To preface my comments on this post let me tell you, My Dad took me to register to vote on my 18th birthday (Dec 1975), he took the day off from work to do it because registering to vote was that important to him. I registered as a Democrat that day and have voted for the Democratic Presidential candidate in every election since 1976, until this year. Maybe I am growing up, maybe I have more informed friends that I trust enough to listen to and believe when they talk about politics. Its even possible that 6 years of living with Leanne has worn off on me. What ever it is, I can't bring myself to support the Democratic candidate, this time.
My biggest worry of course is Barack Obama winning. It scares me how many otherwise intelligent people are willing to buy what he is selling. His policies and ideas will cause havoc, and plunge us as close to communism as we can get, hopefully without going over the edge.
As time goes on I keep learning newer and scarier things about what this person wants to do.
As much as I am against the war in Iraq, now that we are there, I believe pulling the troops out now would be wrong, and a slap in the face of the families that have sacrificed to have our troops there. I am also opposed to drafting women to fight in combat. I have serious questions about "Share the Wealth". Whose wealth are we sharing, in our house we have no excess wealth, I don't know anyone that does. Is it Obama's wealth we are going to share? I would seriously doubt he and his rich friends will be willing to share what they have. I believe people should work HARD for their money and what they have. If they don't, they should do without.
This story comes from http://www.candacesalima.blogspot.com/. Candace is a very intelligent woman who has spent a lot of time researching and blogging about the issues of this election.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.' Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome."Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake. Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, John Kerry & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer! The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.Hillary Clinton gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the case. The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be very careful how you vote November 2008 .
Check out this video clip. Even though the case was dismissed it is disconcerting that we have a potential president who may not even be a Natural Born Citizen.
I have already voted. I have made my choices for better or worse.
I fully believe that Heavenly Father loves this country and won't let anyone lead it down to destruction yet, but he will allow us to suffer for our bad judgement if we elect unrighteous leaders. If you haven't voted, pray and fast about the choices you have to make, and go to the polls on Tuesday to make your vote count.