Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Politics: the journey continues

Well, up to this point I have supported and followed Ron Paul for president for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is that I agree fully with his "libertarian" stance that we need to return to the constitution and get the government out of people's business. He doesn't support the government interventions to stop abortion and gay marriage because he doesn't believe our constitution gives the federal government the right to intervene in such things. Although I actually disagree in the case of abortion because I think our government has the right and responsibility to protect it's citizens - even those not yet born! And he wants to get our troops out of Iraq - because the war was "illegal" according to our own constitution. He is tired of the amount of power and control that the government has in its citizen's lives, and wants to put a stop to it. This is why I have supported him for president.

But at this time, I am very interested in Mike Huckabee. Although he isn't as concerned about minimizing the government, he is interested in using the government for good instead of evil. His stances are in line with my morals and ethics, and I believe our country would be a much better place if he were president. I would love to see Roe vs. Wade overturned and the constant murder of the innocent unborn ended. And I would love to see marriage defined as a unity between "one man and one woman." Our country's corruptness and blatant sin is going to be it's end - if our manipulation of Israel doesn't end it first! (But that's a topic for another day...)

Oh - and I definitely DON'T like the other options: John McCain or Mitt Romney. Way too liberal and "big government" for me...

But all that said, I honestly don't think that any of the republican candidates have a chance against Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Our party has unfortunately been weakened greatly by President Bush and his inability to follow through on his word, along with the mess he created for us in the middle east. And in the event of a democratic president, so far I think I would rather see Barack Obama in office than another Clinton. Not to mention that I don't believe that women belong in such a position of leadership. Feminism is already causing decay in our society and the breakdown of the family. And I think that Obama has some good ideas, although it will still be detrimental to have a liberal in office, at least for those of us with strong moral and ethical convictions.

May God show mercy on us and may the Messiah return soon in glory!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Judy. I got to your link from Eno's. I too looked at Ron Paul early on, but am totally backing Huckabee.

Just curious if you knew that Ron Paul was one of ONLY two Rep. that voted against a bill that condemned the President of Iran’s statements against Israel. He voted against a resolution that stated his comments were in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention.
See below:

House Blasts Ahmadinejad's Israel Comments

Andrew Clayton

Jun 20, 2007

Washington DC – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution today urging the UN Security Council to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Genocide Convention and the UN Charter. House Concurrent Resolution 21, sponsored by Representative Rothman (D-NJ), passed by a vote of 411 to 2.

The two Representatives who voted against the resolution were Ron Paul (R-TX) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who expressed concern over the proper translation of Ahmadinejad’s comments on Monday. Kucinich cited faulty information leading up to the Iraq War as grounds for concern about the accuracy of Ahmadinejad’s comments, offering alternative interpretations to what was presented in the bill of the text.

Ron Paul also voted against a resolution (HR.921) to condemn the recent attacks against the State of Israel (two summers ago in the Lebanon War), holding terrorists and their state-sponsors accountable for such attacks, supporting Israel's right to defend itself, and for other purposes. (Ron Paul’s own response)

Anyway, I know you must love Israel. Just thought I would make sure you know about these votes by Ron Paul.

Gina Reed