Before you cast your vote, think about a few things.
Chris Stevens was in Benghazi in order to recruit Islamic Jihadists to overthrow the current leadership in Syria. The US was supplying weapons to these Jihadists. If Obama wasn’t aware of the attack, it was because he either ignored the call, or his trusted aides refused to notify him. Neither option is acceptable. I think he knew, and watched, as Americans were murdered. We know he lied about the cause and the circumstances of the attack. We know the military was refused permission to help. I think that this was a planned incident, approved by Obama, that went horribly wrong, and that the lies were a desperate attempt to shift blame.
There were attacks at many other Consulates and Embassies, but these faded as they resulted in no real damage. Had Benghazi had the same result, Obama could have used these incidents to show that with him in charge, the US had strength. He would then have been able to reveal an agreement with Iran over nuclear weapons and pretty much guarantee his re-election. The economy would have still been in ruins, socialism would reign, and the United States would still be “Fundamentally Changed”, but voters would have only seen a President coming down hard on rioters.
Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Have you received raises? Do you have a job that pays what you were making then? Do you have a job? Have you retired or taken disability because you were unable to get a job?
When ObamaCare was passed, all the employees at the company I work for received a letter stating that it was unknown what insurance would be offered for the next year; now we know, and it’s not good! Profit is down for companies, and wages have been frozen for years. More part-time employees are being hired, and full-time positions are being cut. Many employers are giving their employees the option of accepting part-time work or taking unemployment. If you are reduced to part-time, you can file for partial unemployment but, when it comes time to renew unemployment, it is readjusted to what you earned in the past year (and you no longer qualify as it is based on the partial employment.)
Companies that are hiring are paying less and filling positions with part-time employees. Many that are hiring now are doing so only for the Christmas Season; what will happen in January? The recently unemployed are going on assistance and Food Stamps, not because they want to but because they have to.
Gas prices are going down a little; it now costs me $57 to fill my tank rather than $61 (whoopee!) Four years ago, even eight years ago, it cost around $25 to $27. I still have the same job as then but make 1/3 less than I did four years ago. When gas prices were rising in 2007 and 2008, Bush was blamed; now we are told that the President has no control and that Obama is totally innocent. What changed in three years to take the blame from the Administration?
We are a Judeo/Christian Nation, one that welcomes others to legally practice their own religion or lack thereof. You can separate the different religions of our Founding Fathers all you want, but the First Settlers came here in order to practice Christianity without being told what religion they must follow by the Governments in their homelands. The Founding Fathers were Christian, although they were members of different Church affiliations. Jewish immigrants came in droves to avoid being persecuted and murdered by an unfriendly government.
We welcome those who practice other religions as long as they do so without breaking the laws of the United States. Mormons are no longer allowed to legally have multiple wives; Satanists are not allowed to perform human sacrifice. Hindi, Taoists, Buddhists, and all others are welcome. Muslims are also welcome as long as they follow the Constitution of the United States of America and the laws in effect where they are.
Our laws and ethics are based on Judeo/Christian values, the values and laws taught to us in the Bible; if you remove the God-specific Commandments and pay attention to Commandments 5 through 10, you will find the basis for our laws:
“And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- You shall have no other gods before me.
- You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
- You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
- Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
(Read more http://www.bible-knowledge.com/10-commandments/)
The only transparency we have gotten from the Obama Administration has been by accident.
He hasn’t been transparent about his life or background, the fact that he was mentored and raised by anti-American extremists, and the fact that he and his wife were members of anti-American groups in college and went to a Church that did not preach the Love of God but the Hatred of America.
I don’t want to get into the “birther” argument, but his parents (plural) were not both American Citizens. The “s” in parents stated in the Constitution was put there for a reason and not by accident.
He claims credit for the death of Bin Laden, but many sources have stated that at least twice prior, he declined permission for the mission and that the mission that did end Bin Laden’s life was approved without his knowledge (and he was informed only after the events were in motion.)
This is the administration that should also claim credit for the death of four Americans in Libya.
This is also the man who told Medvedev to wait until I get re-elected and “I’ll have more flexibility”. This is the man who insists that the media not mention the race of those committing crimes if they are black.
But…There is transparency (leaks) about whom the operatives were that helped us get Bin Laden. Those operatives are paying the price for this transparency. It’s like a movie where the bad guy is eliminating all the ‘loose ends’.
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