Herb’s blog, Herbdate 16318-007:
I AM JAZZED, JAZZED, JAZZED! As Larry the Cucumber would say, “Oh, yeah!” A personal hero of mine, President Bush, is going to be in Colorado Springs to speak at a rally and I am going to get to go hear him in person! I can barely quit jumping up and down to type this. This is my candidate and I am praying to God to help our country make the right choice and elect him. This is one of the most exciting moments of my life.
Certain gentle readers may question how and why i have chosen this candidate and some may not even agree with me. I know, the idea that someone could possibly not agree with me is hard to comprehend grins like Zaphod Beeblebrox after his 3rd Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster but i guess anything’s possible.
I will explain the way i think everyone should pick a candidate. It’s easy. First, you should pick a handful of issues that are important to you PERSONALLY. If possible, issues that are embedded in your very core being as true or false, right or wrong. Then you find which candidate most closely matches your beliefs. I would also recommend, if possible, independent study of the person’s record. How have they voted on those issues in the past? E.g., they say they will lower taxes, but in the past 20 years have voted 98 times to raise taxes including voting for a 50 cent per gallon tax on gasoline.
The issues that are important to me may not be important to you and may cause you to vote differently from me. In addition, even though we may both read the same fact in the same publication, because of whom we are, our upbringing and personality, there may be a difference between us on interpreting that fact.
Since it is my blog, i will share my priorities on the issues.
First priority with me is abortion. All human life is sacred and begins at conception. John Kerry, a professing Catholic, not only does not believe this, he does not want me to believe it either. I say this because he said in the debate Friday that he not only would spend federal money to pay for poor people to get abortions but that he would pay for abortions around the world and that he thinks abortions will stop the spread of AIDS. Listen to what he said. He also inferred that teenage pregnancies were pretty much inevitable. Not only that, but he does not think a parent of a minor child needs to be informed that their child is having a medical procedure that is a physically invasive surgery and has a significant potential to be psychologically damaging as well. As the parent of 3 teenage girls, 2 of whom are still minors, i think either her mother or i ought to know what’s going on. No other medical procedure is treated this way! Senator Kerry also used a heart-rending example in attempting to defend his position, but it did not fly with me as in the example he gave there would (or should, since a minor child is involved) be Social Services and Police and others involved.
Senators Kerry and Edwards also voted against a ban on a heinous, gross, barbaric procedure called Partial Birth Abortion. I will not try to put you off your feed by describing it, but the Pharaoh of Egypt and Adolph Hitler together could not conceive it. The chances of it saving a mother’s life are so astronomically unlikely that the senator’s reasoning was absurd.
President Bush, on the other hand, made it clear that he would do everything in his power to prevent my money from being used for abortions. His moral clarity and the succinctness of his answer on this question alone were heroic to me. This alone would be reason enough to vote for him. He (and his brother Jeb) believe as I do and represent my views.
Now, defense of the nation. First of all I think the president has showed himself to be resolute in the face of our enemies and loyal to those who have been loyal to us. I think that Senator Kerry is a wishy-washy appeaser who believes that Saddam should still be in power. Not only does his record of voting against all the useful weapons systems in the past, he also denigrated a new and powerful weapon during the debate. He and Edwards both discount the sacrifices of our Iraqi and other allies. I don’t trust him to defend the nation or the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. His “global test” remark betrayed his basic ideology that we should put the interests of the U.N. above our own. The U.N. should be moved to Paris, but that’s for another blog.
His photo being taken skeet shooting belies his real feelings and record on the 2nd amendment.
Also, Texans are some of my favorite people in the whole world. Texas is a place everyone ought to have the privilege to visit. I think that Kerry, Edwards and Qadaffi, who would also still be in power, are afraid of cowboys because they live by The Code of the West instead of Situational Ethics.
So, those are my issues and my criteria for thinking President Bush is the only proper choice.
Now, since El Paso county turns out the 4th largest republican vote in the nation, we get to see the Prez! YEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!