Did you watch the second round of presidential debates last night? First, I want to say that I’m glad we live in a nation where citizens have the freedom to vote for their leader, and where the candidates compete by debating, not dueling.If you wonder where Romney stands, please, please read his book, No Apology. He’s been standing firm for years. You may not like what he stands for, but I hope you can at least admire his record as a business man and as governor of Massachusetts, where during his term he accomplished some amazingly good things: 1. MA schools brought up to the ranking of #1 in the country 2. Romney was identified as the governor with the highest percentage of women selected for key roles in his government 3. Health care issues were resolved with support from both the Republicans and the Democrats in such a way that all children are now covered and 98% of adults (without being mandated by the government). 4. Gun control laws are in place that satisfy both sides. 5. Romney has an amazing record of charitable giving: He had $13.71 million income in 2011, paid $1.94 million in income taxes and gave $4.01 million to charity. His charitable giving and income taxes paid equaled 43.45 percent of that income. He understands how to build business, but he’s also ethical and charitable. I believe he’s a true statesman with an honest desire to steer our country and the world in a positive direction, based on his faith in God and his understanding of God’s desire for us to love God and love one another. I believe he can get America back to work.I think Obama has not been an effective leader and is failing our country. The list is great, but even the national debt going from 10 trillion (over our entire history) to 16 trillion during his four-year term should be enough for Americans to stop him before he makes recovery impossible. The spending was NOT “all Bush’s fault.” Obama had the full support of a heavily democratic congress his first two years in office but did not use it well. I think we would be very unwise to trust him with another four years “just because.” He hasn’t come through for us, so we need to try someone with different values and ideals. If you have 2 minutes, check out the following campaign ad (listed below), comparing Obama’s campaign speeches from 2008 and 2012. Nothing’s changed, at least not for the better. More people are out of work, the average income is down, medical costs, food, and gas are sharply up, and raising the taxes on the 5% who are already bearing the weight of providing 60% of our country’s tax revenues (I’m not in that lucky bracket, so I can speak for them) doesn’t seem like a wise solution.
http://thehayride.com/2012/09/maybe-the-best-ad-of-the-political-season-so-far/?utm_source=Nooner%2C+9-5-12&utm_campaign=Nooner+1-25-12&utm_medium=emailI know you’re not supposed to talk about religion, politics, or sex in public, but I really do think this election DOES matter. I want a leader who can bring us forward, not backward. One who will stand up for us and fight against evil and terrorism…not against the world, but for the world.