Mr. Obama, I didn’t vote for you. I freely admit I questioned your ethics, opposed your political philosophy, and had deep doubts as whether or not you have ever read, much less understand the US Constitution. And this was before your disaster of a health care bill- the one that a majority of Americans opposed- but you forced through anyway. This is the action of a dictator or monarch, not a United States President. You are not where you are to build a legacy. You are not supposed to be in office to support certain special interests’ pocket books. Apparently you and your friends in Congress have forgotten that you were elected to serve the American people, most of whom vehemently oppose this monstrosity of additional regulation and taxation of health care. This action is reprehensible both by you and by Congressional Democrats.
I didn’t vote against you based upon your race, either. I may be white but I really don’t care about race. It’s time for the American people to get over race and/or privilege for special groups and embrace true equal opportunity. Race has nothing to do with a person’s ability or integrity, as Martin Luther King so aptly stated when he envisioned a world where people would be judged on the quality of their character. I was a fervent supporter of Ken Blackwell when he ran for governor of Ohio- not because he is a black man, but because he values the same things I value- the sanctity of life, the truth that free enterprise works when it’s left alone to, and his integrity is impeccable.
America was founded as a Christian nation, though there is no Constitutional mandate that endorses any one religion. It is no business of the government if a person chooses to worship a Ford Escort if that is their preference. Supposedly the First Amendment guarantees that right to speak about and practice your faith- unless of course you are pro-life, and/or a Christian pastor pointing out the faults of a particular politician or political point of view. (We can thank Lyndon Johnson for effectively muzzling our pastors in regard to speaking out from the pulpit for or against particular candidates.)
There is no Constitutional mandate that forbids the free exercise of religion- including Christianity. In fact for most of this country’s history Christian thought guided our policies and jurisprudence. I hope the American people have learned a valuable lesson in their voting habits based on the last Presidential and Congressional elections- that free bread and circuses and dirty backroom deals are no substitute for leaders of integrity, fiscal prudence and a firm belief in the Creator and His revealed will in Holy Scripture.
One of the cornerstones of Christian belief is in the sanctity of life, which is mirrored in the Constitution- that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights- life being the primary right, followed by liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Democrat agenda that has culminated in the “ObamaCare” legislation is a smack in the face to the framers of our Constitution- and an affront to God Himself. Abortion and contraception are not healthcare. Taxpayers should not be responsible for footing the bill for others’ sexual escapades, nor should taxpayers (especially those whose consciences forbid taking innocent human life) be tainted with the blood of innocent children when their hard-earned money is used to subsidize the killing. There is a God, and God judges nations for unjust killing. God also judges those of us who witness wrong taking place and who fail to speak out against it.
Benjamin Franklin once said that one who desires both liberty and security deserves neither. With rights come responsibilities- which is a common truth that has been lost on the Democrats (and a number of Republicans) for the past forty five years. Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty” has not solved the problem of poverty in America. Entitlements have only served as subsidies to generate more poverty. The everyday working class poor as well as the middle class have been taxed excesssively by every level of government to pay for those unwilling to work, the black family has been destroyed because they have been given entitlements in lieu of fathers, and three generations have grown up believing it is government’s responsibility to take care of them no matter what choices they make. Our liberty- especially the choice to succeed or not- has eroded into a situation in which those who do succeed are penalized for their success, and those who wish to sit back and suck on the government teat are rewarded. Shame, deep shame, on any politician who has supported and grown this inequitable system.
The Constitution clearly mandates limited roles for the federal government. The federal government per the Constitution exists to provide an infrastructure (roads and transportation) and for a national defense. Instead, our Congress and Presidents have chosen to squander public resources on pet pork projects designed to reward political contributors. The current Congress as well as yourself, Mr. Obama, have occupied yourselves with such trivialities as whether or not you support gay “marriage” instead of looking at and guarding against very real threats to national security. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say, “the people must buy health insurance so that the Congress’ and President’s pet contributors will be placated.” The Constitution doesn’t mention gay marriage either. However, funding our military and being sure it has the power to provide for the common defense (i.e. protect against terrorism)- which is a function of government- seems to be on the back burner of the Democrat agenda.
I am not the first one to hope and pray fervently that the filthy dealings in Washington are put to an end soon- first by sweeping out every traitorous Democrat who voted for this monstrosity of a health care bill this November, and by sending you, Mr. Obama back to the filthy, fetid backrooms of Chicago politics- or back to a third-world country, where everyone is poor, since it seems you want America to become a third-world country – in January. I respect the office of the President- including the limitations of that office- and someone who understands and respects it as well should occupy that office.
Mitt Romney was not my first choice candidate, but I do believe that he presents a far more pro-American, God-honoring agenda than you, Mr. Obama. Your loathing for this country is self-evident as is the fact that you hold business owners and those with industry and ambition in contempt. Please do the American people a favor and let someone who loves this country, who has answers for its issues instead of blame and vitriol for others, hold the office of President.