John McCain and Sarah Palin
The election of 2008 has been very controversial. Now which stands before us is an 72 year old John McCain, if elected he will be the oldest President, Barack Obama, which if elected he will be the first African American President, and Sarah Palin, if John McCain is elected she will be the first women Vice President. Women and African American’s have rose beyond all expectations and for there to be a first women VP or African American President are wonderful changes for the United States. I believe that we should vote not based on a persons outer appearance (gender or race) but for what these candidates stand on the issues that America faces today.
I’m going to start with the issue ..ABORTION. I believe that abortion is morally wrong and should be illegal. Barack Obama states on his website that “…he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in that case.” “improve awareness about emergency contraception” Women don’t have the right to choose whether a baby is to live or die. I learned in Anatomy that life begins as a cell. A year ago, October 27th, my infant daughter passed away from a chromosome disorder called Trisomy 18. I was pro-choice until I had no choice.
A Nurse who was called to help in an abortion clinic reports what she witnessed: “I stood at the doctor’s side and watched him perform a partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months pregnant. The baby’s heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby’s body and arms, everything but his little head. The baby’s body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and inserted them into the back of the baby’s head, and the baby’s arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. Then the doctor opened the scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hole and sucked the baby’s brain out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy, It was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen. But what about if the baby had been aborted at a younger age.. say 6 weeks? When the baby is this young, doctors use the Saline Method, where they inject a salty saline solution into the mother’s womb. You would think it would just poison the baby, but it actually burns it to death. Even though the baby is so young, on ultrasounds of the abortion, the fetus is seen pulling away from the poison as it is injected.. obviously wanting to stay alive.(The baby is intelligent enough to move away from the pain. But the child can’t escape it.”
This is a very harsh reality. John McCain’s view on the issue is “the reversal of Roe v. Wade represents only one step in the long path toward ending abortion. Once the question is returned to the states, the fight for life will be one of courage and compassion – the courage of a pregnant mother to bring her child into the world and the compassion of civil society to meet her needs and those of her newborn baby. The pro-life movement has done tremendous work in building and reinforcing the infrastructure of civil society by strengthening faith-based, community, and neighborhood organizations that provide critical services to pregnant mothers in need.” As babies we start to learn right from wrong, its disappointing how as adults some people can’t grasp the concept of what is right from what is wrong. As John McCain has publicly stated, “At its core, abortion is a human tragedy. To effect meaningful change, we must engage the debate at a human level.”
As we learned all through school, all our past Presidents have served in the military and risked their lives for the protection of their country, so that we may be free. Our very first president George Washington served as Commander and Chief of the Continental Army, another well known President Theodore Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment during the Spanish- American War. A majority of the Presidents that have been appointed had experience with War before or during their time in office. John McCain military experience: On July 29 1967, John barely survived the first of many near-death experiences during his lifetime while preparing to take off on a bombing mission over North Vietnam from his ship, the USS Forrestal. A missile accidentally fired from a nearby plane struck the fuel tanks on John’s plane and created a deadly inferno aboard the ship. John only just escaped the burning disaster that killed 134 men, injured hundreds more and destroyed 20 planes. During his 23rd bombing mission on October 26, 1967, McCain was then taken as a prisoner of war into the now well-known “Hanoi Hilton,” where he was could not get medical treatment and he was often beaten by the North Vietnamese.
Now Barack Obama’s military experience… none!
The Vice Presidential nominees, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential choice says about Obama, “I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. Presidency isn’t something that lends itself to on the job training.” About John McCain Biden says, “I would be honored to run with or against John McCain because I think the country would be better off.” Sarah Palin, John McCain’s Vice Presidential choice, mother of five. A women who is clearly facing issues and struggles that most American families are facing today. For instance, families with children who have special needs, her oldest son will be deployed to Iraq, if not already, and her 17 year old daughter is pregnant.
A lot of families have sons and daughters in or being deployed to Iraq to fight for our country. McCain’s view on the War in Iraq, “It would be a grave mistake to leave before Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated and before a competent, trained, and capable Iraqi security force is in place and operating effectively. We must help the Government of Iraq battle those who provoke sectarian tensions and promote a civil war that could destabilize the Middle East. Iraq must not become a failed state, a haven for terrorists, or a pawn of Iran. These likely consequences of America’s failure in Iraq almost certainly would either require us to return or draw us into a wider and far costlier war.”
Obama’s view on the War in Iraq, “Here is the truth: fighting a war without end will not force the Iraqis to take responsibility for their own future. And fighting in a war without end will not make the American people safer. So when I am Commander-in-Chief, I will set a new goal on day one: I will end this war. Not because politics compels it. Not because our troops cannot bear the burden- as heavy as it is. But because it is the right thing to do for our national security, and it will ultimately make us safer.” —Barack Obama, Clinton, Fayetteville, North Carolina, March 19, 2008 Many of my friends in the military have told me time and time again that, “if we pull the troops out all at once, America is going to ‘hell in a hand basket’.” John McCain’s statement in regards to the troops, “I do not want to keep our troops in Iraq a minute longer than necessary to secure our interests there”.
Our goal is an Iraq that can stand on its own as a democratic ally and a responsible force for peace in its neighborhood. Our goal is an Iraq that no longer needs American troops. And I believe we can achieve that goal, perhaps sooner than many imagine. But I do not believe that anyone should make promises as a candidate for President that they cannot keep if elected. To promise a withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, regardless of the calamitous consequences to the Iraqi people, our most vital interests, and the future of the Middle East, is the height of irresponsibility. It is a failure of leadership.” McCain realizes that its not as simple as just pulling out the troops.
My Issues with Obama
I know that this has been brought up time and time again but I still have a big issue with it… Obama’s pastor of 20 years Jeremiah Wright. He speaks about how ‘Jesus taught him how to love the hell out of his enemies”, but he continues to bring up resentment towards ‘rich, white folk’. He continually says, “God d* America” and says its in the Bible. Please someone find where in the Bible it says God D* America. Jeremiah feelings towards 9/11, “In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.” Oh yeah and we are all part of the US of KKKA… Obama continues to defend his pastor. I know that racism is a huge problem in America but remarks like this don’t help the problem, it’s the wood for the fire. You might not think that Jeremiah Wright should have anything to do with whether Obama get elected or not but its really a show of character on Obama’s part and where he stands on the issue of racism.
A quote from Barack Obama, “You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Obama was brought up with an atheist mother and an Kenyan Muslim father.
ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Lindsey Eller son Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is “age-appropriate,” is “the right thing to do.” Umm… when did we start putting the responsibility of teaching OUR children about sex, strangers, and touching to teachers. I think that teachers have enough responsibilities teaching our children how to read and write. Teaching children about issues pertaining to sex and safety around stranger is a parents responsibility.. I personally wouldn’t want anyone but me or my husband teaching my child about these issues.
Obama has no military experience, which raises concern about his knowledge or confidence in his decision with the War in Iraq.
Right hand goes over your heart when saying the Pledge of Allegiance.. Does he not understand the concept?! Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will he show reverence to the flag.
Obama.. theres 52 states in the United States not 57, but there is 57 muslim countries. Get the facts straight.
McCain and Palin are going to bring the ‘CHANGE’ that Obama celebritizes.