A Letter From an American Woman
I am writing this letter because I can no longer stand to stay silent about what I see happening in my precious country. I have been many things in my 51 years. I have been an Independent, Democrat and a Republican. I have been poor, wealthy, and middle class. I have been a Jew and a Christian. I have worked as a clerk, waitress, counselor and a nurse. My employment has been in the private and public sector and with the military while my husband served in the United States Air Force. I have lived all over the United States and in Germany and I have traveled all over the world. I have witnessed racism, sexism, sexual harassment, oppression, and poverty. Until this presidential election, I never thought I would be in a position where I felt I had to defend our Constitution.
Senator Obama seems to interpret our first amendment not as a right to free speech but as a right to fair speech. He would support restricting the free expression of many points of view in our media with the Fairness Doctrine. In his campaign he has shown that if anyone questions him, his policies or says anything unflattering, they are investigated, threatened with a law suit, boycotted, ridiculed or smeared. Senator Obama’s work for civil rights does not go unnoticed, however protecting the rights of the unborn child seems to have escaped his attention. His says he is willing to defend our liberty using America’s might, but it seems to be a measured response dictated by world opinion. Our constitution says we have the right to pursue happiness it does not guarantee happiness. We don’t need to tax those who have been successful so that our government can spread the wealth around to those unwilling to pursue their own success and dreams. Whether health care is a right or not I don’t know, but it is our right to have freedom to make choices about our health care. Senator Obama’s campaign has brought equal rights into question. Affirmative action is alive and well in this presidential election. If one does not vote for him, they are called a racist. He pays females less than his male employees. He has allowed his surrogates to smear and spread lies about Governor Sarah Palin. Our right and privilege to vote is being made a mockery by ACORN. This so-called nonpartisan taxpayer funded organization endorsed Senator Obama’s presidential candidacy and has received over 800,000 dollars from the Senator for their get out the vote program. Has America failed so miserably? Have Americans found socialist ideas to be better than free market ideas? Have we gotten tired of listening to many points of view? Are we weary of the responsibility of our own lives? Have we grown hardened toward the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn? Have we given up on equality? Have we abandoned our defenders? Have we just given up and said to our government “take care of us, we are not able”? If the answer to these questions is yes, we Americans have turned our back on all the brave men and women who have fought and died for us so that we can all be free.
I will not give up on our constitution or this great country. I urge you to stand with me to make our vote and our voices be heard. Barak Obama says “in 5 days .. we will fundamentally change this country. What is fundamental about our country is our Constitution and it doesn’t need changing. So if you are planning to vote for Barak Obama, please change your mind. Vote to keep our Constitution intact. Vote McCain/Palin.