The Election of 2008

The Election has been decided. It was historic. Barack Obama is now the elected 44th President of the United States of America. He is the first black man to be made President of America. Barack won states that once Bush won in 2004 like Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and even Virginia. This occured for many reasons like the economic problems, migrations from other parts of the country into these states, and the support of a populist, change message. The Obama campaign also utilize a very potent ground campaign. This campaign include a varied usage of the Internet, voter registration, speeches, and other means to propel Barack Obama to get the Presidency. Millions of new voters are in the process and young people hold on to a better comprehension of the political system. The future is definitely uncertain. Frankily, Barack Obama is right on some issues and dead wrong on other issues. The election harbored record turnout among the young, old, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and other groups of citizens. What happened what that citizens legitimately were tired of Bush policies and desired a change. We all need a change, but all changes aren't righteous. So, there should be a righteous change in society. The Third Parties were out in force as well. Chuck Baldwin, Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, and other candidates fought for votes as well. They didn't win, but American citizens have every right to vote for them if they wanted to fulfill the dictates of their conscience. Propositions existed as well. Unforunately, many pro-life and pro-elderly proposals were struck by voters. Apparently, many voters hate the culture of life. We certainly have a long way to go in promoting the culture of life in America. The good news is that the Pro-Life Movement in America is still the strongest in the Western world combined. Proposition 8 passed in California. That's suprising since California is one of the most liberal states in America. Most African Americans and Hispanics voted for Proposition 8. The ironic thing is that many homosexual activists are being violent against Christians, fellow homosexuals (who were called the N word), and others for just the result of the proposition. Protestors protested Saddleback Church. In Palm Springs, CA a 69 year old woman was assaulted and her Styrofoam cross was ripped and torn into pieces. She was struck in her head by a pack of cowardly protestors. In November 14, hundreds of homosexuals assaulted a group of Christians in San Francisco (at Castro) for just praying. These Christians weren't even preaching. Yet, the mob yelled profanities, threw hot coffee on them, and heat them with a Bible. Some threatened to kill the Christians. On November 9, homosexual protesters affiliated with Bash Back disrupted a service at Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, which is

affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Activists pulled a fire alarm, hang a banner from the balcony, threw fliers and condoms and confetti, yelled at church members, displayed an upside-down pink cross, and used a megaphone to shout slogans such as "Jesus was a h___." Actually, Jesus wasn't a homosexual. If Christians did these times, the mainstream media would report this non-stop and the Christians would be arrested (and righfully so, so the violent protesting fighting Christians need to be arrested as well) with a hate crime. This outlines many radical homosexual's intolerance toward those that disagree with them. Now, this isn't all homosexuals doing this, but a radical minority who hates true tolerance and free speech. Whether you agree with Proposition 8 or not, violence against critics of it aren't justified at all. Barack Obama is right that the middle class deserve tax cuts and we need to be energy independent. Barack Obama is dead wrong on his radical pro-abortion position, that we need to use more troops to fight in Afghanistan (especially when Afghanistan didn't attack us in 9/11 at all. Also, the Taliban, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are discussing how to stop the violence via diplomacy right now), and his views on the Second Amendment. In 1996 during his run for the Illinois State Senate, Obama told non-profit organization Independent Voters of Illinois that he supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, a de facto national annulment of the second amendment.In 2008, Barack Obama stated that he supports an individual right to bear arms as found in the 2nd Amendment, but even law abiding citizens should have restrictions on it. That's why Obama once supported the DC ban (and some accuse him of supporting an Illinois bill to not allow citizens to defend themselves if a criminal broken into their homes). Obama is also a board member of the Joyce Foundation, which funds gun control groups in the U.S. Some have criticized Barack Obama's advisors and cabinet members as being too pro-war and hawkish in terms of foreign policy. It's important to point out that U.S. policy is created by many people not solely by one individual. Many of his advisors were members of the Bill Clinton administration. Bill Clinton himself was just as imperalist as George W. Bush in his actions. The difference is that Clinton was slick enough to get many Americans to support his unjustified activities. Clinton bombed Iraq, Yugoslavia, Sudan (at a drug factory), and even Afghanistan. CFR member Madeleine Albright was a key person who dismanlted Yogoslavia in the 1990's. He wanted Yogoslavia to sign a document called the Rambouillet Accord. It was about making the U.S. and NATO forces free and unrestricted access in all of Yugoslavia not just Kosovo. The accord wanted immunity to US/NATO forces from arrest, investigation or detention by authorities in Yugoslavia. When Yugoslavia refused to sign the document, Albright (who said that the evil Iraqi sanctions were worth it against the people of Iraq at 60 Minutes) and others in the Clinton administration unleashed the 78-day NATO bombing of Serbia, which targeted civilian infrastructure. Bill Clinton agreed with terrorists leading the Kosovo naiton. Bill Clinton accelerated the militarization of the illegal war on Drugs. He supported these military battles dealing with the war on Drugs in Central America and Latin America. Clinton advanced corrupt sanctions against Iraq that killed over 1 million innocent Iraqis via starvation, etc. Barack Obama is a hawk as well, which I don't agree with at all. Obama plans on escalating the war in Afghanistan, he wants a small contingent in Iraq, he want military force in Pakistan under certain circumstances (even if the Pakistani government refuses to give him permission to do so), he backs the War on Drugs (which has caused a violation of our civil liberties, allowed intelligence agencies to ship drugs into America, etc.), and refuses to reject Blackwater. Obama is a puppet of the elites using a "left wing" face of imperalism. Hillary Clinton is expected to be the new Secretary of State. She supported the Iraq War, voted for the Iraqi Resolution, and threaten to attack Iran. Anthony Lake is a Barack Obama advisor. He was from the Clinton administration and he supported the U.S. invasion of Haiti in the middle of the 1990's. Lake supported the dictator Aristide with the World Bank/IMF rule of the economy. This caused havoc in Haiti, which effected linger to this day. Michael Flouroy, Tom Donilon, and other hawks are possible new members of the Barack Obama administration. Tom Daschle has been chosen as the new Health and Human Services Secretary. Daschle is pro-abortion (to his credit, he voted against the partial birth abortion ban. Yet, he voted even against the common sense Unborn Victims Bill, which protects and provides justice for the women and her unborn child if they are assaulted or murdered) as you would expect. As the health secretary, Daschle will likely play a role in shaping Obama's health care plan, which has come under fire for possibly including abortion coverage or mandating that hospitals or insurance companies cover abortions. Some fear that Tom Daschle might restrict the good policies that Bush did from the Mexico City policy, allowing pro-lifers and others to not be forced to do abortions (that would violate their moral or religious teachings), etc.

The Family Research Council said that Daschle voted for taxpayer funded military abortions and wanted to force American taxpayers to fund the distribution of the morning after pill to young school girls. Time will tell though. Valerie Jarrett is the new Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liason, The Deputry White House Chiefs of Staff are Jim Messina (and Mona Stuphen), and Greg Craig is the White House Counsel. Gregory Craig was the lawyer who helped to cover up the Lewinsky scandal. He played a role in sending Elian Gonzalez back to Castro's Cuba accoridng to Larry Klayman. David Axelrod is of course made the Senior Adviser to the President in the Barack Obama administration. John Podesta is on the Barack Obama transistion team. He has Italian and Greek American descent. Eric Holder has been picked as America's new Attorney General. He was a former number 2 Justice Department official in the Clinton administration. He was an Obama aide. He will become the first African American to be Attorney General in America's history if he is confirmed. The Obama transition team is asking Senators whether they would confirm Holder. Holder reviewed Bill Clinton's controversial pardon of fugitive Marc Rich before leaving office. Holder told Bill Clinton that he was neutral leaning toward favorable in his opinion of pardonining Rich. Clinton cited that as among the factors that made him to issue the pardon. Yet, the responsibility totally for the pardon is President Clinton not Holder at all. The pick hasn't been finalized yet as the Obama team are still working on their transition to the White House. One person in the talks said that the pardon issue will be addressed, yet Republican senators are likely to support Eric Holder as the new Attorney General. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennslyvania (who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee) commented that the pardon would be a factor to consider. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (DVT) said that he hasn't been informed about Holder. Eric Holder is a former judge and U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. He's respected in legal circles including among Justice Department career lawyers. On the other hand, Eric Hold had a privotal role in the 2005 reauthorization of the Patriot Act. He helped to set up the legal and lobbying firm of Covington & Burling (this firm defended Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Their executives are faced charges of aiding terrorists for funding death squads in Colombia). Klayman accuses Holder of threatening the girlfriend of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown with criminal tax prosecution to keep quiet about the Clinton administration illegally selling seats on trade missions and national security information to the Chinese, again for campaign contributions." Holder wants to rebuild the Department's reputation as being independent. Holder was the advisor that helped to select Senator Joe Biden to become Barack Obama's running mate. Holder's wife, an obstetrician, delivered incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's daughter. So, we will have to see if Eric Holder will be the new Attorney General and his total agenda as time comes along.

