Change is Imminent, but what kind of change do you want?
By Greg Quinn
September 22, 2008
“Change” has been the mantra of the Democratic Party since the beginning of this political race. Especially with Barack Obama, who has run on a platform of “change”. His great oratory skills have espoused the word “change” more times than can be counted. And still, until recently, most have not been able to determine what kind of change that Obama was intending. Now, many are catching on, and it is becoming evident even to those on the liberal left that maybe the US is not quite ready for the type of “change” that Obama is proposing.
During the Republican Convention, both John McCain and Sarah Palin proposed change as well. If elected, it is almost a given that McCain/Palin will promote a change in Washington. Their change is much different that the kind of change proposed by Obama.
With “change” the key word, I thought it important that I evaluated the kind of “changes” that we the people can count on, based upon who wins the election.
If you disagree, then I suggest you evaluate carefully the proposed policies and plans of both parties. Obama espouses “change”, but his details on how he will change things are vague. He has little experience in most issues that will be tackled by our Commander In Chief, so this ambiguity is understandable. McCain has many years of experience in legislation, and has tackled tough issues before. Palin is a highly-respected Governor who has effectively managed large staffs and large budgets. But, don’t take my word for it. Look into the people behind the media hype. Once you do, and you understand the platforms upon which both candidates are running, then I believe you will agree with my analysis as summarized above.
So, change will occur after this next election. You will help make it happen. Your vote will help determine what kind of change you get. If you want higher taxes to pay for his socialistic educational and healthcare programs, then you need to vote for Obama. If you want to lose your right to keep and bear arms, and certainly see the right to carry laws discontinued, then you need to vote for Obama. If you want to see more of your paycheck go to the government to pay for huge social programs, many of which are doomed for failure from the beginning, then you need to vote for Obama. If you want to risk the US being in a weak position defensively, due to a cut in military spending and a lack of respect for the military because of policies of a weak and inexperienced Commander In Chief, then you need to vote for Obama’s brand of change. Obama will bring change, but is it the kind of change you want?
If, on the other hand, you prefer to retain your rights to keep and bear arms, you value the right to life of the unborn, you want to see a strong military led by an experienced and well-respected Commander In Chief, then you need to vote for McCain. If you believe our President should be experienced, then you need to vote for McCain. If substance is valued higher than appearance, then you need to vote for McCain. If you desire our next President to be in a position to actually get things done through Congress, and have respect from both Parties, then you need to vote for McCain. If you believe in smaller government intervention, then you should embrace McCain’s brand of change. McCain will bring change as well. Isn’t it the kind of change you prefer?
Change is coming. Your vote will help determine the type of change you get.