Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Does anything matter?

This will likely be my last post here for a long while, possibly the last one period. I know that until this point I have used this blog only to document my CFH activities but I feel the need to make this post.

No doubt about it this is probably the most historic election to ever take place in America, not as you may think, because of a black or female candidate but because the next President of The United States has made it abundantly clear that he does not ascribe to the same vision of America that our Founding Father had.
He believes in more government control in our lives, not less and he believes our Constitution is "fatally flawed". The checks and balances put in place by our Founding Fathers have in recent years started to become corroded by the appointment of judges who believe it is their right and duty to legislate from the bench and this trend has already begun to jeopordize our governmental system. I think we are in for very tumultuous times ahead as a country.

I am fearful that America has elected a "Commander in Chief" who in my opinion does not appear to have the best interest of our military at heart. I cringe to hear him say that our troops were basically airading villages and killing innocent civilians. It disturbs me to think anyone could vote to "cut off funding for the troops" unless there was a concrete end date. I fear our troops will be brought home not in victory but to another Vietnam. I am fearful that while everyone is worried about their wallets our enemies will see a perfect opportunity to attack us once again. And I can't lie I am fearful especially because I live in the "bulls eye" of the New York City area... a short 40 miles upwind of a dirty bomb. I will never forget 9-11. I could see the smoke for days from my shorline neighborhood. Though
I'm pretty sure, based on the amount of Bush bashing that constantly takes place, most of the country has all but forgotten them... the images of the planes hitting the buildings and people jumping out of those windows are forever etched in my mind. A great economy is worth little if we are not first and foremost safe from those who aim to harm us.

As a country we will soon innagurate a man who believes that government should be able to dictate how much we may personally be allowed to benefit from the fruits of our labor and determine who we must share it with. This is a man who in the Illinois Senate voted against a bill that would provide lifesaving treatment to a baby born alive from a botched abortion. (This doesn't sound like a case of Pro-Choice or Pro-Life, to me it sounds like murder). A man who claims to have sat for 20 years in the pews of a preacher spouting venomous hate againt our country but yet he never heard any of it. A man who has a problem Pledging Allegiance to America. A man who mocked a innocent middle-class citizen who dared ask a question, with a running mate who berated a journalist for asking another question they didn't like.
A man who has consistently voted for legislation against the 2nd Amendment. A man who thinks YOU should learn to speak Spanish instead of expecting every citizen to speak English. (My immigrant parents learned fluent English and did so proudly, and by the way, I learned 3 languages Mr. Obama, not bad for a non-Ivy League education, what happened to you?) A man who says that wanting a smaller government and less taxes is tantamount to making selfishness a virtue. A man who wants to "spread the wealth" but cannot see it in his heart to begin with spreading his own among his closest family members.

Oh yes, I know supporters would find ways to twist each of the issues to suit them and claim "well that's not really true". We are all entitled to our own opinions, but I cannot see them for anything other then the basis of values. At this point, I don't see how we as a people can "work toward a better future" when, what half see as better, the other half see as abandonment of all we hold dear. Let me be clear, this is not about race in any way, shape or form. Based on his experience and views I simply cannot honestly say I feel confident that Barack Obama was elected because the content of his character rather then the color of his skin.

I have voted in every single election, national and local, since the very first day I legally could. Neither of this election's candidates would be my choice for President but I consider it a privilege, an honor and my civic duty to cast my vote. I hope that all of those who, though eligible for many years, have only now voted for the first time will remember that many brave men and women gave their lives to protect their right to do so and continue to be part of the process in the future.

I do not need someone to tell me what is right and what is wrong. I take offense that my government feels it should pass judgement on me and at being told I need to be more charitable and to care for my fellow man. I do not need government to tell me I am not good enough, kind enough or too rich and that I am incapable of taking care of myself and selfish. I have always believed that America is the greatest nation on earth. A people of incredible compassion and charitable beyond compare. We have come to the rescue of numerous nations and peoples throughout history and frankly if the rest of the world thinks we are so terrible let them all call another country for help the next time they find themselves in need.

I will continue to pray for the safety of our troops and the freedom, safety and prosperity of our nation but make no mistake about it, the Messiah I pray to is Jesus Christ.

May God Bless America.


Dee N said...

The only thing I can add is: AMEN!

Anonymous said...

*Giving you a standing ovation for every single work in this post!* I may be late in reading this, but I couldn't agree with you more, even today, 2 years later!

Donna said...

Paula,I just found your blog after joining OWH.I applaud you for your comments and we see now in August 2011 that your worst fears about our "Not so commander and Chief" have been realized!I thank you for all I have received from your blog.I just want you to know my Dad served in the Army during World War11 as an NCO in the 66th Panther Division. He served in Europe{Germany,France and Austria}
Thank you for all you are doing.God Bless you and may God Bless the USA and our Troops!Thank you,Donna Murray, Fairmount,Georgia.

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