Merry Christmas from Consider Again

White House Christmas 2010 (Adam Fagen)

White House Christmas 2010 (Adam Fagen)

Back in May, when a friend recommended I start a political blog, I could never have imagined what it would become. Today, I look forward to writing each post and communicating with my loyal readers on WordPress. I have found a valuable community of writers here that I am very thankful for.

I am continually amazed as well by my own friends and family who begin discussions with me based on something they read on my blog.

Rather than focus on the fight between using the word “holiday” or “Christmas”, the stalled fiscal cliff negotiations, or John Kerry’s nomination to Secretary of State, this post is intended as a thank you to my readers and a bright look to the future.

To all of you who have invested your time into me and this blog, thank you. I appreciate all of your support.

In the last few months, I feel I have made a difference. I feel I have made progress on the mission I intend for my blog, as listed on my “About” page,

“Consider again your motivations and reasons behind every decision you make and belief you hold, so that you may adequately defend it when the time comes.”

The 580 comments on my posts so far have certainly challenged me to defend my beliefs. In the future, I hope to continue helping others do the same. This Christmas, I especially thank God for the country we live in and the freedom to debate our differing opinions.

I’d like to end with former president Calvin Coolidge’s remarks from his message on Christmas, 85 years ago (December 25, 1927):

“To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.”

Merry Christmas from Consider Again!

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