I received this pro-Obama e-mail. Maybe you have seen it. It compares the educational backgrounds of the Obama-Biden team against McCain-Palin. Here's how it goes, and my response:
You are The Boss... which team would you hire? With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc., this is an ***unusually critical*** election year.
Let's look at the educational background of your two options:
Obama:Occidental College - Two years.
Columbia University - B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
& Biden:University of Delaware - B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy - Class rank 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semesterNorth Idaho College - 2 semest ers - general studyUniversity of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalismMatanuska-Susitna College -
1 semester University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism
Now, which team are you going to "hire" ?---------
WARNING TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE PRO-OBAMA: I AM NOT, AND WHEN YOU SEND ME E-MAIL TO ENCOURAGE ME TO VOTE FOR THIS MAN, I FEEL THAT I MUST TELL YOU WHY I CANNOT VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA.
So, if you don't want a response, better not send me anything -- because I'm going to write back, maybe make you THINK, and that's something some people don't like to do when asked about WHY they are voting for Barack, what has he ever done, what's he going to DO....
IT WOULD BE AGAINST MY CONSCIENCE AS A CHRISTIAN TO VOTE FOR OBAMA. I SHARE THE VIEWS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING'S NIECE, ALVEDA KING:
News Heading: Martin Luther King’s Niece Dislikes Barack Obama Over His Abortion Support, Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Not all black Americans like Barack Obama and one of his biggest critics is Dr. Alveda King, daughter of Martin Luther King’s younger brother. “Senator Obama’s answer to the ills of society, such as continued tax dollars to Planned Parenthood, are diametrically opposed to everything African Americans truly believe and an anathema to the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” she told Town Hall. King says Obama does a disservice to the black community and the nation as a while by advocating abortion yet promoting other human rights.“We can talk about poverty; we can talk about the war; we can talk about teen pregnancy; we can talk about incarceration. However, if we’re not allowed to live, we’ll never encounter those issues,” she says. King recalls her Uncle Martin saying, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” For Alveda King, abortion is a civil rights issue.“Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother,” she explains. “The mother decides his or her fate.”
“In the shadow of the famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by my uncle in 1963, as Barack Obama makes his speech in 2008, how can the Dream survive if we murder the children?” asks Dr. King concerning the unborn. "Life was very precious to my uncle and life today is precious.” -http://www.lifenews.com/nb153.html
I WOULD NOT VOTE FOR A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES IN KILLING BABIES IN THE WOMB (EVEN UP THROUGH THE NINTH MONTH), HIGHER TAXES, LIBERAL JUDGES, AND SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE POCKET OF THE GAY LOBBY, RACIST-FOUNDED PLANNED PARENTHOOD (see blackgenocide.org) , WHO ALONG WITH HIS LOFTY "COLLEGE EDUCATION" IS FRIENDS WITH AND HAS WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH AN AMERICAN LEFTIST TERRORIST (William Ayers) AND IS SCHOOLED IN THE WAYS OF SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST MENTORS. That's Obama.
WHAT DOES A COLLEGE EDUCATION HAVE TO DO WITH CHARACTER, MORALITY, HONESTY, AND LEADERSHIP? LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE HE'S ASSOCIATED WITH WHO HELPED BRING ABOUT OUR MOST RECENT ECONOMIC DISASTER. ONE OF HIS ADVISORS WAS HEAD OF FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC (Franklin Raines) AND GOT AWAY WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS -- AND WILL PROBABLY BE INVESTIGATED SOON!
I ask you, How can Obama fix something from which he has taken thousands of dollars -- he's at the top for receiving money from Fannie and Freddie. Could you trust the judgment of someone who takes advice from the same people who created the mess??? Oh yeah...ALL THESE FREDDIE AND FANNIE PEOPLE HAVE COLLEGE DEGREES, TOO.
