02 November 2008

Why I Voted for John McCain

I don’t like John McCain. At all. Here’s why:
* McCain is the senator for a border state and does nothing to protect our borders. The will of the people has been overwhelmingly in favor of curbing illegal immigration. And yet, he does nothing.

* McCain authors bills with the likes of Dianne Feinstein, Ted Kennedy, Joe Lieberman, and Russ Feingold. They support the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and Harry Reid.

* McCain has never had a job. He was a soldier and POW. His service to this country is commendable and I am grateful for it. When he came back to the US, he immediately went into politics and has been fortunate enough to never struggle economically. Do I mind this for his own personal welfare? No. Good for him. But how can he possibly understand the plight of the typical American family when he has never, ever had to support himself? How does he know the economic hardships we face, the dry milk we drink, the budget that never balances, the month that outlasts the money? How does he know the struggles of small businesses and the effects of taxation on a paycheck? How can he fix an economy he has never contributed to other than as a consumer?

I am very conservative. If Heidi Klum were to describe my political leanings, she would go as far as saying I am über-conservative. A number of years ago, I was a registered Republican because the party seemed to match up with my very conservative values. Then the Republican Party left me and my values behind, becoming nearly indistinguishable from those with socially liberal viewpoints. I am now registered as an independent and was intent on writing in a candidate because the two scoundrels on the ballot have left me angry, disheartened, frustrated, embarrassed, and myriad other undesirable traits.

So why did I stand in line for 2.5 hours to vote for John McCain?

Because I am voting against Barack Obama. Because I cannot sit down and allow Barack Obama and the liberal mainstream media to usurp the will of the American people without a fight. Here’s why I do not support Barack Obama:

Barack Obama
Infanticide. In three years, Obama has voted against a bill four times that would save live babies that were born after a failed abortion attempt. When the bill finally passed unanimously, Obama was not a senator. Four times he condoned killing a living, breathing child.
Economic Policy. Taking away from individuals and businesses and redistributing the money to other people (who are not paying taxes) is socialism. I believe in supporting people. I also believe I have been granted the freedom to choose where my money goes when I make it. Obama claims it is unfair that some people make so much more money than others. Is it unfair that they went to school for 15 years to earn those wages? Is it fair that instead of buying a Wii and a $50,000 vehicle and all the latest gadgets, they invested their money and are now reaping the benefits? Why should they be required to give the money to people who are less responsible? There is a place for social programs. But where will it end? The government cannot and should not fix our problems. The government cannot force us to be responsible (ahem, just as we cannot be forced to go to heaven). $200-250K is not a lot of revenue for a small business. These businesses will either reduce the quality of their products, lay off employees, or go under. As Michael Savage explains, this is trickle-up poverty and will be to the detriment of the entire country.
Associations. ACORN—voter fraud, registering dead people, prisoners, etc. Jeremiah Wright—his spiritual leader that condemns white people. Ayers—domestic terrorist who does not regret his treason.
Money from unknown sources. Where is the $400 million coming from and why doesn’t he have to disclose it?
Birth country and accountability. Politician Berg (D) has accused the Obama camp of altering his birth certificate online to demonstrate that he is a natural-born citizen when in reality he was born in Kenya. I do not know if this is true or not. My concern is that Obama does not have to answer to this. If he doesn’t have to answer to something so fundamental as where he was born—a crucial part of the Constitution and requirement to assuming the presidency—what else will he be permitted to do? What if he decides certain people are unfit to raise children without any evidence to back up his claim? Will anyone fight him when they take away our children? It’s already started happening in the government Remember the 400+ children who were taken away from the polygamist compound based on a phone call? When they determined the phone call was fraudulent, from a woman in Colorado who faked being a 13-year-old girl, who has done it before, did they return the children immediately? Even when they knew there was no longer any premise for having them in foster care? No.
Most liberal senator. Obama was ranked #1 most liberal senator. Biden is #3 (behind a self-proclaimed socialist)
Supreme Court Justices (and other circuit judges). When Clinton was appointing Supreme Court justices, the Republicans had an opportunity to block particular nominations. Instead, they bowed down to Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she decided she didn’t want to answer questions about how she would interpret the law. No wonder! She has openly expressed that she is there to legislate and push her agenda. There is a good chance there will be 60 Democrats in the Senate and an ultra-liberal presidency, leaving Republicans no chance to fight (as if they would). We at least need a decent nomination. Biden fought vehemently and vocally against Alito and Thomas, two of our most respectable judges. We have seen what 4 unethical judges can do in California. I fear having another Ginsburg and Souter on the bench of the nation’s highest court.
Employment Nondiscrimination Act. Obama said, “I will place the weight of my administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepherd Act to outlaw hate crimes and a fully inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act.” This act means businesses must accept and condone homosexuality (and possibly even transgenderism) when making employment decisions. Goodbye BYU.

Do I want to live through 4-8 years with McCain? Certainly not. Can I live with 4-8 years of Obama and the subsequent social ramifications of his tenure? Can I raise my children like that, knowing I did nothing to stop it? Never. And that’s why I stood in line for 2.5 hours to vote for John McCain.


randa_joy said...

Hear, hear. And thank you.

randa_joy said...

Really I am so glad you did this post. I agree whole-heartedly with all your points. It’s not so much about liking, or even agreeing with McC, it’s about being pee-your-pants scared about having a racist, socialist, baby-killer as president and with a Democratic Senate. I am freaking out. I had to come back and read your post again because it’s so nice to have someone agree with me and after reading so much that doesn’t. It gives me hope. Maybe the Obamites will think they have it sewn up and stay home, or people that previously said they are voting for BO will have an epiphany and choose a different bubble.