Ten Things About Obama

How I wish that my mother could be here to see the first black man on the presidential ballot.  She would be so excited.  My mother was passionate about Civil Rights before it was popular or politically correct.  I share her enthusiasm and long to see a world that is color blind.  That is why it saddens me to admit that I am unable in good conscious to vote for Obama. 

 Would you take time right now from your busy schedule and allow me to share these reasons with you.  Please prayerfully consider them.

 1.      Obama talks about lowering taxes for the middle class, but in looking at his voting record, I am unable to find a single time that he has voted to ease the tax burden on the middle class.   Although, I want to believe his promise, I have to look at his track record.  His track record is one of voting to raise taxes.  Please see his voting record at this site: http://votesmart.org/index.htm  and especially see Tax and budget issues: http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=9490&type=category&category=10&go.x=17&go.y=16 .

 2.     I’m tired of high gas prices. Even though they are going down at the moment, they are still too high.  In fact, I don’t want to buy oil from foreign nations anymore.  Obama stated in his third debate that “oil companies have to drill on their land or lose it.”  What did he mean by that?  Who would they lose the land to?  The Federal Government?  Are we talking about nationalized oil companies?  I certainly hope not, but Obama is very vague and that scares me.  Nationalized oil companies are something I DON’T want!  Does Obama want socialized, nationalized oil companies?  Isn’t America still a Free Market nation?  Oil companies have excessive regulations and restrictions on them that make it nearly impossible to drill.  I would like these restrictions eased, while still protecting our beautiful land and oceans.  But, I want to drill the Gulf.  I want to drill Alaska.  I want to drill North Dakota and anywhere else there is oil in our nation.

 3.     Unfortunately, though Obama declares his support of Israel, I am unable to believe him because of his ties to Arab terrorists.  Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East.  I want the USA to stand beside her, not undermine her by secret deals with her sworn enemies.  When Obama talks about sitting down with no preconditions with countries and leaders that desire to wipe Israel off the face of the map, I am concerned…greatly concerned. 

4.     Obama uses the term “distribution of wealth” quite frequently in his speeches and in the debates.  I have read The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and recognize that term from this book.  Although Biden uses the term “let’s be fair,” this team is putting forward as their platform the principles in this book.  Since I am not a Marxist/Communist, I find this rather frightening.  In fact, haven’t the countries that have tried communism found that it doesn’t work?  Didn’t we win the “Cold War?”  Why are we trying something that is a failed theory????  I challenge you to read The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx with Obama’s own campaign platform from his own website and compare the two.  You will be shocked to find all the similarities.  Obama’s platform:  http://www.barackobama.com/issues/     Here is a place you can download the book for free as a pdf file:  http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

5.     In the last debate, Obama mentioned that we have to “win the trust” of countries that have “lost faith” in us.  His plan to “win their trust,” he went on to explain was to give them EVEN MORE foreign aid.  That was very frustrating to me.  I am tired of giving away billions of dollars to countries that burn our flags, insult us, and undermine our foreign policies.  I certainly don’t want to give these countries MORE aid.  In fact, I want to give them LESS aid or none at all.

6.     When talking about health care, Obama promised in the second debate that uninsured Americans would be insured by “the same company that insures our senators and congressman.”  Something struck me as odd and the next day I investigated to find out just who that “insurance company” was.  I was surprised and shocked to find out that the “company” was a federal agency.  This “company” is called “Federal Employees Health Benefits Program,” and is not like any company I’ve ever seen.  Get on their site and investigate.  They talk about selection and choice, but no other companies are ever mentioned.  Hmm.  At least 70% of the “premium” is paid by the federal government.  Yes, they may “subcontract” with other companies, but this “company” Obama wants to have us be insured by is the federal government.  See their website:    http://opm.gov/insure/health/about/fehb.asp   Try to find some proof that this is a real company.  After investigating, I felt that I had been deceived by Obama’s rhetoric.  I don’t want socialized medicine.  I think socialized medicine is foolish and a drain on the economy.  I would like tax cuts to purchase my own insurance and laws putting a check on greed in the insurance companies.  I would like more, not less, competition.  Socialized medicine is not the way I want to go.  Please, give me more money in my pocket, so that I can choose my own plan. 

 7.     Obama has talked about bringing soldiers home from Iraq.  But when I listened to him in the second and third debate, I heard him wanting to send our troops all over the place.  In fact, he wanted to increase, not decrease, our involvement in other nation’s problems, including Darfur.  All I could think about was how much it would all cost.  Shouldn’t we finish the job we started in Iraq and then come home with our heads held high?  I don’t want to leave before the job is finished, like we did in Vietnam.

 8.     Business and corruption don’t have to go hand in hand.  There is an old saying that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  I agree with that statement.  It is true of people in government.  It is true of people in business.  The government and businesses should be separate entities.  No more government subsidies, no more government bail-outs, and no more of the government micromanaging business decisions.  Let’s require government to have a limited amount of laws and regulations that keep businesses in check.  John McCain and Sarah Palin both have experience in cleaning up corruption.  But let’s leave business to private citizens.  The government simply makes a mess of business (and other things too!)!  Let’s let government govern and businesses conduct business.  In the end, everyone will be better off.

9.     I have concerns about the company that Obama keeps.  You can tell a lot about a man or woman by the people that surround them.  That is why it concerns me that Obama has ties to ACORN and William Ayers.  One of ACORN’s less fraudulent schemes (but dangerous!) was coercing banks into giving loans to those who could not afford to pay them back.  They played their own role in the current banking disaster!   William Ayers is an unrepentant terrorist.  The Hamas leader, Ahmed Yousef, and other terrorist leaders have endorsed Obama.  Why is Obama so popular with people who support terror?  Why is Obama so popular with people who hate Israel?  Why is Obama so popular with people who hate the United States of America?  That concerns me.  Warren Buffet, the richest man in the world and a big giver to and supporter of Abortion, is funding Barak Obama.  Has Obama promised him a role of power?  Can wealth buy power?  I hope not.

 10.                          Though Americans are divided with some being Pro-Life and others Pro-Abortion, most Americans find partial birth abortions distasteful and morally reprehensible.  I was shocked and saddened by Obama’s reaction in the third debate to the question of partial birth abortion.  He stood firmly in support of abortion, even if the method was barbaric, inflicting torture upon unborn babies.  When babies are born alive from botched late-term abortions, he voted to outlaw giving those children care.  He wants to leave those babies to die.  Please explain that to me?  There are many people in this land who would gladly adopt these children.  I am of the conviction that you cannot treat life with contemptuous disregard and expect the blessing of God on your nation.


11.        Yes, I know I said ten reasons, but this last reason is more subjective, so I don’t want to count it as one of the ten.  I may be completely wrong here, but I don’t sense in Obama a love for this nation.  Would he lay down his life for the USA or for the Americans he wants to lead?  I can’t answer that question for him.  I don’t see that love for our nation in him like I do in John McCain.  There is confidence in my heart that John McCain would gladly give his life, his reputation, and the outcome of this election for his beloved United States of America.  I want someone leading this nation who loves her.  I will vote for someone who puts America first and thinks that she, though flawed, is the most wonderful nation in the world.

 Thank you for taking the time to read this.  May God bless you in every way!

 Meredith Ludwig Curtis


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One Response to “Ten Things About Obama”

  1. fruitbuns Says:

    We have a Socialised health system here in the U.K and believe me, you definitely don't want that! I just don't see how long they can keep it going.

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