About education and presidents...WHAT ABOUT ABRAHAM LICOLN? Was he a great president? What was his educational background? There is a saying that says, "If you know how to read the written word you can learn anything and even become President of the United States." That is what Abraham Lincoln did. As an avid reader he read and studied law books, then practiced law in Illinois. He knew the law well and was elected to the Illinois State Legislature in 1834. He also served as a Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1847-49.Abraham Lincoln was taught to read, write and 'cipher' (do math) by his step-mother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln. The total amount of education Lincoln had only amounted to about a year. -Wikipedia
HOW ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON? Some Presidents attended more than one institution. George Washington never attended college, but he did receive his surveyor's certificate from the College of William and Mary. -Wikipedia
AND TRUMAN? Truman was the only president who served after 1897 not to earn a college degree: -Wikipedia. So, my FOOs (Friends of Obama), here's another test for you: Who attended the so-called Christian church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a rabid anti-American, anti-white preacher of black liberation theology for 20 YEARS?
****Who has not supported the right-to-live of babies born alive after botched abortions, and has instead okayed they be left to die? You'll find the answer to this question if you watch this video (I dare you!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKj109ZST3g&feature=related
****Who has said he will make his presidency a "bully pulpit" for gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgendered rights? "As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws," he wrote. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment. But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples -- whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage."
He once again said he backs the "complete repeal" of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law passed in 1996 that gives states the option of not recognizing another state's "gay marriages." It also prohibits the federal government from not recognizing "gay marriage." Ever since it was passed homosexual activists have viewed it as a significant legal barrier to nationwide legalization of "gay marriage." http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1980043/posts. "While some say we should repeal only part of the law, I believe we should get rid of that statute altogether," he wrote. "Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does."
****Who has promised to raise taxes drastically? "Consequently, to say, as the campaign does say, that the candidate's tax plan is a tax cut on net -- and that it would limit taxes to 18.2% of GDP -- is grossly misleading. The Obama tax plan would sharply increase real taxes. It also would come nowhere near to paying for the massive increases in federal spending he has proposed, including the spending that is disguised in the form of refundable tax credits." -Wall Street Journal, go to http://www.wsj.com/article/SB121910303529751345.html?mod=most_emailed_day
****Who called the possible accidental pregnancy of his daughters as being "punished with a baby"? In his own words, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbZJYWjkAPo. So, babies are PUNISHMENT?
****Which college educated candidate did favors for, and got favors from (remember the house?), an indicted con man and lied about ever helping this crook? "As a state senator, Barack Obama wrote letters to city and state officials supporting his political patron Tony Rezko's successful bid to get more than $14 million from taxpayers to build apartments for senior citizens. The deal included $855,000 in development fees for Rezko and his partner, Allison S. Davis, Obama's former boss, according to records from the project, which was four blocks outside Obama's state Senate district.Obama's letters, written nearly nine years ago, for the first time show the Democratic presidential hopeful did a political favor for Rezko -- a longtime friend, campaign fund-raiser and client of the law firm where Obama worked -- who was indicted last fall on federal charges that accuse him of demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business under Gov. Blagojevich. The letters appear to contradict a statement last December from Obama, who told the Chicago Tribune that, in all the years he's known Rezko, "I've never done any favors for him.'' -Media Matters, and http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/425305,CST-NWS-obama13.article
To many people, all this doesn't matter -- none of it. The man has never had a job outside of government or "community organizing". He's never run a business, and has spent most of his time in the U.S. Senate running for President. And why does he vote PRESENT so much and not take a stand YES or NO on issues?
All of this matters to me. When considering a candidate for the job as president, my choice is not the highly educated Barack Obama or his college-educated motor-mouth liberal partner, Joe Biden, but the tough, experienced and maverick team of McCain and Palin -- who are both pro-life.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SAID: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Hey, if you are an Obama supporter, at least THINK about what you're doing. He might be your color, but does he have the right character to be president?
Sept. 25, 08