Thursday, October 30, 2008

Why I Can't Vote for Obama

In five days we'll determine who will lead our country for the next 4 years. When we cast our vote, we are part of the process that makes America so great--the opportunity to choose who will govern us. We still have the ability to make choices. We still have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms. As I've pondered who I believe will be the best leader for our country, I have to conclude that it is John McCain. He has the most experience in being a commander-in- chief, he's had the most experience working in Washington, and he's had the most life experience. He's patriotic and knows what it means to serve others.

I simply cannot vote for Barack Obama because:

1. He supports abortion. Again and again he's shown by his voting record that he supports and condones ending human life in its early stages. Even when he was presented proof that a hospital in his own state was allowing babies to die after the mother was induced, he refused to take any action to stop the practice.

2. He supports gay marriage. I believe marriage is between one man and one woman. I do not support changing the definition for any group, even if they are very vocal and threatening. Family is the most basic fundamental unit of our society. We should encourage marriage, rather than discourage it. We should not tear it down or demean it to appease a tiny minority of people who have chosen an alternative lifestyle. I sincerely hope that voters in CA and AZ will be able to, once and for all, define marriage as between one man and one woman.

3. He advocates socialism. He continues to preach "spreading the wealth." Why? Why do people who've worked hard have to pay a larger percentage of taxes to take care of people who may not work at all? This ideology can be compared to a student that studies, works hard, attends class, and turns in homework having to give half of his A grades to a student who doesn't show up for class, doesn't turn in assignments, fails the tests, and doesn't care about school. The first student would receive half of the second student's F grades so that they could both be equal. Both of them would then be C students. Is this fair? Yet, this is what Obama proposes--those that work share with those that don't. And who decides who gets what? Will Obama live by the same rules he wants to apply to the rest of us? What will happen to the drive and industry that's made this country great? I do not want socialism.

4. He, along with the radical women's organization NOW, wants to register men and women for the draft so that in the event we need one, both men and women will have to fight on the front lines. I am so tired of groups like NOW trying to tell me that I'm not equal with men. Men and women are absolutely equal, but they are not the same. Big difference. I do not want to see women being forced to fight in a war. I don't want to see men forced to fight, either. What makes our current military so strong is the fact that those serving have chosen to do so and have not been forced to enlist. Does anyone remember the Vietnam fiasco with men dodging the draft and those that did honor their country, but did not support or believe in the war? Under Obama's plan, the very people out demonstrating against the war in Iraq will be forced to fight in the next war, and believe me the Iraq war will not be the last.

5. He simply does not have the experience he needs to lead our great country. He has not had enough experience with the military (he would be the commander-in-chief and in charge of the military), he has not even lead a state or balanced a budget.

6. He favors gun control. He opposes the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms. Will criminals suddenly decide to obey the law and give up their guns? I don't think so. It will be the law-abiding citizens that lose their rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

There are other reasons, but these are my top reasons why I can't vote for Barack Obama.


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Cellana said...

I think you're definition is so eloquently stated, and I have to agree! With ALL of it! You're reasons are exactly why I get the heebie jeebies whenever I think of what our country will be like if Obama becomes president.

Beeswax said...

I totally agree. It is shocking to me that so many people in our nation are willing to give up our hard won freedoms to try on European Socialism. I can only hope that if Obama does win, that the more moderate Dems in Congress won't pass the more liberal reforms he suggests.

But the idea of Obama filling up the Supreme Court makes me very, very nervous.

dougandcheryl said...

I came over from the mormon moms blog. I really appreciate your post. Sometimes it feels like, because the media wants us to feel this way, that every one is for Obama.
I am so with you on the spreading the wealth thing. Even though we make no where near what they "say" they will tax.. I don't think it's fair. Also, every one is complaining about all of the big corporations having to lay off people and it makes me wonder why they think taxing them more will make it better- won't this just result in more people getting laid off as their profits go down even further?
Also, I think Biden is a jerk so I am 100% Mcain /Palin!

Barbaloot said...

Found your blog on the Mormon Mommy one. Totally love how you've stated your views. You're clear and firm, but don't do any unnecessary demeaning. I was already voting for McCain-but this makes me feel good about it:)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I always have a hard time choosing who to vote for, because I am against abortion and such, I generally am with the Democrats on most other issues, especially economic. Arrgh!

Rebecca Talley said...

In a few days it'll be over and, no matter who wins, the Lord is in charge and if we live the gospel we'll be okay.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments--I appreciate it :).

Iron_woman said...

As a member of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter day Saints articles of faith 12“ We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. We should be happy about the results.

Actually we vote for Obama. I’ve discussed why in my blog, but suffice it to say we trust him. For a while, we considered McCain an alternative I could live with, but over the past few years we’ve seen him turn into a puppet - and we just cannot trust him.

Obama represents many ideals I value and trust in. He’s sacrificed to help others in need. He understands what it means to work. He cares about the poor, the needy. He has plans for them. Whether or not he is able to accomplish all his ideas is highly questionable, but if he succeeds in health care, education, and bringing back some confidence and pride back into this country, then I say bring it on.

He doesn’t have to continually remind us what a “maverick” he is like McCain feels the need to. Obama may be young, but he’s got the guts and the self-assurance needed to guide this country into a better direction. He’s not afraid not only to do what is hard, but to go against what others think is right. He’s satisfied most every concern of mine. He’s also nobody’s puppet as far as I can tell.

But most of all, I respect him.

Keep the Faith…