ABORTION may influence AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE
THE ABORTION FACTOR
The two parties in the American Presidential Race to the White House differ in their views about abortion. The Republicans believe strongly that abortion is murder whereas the Democrats think that denial of abortion is oppression of women.
The polls today show that both parties are quite close with Barak Obama, the Democrat at 39% while John Mccain has 37% votes with 13% still undecided. Which party will win will be decided in a couple of months when the vote will be scheduled in November 4, 2008.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. (1861-1865)
The term "Grand Old Party" is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party, and the initialism "G.O.P." is a commonly used designation. According to the Republican Party, the term "gallant old party" was used in 1875. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the first known reference to the Republican Party as the "grand old party" came in 1876.
Today, the party supports a conservative platform (from an American political perspective), with further foundations in fiscal policies, and social conservatism.
John McCain was nominated as the next president while Sarah Palin would be his running mate. The gap between Obama and McCain is closing with the nomination of Sarah Palin. McCain is now seen as more conservative because of his choice of running mate. McCain chose Palin to please the evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians and it seemed to be working. The Republicans are not quite sure of McCain's republican views.
Heath Palin; (born February 11, 1964) is the governor of Alaska and the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2008 United United States presidential election.
Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska city council from 1992 to 1996, then won two terms as mayor of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (2003 to 2004). She also served as Ethics Supervisor of the commission.
In November 2006, Palin was elected the Governor of Alaska, becoming the first woman and youngest person to hold the office.
Sarah Palin is a woman of very strong character and convictions. Whatever she believes in she is not the least afraid to confront the world with her decisions boldly. When she learnt that she would have a Down syndrome baby, she knew that it was against God's law to take it into her own hands, so she had Trig her baby boy.
Another great decision that she faced was her young daughter's pregnancy. As a Christian woman she would face ridicule from some about it, but she stood her ground and did not flinch or tell her daughter to abort her unborn baby. She stood by her daughter. Palin is definitely a very brave woman. By her actions one can admire her character and fortitude when faced with difficulties.
Political positions (Wikipedia)
Main article: Political positions of Sarah Palin
Many of Palin's political views are of a strong social conservative nature: she opposes abortion except when the life of the mother would otherwise be imperilled, and is a member of Feminists for Life; she backs capital punishment, and opposes same-sex marriage. She is also a member of the National Rifle Association and is a strong supporter of the right to keep and bear arms.
Palin is known for her support of "individual freedom and independence" and she is known in Alaska for her strong opposition to what she views as excessive government spending and corruption. She has strongly supported development of oil and natural gas drilling in Alaska, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
WHY ABORTION MAY INFLUENCE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
When John McCain entered the presidential race, many Republicans are a bit worried that he was not conservative enough. They are doubtful of his motives and some tend to hold back their support.
By CARL HULSE updated 9:26 p.m. ET, Wed., Sept. 3, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As a senator, John McCain holds a reputation for diverging from many of his Republican colleagues on core party issues. Now, as the party's presidential candidate, his record and policy views are putting him at odds with the overarching party platform adopted this week.
On major issues like the environment, immigration, stem cell research and gay rights, the platform, which expresses the party's philosophy, clashes with Mr. McCain's longstanding positions or does not go as far as he has proposed in addressing subjects such as climate change.
When McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, the Republic Party rallied behind him for support. The crowd at the Convention Hall enthusiastically showed their approval. Palin's youngest child has Down syndrome and she knew when she was expecting but decided to keep Trig, the baby boy. The Palins are happy with the baby and look forward to the future.
Christians who believe in God approve and applaud Sarah's stance in not aborting the fetus.
THE CHILD IS FORMED BY GOD
All children are from the Lord and if the child is aborted, it means taking life from him. All life is important to God and man should not take the place of God in deciding who should live or die. Abortion is the killing of a child before he or she is born.
1. Isaiah 49:1, 5 Listen, O isles, unto me, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; ... (vs. 5) And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant ....
2. Isaiah 43:1 But now thus said the Lord that created thee, O Jacob and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not ...
3. Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
4. Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee;
5. Jeremiah 1: 5 Before I formed thee in the body I knew thee;
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Sep 4, 2008
Astonishingly, Bush won a million more Catholic votes than his opponent, the Catholic candidate John Kerry, largely because Bush is staunchly anti-abortion.
There have been more than 40 million abortions in the twenty six years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unrestricted abortion on January 22, 1973.
7 WEEKS OLD
7 weeks fetus has eyes and hands already formed. How can anyone snuff out life of any fetus? Just image 40 millions of them in America alone have been aborted because they were unwanted. Some have regretted their actions for the rest of their natural lives.
Such people have not understood that it is God who created the first human beings, Adam and Eve and their progeny. We may never know how many of them could have grown up to become great statesmen like Churchill, musicians like Chopin or artists like Michael Angelo.
If Moses' mother listened to Pharaoh to kill all the male children of the Israelites when they were born, there would not be any Moses to lead and guide the Israelites out of Egypt. Moses was also the author of the first five books of the Bible.
NOBODY KNOWS THE OUTCOME OF THE RACE
At the time of writing, CNN reports that McCain's rating is 1% higher than that of Obama, but is subject to error. The rise in McCain's favour may be because of his war records and bravery. The recent polls show that more men than women favour McCain and It is left to be seen whether more women will change their views during voting time.
The USA Today-Gallup Poll shows McCain ahead 50 percent to 46 per cent. That puts the Republican's lead beyond the margin of error. (September 9, 2008)
Three polls taken Sept.5-7, by CNN, National Journal's Hotline/Diageo and Rasmussen Reports, put the race at a tie.
Sarah Palin definitely contributed to McCain's rise in popularity and her beauty, character, poise, and religious beliefs add to her appeal to voters. Her strong views on marriage and abortion are definitely her assets. May the Lord favour her in her quest as running mate to John McCain to the White House.
GOD HAS ABSOLUTE POWER
- Textbook Definition of Political Parties
During my spring break (I work as a teacher in a public high school) I brought a copy of the current textbook used in the civics class taught in the county where I reside and work. Since there has been much...