Are we popular enough to endorse a presidental candidate? Who knows. While we’re far from Oprah Inc., we figured we would give our reasons why we’re voting for McCain/Palin on Nov. 4. Here goes…
We post quite a bit about economics on this site, and those of you with a sound sense of what makes our economy tick should get excited over McCain/Palin’s plans–and extremely frightened over Obama’s. It is no doubt that our economy is in dire straights right now, and raising taxes is a sure-fire way to depress it even more. Not since 1933 has a president successfully raised taxes as an answer to a slowing economy, and it then led to the Great Depression (Herbert Hoover was president). It isn’t all that complicated. Taxes take money out of the marketplace and puts it into government bureaucracy. The idea that government will spend the marketplace’s money better than regular people is economically ignorant.
Now, Obama/Biden’s drumbeat response to this is the claim that only 5% of businesses will be taxed: “95% of the people will not get a tax increase.” Again, economically ignorant. The top 5% (the so-called “rich”) employ virtually all of employed people in the nation and purchase most of the commodities of our economy. Raising taxes will most assuredly increase unemployment, increase prices, and shrink our economy as a whole. Why people think these “rich” people will naturally take the financial hit of raised taxes is beyond me.
When it comes down to it, Obama is pandering to class envy and the human desire of covetousness. It stems from the Democratic playbook: punish the rich by taxing them hard and use the tax dollars for social programs for the poor. This was tried by Hoover, Johnson and Carter in the 20th century and look how it turned out. All three led to recessions that crippled everyone in America, and Obama’s attempt to “spread the wealth around” will be no different.
As hard as I have tried to reason with some people, I have not been able convince some that trickle-down economics works. Fine. Let me appeal to you this way: the reason we are in economic hardships today is not because of “Bush’s failed economic policies,” but because of the Democratically-controlled congress’s inaction. The housing meltdown was flagged by Republicans in 2004 and 2006 (lead by John McCain, no doubt), but Democrats refused to listen to prudent economists and their very own appointed regulators. In fact, Obama is the second largest recipient of Freddie/Fannie contributions, a whopping $2 million. The media totally ignored the story, but here it is with documented footage. Notice the vitriol toward the regulators who attempted to fix the problem we’re now neck-deep in:
We are surprised at how many pro-lifers we meet who are voting for Obama. With this election, the stakes have never been higher. Nearly 50 million babies have been aborted since 1973 when Supreme Court justices on a 5-4 decision read in the Constitution that women had the right to an abortion. The same Constitution that begins by securing “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” allows for sucking unborn children out of wombs. Legal scholars have argued for 35 years the foolishness of Roe v Wade, and it all comes down to judicial activism.
Obama believes judges should legislate from the bench, and McCain believes strict constitutionalists should interpret the Constitution. The former will make decisions by making the Constitution say whatever he/she wants it to say (like the justices that wanted to make abortion legal in America). The latter takes the Constitution for what it says and interprets it from the bench.
Of the nine justices that currently sit on the highest court of the land, at least three will retire after the election. The next president will most certainly shape the court that will impact the next 30-50 years of American law. If Obama wins, not only will Roe be cemented in our land, but who knows what other wacky interpretations will come about.
McCain, especially with Palin’s fundamental pro-life backbone, is a pro-lifer’s only choice. McCain and Palin bring both judicial sense and compassion to the issue of abortion. The McCains are adoptive parents, and the Palins went ahead with a pregnancy they knew would result in a Downs syndrome birth. Not since Reagan has the executive office been filled with such conviction on the Life Issue. They walk the walk, not just talk the talk. We have never been closer to overturning Roe v Wade since its reckless decision 35 years ago, but all this ground will be lost with an Obama presidency. When you think about it, millions of babies’ lives hang on the thread of this election outcome.
If you are unconvinced, watch this video…
The popular media is 100% behind an Obama presidency as they refuse to broadcast his weaknesses while hammering the slightest gaffe of McCain/Palin. Just last week, Joe the Plumber became a central talking point in the debates, and because Joe turned into a benefit to the McCain campaign, the press camped out on his lawn and have been raking they guy over the coals. Meanwhile, no one in the media is banging on the doors of ACORN or Bill Ayers to expose Obama of his past associations with voter fraud and unrepentant terrorists.
It’s 1992 all over again. The press then totally ignored Bill Clinton’s history as a draft dodger and reputation as a womanizer. Instead, headline after headline reminded the electorate of Bush Senior’s “No New Taxes” broken promise and any attempt to bring up Clinton’s past was brushed aside or ridiculed as petty. No expose has been shown on the radicalism of Obama or the incompetence of Biden, while NBC can’t wait to expose Joe the Plumber’s weaknesses or attack Sarah Palin for daring to serve her country as the first mother vice president. The media elites are unabashedly using their privilege of speech to sway the electorate by hiding the harmful truth of their candidate while viciously attacking McCain/Palin.
So this is our third reason to vote McCain/Palin: stick it to the media. Those who still cling to the popular media (NYT, NBC, CNN, AP, etc.) are the ignorant ones who are obediently following their orders. But subscriptions of newspapers have dwindled in the past decade. My hope and prayer is that the electorate turns on the popular media pro-Obama campaign. This would serve as an extra benefit: a final nail in the coffin of brainwashing propaganda of the popular media.
For what it’s worth, the Jeubs strongly endorse McCain/Palin for the presidential race. Click here to register to vote and view the candidates other positions. Get involved, families, and help ensure a better future for our children.