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Annie

posted November 4, 2008 at 7:55 pm


McCain and Palin. Laugh if you please but Obama will be a changer–in all the wrong directions.



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Brandon

posted November 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm


I pulled the lever for McCain, but it looks as if Obama will be our next President. This a reflection of America’s lack of foresight in choosing it’s leaders. For centuries, society has valued, age, wisdom, and experience. We now have placed youth and exuberance on a pedestal and I hope we don’t pay too dearly for the inexperience, regardless of obvious talent, that this young man represents.
The other issue is that Obama, no matter how well he potentially governs, can never hope to meet the expectations America has placed on him. See here as evidence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI Proverbs says, “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” I fear that America’s heart will be sick for years as a result of an Obama presidency.



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caleb j seeling

posted November 5, 2008 at 10:26 am


I voted Obama, and in Colorado, against the amendment declaring personhood to a fetus at fertilization. Guess I’m not a very good Christian. I did vote for saloons to be legal again, though, so at least I’ve got that going for me.
I voted Obama because one man does not, cannot, run the country (unless you’re a Dick…Cheney). The President is largely a figurehead, a force for driving discourse and pulling people together toward a common purpose and representing the rest of us in the affairs of the rest of the world. The President is also Commander-in-Chief and chief decision maker, but again, none of that is, or should be, done in a vacuum. General Petraeus has not been the great leader he’s been without wise advisors and experienced followers helping him. Obama’s no different–the test of his mettle will not be “executive experience” but who he chooses to advise him, and so far Obama has proved himself there. He’s not a maverick, he’s a community organizer–someone who puts the good of the common person above himself and inspires enemies to work together for the good of everyone. America needs a leader like this, as does the rest of the world.
I voted against the Amendment because 1)the definition of personhood is not biologically sound–fertilization happens in the fallopian tubes but it is not viable until it implants in the uterus. This is a crucial difference with 2)important political ramifications. If legal rights are conferred to a fertilized egg in the fallopian tubes, then something as simple, routine, and important as “fixing” an ectopic pregnancy would legally be murder. Other important, basic public health measures would become problematic, such as simple birth control for impoverished people, not to mention cases of rape and incest.
Forget about the lefty “right to choose” argument–the tables would be turned on everyone as the now overly restricted AMA would also finally have the power to obstruct a couple’s “right to choose” an out of hospital birth. The general opinion of the AMA, despite inconclusive evidence, is that birth is safest in the hospital and, in 1 out of 3 cases, under the knife. With their influence, an out of hospital birth could be construed as neglect and abuse, landing well-meaning and well-informed parents in jail. Is that pro-family?
These are just a few problems off the top of my head. Simply put, I don’t trust anyone from the religious groups to the AMA to the politicians to correctly handle a constitutional declaration like this. Until we the people have the will to quit fear-mongering and choose the right thing on our own without legal pressure, abortion legislation will never change and I’m not convinced it should. I’m happy this Amendment was struck down so decisively.



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Richard L. Bentkowski

posted November 5, 2008 at 10:31 am


I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD HELP ME IN MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION. I COULD NOT IN GOOD CONSCIENC EVER VOTE FOR mM CAIN BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE CONTINUED BUSH’S WAYS AND CONTINUE TO BE DESTRUCTIVE AND DIVISIVE FOR OUR COUNTRY. TOWARD THE END OF THE PREELECTION, HIS REMARKS AND TRUE COLORS CAME OUT IN HIS VISCERAL REMARKS. ALTHOUGH HE DID REDEEM HIMSELF AFTER HE CONGRATULATED OBAMA ON HIS VICTORY.



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posted November 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm


I took my daughter into the polls with me and we together pulled the lever for McCain, and I reminded her that this was an historic day no matter who won and that she could be proud to be an American no matter what. I’m still proud to be an American, but even more grateful to be a believer in Jesus Christ, especially now, with an Obama presidency looming in our future. I’m afraid it could be bleak for those who don’t know Jesus as thier Lord and Savior.



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Angela

posted November 6, 2008 at 10:35 pm


I voted for McCain. As a child of God I could never vote for someone who will not defend the most innocent and most weak. Anyone who can not do that is not fit to be a leader. Some Christians I know voted for Obama because of th economic crises. It doesn’t make sense. As Christians we are to trust God for all our needs not any man. We are to vote on morals alone. The person who wrote earlier about an Obama administration making it more bleak for those who don’t know Jesus is dead on!
Even though we didn’t get the president we wanted we still must pray for Obama and show him respect. We need to love him and pray for his salvation and ask God to guide him in his decision making. We should not call him names or speak negatively of him. That is not acceptable! Even though we do not agree with his policies no matter how horrible they can be. God can change anyone’s heart. He changed Paul’s. The man who persecuted Christians. Just pray for him and seek to have a closer walk with Jesus. With our love for others and being a godly example we can be used by God to influence others for Christ.



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Meghan

posted November 7, 2008 at 1:31 am


I voted for McCain because Obama is going to ruin our country. He is going to fundamentally change the way America is today. We will lose our liberties and freedoms. He is going to turn us into the long predicted: United States of Europe. Wake up folks. Get your heads out of the sand. Pray for DISCERNMENT to know the TRUTH in these last days.



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wanda

posted November 9, 2008 at 9:02 pm


I am a 47 year old black woman and yes I voted for Obama but not because of the color of his skin but because of what he stood for the people, middle class people!!! This world is in so much trouble today we need prayer!! And what could he do any wrose than the presidents before him, my God will people please give the man a chance!!!



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