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Monday, September 15, 2008

Why I'm PrObama.

Let's face it, I'm no political analyst. Big surprise. However, I feel like I have a reasonably strong opinion concerning who I think will make a better President for, at least, the next four years.
According to my admittedly limited political knowledge, the office of "President of the United States" does not really have the unlimited power with which it is often credited. There's not much the President can do without the approval of congress. He (or she) can propose all the tax-cuts they want, but nothing is going to happen until the Senate and the House say so.
Obama can't change anything by himself.
McCain? . . . well, in a couple years he really won't be able to do much by himself.

It's called "checks and balances" and it's why we're the best.
I based my decision on this simple truth:
The rest of the world thinks America is a big joke right now.
The patriot inside me says "Who cares what the rest of the world thinks about us?" But the truth is the world is getting smaller every day. We need a leader who will be taken seriously by our neighbors. Barack Obama is exactly the kind of leader we need.
Plus, he is WAY cooler than John McCain.

4 comments:

Chelsea said...

"It's called "checks and balances" and it's why we're the best." That sounds a little like an ego-centric arrogant American to me.

Katrina said...

sweet I am glad you started a blog! I added you to my buddies list.. Love ya little cute nephew :)

goooooood girl said...

So good......

Chris said...

**WARNING*** THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE IS WAY TOO LONG AND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE EYES IF YOU ATTEMPT TO READ IN ONE SITTING! (Sorry, Kyle! lol)
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Very well written cuz! However, as you found out last night, I respectfully disagree with just about everything you said. And since apparently the First Amendment is void when we are in the presence of our cousin, I will respond here via a “mini essay”. LOL.

First of all, I think it is important for people to realize that although the President doesn't have "unlimited power", he/she still does have REAL power. Without having real power, then "checks and balances" wouldn't really work. You'd have the Legislative branch, whom you say has a lot of power, outweighing the Executive branch who does not have as much power. All three branches were set up to balance each other out. Many argue that other than the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the President is the most powerful person in the world. The president, aka "Leader of the Freeworld", has the authority to veto any bill that comes to his desk, nominate Supreme Court justices (this is huge!), and although he cannot "declare war", he does have the authority to call out our troops to protect the Nation in an attack. And he is the Commander in Chief. He also has the ability to play the “influence card” with the American people. You can’t look at Bush right now too much because he is a “lame duck” president. Think back when Bush was first in office though, he did have a strong influence on people.

Although America doesn't have the best PR image going right now, I find it hard to understand why you are going to vote based on what people in other countries are thinking. I mean, like I said, I respect your opinion but come on man, just as we can't chose their leader, they shouldn't chose ours.

So why should you vote for McCain? Well, I'm not going to tell you who you EXACTLY who you should vote for... unless we grab lunch like we talked about LOL. But, I just know that I am basing my vote on the issues AS well as the character of the two candidates. One candidate has had a string of associations that frankly, worry me and make me question his judgment. He attended a church with a Reverend who clearly said many controversial and offensive remarks from his pulpit. He also admits to have a “friendly relationship” with William Aires, a man who was a member of the “Weather Underground.” (a group who bombed the Pentagon and the New York Police Department to protest the Vietnam War) The other candidate, a P.O.W., has some really intense stories that you should hear about how he reacted under the worst times of his life. He has taken on his party several times and regarding big issues too. He was one of the first to say we needed to send out a “surge” of troops to Iraq. This was extremely unpopular at the time and when asked why he would support something so unpopular around an election he responded, “I’d rather lose an election than a war.”

Also, I really don't agree 100% with either candidate on every issue, but on the issues that I think that the president can really make a difference (which is what you are going for as well), I have to side with. One candidate is going to raise our taxes and drive business out of our country he is going to raise the capital gains tax. The other candidate wants to lower taxes and to cut spending. One candidate wants to put the government in charge of our Health Care System. Yes, the same government who "quickly" responded to Hurrican Katrina, in charge of our Health Care System! And the same government who has let the sub-prime mortgage crisis criple our economy. The other candidate wants to keep the Health Care system based on a free market.

Wow, I typed alot here! I could go on and on and on... like the energizer bunny. But I won't! LOL. Anyways, I'm totally loving your new blog!