It's apparent that we should never align totally with a person with a R or a D next to their name. It appears for now that Barack Obama will not stop the egregious spending, American soldiers used in the interventionist war in Afghanistan, the Patriot Act will continue to be law, the Federal Reserve existing, and the warrantless wiretap FISA law continuing forth. Unfortunately, some in the liberal left (some of whom supported the evil bombings of Serbia and the sanctions agianst Iraq under Bill Clinton) are falling alseep without their discernment to help the new President's feet to the fire. They want to support him and slander people as even racist if they disagree with him. So, true liberty ought to be made manifest in America. That means no militarization of the police, no NORTHCOM infringing upon our rights, and our liberties maintained. News is coming that Rahm Emanuel (who is Barack's friend) is the new Chief of Staff under the Obama administration. Emanuel had an interesting past. His father, who is Benjamin M. Emanuel, was an Irgun member. The Irgun sincerely wanted Israel to be a nation, but immorally committed terrorist attacks (like the July 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. It killed 91 people and it was wrong). They were affiliated with Sten Gang that carried terrorism, train bombings, etc. Unlike the bigots who refuse to admit this fact, Jewish people lived in Israel for thousands of years. Hence, Jewish people and Arabic people have every bit a right to live in Israel. Some write about Obama's speech to AIPAC. I don't agree with AIPAC since American foreign policy should be controlled by America, we shouldn't be threatening to attack Iran at all, and we should have a fair & balanced approach in dealing with Middle Eastern affairs (among Jewish and Arabic citizens that reside in that region). In order words, America should be America First not Israel First or any nation First for that matter. So, no dual citizen ought to have any place in our government especially in our federal government. Rahm is combative and polarizing. He became angry at one point that he pulled out a knife and shammed it on the table. Rahm yelled Dead, Dead, etc. about his hatred of certain political leaders that disagreed with Bill Clinton's policies. Rahm Emanuel is also an enthusiastic supporter of the United States Public Service Academy Act. This a lobbying group founded in 2006 in order to promote the foundation of an American public service academy modeled on the military academies - a youth corps whose students would be trained in "civilian internship in the armed forces." As Philip Giraldi recently pointed out on Antiwar.com, Emanuel "advocates increasing the size of the U.S. Army by 100,000 soldiers and creating a domestic spying organization like Britain's MI5. More recently, he has supported mandatory paramilitary national service for all Americans between the ages of 18 and 25." Of course, I reject a domestic spying group or a mandatory national service group. This is similar to Barack Obama's promise of building a civilian national security force similar to the U.S. military. Barack Obama claims that it's similar to the PeaceCorps (and is only voluntary),

but we shall see. Rahm Emanuel is totally anti-gun (more so than Barack Obama) in wanting to have the Assault Weapons ban, he's even more pro-abortion than Obama is (since Rahm disagreed with the common sense Laci Peterson Law), he was one crucial person who passed the evil NAFTA law, etc. *What is seen that much of the Obama appointees don't outline real change. Many liberals have been brainwashed in viewing Barack Obama as almost a Messiah figure. We don't need imperialism or baby killing at all. It remains to be seen if Barack Obama will fulfill his agenda. What is true is that we should treat all men including President Barack Obama with respect, disagree with his policies in a strong debate, and hold him accountable as we held George W. Bush accountable (including every other President accountable for their actions and policies). We shouldn't treat Obama as some Messiah since there in only one Messiah being Jesus Christ.

By Timothy

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