Well, I got a followup email the next day from the person who sent it about the original email being false and also adding an apology. This is a good sign because this person wants to work from the truth, and as they say, the truth will set you free. You have to present your position with truths and not rumors….
That being said, I looked at the additional information that was placed in the email and it was a link on factcheck.org which got my interest….
“In June, the president halted deportations of illegal immigrants who entered the United States when they were children and met certain requirements, such as the lack of a criminal record. The change mirrored provisions of the DREAM Act — failed legislation that Obama supported and Senate Republicans blocked in 2010.
And in July, Obama changed welfare policy to allow states to modify work requirements if they test new approaches to increasing employment. Obama did not submit the policy change to Congress for review, which the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office concluded he should have done.“
These executive orders are a way for the President to get around the will of the people. The majority of the country did not support these acts, and neither did congress, which is supposed to represent the citizens of this country… another story for later.
If Romney gets into office, and I’m voting for him to get into office, he will more than likely use executive orders as well. However, now I will see what he is doing and if I see the same pattern of removing our individual freedoms, then you can bet that I will be voting him out of office as soon as possible as well.
As the election grows near and I see more and more of the ads, the thought comes to me is “What to believe?” In reality, you can’t believe any of the commercials on either side of the fence. What you can look at is what has been done in the past with citizens under either of their watch….
Romney does have a record since he was the Governor of Massachusetts. Obama has a record since he was the president of the United States. Look at their records of what was passed, how often they kept to their word and what policies they pushed through. Obama has kept his word on some of the policies that he pushed through, however I have to look at the overall effectiveness they have had on securing our rights as citizens and I must say that of the policies he pushed through, he did not protect our rights as citizens.
He had the chance to overturn the Patriot Act, but he chose not to. Also during his term, our choice of where we get our food from has been reduced, and further attacks on our freedoms on the Internet have taken place. I do have to follow my gut on this one and realize that my gut (Intuition) has access to more information than my logical mind. My gut says that we need a change of administration right away, or it will not be good for this country.
Ok, so I’m a female and I am 100% in favor of personal choice. In fact the whole abortion issue isn’t really about Pro-life, Pro-choice. It’s been labeled that way to obscure the real picture. The real picture is Pro-choice, Anti-choice. When you think about it, you can be Pro-life and Pro-choice. You can personally believe that abortion is wrong, live your life that way and raise your kids that way, however you can also believe that how you live your life and what your beliefs are shouldn’t be forced on others. It’s not constitutional and it’s not what this country was founded on… the liberty to live your life the best way you see fit and the liberty over your own body.
So having started off with that, the reason why I am still going to vote for him even though I 100% disagree with him on his stance on abortion, is the fact that that position seems to be a banner cry for the Republican party in order to garner the Conservative Christian vote. Religion and politics should be separate and should not be a part of any political platform, or public policy…. Having said that, history shows us that even though that has been a part of many political candidate’s platforms, on a national level, it hasn’t been turned into law. It seems like more women are beginning to get more of a clue on this one and for the sake of their sisters, realize that this is about them having liberty over their own bodies.
I digress…. So in the grand scheme of things, what is more important is turning this country around and re-establishing the mandates of the Constitution in regards to Governmental acts, policies and laws. If everyone looks back to the McCarthy era, we can see just how easily things can get out of hand if we allow our public officials to lose sight of what they are really there for… To protect our way of life within the constructs of the Constitution.
So, this previous administration failed to do that. It’s time to try a new administration. Romney should be too busy turning things around than to focus on something that doesn’t move the country towards a stronger Constitution. If he does waste his time on that, then he should be impeached and not allowed to complete his term, by the will of the American people.
So I got the following email today…
Forward this as received, but without comment.
DO NOT ADD A SINGLE WORD
Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11 : 48 : 04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.NOW GET THIS !!‘Senator Obama replied :“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)Obama continued : “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – - – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ……”When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America ”Yes, you read it right.I, for one, am speechless!!!
Dale Lindsborg , Washington PostEVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEEDSTO READ THIS, SO KEEP IT GOING ! !SAVE AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE ! !
