Tuesday, October 28, 2008

America, BLESS GOD!!!

OK y'all, I swore I would not do this on my blog. I hate politics - H.A.T.E. THEM!!! - and, in general, know enough to support my views but not necessarily enough to argue the point. So, as a general rule, I avoid political discussion like the plague. But, at this point, I can no longer do so. So, here I go ...

We, as Americans, go to the polls next week to make a HUGE decision. And this time, more than ever, it is a decision that we can not afford to take lightly. Our future as a country is riding on the outcome of this election. And, as Christians - which I believe most of you reading my blog are - we REALLY cannot afford to take this one lying down.

I am in no way fooling myself into thinking that what I say here and now will make a difference in the way this election goes, but it is something that I must say. I have been writing this in my head for weeks now, and this is the time to put it out there.

Now, I am not going to point out that the Elite Media seems to have a seriously one sided stance on this election and, therefore, rips Sarah Palin apart for everything from the clothes that she wears (seriously?) to the fact that she tried to have an Alaskan State trooper removed form his post just because he was her ex-brother in law (omiting the fact that said trooper shot his own ten year old son with a tazer gun!!!), all the while saying nothing about the HUGE missing chunks from Sen. Obama's past, among other things.

I will not talk about the fact that Sen. Obama aligns himself with a vast array of seedy characters. Characters ranging from a group accused of registering voters across the country fraudulently to someone who was found guilty, and subsequently released on a technicality, of assisting in the terrorist activities in the 1970's against the Pentagon and the White House. Someone who was actually PROUD of his involvement in said attacks and has been quoted saying that he wished he could have done more. And these are just a few of the dishonest, dangerous and criminal associations that he has been found to be involved with.

And I will not go into the fact that, as these relationships have come to light, his responses have regularly been the extent of "I had no knowledge of that activity ...", "I was not aware ..." and "I didn't know that that was happening ...". Um, pardon me, but I would like a president who DOES KNOW, IS AWARE and HAS KNOWLEDGE of things happening in front of his face.

Call me crazy.

I, also, will not talk about the fact that he claims to be a Christian and to never have been involved in any type of Muslim religion, even though several people have stepped forward with many pieces of evidence to the contrary. Now, I am not saying that we cannot have a non Christian president. I am not saying that we cannot have a MUSLIM president (although, admittedly, I would not vote for one), I am saying that whatever you are, were or have ever been, I want an HONEST president.

What I will say is this, there are two reasons that I will not be voting for Sen. Obama in this election. The second most vital being this:

This country is at war, a war started when our soil was invaded and attacked not once, not twice, not even three times, but FOUR TIMES in one day on September 11, 2001. A war which must be fought to the finish. A war which is being fought by brave men and women who VOLUNTEERED to fight it. (And, given that war, can we afford to place someone in power with even the smallest chance of being associated with known terrorists?) Also, we are in the midst of an economic crisis the likes of which has not been seen since the great depression years. We are in an energy crisis, which is serving to increase the economic woes of every single person in this land - not just the poor or middle class, but the wealthy as well (we are ALL being gouged at the pump!!!).

So, in the midst of all of this upheaval, can we really afford to put someone in the white house who has never been put in a leadership position AT ALL?!?!?! I do not think so. Oh, sure he served on the Senate, for what amounts to about a quarter of a year. And in that time he spent alot of time voting "present" rather than giving a definitive answer. AND, in that time he also began is bid for the white house. But, did he get anything done for his constituents in that time? I don't know ...

But, here is the number one reason that Barak Obama will never get my vote:



As an adoptive mother, I cannot begin to tell you what the phrase "punished with a baby" did to my heart. Let me say, here and now, that the baby is NEVER the punishment. It may, in your opinion, be a result of a "mistake", but that mistake was not the Baby's. that mistake was YOURS. And the act that Sen. Obama speaks of does not punish the mother, it punishes the CHILD. And, I can say that I know of 2 such "mistakes" made by women who had the guts to follow through with the consequences of their actions. And because they did, I have two precious little girls running around my house, filling it with laughter and joy beyond my wildest dreams. Not to mention the fact that I can give you a list of up to 10 families right this moment who would gladly give your "error in judgement" a loving home, filled with joy and LIFE.

Also, as a parent, I will raise MY children with values and morals and integrity. But if, and when, they make a mistake, you can bet your sweet bippy that I will take advantage of the consequences of those mistakes to help them learn a lesson. I will not let them simply "get rid" of their mistake and walk away. THAT is not what being a parent is about.

And if that is any indication as to how he serves as a leader in his home, I can tell you I do not want him leading my country.

As a Christian woman I cannot vote for someone who has such little value for the sanctity of life. He says that the specificities of when life begins are more than he can answer. That it is "above (his) pay grade". Well, Mr. Obama, I am a stay at home mom who makes NOTHING, and I can tell you that life begins at the very moment of conception. And that, in Truth, it begins even before conception. Because the Bible tells me that "Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." (PS. 139:16). And that pertains to the child who is yet to born as well as the child whose birth was aborted, no matter what stage of life it was aborted in!

This is my stance as a Christian woman. I am sorry if that offends anyone, but I will not apologize for that stance. I cannot separate who I am in God from who I am as an American.

Put simply, who I am in God is WHO I AM. Period.

And, for that reason alone, Sen. Obama will not get my vote.

8 of ya left some love:

Teri~Facedown said...

BRAVO!!!!! If it wasn't so blasted cold here I would be up on my feet applauding you!

I am SO with you girl. But you already know that!

going to sleep ow!
:)
Love,
Teri

Aron, Erica, & Isabelle said...

Erica and I did a dance to celebrate this post! You go girl! Sarah Palin for President, Becky Jo for Vice President!

Becky said...

That was awesome. I agree 100% I was also working on a post bringing up the same points you did. You did it for me. May I please post a link to your post in lieu of writing my own. Yours is really EXACTLY what I wanted to say.

God bless you Beckyjomama!

calista said...

Girl, I am right here with you!! Pray people!!

Did I mention I lurve the new look on the bloggy?

j said...

Wow! Spoken from the heart. You can tell this has been brewing inside you and this is a subject matter you are passionate about. Bravo for stepping out of your comfort zone and speaking freely from your heart...and you mixed two "taboo" subjects: politics and religion! Gold medal to you RS!

kelliebean said...

*applauding you*

Well said!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Amen!

Greg C said...

Way to go. Thanks for pointing this out. I knew how he stood on this issue but I didn't know he said something so ugly about babies. Paying for mistakes? Heaven help us.