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Obama or Mitt Romney?
On November 6, 2012, Americans will go to the polls and for the 56th time in our nations history, and we will pick our president. It is always important and relevant, but some elections had bigger stakes then others. In 1860, the nation was split and on the verge of war, and in 1932 the Great Depression was in it’s fourth year and threatening to end America as we had come to know it. All the Presidents who were elected between 1948 and 1988 had to contend with the Soviets and nuclear annilation. But each of the men who won these elections had one thing in common. Though not perfect, they guided the country out of these crises so that by the time the crisis was over America was stronger than before.
On the surface, November’s election doesn’t seem to rank with these contests. But a closer look reveals it may be as important than the others listed above. Do we want more government and less freedom? Do we want a country where the achievers are forced to pay more to the non achievers in the interest of ’fairness” .Or, do we want to stay a free nation where the individual is free to achieve without interference of the government. Without the government taking a great percentage of their earnings to give to other people who don’t have their energy, determination or resourcefulness. Where he or she can make a mark on society
It’s not “unfair” to a poor person because somebody is rich. If that person earned his fortune with honestly, integrity and hard work than it is unfair for the poor person to expect the rich person to support him. In my opinion it is immoral for a government to force the rich person to pay more. That’s just what the liberal government wants to do. And that is why they have created a permanent underclass. A section of society that their socialist policies have been kept in poverty. They need the government handouts to survive on a daily basis. They can’t and won’t see the big picture because they are too busy surviving day to day. They will always vote liberal (if they vote at all) for them because they need their leaders. And in turn because they are kept down, they do not see the promise that they can achieve and succeed.
That is not to say that we should not have a safety net for those in this country who can’t, through no fault of their own, “make it” on a day to day basis. America has always had a big heart. But there is a difference between being sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate and creating a large permanent underclass who will need these social services for generations. We need to concentrate on weaning these people off Social Services until only the very needy are left. This won’t happen because the Left needs this class.
Most of the campaign rhetoric thus far has been about jobs, the economy, health care insurance and how each sides position will affect woman. Many people do not look at the big picture. Do we want to change America? Most people, even Liberal Democrats, will admit that they do not, But four more years of Barack Obama may change America and we may no be able to get back to the country we love.
This is why I am supporting Mitt Romney in this Presidential race. With the problems we have had with jobs and our economy, we need a man who has spent most of his adult life creating jobs. . We need someone with first hand knowledge of the economy. We need a business man. This is something Obama never was and the Presidency is no place for on
the job training. Barack may have been given a bad economy when he took office in 2009 but he has done nothing to improve it over the last 3 ½ years and I feel that another 4 years will not help. He can only do more damage.
If Obama wins this election, he will implement his policies with more vigor as he does not have to worry about reelection. Sandra Fluke may have her free birth control from a Catholic university and Socialists may cheer as our country begins to resemble a big Sweden. This cannot happen.
If this country were not in the financial crisis it is in, Romney may not be the best candidate. He has no foreign policy experience and does not seem to be very personable. Yet he has held jobs as the CEO of Bain Capital, and was head of the Salt Lake City Organizing committee. Responsible for the 2002 Winter Olympics, he turned the organization around. Later in 2002, he was elected Governor of Massachusetts where he presided over the elimination of a projected $3 billion deficit.
If Mitt Romney is elected and he is able to do the things he wants, the economy will be preserved and we will be back to the prosperous and powerful nation we once were.
Powerful not because we have the most big guns, planes and ships, but because we are powerful as a people. Do we want to continue on the path that got us to where we are? Or do we want to change ourselves to a large, broke Socialist society where our best and brightest, are kept down. We owe it to our grandchildren and great grandchildren to stay on the path to freedom and prosperity, just like our ancestors did for us.