Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crazy Conservative Homemaker

Disclaimer: I'm just feeling like writing some thoughts down. Obama was just elected and it made me a little sorry if I ramble. Don't worry, I'll get over it.

Well, it looks like my fear has come true. Barack Obama is to be the next President. I guess I am still in a bit of shock. I was not a big fan of McCain, but I knew I didn’t want Obama. Actually, quite a few conservatives where not in favor of McCain either. I heard on talk radio that he received votes from only 80% of conservatives. I think that Palin did him and his campaign good, but he himself was too interested in “reaching across the isle.” It ended up costing him. Neither side was very thrilled with him apparently.

Now we have to deal with Obama for hopefully just 4 years, but possibly more. In fact, we have to deal with a liberal dominated congress as well. I’m afraid of the radical bills they will pass. I’ve heard they have been trying to pass a bill that gives a date of return for our troops. I have also heard that if a “date” is set to end the war, then the terrorists with just hold off till we leave then go back to terrorizing (which could perhaps come back to haunt us). I know that many people have different feelings on the war, and I don’t know enough about it to say whether or not it’s really going the way it should and so on, but those things DO make me nervous. Everything about Obama makes me nervous.

What’s going to happen about drilling offshore to help lower gas prices? He may well put a ban on it.

Will he give illegal aliens drivers licenses…I won’t be surprised, he seems to be quite partial to illegals. (Of course, McCain was no better on this issue)

Obama is pro “fairness doctrine,” which is pretty-much a violation of the first amendment.

He is in favor of universal health care. What happened to competition?? What happened to FREE MARKET? When there is no competition, then the quality of service typically goes down (that’s why there are so many under-qualified teachers in the government run education system). A good economy needs competition. Although a few people from countries with universalized healthcare like the so-called “free” healthcare, the means definitely don’t justify the ends. Sure it’s great to help those who are less fortunate than us by helping out when we can, but it should not be the government’s responsibility to force the rich to help the poor. That takes away our agency; we should be able to choose between right and wrong. All I know is that when the government sticks its hands into too many things, it almost always limits our freedom. The way the constitution would have the government run is not the way it is going to be run (or even presently running)! Sometimes I feel like they think we are so stupid, we need to be told how to do everything. We THE PEOPLE need to make more of our own decisions. But the sad part is that the government is gaining too much power. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans are allowing it to happen.

I heard that instead of voting for or against many issues as a senator, he quite often only voted “present”. I went online and looked at his voting record and…it’s true. Weird. Why would someone vote present so many times? Does he not know where he stands? Where you stand on issues is not supposed to be a SECRET when you are an elected official. Maybe he wasn’t sure which people he should be trying to please at the time.

Obama says that 95% of us won’t be taxed. I don’t buy that. Even if he does just tax the people who make over $250,000, who do we think will end up paying for it? These people he is planning on taxing are those who provide jobs. If he taxes our employers, and they don’t want to/can’t carry that tax burden, it will eventually come out of the pockets of the middle class employees. Not just that, he will raise the death tax. Did anyone hear him slip up with Joe the Plumber? He said “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” When government “spreads the wealth around,” I believe it’s called socialism. YES, I believe that we should try to live the law of consecration, but socialism is Satan’s version of it.

Worst of all he is for abortion. Isn’t it weird how people who are for abortion call those who are not “anti-abortion?” We are PROlife. It’s as if they won’t acknowledge that part of it. He once said about his daughters, “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.” PUNISHED with a baby!? According to Obama they should not have to deal with the consequences of their choices. Does that make any sense? The Christian Defense Coalition responded to Obama by saying that his comment is “not only a slap in the face to every child born to a young mother, but it diminishes the great joy that children bring to their families regardless of the circumstances in which they were born.”

But Wait! Bret and I are so glad that Proposition 8 Passed! It’s nice to know that there are still people who have morals-even in California-with San Francisco being the supposed gay capital of the world. It is a miracle and the Lord had His hand in that one.

Anyway, I know things are going to be ok. Things aren’t that bad. Don’t take me as an extremist, I just wanted to vent. Thankfully, my life doesn’t revolve around what happens in the government. I AM glad that all this election stuff is over with! It also makes me very thankful that we can look to the humble and INSPIRED leaders of our church as well as the Lord for guidance and example and not politicians.


Liz said...

Ok, so now i'm all nervous again. I totally agree with you! But I have to keep telling myself that we are witnessing the events that lead to the second coming. We've been told that it'll all get worse, i sure hope not too worse. Lane and I have been trying really hard to be as prepared as we can (food storage and all that), not only because we've been counciled to by the Brethren, but/and I'm starting to get scared of how life would be if we weren't ready.I do find a bit of comfort in knowing that we were chosen to be on the earth at this time, so that means we have the ability to get through this. And now i think i'll stop rambling.

adorable pearsons said...

I definitely was not the least bit thrilled either. However, I did like either of them and was worried from the beginning. I just try to hold to the thought that he is now President of the UNITED states and hopefully he will open his mind to ALL citizens- otherwise- let's move to CANADA!

Lindsey and Isaac said...

I totally agree with you! I think it is good to try to understand the things that are going on and know the constitution and you are doing a great job! I, too, was surprised at how the senate changed and how much the democrats increased their seats in that. But, I am glad prop 8 passed and for church leaders too! Good points!

Swensen Family said...

I had a feeling all along that Obama was going to win. This scares me too! I am sure that things happen for a reason, hopefully all will work out okay. It will be interesting to see just exactly what happens in this country. Yeah for Prop 8!! Hang in there Megan!

Sarah said...

Isn't it good to blow off steam? Blogging rocks.

Romney Family said...

Amen to that!!thanks for sharing your thoughts!!
The sad thing is the world is just going to get more wicked. It is up to us to make sure we are doing all in our power to keep the commandments, follow the prophet, and teach our kids to do the same thing. If we do that no matter what may come we will be blessed!!

The Daniel Gray Fam said...

Obama is definitely planning to be in for eight years. His speech after he won basically said that without saying it. It's a scary though. Lots of protesting in front of the temple the past few days about proposition 8 being past. Stupid Salt Lakans are blaming the church. Man I love living in Utah!

Courtney said...

You said what every conservative person is thinking!!!

Miss Cindy said...

You don't know me... I stumbled across your blog by accident while posting my own. I just wanted to add an "Amen" to your post. As a 'stay at home conservative' mom I to am nervous about what the next 4 years holds... especially for our children's future and what will be allowed when they are grown and have families! Thanks for posting your opinion!!