Why do we demonize people who don't agree with us? I am writing these words with a heavy heart. As I read the threads on the "Politics" forum, I am saddened by the bitterness and sarcasm I see. It makes me so sad and accomplishes absolutely nothing. I am in a unique position this election season. I did not vote for president in this election; I left it blank. I felt that I could not vote for President Obama because of his position on abortion and gay marriage. I could not vote for Romney because of his position on health care, education, immigration and other issues. This is the first time I have ever not voted for president, but my conscience would not allow me to vote for either candidate. On the other hand, I know good Christian people in my family and in my husband's family. Some voted for Obama and some voted for Romney, and I understand and respect their reasons. My parents are devout Catholics in their late 70's who are very much against abortion; however, they did not believe Romney would do anything to stop abortion, and that his policies would do much to hurt those who are needy. My husband's parents are good people who voted for Romney; their hope was that he might possibly do something about abortion. My son and his wife, a young couple in their 20's, voted for Obama. My own husband voted for Obama. None of those family members who voted for Obama are receiving government handouts; they are all working people who pay taxes. Those family members who voted for Romney aren't wealthy people looking for a tax break. All of them are good Christian people with sincere reasons for voting for the candidate that they chose. What good can possibly come from ridiculing those who disagree with us? God is not a Republican or a Democrat! Satan must delight in watching Christians devour each other in this way! Won't you join me in praying for our country and our leaders, whether they are Republican, Democrat or otherwise? Can we work together to find common ground and try to do what is best for everyone? Thanks for listening. The rest is up to you.