Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Election, in General

You may have noticed I've slowed down a bit over the frenzied post-fest of the past couple of months. Part of this is because I'm busier. And part of it is that ... there's not much that I haven't said on the subject of the campaign and I am getting a little weary of it.

Bottom line is, we've got two candidates running. They're both statists. One is the worst kind of statist, the other is much less so. One is in favor of preserving our Constitutional Republic roughly as outlined, the other would meddle with the First amendment (by pushing the so-called "Fairness" doctrine) and the Second Amendment ("sensible" gun laws ... as defined by big Democrat backer George Soros and his buddies on the left and in the U.N.) The other would not.

That right there is enough for me to endorse John McCain. I shouldn't have to say anything else to any sane person, other than go look it up and see if I'm telling the truth. I have confidence that you will find I am unless you're hell-bent on not seeing it.

I have been keeping up with what there is to keep up with. Frankly, little of it is relevant these days or it's a rehash of things we've already been over.

Barack Obama is a trans-national socialist ready to tell us we can't defend ourselves, we can't express our opinions, what cars we should drive, how much we should pay for energy, where it should come from, where to set our thermostats, ready to "radicalize" our children in the state-run schools, perhaps nationalize the oil industry ... it sounds a lot more like the USSR than the USA. There's so much more, but like I said, just that bit about the first and second amendments is enough for me.

Neal Boortz apparently pointed out (I got this second hand) that these are not "debates" we are seeing, they're joint press conferences. A debate would be where the people involved defended their postions on the issues or attacked the others' positions on the issues using logical argument. That's not what we're seeing.

Palin did what McCain needed her to do with the electorate -- he picked someone who has an American outlook... that is "American" outlook as defined by the first 200 years of the country's history, including lessons we learned along the way. Somebody everyday Americans can identify with. She gives me hope for the future and it's nice to know she'd be in his ear should he win the presidency. But she can't do it by herself. McCain needs to talk about why he's right on the issues, not just what his positions are. And he shouldn't be afraid to bring Obama's character and record in to question. There is certainly a lot to question.

And so it goes. Of course I'll continue to pipe up when something strikes me. Hopefully once every couple of days at least. I've got a couple of ideas rolling around in my head that I need to kick from a few more angles. But this is where I am right now.

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