ve gone to far.  




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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22 Responses to AS LONG AS

  1. Olga says:

    I’m Canadian, but I agree that we all need to vote for a better world. As long as people hide their heads in the sand about climate change, the end will come sooner than later. That’s my two cents worth. 🙂

  2. Elihu says:

    Yeah, this world may not be our home, but in America we’ve been given a unique opportunity as Christians. We can have a say—however small—in the way our government is run. We shouldn’t toss it out the window when we have the opportunity to make a prayerful difference. Pray, vote, and trust God with the overall outcome. Nations rise and fall, but the will of God will stand forever.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Good comment. Pray, vote, and trust God – and don’t murmur. That last part is hard! I think “speaking out” is not the same as murmuring. I think we do have a duty to work in local campaigns, etc. Some even have a duty to file for offices.

  3. Salvageable says:

    Five years ago I was preparing to run for public office because I thought our country needs people like me in charge. Some friends told me that if I was elected, it would change me, making me more like those currently in office. I guess we’ll never know if they were right. J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      It would be hard to go against the flow but I really think many congressmen and women get a bum rap. I would not like to be in a group with 9% approval rating! Anyway, that’s not what I set out to say. God needs people near the “heads” of state. Why do you think he arranged for Daniel to be near the king, or Nehemiah, or Mordecai, or Cuza, or Paul?
      Be bold!

  4. Sadly we are becoming what other countries are. No moral leadership, virtues and violence encouraged by the so called leaders of the free world.

  5. I think you need to keep going Oneta!!! I fully support your growing list!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I try not to get too boring when I get in a pattern like this. But there were lots of groups I could get into. The ball gets to rolling on my post for tomorrow also. It was fun but I had to quit. 😀 You will like it, I think.

  6. Faye says:

    Excellent comment. Yes indeed I hear you. One vote use it but make sure you use it for the right reason, the highest reasons and always for the GOOD of the country.

  7. RAHUL GOLA says:

    a right line you post

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