Now that Obama has won the Democratic nomination, the media is falling all over itself to give homage. Yes, it is a truly historic event, after all he is the first African-American nominated by a major party for president of the United States. Unfortunately, the nomination isn’t historic enough.
The reason why I say it isn’t historic enough is because if Obama doesn’t win the White House, the argument will be America is still a racist country. If he does win, it will be because people foolishly believed that government is the answer. So in a typical catch-22, we are wrong if we don’t and wrong if we do.
Let me provide a few reasons why it is wrong for Obama to be president. First, he is prejudiced against young people. Prejudiced? you ask? Yes. He is. He believes that a young person can be killed by another person just because it is unwanted and young. It is called being pro-abortion. Don’t believe me? Check out the endorsement by National Abortion Rights Action League http://naral.org/elections/election-pr/pr_05042008_obamaendorsement.html .
Second, he believes in big government solutions. That is no surprise; he is a liberal. (But people do forget it because his rhetoric is so lofty and vague; a quick cure is to ask, “Who will pay for this? If you think it is just the wealthy, you are wrong. Anyone who earns money, in the government’s eyes, is wealthy). Liberals are always generous with other people’s money. Besides doesn’t “Big brother” know how to take care of us? Isn’t government’s job to punish the producers of society, and redistribute the wealth to others, while making sure it consumes a large portion of it to keep its own machine running?
Third, Obama may build bridges in the future between opposing groups, but don’t look for them during his time in the Senate. Don’t be swayed by all this nice sounding talk of how he will “bring people together.” Unless you really believe he had an epiphany during his run for presidency. For his actions in the senate demonstrate that his record is one of the most liberal in the senate. Don’t see much bi-partisan work there. But hey, I believe people can change. The question is will his present rhetoric match his future behavior? I doubt it, as his past shows otherwise. But I could be wrong. The problem is though, should we vote for a president based on a recent conversion experience? Would you hire a worker that way if you knew you would be stuck with him for four years? Global scholars occasionally view publisher site using hooked up causes.
If Obama wins, it will be historic but only the sense that color/race is no longer a barrier to high office. An important milestone in race relations to be sure given America’s regrettable racist history. I just wish the change was deeper by extending to the notion that Government’s job is not to nanny us. I wish his call for unity was based on the fundamental principles of personal responsibility, law, and private property. That a safety net should not be an escalator. That government doesn’t have to rescue everyone from the effects of their own bad decisions. That government should help the truly destitute not those unwilling to endure hard work. Unfortunately, Obama will bring us back to the time of the 1970’s when Democrats ruled all the seats of government and implemented tax and spend policies that made your head spin. I would like to be able to vote for an African American who said, that he or she would help liberate me from the slave ownership of a government taxation program that was out of control. Now that is the kind of change, I could really believe in.