Sunday, October 31, 2004

The Fateful Day

The Fateful day is upon us. The day of America’s Presidential Election. Millions of words will be typed, posted and e-mailed about who to vote for, who is wrong and who is right. I fully realize that my voice is but one of a multitudinous chorus, a single note in a cacophony of musical discord that illustrates perfectly what this election season has devolved into.

My memory hearkens back to the 1976 election, the first that I really remember as a child. I was staying at my uncle’s house and we all stayed up to see Jimmy Carter win the Presidency. Jim Sasser (D) of Tennessee would begin his career that night as well. It all felt good, like it belonged. My family would sing and hum the political songs of the era. There was harmony under that roof.

My, how we have fallen.

Since then we have seen America tear itself asunder, taking differing viewpoints to the extremes of absurdity. As I look back, I can see how the Good Ship USA has veered from the course charted for it by Jefferson, Washington, Adams and Lincoln.

I can only just imagine the despair they would feel as they see a nation purchased with blood and prayer, forged in the fires of struggle eventually become a nation only too happy to cast overboard the anchor that the Founders had provided.

As of this writing, we do not know what the events of November 2 will portend. It seems, however, that litigation will be favored over prudence; anger over patience; and retaliation over respect.

Meanwhile, over in the corner will be the Constitution, willingly forgotten and set aside in favor of judicial activism, a mere victim of those who purport to be wiser than those who founded this nation.

In the previous edition of this writing, I listed a large number of quotations, along with sources, of those voices that we have heard, and those that need to be heard prior to casting your ballot on November 2. It is much preferred by this writer that you read for yourself what these men and women have said and done than for me to comment on them and be accused of "spin".

Forthwith is a final installment, all placed in their proper context:

A voice from one of our Founders:

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a
nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right,
which Heaven itself has ordained."
--George Washington

A response to those who claim disenfranchisement:
"Some legitimate votes may be thrown out due to appearances of fraud; this is unfair to the respective voter. However, an accepted illegitimate vote would cancel out a legitimate vote, this is also unfair to the respective voter."
--Abraham Taylor, Accuracy in Media.Org

"Kerry claims Republicans disenfranchised 1 million black voters in Florida in 2000, but neglects to mention that after extensive and expensive hearings, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission failed to name a single one of them. Can you name just one out of that "million," Sen. Kerry? We've found more WMDs in Iraq than we've found disenfranchised blacks in Florida."
--Ann Coutler

"Ohio's voter registration rolls contain more than 125,000 duplicate names and an untold number of ineligible voters."
--Washington Post

For those who claim Mr. Kerry is a man of truth:

"Five ambassadors on the Security Council in 2002 who were reached
directly for comment, four said they had never met Mr. Kerry."

"I have no doubt, I've never had any doubt--and I've said this publicly--about our ability to be successful in Afghanistan. We are and we will be. The larger issue, John, is what happens afterwards. How do we now turn attention ultimately to Saddam Hussein? How do we deal with the larger Muslim world? What is our foreign policy going to be to drain the swamp of terrorism on a global basis?"
--John Kerry, November 16, 2001

"The invasion of Iraq was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy -- al Qaeda"
--John Kerry, September 25, 2004

"Make sure you tell everybody to vote, and vote Bush next week."
--Boston RedSox Pitcher Curt Schilling

"In 2004, the Red Sox are America's team."
--John Kerry October 28,2004
"Some also have questioned Kerry's credentials as a fan, noting his expressed admiration for non-existent player "Manny Ortez" and his statement that Eddie Yost was his favorite Red Sox player, even though Yost never played for Boston."

In an interview with Mr. Kerry, Tom Brokaw said to Kerry: "Someone has analyzed the President's military aptitude tests and yours and concluded that he has a higher IQ than you do." Kerry replied, "That's great. More power. I don't know how they've done it, because my record is not public. So I don't know where you're getting that from."

"Although Kerry campaign officials insist that they have published Kerry's full military records on their Web site , they have NOT permitted independent access to his original Navy records. A Freedom of Information Act request by The Post for Kerry's records produced six pages of information. A spokesman for the Navy Personnel Command, Mike McClellan, said he was not authorized to release the full file, which consists of at least a hundred pages."

Kerry's government health program (which he claims isn't a government program) will spend $1.5 trillion, will put 80% of those covered on Medicaid, and will raise taxes by an average of $969 per year per family. It will impose 225 new mandates on small-business owners alone, going so far as to take eight million Americans off the private insurance they already have.
--Bureau of Labor Statistics

And a final word from our Founders:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".
--Patrick Henry

"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
--James Madison

I am sure that there are those that hold these pages that will refuse to hear or believe what they have just read. Truth isn’t always received…especially when one has their hands over their ears and a veil of darkness over their hearts.
Consider well your choice.


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