This blog post may anger some of you. I won’t apologize for that. Whether you agree with my politics or not, I do stand on very solid principles that have never wavered for the last 20 years of my voting life. At the very least, you should respect my steadfastness and loyalty to my core principles. I base my beliefs upon the Bible. While I haven’t always followed the Lord in the way I should, I have grown a lot in this area in the past few years and have grown bolder and more outspoken on these issues. This year, I will be voting for John McCain in the general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with everything McCain stands for, I do agree with far more of his policies than Obama’s. I’ll be honest, I just don’t get why Obama is up in the polls.
The man is an excellent speaker, when he has a script in front of him. But, without a script, he stumbles and mumbles. Even with the script, he really doesn’t say much of anything. I disgree so strongly with his votes for partial birth abortion and his stances refusing to vote against infanticide, that for those reasons alone I would not vote for him.
Add to those points his many connections with people I consider to be terrorists and criminals and his childhood ties to Islam. The book Obama Nation outlines many of these ties. How anyone could consider voting for this man after 9/11, I just don’t get. Have people forgotten the horrors of that day so quickly. Just this past week, there have been ties to another Muslim extremist who put in a word to get Obama into Harvard.
Once you’ve read a book like Obama Nation, you realize how this man lies and says whatever he thinks people want to hear. In other words, he is willing to do anything to get into the White House. If he is willing to lie now, what will an Obama presidency look like if he were to make it into office?
But, enough about the man. What I really want to talk to you about is why I am voting for McCain. John McCain is a war hero. He served his country nobly and was tortured horribly for his patriotism. When he was given the chance to leave the concentration camp he was in, he chose to stay behind with the men under his command. The torture continued.
I also believe McCain to be a man of integrity. I can believe what he says and I also don’t think he will just say whatever to get elected. How easy would it be for him to make broad promises? One of the biggest reasons to vote for McCain, whether you are Republican or Democrat is to keep a balance of power between the White House and Congress. Imagine another Democratically controlled government. I find his economic proposal to be much more reasonable. Our taxes will be lowered instead of raised. Quite frankly, there is no way that Obama can fund everything he is proposing without raising taxes on nearly EVERYONE. Sure, he says only those making over $250K (I have problems with this too because of small biz), but he hasn’t told the truth about many other things, so why would he tell the truth on this one either?
Although I rarely listen to Rush Limbaugh, because his paper tapping grates on my nerves, I did catch a bit of his show today. He mentioned that there are rumblings that as soon as Obama is elected (but before he is sworn in) that the Democratically controlled congress has plans to roll back anything they’ve recently passed that is too conservative, including the off shore drilling our country so desperately needs. I hope this isn’t true, but it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.
Please do your research. Don’t just believe what the Main Stream Media feeds you. They are so biased it is unbelievable. Find alternative sources of information and dig into the background of both candidates. I think you’ll be surprised at what you find.
If you are a Republican, I urge you to vote. When good men do nothing, evil triumphs. Do something. If you need a ride to the polls, call a friend. If you don’t really like McCain, consider voting for him anyway. You are voting against something that would truly do our country harm, in my opinion.
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