It turns out that this email is not reflecting what really happened and was not taken from his words, but was taken from a satirical article by an author…
In any regards however, one does not need fabricated articles to know what is really in the mind of the current president. He now has 4 years of action that we can draw from. Right now, policies that he has put into place are taking this country over the cliff. The good news is that we don’t have to continue down that road. What we can stop the current momentum by voting in another candidate into office, and hold this candidate accountable for their actions just as much as we are holding Obama accountable for his actions.
It is time for the citizens to take their government back and not allow themselves to be patronized that the government knows better, because it doesn’t. You know what is best for your life, and that is what this country was founded on. The more and more we let the government determine our rights, freedoms and lifestyle, the more creativity, ingenuity and free spiritedness we lose.
I’m not voting for Romney because I agree with all his policies…. personally the Republican party should have done this country right and voted in a better candidate to go against Obama, but this what we have for now and what we have to choose from.
Let’s hold Romney accountable for reversing this health care act and the patriot act as starters. The more freedoms we have, the more prosperous (truly prosperous – without being morally bankrupt) we can be as a nation.
I just saw the movie ‘The End of America‘ and it is chilling in it’s observation of how this country is having it’s civil rights and civil liberties eroded. The good thing about this movie however is that it isn’t too late for the American people to take a stand and reverse the damage to the Constitution that has already been done.
It turns out that there is actually a blueprint to take a society from an open society with civil rights to a closed society. It has been used by societies like Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Fascist Italy. They all did the same things to close down their society. We can see the aftereffects of what occurred. We see what happens to a society when everyone’s liberties have been stripped away. We see what happens when we as the people forget the the Government is there at OUR will and not the other way around.
The alarming part is that these same steps are currently being implemented in our country today. Each one of these steps grossly violates the Constitution. What are these steps? They are:
- Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy. (War on Terror)
- Create secret prisons where torture takes place. (Guantanamo)
- Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens. (Blackwater)
- Set up an internal surveillance system.
- Harass citizens’ groups.
- Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
- Target key individuals.
- Control the press. (Wanting to charge journalists for treason)
- Treat all political dissidents to be traitors.
- Suspend the rule of law (the way the latest Health Care act was forced through)
Do you see other examples of these steps being enforced in this country? It’s happening here folks and it will only reverse if you stand up for your rights.
That is why we are at the stage now to demand the repeal of many unconstitutional laws that were pushed through in the current and last administration. The litmus test should be if a president repeals the Patriot act as well as the acts that allow the US Government to arrest and detain you without due process, which is your right!
If a president doesn’t repeal these laws, then they should be out before their term is over, no questions asked. My tests was that Obama did not repeal the Patriot act like he said he would do and based on that and other things, there is no indication that he will do it in a next term, so that is why I have to give my vote to Romney, and hold him very accountable!
When looking at the presidential candidates this year, you want to ask yourself this question… Which candidate is most in favor of restoring the Constitution? Actually the real question should be “Which candidate will cause the least destruction to the Constitution?”
When I mean Constitution, I am talking about the spirit of the Constitution. That spirit is the right of everyone to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, you can pursue happiness, or have life and liberty if you are not able to make clear choices because you don’t have all of the information, or you have no spirit to make those choices.
Our spirit is slowly being rubbed away by the current and past administration. What keeps us strong in spirit is our ability to be accountable to ourselves and for our choices. When we are not made accountable for our choices, we lose the ability to truly be able to choose.
An example of this is the latest Welfare act of the current administration. They have repealed the requirements of those who receive welfare, so now that those who do receive welfare, don’t have work or education requirements. This act does not help those recipients, but it harms them because the welfare recipients are not being trained to be able to make more empowering choices that allow them to rely on themselves and not have to rely on the government.
This policy slowly removes the spirit of those that are on welfare, because they will never really be able to create through the joy of their talents. Why exercise your skill and talents when you are given a check for doing nothing every month? How many gifts is this society being robbed of because people aren’t encouraged to flourish by using their gifts? How many more gifts are being snuffed out because this legacy is passed onto the next generation?
We as a nation can either choose to slowly lose our personal and national empowerment through a continual decay of our Constitutional rights, or we can chose to stem the advancing tide of continuous disempowering decay. I’ll be holding my nose the whole time I’m voting for Romney, however if that is the most I can do at this time to stem that tide, then that is what I will do.
What will you do to protect this country’s Constitution?