First let me begin this article by stating that I understand the sentiment to have an African-American president. Although you couldn't tell it from my photo my grandfather William Johnson was an African American, he married a white woman in the 1940's and has my utmost respect for making that decision amidst the pressure he must have faced. I would like nothing more than to see the United States of America led by an African American president, it would be a symbol of truly healing the national wound we have had in this country since the days of slavery. I cannot cast my vote for Mr. Barack Obama in '08 in good conscience.
Mr. Obama Consistently votes in support of even the most brutal practices of our greatest national sin today. abortion. This is altogether surprising to me considering how abortion effects the African American population. Let me give you some very surprising and even more appalling statistics.
Even though African Americans make up roughly 12% of the American population yet 33% of all abortions are performed on African-American women. Hispanics make up 1% of the American population yet an astounding 15.1% of abortions are performed on Hispanic women.
This means that 48.1% of all abortions are performed on 13% of the population, some might call this a coincidence, I call that planned eradication of minorities. Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortion services in our nation specifically targets urban areas with a higher percentage of African Americans and Hispanic-Americans. This may seem a bit conspiracy theorist, but the following quotes from Planned Parenthood's founder Margaret Sanger reveal what their true purpose was to be. On blacks, immigrants and indigents: ".human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning.
human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people On the purpose of birth control: The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p.
2) On the extermination of blacks: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon Someone might argue that the viewpoints of Planned Parenthood have changed over the years, but their actions say their views remain steadfast and unchanged. What does all of this have to do with Mr. Barack Obama as a presidential candidate? Plenty if you look at his voting record. Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007) Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
(Jul 2006) Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005) Mr. Obama plainly supports abortion, even though it is the leading cause of death among African-Americans more the heart disease more than Aids, more than violent crime. Abortion is a targeted measure to wipe out minorities in America. His stance on abortion alone should be enough discourage any christian from voting for him but let's look at his voting record concerning the marriage amendment, which would define and protect marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Vote 163: On the Cloture Motion: A Senate cloture vote on the gay marriage amendment failed, effectively killing the amendment.
Voted NO Mr. Obama supports the union of same sex marriages, while Christians shouldn't persecute people based on their sexual orientation, homosexuality is a sin, and endorsing gay and lesbian marriages would bring the judgment of that sin from the partakers of that sin to a national level. God deals with and judges nations today just as he has in the past. If we want the blessing of God to pour out into our nation today as it has in times past we need to protect our nation from committing national sin. If you look at violent crimes , pregnancy in 12-14 year olds, illiteracy levels, un-employment and many other factors since 1963 when we first began taking God out of our society they have all increased astronomically, the only way to reverse these trends is to continue making progress in our government in acknowledging our creator. When we eschew evil and turn back to God our nation will return to the prosperity our fore-fathers saw.
Continuing with the theme of restoring our christian identity to our nation, we need judges that will be strict constructionists or adhere to the constitution as it is written without putting their own interpretation on it. Mr. Obama supports the "Living Document" judges, the ones that change their interpretation of the constitution based on their personal beliefs instead of what the founding fathers intended to be enforced. His voting record clearly brings out where he stands in regard to judges.
President Bush has appointed 2 judges to the supreme court, both of which are strict constructionists, both of whom Mr. Obama has voted against. 1/31/06 Vote 2: On the Nomination: Confirmation of Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
to be an Associate Supreme Court Justice. Voted NO 9/29/05 Vote 245: On the Nomination: Confirmation of John G. Roberts, Jr., to be Chief Justice of the United States. Voted NO In short Mr.
Obama stands against every biblical guideline we have for voting, as much as I would love to cast my vote for an African-American president, I have to wait until a candidate comes along that truly represents my core belief system, and the betterment of the African-American community.
Kim Sunshine is owner of http://www.WhatsYourDeal.com . She has successfully worked full-time from home for 5 years.