Why I'm Not Voting For Obama - And Response (3)

Monday, November 05, 2012

The following are the main reasons I will not vote tomorrow to re-elect Barrack Hussein Obama for a second term as the President of the United States: 

Obama’s Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 

January 2009 –Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 

March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.

March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 

March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 

May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.

May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities. 

July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 

July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.

August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 

September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 

February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 

July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.

September 2011 – Obama directs the Pentagon which in turn directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 

October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president. 

Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 

August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America).

September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 

September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.

February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian.

February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 

February 2012 – Under Obama’s orders, the Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read.

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president. 

Obama’s Acts of preferential treatment for Islam:

May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 

April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community.

April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 

August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 

August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location.

2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 

October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House. 

February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president. 

You know you live in an Upside-down America if…

The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.  Information excerpted from http://dontvoteobama.net/.

Jim Ashley

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Mr. Ashley's comments concern me. Not because of his political opinions but because, after my initial surprise and once I began googling his comments, I found that most of them were either taken out of context, not giving the entire story, or completely false.   

I am disappointed that he would base his vote on falsehoods (for either candidate) and that, sadly, few people will do what I did and look them up. Most will read them and be blindly outraged. And that's a shame no matter who you vote for.  

Educate yourselves, people. Vote your conscience either way, but at least do it based on the truth and not on lies and deceit. 

D.J. Locke

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I feel sad for folks like Mr. Ashley, so called Christians, full of so much fear and anger that they are justified in distorting and twisting the truth. 

I'm amazed that the politicians of the GOP have done such a fine job of convincing us to hate ourselves. I'm thankful my Supreme Being allows me to see these folks with pity and compassion and I hope someday their eyes will be opened.

Herb Montgomery
Hixson

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It's Nov. 7, 2012. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the bacon's cooking, the President is re-elected and the teapubs are crawling back under their rocks. Thank goodness hate, lies, bigotry and hypocrisy lose in the enlightened parts of the country.  

Mark Rudisill
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