September 28, 2004
How Do You Feel About Your Country? – Part Two
One can only assume that most Americans love their country. From that point, however, views and opinions diverge dramatically. I believe that the way one views one’s country is the greatest determining factor for whom one will vote this November.
Should you find yourself nodding in agreement with one or more of the following statements, you won't need a mind reader to determine for whom you'll be voting on November 2.
- America is that shining city on a hill, comprised of freedom loving people from a myriad of races, faiths and backgrounds. It is one nation, under God, that has vast opportunities for prosperity for all.
- In our country, the poor, if they choose, become middle class; the middle class can become rich. For those who want to pursue the American dream, it is there. It is not going away.
- In this country, the rich pay a high percent of the income taxes paid. The poor pay next to nothing.
- Health care is available to all. It is free for those who can't pay. Government run health care means rationed health care.
- America was brutally attacked on September 11th, 2001. It was carried out by radical Islamic extremists who have declared war on our country. Our free and open society makes us an easy target for terrorist acts. We have every right to search for and destroy our enemies to defend our nation. Force is the only response that they will understand. Diplomacy would be a wasted effort with these terrorists.
- Democracy is not a Western ideal. It can be shared by all people, including Iraqis. The effort to create two democracies, Iraq and Afghanistan, freed 50 million people and establishes friendly countries in a volatile region.
- France and Germany will be our friends when they need our help. They seek to diminish our power and will work with our enemies to do so.
- The United Nations is as corrupt as it is helpless. Its resolutions are not worth the paper on which they are written. Secretary General Koffi Annan cannot be trusted with the security of our nation.
- President George W. Bush is strong, resolute and focused. He is no ones’ dummy. Although close, he won the presidential election of 2000 fairly. The U.S. Supreme Court intervened only to reign in a rogue Florida Supreme Court that was making law as it went along. The only disenfranchised voters were those in the military whose absentee votes were thrown out at the insistence of lawyers for Al Gore.
- President Bush served admirably in the Texas Air National Guard. He flew hundreds of hours in a fighter jet. He was honorably discharged. Evidence to the contrary is – and has been – fake or falsified.
- Film Director Michael Moore hates America. Even though our country has afforded him wealth into the millions, he hates his country. He says, however, what Democrats think.
- We must protect the rights of our weakest citizens – the unborn fetus – to live.
- Marriage is union between a man and women. Civil unions can be between two anythings.
- Liberals, by their very nature, cannot be trusted with the defense of this nation. Worthless social policy, yes; defense, no.
- Democrats are kindhearted, but misguided: driven by emotion, unable to think logically.
Those who can agree on one or more of the above statements have a home for their beliefs and should be voting for George W. Bush. He has successfully steered this country through a terrorist assault and resulting economic slowdown. He remains popular with the American people, even though he faces daily assaults by John Kerry and his pool of stenographers in the mainstream press.
America must be protected. It is, as Ronald Reagan said, a shining city on the hill.