so that last post was a real downer. I was thinking of deleting it, but I was truly disappointed with the results of this election and that is how I was feeling (and still do feel but not so lividly anymore) and since this blog is mainly private, I am going to keep the post the way it is.
Let me just state very quickly and precisely why I did not vote for Obama and am concerned by his presidency while I am feeling calmer:
1. He is very pro-choice. He has mentioned before that if his daughters were to make a 'mistake,' he would not want them to be 'punished' (meaning that if one of his daughters were to become pregnant with an unwanted child, he would not want them to have to carry and deliver his own grandchild.
2. He is for making laws that would take away our freedoms. Like the Fairness Act and the Freedom of Choice act would force doctors who were pro-life to perform an abortion whether they wanted to or not. This doesn't matter to a lot of people, but it matters to me and many others that I know very much. I'm sure I mentioned this before, but if our citizens fully understand the consequences of laws like these and are for them anyway, then that to me is a slap in the face to our soldiers who fight and die to preserve our freedoms.
3. I know there are a lot of mixed feelings on this, but he is trying to redistribute the wealth in our country and that is a socialist ideal. And it does not take every situation into account and could potentially harm a lot of people if their employers are taxed very high and cannot afford to keep their employees, etc.
4. He has not given a statement on his views towards homeschooling although HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) has asked for his views more than once! As a homeschool graduate and someone who fully intends to homeschool my own children someday, this is very important to me. I will not be very pleased (big understatement) if Obama tries to take away the right to homeschool.
This post is subject to change (have things added or taken away) but for now, those are my biggest grievances against him. I do not want to overreact, especially since he hasn't even taken the office yet, but since this is my blog I am going to state how I feel for the record. Hopefully at the end of 4 years I can look back at this post (if I continue this blog) and say that my fears and concerns were silly and that Obama was a wonderful president. I understand that all presidents are human and will make mistakes, just like we all would if any of us were president, but the fact that his views are so extremely liberal and, in many ways, socialist is what causes me to be concerned about him.
That's my more explained version of why I am not exactly pleased with the results of this election. Hopefully it wasn't as hostile and despairing as my last one was and maybe a little more informative too.