Yes to McCain Is No to Obama
Is McCain just the lesser of two evils? I don’t think we can go that far in this election and I’m going to explain why. First, I want to tell you about my voting record.
In 1980, I was 18 and I voted Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. In 84 I voted Ronald Reagan, not Walter Mondale. Four years later, I voted for the lesser of two evils—I think this would parallel pretty closely with the 2008 election—George Bush, Sr. and Dan Quayle instead of Michael Dukakis and Lloyd “You’re no Jack Kennedy” Bentsen. I voted for Jack Kemp in the 88 Republican primary. In 1992 we have Bush versus Clinton. “Read my lips, no new taxes.” “The Economy, stupid.” I voted Pat Buchanan in the primary. Four years later and four more years of President Clinton. I voted Buchanan over Robert Dole in the primaries. In 2000, a little different, because I voted for George W. Bush in the primary but Howard Phillips, Constitution Party, in the general election. In 2004, I voted Michael Peroutka, Constitution Party. George Bush couldn’t have won California in either 2000 or 04. Those were statement votes. Now we come to this election 2008.
The preamble to our constitution starts with “WE THE PEOPLE.” We individual citizens are responsible for who we elect. We take voting seriously, according to principles of God’s Word. This year I argue for McCain. Let me explain.
More than any other election in my lifetime, we have a “the-other-guy-can’t-be-allowed-to-win” election. I’m going to make my comparison between Obama and McCain, but to start, Obama is the worst major party presidential candidate in the history of the United States. I understand that a good argument could be made for Bill Clinton being the worst (especially in light of pretty credible evidence that he was a rapist). Obama comes from the very corrupt Chicago political establishment. Most of you have probably read about his friends (here too). He was mentored by a communist. He did far more damage than good as a community organizer. He began his career in the home of an unremorseful domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers (a must see picture). Obama couldn’t get started based on his own abilities and his own merits, so he utilized some of the most scummy as his gatekeepers. He’s totally liberal in his Christianity, not a believer in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. He was a leader in Acorn, one of the most radical, corrupt organizations in the United States [they’re already at work, it seems, in this election]. It seems he’s received illegal donations from Palestinian men who are party of a large clan of Hamas’ supporters. He received the second biggest donation ($111,489) from Freddie Mac and called Franklin Raines, former chief executive for Freddie Mac, several times for advice on mortgage and housing policy matters. He spent twenty years as a member of a church that believed and preached black liberation theology. He is endorsed by Louis Farakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. He’s got a brother living in destitute poverty in Africa. In his own big project in life, the Annenberg Challenge, he continued shady dealings with a domestic terrorist and ended in abject failure and the waste of $160,000,000 dollars [CNN has finally picked up this story]. He funneled $75,000 of government money to the organization of his wife’s cousin. He earmarked one million dollars to his wife’s hospital. He voted only “present” most of the time while in the Illinois Senate because he’s not good at making important decisions. He had the most liberal voting record in the Senate in 2007, more liberal than Hillary Clinton. If you were to go look at Obama’s campaign platform and compare it to how he’s actually voted, you’ll repeatedly get an entirely opposition view—count on it; he’ll behave like he voted, not like his platform. With the above information, no one should even win a state congress position, let alone the presidency of the United States.
Doesn’t the above paragraph, a one-stop shopping spot for Obama, show us enough reasons already why we want McCain to win this election? I have things I don’t like about McCain, but he’s also got some very good positions on issues, enough of them that they make him worthy of our vote. Here are the main points.
SUPREME COURT NOMINATIONS
John McCain takes a strict constructionist view of the constitution. Did you hear Joe Biden in the VP debate bragging about how he opposed and helped defeat the nomination of Judge Robert Bork? Bork, the originalist interpreter of the constitution, did not make it to the court because of Biden and others. Obama will likely appoint the worst, most radically liberal Supreme Court justices ever. McCain will probably follow the pattern set by President Bush, appointing conservatives. He says he will. This is an area that he is very conservative. In the next four years, we could easily lose one or two of the liberal judges on the court. Their decisions will affect a multitude of issues. Homosexual marriage will likely go to the court soon just like the Texas state anti-sodomy law did (and was sadly overturned) a few years ago. Two more liberal judges and the Supreme Court could easily overturn the marriage amendments in state constitutions all over the United States. We need McCain’s Supreme Court nominations and we’ve got to avoid Obama’s.
Abortion wouldn’t be a federal issue if it wasn’t for Roe v. Wade. Since that decision, abortion is executive branch and federal government. Obama supports abortion. In February 2004, Michelle Obama wrote a fundraising letter during her husband’s 2004 U. S. Senate campaign claiming the partial birth abortion ban “is clearly unconstitutional” and “a flawed law.” Obama argued in the Illinois Senate against giving medical care to survivors of abortions (here is a site that gives all the information in the right side bar). Obama takes the worst abortion position in the history of American politics. McCain is anti-abortion and Palin is a candidate that takes the strongest position against abortion that I have ever seen in a political candidate in my lifetime.
Obama has always supported gun banning. He says he believes in the second amendment. His actions show otherwise. When Obama ran for the Illinois state senate the political group, Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), asked him if he supported a “ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns” and he responded “yes.” In 1998, a questionnaire administered by IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test didn’t ask about banning all handguns, but it did find that Obama wanted to “ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.” In addition, from 1998 to 2001, Obama was on the board of directors for the Joyce Foundation, which funded such anti-gun groups as the Violence Policy Center, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, and Handgun Free America. Both the Violence Policy Center and Handgun Free America, as its name suggests, are in favor of a complete ban on handguns. During his tenure on the board, the Joyce Foundation was probably the major funder of pro-control research in the United States. Obama also opposes the current laws in 48 states that let citizens carry concealed handguns for protection claiming, despite all the academic studies to the contrary, that “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”
I don’t think there should be a department of education. The state shouldn’t be involved in education at all. However, it is, so with that in mind, McCain has advocated vouchers and school choice. That is an incredible expression of conservatism, for which I was happy when I heard it in his acceptance speech. On the other hand, you can mail in your Obama candidacy to the National Education Association and the other teacher’s unions.
Those four are enough for me. I could include a much better stand for McCain versus Obama on spending and taxes, on defense, and against terrorism. Those are bonus. You may have a convoluted theory that makes us better with Obama. You would be wrong. I have a better chance of winning the Olympic high jump than Chuck Baldwin and Alan Keyes have of winning this election. If you are going to vote for them, you may as well vote for your grandpa or dad. Vote for me. I’ve got as good an opportunity to win as them. I see Obama as president as something like Fidel Castro as president. We don’t want Obama. We really, really don’t want him as president. The only way to do anything about that is to vote for McCain.