Bush is a man whose principles are soundly based on his religion. His acts as president are exactly would the religious wants; he is practically the leader of the religious right. He’s passionately against free speech (unless it’s approved by the bible), he is strongly against abortion (b/c you must sacrifice your life, whether you want to have a child or not, to an appendage, and he’s established faith-based initiative”, bans on cloning, and wanted a marriage amendment! He is true to his beliefs: god, faith, sacrifice, and statism.
On the other hand Kerry has no principles, no philosophy, and so, no agenda. His goal is presidency. That’s it. He rarely speaks on any issue because he has no stand on any.
So one choice is to have a strongly religious man who, for one thing, believes the USA was established on religious principles and wants to reestablish a religious nation. (In secular terms this would be going back to the dark ages.) Bush has already established the foundation for one theocracy. Or the other choice is a man whose purpose is only to be president. Kerry has no agenda.
What must be seen is that Christianity is the worship of death. Its main virtues are obedience and sacrifice. It is not, not even a tiny bit, good for some. The current culture is disgusting enough. Having a leader who advocates and spreads more and more religion into our gov’t and culture brings closer and closer to “hell.”
Far as I can tell the ultimate end of the two reigning parties right now are the same: socialism. The only difference is how soon and by what process. Currently Democrats will allow more personal freedom but with more control of the economy. The Republicans prefer the opposite. More control over your personal life and choices (morals, drug control, marriage, abortion) and a little, but not much, less control over your business economic choices. Except that the current administration has done hell to the economy and is terrible for business. Clinton’s administration may have started the war against businesses, but it wasn’t until Bush that it gained fervor.
Bush, though, isn’t Reagan. Regan knew (although against abortion) that there should be a good separation of church and state. Bush is much more consistent. He wants religion and wants it not only in gov’t, but in all our lives and in our children (in schools).
Kerry is the biggest slime ball. But it’s just that: he’s slime. Bush has spine. He’s true to his beliefs and …. god. The choice between someone with a purpose, like Bush, and someone without any philosophy at all is clear to me. I want the one who has NO desire to DO something. The best president is the one who you have no idea what his name is.
I know who Bush is and I’ve had enough of religion.
I nearly disagree with Bush on every issue and Kerry nearly agrees with Bush on every issue. The few reasons to vote for Kerry are that he is pro-abortion (all rights are derived from your right to your life and your body is your property), he has a moderate avoidance of religion (opposed to a fervent praise) and he is pro-stem cell research.
But one of the main issue right now is the war on terrorism, which should be the war on militant Islam but the current administration won’t bad mouth religion…. If you look at what Bush has done you’ll see that he spent a year begging the UN to allow him to protect the US. He finally had to act on his own by sheer momentum, not because he wanted to stand alone for what is right. And once he got into war he dropped bombs and then crates of food. That’s just disgusting.
Even Kerry’s stance on this war is practically the same as Bush’s. He wants to “forge allies,” and “not rely on military might alone.” But the difference Kerry does not have the affinity Bush has toward religion. Kerry doesn’t have the aversion to attacking the religious theocracy of Iran that Bush has.
As has been mentioned, Kerry will do anything to be president and he will do anything to stay president. The major issue is this war and I think Kerry will be more likely to bomb these guys than Bush. I think it would be far better that Kerry would get in now. Bush got rid of the secular dictatorship and Kerry can get rid of the religious theocracy Bush won’t go near.
I’ll be voting for that POS Kerry.
For more info, take a gander at Dr. Lewis’s article
The Threat of a Faith-Based Defense of America.