OPINION – I am a white, female, card-carrying member of the middle class. My demographic standing is not the reason for my discontent with our current president. I have had four years to reflect on what President Obama actually stands for and the type of leader that he has become. He does not need to campaign for re-election, as his record speaks volumes in representing what he has accomplished regardless of the rhetoric and the speeches.
The smooth-talking president that promised a more transparent and limited government has, in fact, given us the opposite. He alludes to the grave mistakes that he has made and calls them “bumps in the road,” asking us to give him just four more years of our patience and trust.
I, for one, cannot support this president and sustain him with my vote for another term.
I cannot support a president who does not possess a love for America and what it stands for. I believe in his heart he has never truly supported America’s exceptionalism and idealism but has sought to undermine the very ideals that founded this nation.
I cannot support a President who believes that the Constitution, the document that gave birth to the greatest free nation in the world, is fundamentally flawed.
I cannot support a president who believes that the all-powerful government gives me my rights instead of just protecting my rights.
I cannot support a president who lacks the skills to pull us out of this recession as we are in dire need of a leader who possesses the ability to understand the free market.
I cannot support a president who does not respect the role of checks and balances as he signs a multitude of executive orders that assume tyrannical powers, without the consent of Congress and more like a king who usurps power.
I cannot support a president who engages war on Libya without Libya being a recognized national threat to the security of America and without Congressional approval.
I cannot support a president who believes in assassinations performed in secrecy, enforcing “kill lists” without due process and approving drone strikes to kill individuals that he deems a threat without proof.
I cannot support a president who takes from “the haves to give to the have-nots” and believes in the redistribution of wealth, the same concept that built communism.
I cannot support a president who takes credit and pats himself on the back for creating and saving jobs through bailing out bad companies, with our taxpayer dollars, that failed and should have suffered the natural consequences.
I cannot support a president who will support partial birth abortions, abortions, the term marriage being extended to include every type of partnership, and human cloning.
I cannot support a president whose role models are influenced by Marxism and anti-colonialism: the very antagonists to American values and ideals.
I cannot support a president who dismisses the realities of a Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security system going bankrupt in order to curry favor from government dependents; this, to the detriment of both those who have paid into those systems in good faith that their provision would come in due time, and those of our younger generations being required to pay into these systems on the same promises – promises which as a practical matter are currently impossible to fulfill.
I cannot support a president who has established a forced tax for mandated health care knowing that a majority of the people he governs did not want or support it.
I cannot support a president who favors gun control, who supports laws that limit free speech and laws that invoke unlawful detainment without due process.
I cannot support a president who knows that he has added more debt to our deficit than has any other president in history and will continue to do so.
I cannot support a president that has not repealed the laws that take away our freedoms, but voted to extend the Patriot Act, which robs us of our civil liberties while using our national security as the enduring threat to gain our consent.
Underneath the swagger and smile is a politician with a thin record. As a nation, we cannot afford another four years of President Obama’s mistakes. At the end of his fourth year in office, this president still excuses his ineffectiveness by calling out the prior administration to shoulder the responsibility for the state of the nation. And we are increasingly growing dependent on a government that has recklessly abused its power.
Our country is on the verge of collapse and we have already seen firsthand what this president is capable of after giving him four years in office. He simply lacks the capability to restore liberty to the American people. He lacks an understanding of the skills necessary to employ the free market system into self-sustenance, turning around a broken economy and allowing the system to self-correct by getting the government out of its way.
A vote for Obama would be giving gasoline to the arsonist who is about to burn your house down.
Kate Dalley is a news commentator and co-host of the Perspectives morning show on Fox News 1450 AM 93.1 FM. The opinions stated in this article are hers and not representative of St. George News.
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