November 3rd, 2008 11:43 EST
Voting: Act of Patriotism, Or Getting In Touch With One's Inner Racist?
Coming into this election cycle, it was my naive belief that voting was a civic responsibility, a right worth fighting and dying for. I was taught that hundreds of thousands of honorable American men and women gave their very lives and health so that we the people would be free to choose whom we wished to serve in our unique form of self-governance.
Now I learn that all of my previous learning was nothing more than right-wing hate speech spread by Caucasian Christians who are not to be trusted.
In addition, I now understand that voting for anyone but Barack Obama automatically makes me a racist. No questions asked, no chance for rebuttal, no opportunity to explain one`s self.
Unless you vote for Barack Obama, you are a racist. A bring back slavery and Jim Crow bigot, damn it!
In truth, you may not have a racist bone in your body, you may have worked for equality and basic human rights all of your life.
In fact, you may even be black yourself.
However, if you do not vote for Obama, you are a damnable racist with genealogy linking you via DNA to the likes of George Wallace.
It matters not that Obama`s sphere of influence includes domestic terrorists, racist pastors, screwy Lewy Farrakhan, and corrupt business thugs.
It matters not that Obama once worked for ACORN and as recently as this year has given that voter-fraud group $800,000.00
It matters not that Obama is endorsed by the likes of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, the speaker of the Iranian parliament, and other avowed enemies of America.
It matters not that Obama is a Marxist with dubious documentation to support his claim to be an U.S. citizen.
It matters not that Obama used illegal drugs in his youth.
It matters not that Obama has no experience or major accomplishments to his credit.
It matters not that Obama has said he would meet unconditionally with terrorist sponsoring nations like Iran.
It matters not that Obama was wrong about the Surge in Iraq.
It matters not that Obama believes that terrorist groups like Hamas have "legitimate causes" and that U.S. policy is at least partially to blame for 9/11.
It matters not that Obama believes that government should decide who has too much and who has too little wealth, and that that same government should be authorized to forcibly take assets from one citizen and give them to other citizens, or to non-citizens and even illegal aliens.
None of the above matters because Barack Obama is black, and we Americans are morally obligated to elect a black man to atone for 250 years of abuse.
Forget the fact that electing Barack Obama will bring great misery to the entire nation, including blacks, and may very well spell the end to the most prosperous and generous society in human history.
None of that matters because liberals and the mainstream media are unrelenting in preaching that a vote for anyone other than Barack Obama is racist.
With all due respect to those who believe such nonsense, I intend to vote for someone other than Obama. That decision is based on my belief that Obama is not the most qualified person running for the presidency.
The fact that Obama is an African-American is irrelevant. I believe that his policies are not what America needs at this time, and, given his ideological bent, I would not vote for Obama if he were white, yellow, red, brown, or a baffling mix of all of the above.
Obama`s policies are simply wrong for America, regardless of his skin pigmentation!