Sunday, September 28, 2008

America's choices: twentieth century or the twenty first century‏

In the 9/26/08 debate between Obama and McCain, Obama was clever to say, “Ten days ago, John said that the fundamentals of the economy are sound.” Like many, I feel, that John McCain that suffered as a prisoner of war in the Vietnam war, was a special soldier with a strong spirit. The John McCain today looks like a man clinging to the ways of the twentieth century. The challenges in the twenty first century can not be met with the resistance demonstrated in the past eight years. It is time to restore and move ahead. If you have been ignoring the disappearing middle class, if you are part of that group that has a deaf ear to the needy in America, if you believe ten billion dollars a month that goes to the Iraqi cause is a worthy cause, vote for four more years of holding on to the twentieth century with McCain and Palin.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

A dissenting view on wars with false causes

The RNC confirmed for many of us that many in the Republican Party believe that God has a hand in the Iraq war. The Americans that are willing to stand up and say that they want their sons and daughters that are taught to fight to be put in the right fights and the right causes rings hallow with many that believe the Bush administration was right to invade Iraq.

For those of us that believe our country is going down the wrong path, we have to stand up and not march behind those that are willing to fool themselves. In Vietnam and Iraq, we didn’t buy into the overstated greatness of those causes that many of us looked at as trumped up illusions.

Because of our dissent, the other side wants to paint us as unpatriotic. We love this country, and we love our sons and daughters. We don’t want them coming back in body bags, missing limbs and damaged minds, for leaders driven by a false ideology.