Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hold my nose and vote

I have some strong objections to John McCain. I feel like in this election, I am choosing between Socialism lite and Communism in my vote. McCain/Palin is socialism lite, and Barack Obama with his comments about the "need to spread the wealth around" are the communism wolf not even trying to disguise himself as a sheep. So, I went to the polls this week (Since they changed the law in the State if GA, and we can vote this early.) and voted for the McCain/Palin team.

Here are my big three reasons.

1) Abortion. This is my big fat number 1. Although I am a staunch pro-life woman, even if I greed with first trimester abortion, I definately don't and never will agree with third trimester abortions. Babies have been viable even in the second trimester, so how can someone not call a baby born in the third trimester a baby? Legal murder and I don't get along, and I cannot see how a third trimester abortion is anything but legal murder. Barack Obama voted three times to keep infanticide legal in the state of Illinois. Since he did that, he has also stated that he wouldn't want his daughter "punished with a baby." Adoption is an option. The guilt felt over an abortion would haunt his daughter for the rest of her life. Please watch the movie below.

This movie is about a nurse's experience with infanticide. This is even worse than abortion. These babies were alive when they were born too early on purpose.

2) National Health Care. Both candidates have some sort of national health care plan, which I think is all about taking money from some people in the form of higher tax brackets and giving it to people in the lower tax brackets. I believe that people should be able to keep what they earn in most cases. The reason that we have a Federal Government is for our protection. One of my favorite sayings is this: "Any Government strong enough to give us anything we want is strong enough to take away everything you have." (Gerald Ford. Presidential Address 12 August 1974).

3) Patriotism: John McCain spent time actively fighting for my freedom. I know that he knows the true value of freedom. Barack Obama's wife said that "For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country."

I've been proud to be an American my entire life. I grew up loving this country and having respect for the flag. Maybe it's because my dad was a Major in the Air Force, and I had an uncle who died in Vietnam, but I always grew up with a deep sense of love for America and a knowledge of the price of freedom. I'm intensely grateful for all the soldiers and what they choose to do with their lives for me. I can't stomach the idea of putting someone in the whitehouse who supports a wife who has not felt that love for this country.

I admit that McCain has his x's against him as well. However, I think that there are times when certain things have to be weighed against one another. I would like to cast a vote for a write in for Mitt Romney, but I really felt like I had to cast a vote against Barack Obama for number 1 if for nothing else. There is a part of me that needs to share with some of my friends who have sincerely asked for some info on candidates, so I am posting this info for anyone who wants to know. Please pray about your decision before you go to the poll, and carefully weigh the issues that truly are important to you. I'll still love any of you if you vote for Obama, but you can see why I can't. Good luck to all of you, but just remember to be a part of the American system and go vote on or before Election day depending on the laws in your state or county.


James and Kristene Armstrong said...

I know what you mean. James and I are looking at all the angles from Bob Barr to Nadar. We are unsure about Obama or McCain. We have really been searching this out.

le35 said...

I was really thinking of doing a protest vote, but in the end, I feel like McCain is not as bad as Obama, and if Obama wins, I can't stomach that at all. At least I actually LIKE Sarah Palin. So I voted for McCain.

Robert said...


My main fear in voting for anyone besides McCain is the risk of electing Obama. That thought makes me rather ill.

Abortion is just one reason I fear his policies. He also seems extremely deluded regarding what his plans will do to the economy (and the middle class along with it).

This whole election disgusts me.

George and Jill said...


Idyllic Youth said...

I can see how you can have those feelings about abortion, but if no one is ever going to make you have an abortion if you don't want one, why do you feel the need to prohibit other people's decisions? I believe that infanticide and infant abandonment will increase if ROE v WADE is over-turned. Are you going to adopt all the babies that women and young girls will be forced to have if there is no abortion option? You are obviously anti-socialism, so do you believe you should pay higher taxes for the state to take care of those children? When I found a blog about attachment parenting and ec I was stoked, because these are pretty liberal concepts in America, but I am so turned off by the first rant on your site that I am reluctant to read any more.

Robert said...


Infanticide would only increase if you fail to consider abortion to already be infanticide. Overturning Roe vs. Wade has to do with eliminating a duplicity in the law - namely, that abortion is not deemed murder by the murder of a pregnant woman is considered two murders. Life is also supposed to be protected by the law, and anyone with children can most definitely tell that life begins before birth with a child.

All that being said, it's not clear to me (and never really has been) why parents would want to support abortion rights. The idea behind getting rid of abortion as a legal option is about taking away murder as an option for birth control.

To be clear, though, this blog is very rarely political, so if you want to read about parenting, feel free.

le35 said...

idyllic youth,

This post is not a common thing for me. I'm not all that political, but I feel like there are two choices in the case of the abortion. The parent's choice and the baby's choice. I know a whole buch of parents who are trying to adopt and having to wait a considerable amount of time to get a baby, so I think that finding adoptive parents wouldn't be as difficult as it may seem. However, if you would like to read a few posts that aren't political, I have quite a bunch of parenting posts and posts about my ECing experiences. A good one is

Or another good one is

Feel free to peruse the earliest posts if you want to stay away from the political stuff. But my long time readers know me pretty well.

P.S. I don't consider ECing or Attachment parenting liberal ideas, I consider them natural ideas. I don't do them to save the environment, I do them because they seem to be the most common sense stuff available. Good luck in perusing.