Jewish World Review June 29, 2012/ 9 Tamuz, 5772
2012 Presidential Election: A Clear Distinction
By Greg Crosby
One man will continue working toward a larger, more powerful federal government bureaucracy with increased income redistribution, more government entitlements, less personal liberties, and increasing government oversight and control over our lives. In other words, a move toward a socialistic welfare state such as what has happened with European countries over the past fifty or sixty years (and we know how well that has turned out for them).
This man believes not in American Exceptionalism but rather America working within a United Nations, World Court, International Law framework, never unilaterally, never in its own self-interests. He believes in an America as part of a large coalition of global countries, just one of many - no better, no worse. He does not believe in an America, as we once were, as a world leader, a shining city on a hill, a beacon of freedom for the world, a very unique example for all countries to follow. That is not the America that he envisions. He has never believed in an America that has done more for human freedom and individual opportunity than any other country ever on the face of the earth.
He sees America as inherently racist and unfair. Ironically, he distains big business and Wall Street while at the same time taking money from them for his own campaign and pet projects. He believes in allowing late-term partial birth abortions, having voted TWICE against a bill as a state senator that would have prevented this gruesome taking of life. He believes that homosexual and lesbian marriages are just as valid and normal as man and woman marriage.
He is a man schooled and befriended by a plethora of radicals. He has had close ties to Socialists, Marxists, Black Liberationists, and assorted left-wing America haters like domestic terrorists Bernadette Dohrn and Bill Ayes of The Weather Underground. Names such as Saul Alinsky, Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Tony Rezko, have influenced his personal beliefs and his vision for America.
Contrary to his promise to be a "uniter not a divider," in his first term as president this man has succeeded in dividing America like never before. Unlike his promise to have "the most transparent administration ever," his administration has been secretive and underhanded with complete disregard for the other branches of government. He will go down as the most divisive American president in modern history.
The other man believes in less federal government interference, private enterprise, individual freedom, and bolstering the individual family and small businesses. He believes in personal responsibility, the traditional family structure and strong ethical values. He wants America back as leader of the free world. He's for smaller government, a stronger America, and economic recovery and growth. He wants to bring manufacturing back to America.
He is a traditionalist, a Constitutionalist, and a believer in the sanctity of human life. He believes marriage should be, as it has been for most of human history, between a man and woman. He believes that, all things being equal, a mother and a father make the best parents for children. He believes in American Exceptionalism. He believes in free enterprise. He believes in individual liberties along with personal responsibility.
Yes, this year there is a very definite choice to be made. The theme of the presidential election will be all about the role of government in our lives - how big, how controlling, how all consuming should it be? The candidates may not say this in so many words, but that is really what this election comes down to. Just how badly do the American people want free stuff from the government? Do people want more food stamps, more welfare, expanded entitlement programs, more taxing of the working people to pay for those who do not work? And all of this putting our country deeper in debt.
How much government do you want in your life? The more government controls you, the less free you are. Think about it. Think about what has happened in Europe thanks to the Big Brother nanny state of their governments. Think about where you want to see America going in the future.
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© 2008, Greg Crosby