Sunday, April 22, 2012


In November voters will go to the polls to make a choice between two conflicting visions of America. One of liberty, freedom and individual responsibility. The other in which big government takes care of all our needs. The buzz words today are "fairness", "fair shot" and "fair share". I believe we should be guaranteed equal opportunity to succeed or fail on our own merits ..  but President Obama appears to believe that to ensure everyone gets their "fair share", the government must intervene and take from the rich to give to the poor.   

President Obama cannot run on his record of ballooning, unsustainable debt, and a dismal economy with stagnant high unemployment, housing still in shambles and many Americans forced into bankruptcy.

President Obama takes credit for the killing of Osama Bin Laden, though the policies that brought this about were put in place by President Bush, policies Obama previously spoke against. President Obama's foreign policy, or lack thereof, has resulted in America being less respected and feared around the world, most exemplified by Iran and North Korea.

We see heightened racial tensions, questionable decisions by the Department of Justice, problematic appointments, no budget and no energy policy. Obama takes credit for drilling that is taking place, but neglects to mention it is due to previous Bush and Clinton oil permits. Drilling permits are down 36% under the Obama administration. Obama has blocked drilling and the Keystone pipeline, but showed up for a photo-op for the bottom portion which didn't need his approval.

It is clear that Obamacare was never read before being signed into law and will result in higher costs, adding billions to the debt, fewer doctors, worse patient care and less medical innovation.

Because of new media, mounting scandals that would have brought down any other president can no longer be hidden by the mainstream media which hides or distorts the facts that do not support their ideology. Shocking new details continue to emerge in the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation.  The "green" energy company Solyndra $500 Billion crony capitalism scandal, is the tip of the iceberg. The extravagant and foolish spending by the Government Services Agency (GSA) demonstrates outrageous governmental waste of taxpayer dollars, as the executive takes the Fifth.

Perhaps most disturbing is President Obama's refusal to take responsibility for anything. He routinely points the finger of blame at anyone else, most often President Bush or a do-nothing Congress despite the fact that the Democrats controlled Congress for his first two years in office.  The buck never stops with President Obama! Most telling and frightening for a future Obama presidency are the words he spoke to outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that if given "space," he'll have more flexibility "after my election."
Causing a thinking person to wonder what else he's planning during a second term..

Because of this president's failure on every front, his only hope for reelection is to pit the haves against the have nots, whites against blacks and Hispanics, stay at home moms against working moms, union workers against non-union workers, union states vs. right to work states, and the 99% against the 1%. The man who promised to unite us has driven us farther apart than ever.
My close friend supported Barack Obama because he was a Constitutional scholar. The Constitution, the supreme law of the land, established three separate but equal branches of government to ensure that no branch could have power over another. Yet today the Executive Branch issues radical Executive Orders, bypassing the Legislative Branch, and attempts to intimidate the Judicial Branch into ruling in its favor.

In 2008, Barack Obama promised: "We are 5 Days Away From Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America." Why didn't anyone ask what he meant?  Did we not know he believed the Constitution 'reflected fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day'?

I ask again, what characteristics should we look for as we choose our next president? Should not patriotism be first and foremost? Without an unwavering love for our country, I believe we are doomed.

Let us choose a successful leader with positive accomplishments, wisdom, good judgment and clarity of vision. Strength of character must include honesty, integrity, courage, fearlessness, optimism, firm principles, an inherent goodness and ability to act decisively.

Who can best lead our country back to our founding principles and greatness? Choose wisely, because our country depends on it!