I support the re-election of President Obama. Given the conditions, I think he has done a terrific job in his first term. This statement should not be a surprise to the very few who post here.
In spite of the tags and labels tossed at me that do little to help a cause, I make every effort to post facts and I solicit factually supported opinion. I shall continue.
Further, I shall do all possible within the bounds of truth, honesty, fact and legitimate debate to support our President in this coming election. My core beliefs are best supported by President Obama and the stated Democratic agenda.
I would like a higher rate of employment. I would like a minimum level of health care for all children as a basic right. I support the freedom for women to choose to have or not to have an abortion and that this be their choice, not one that is legislated. That is not to say that I encourage abortion but only that I acknowledge there to be cases and situations in which a safe medical choice should be available for the health of the adult mother or the child mother.
I believe in the freedom for each person to choose his religion or not a religion and in his right to choose Christianity or any other or to be agnostic. I accept that homosexuality is not a choice but an inherent trait therefore I support the equality of marriage to enable an equality of life.
I believe there is enough documentation that as large industries develop that could threaten our environment as well as our economy to their own self interest, that they will not self-regulate to the best interest of our earth and our people; therefore a degree of government guidance through legislation is necessary. That we the people need to be ever vigilant that this guidance is prudent and serving the interest of all.
I believe that neither a Romney administration nor the Obama administration can affect a sudden drop in our debt nor a sudden growth in our economy. However, I believe that either could affect a decline to the Pre Obama days.
My greatest trust is in the administration we have to solve our economic challenges... and still adhere to my basic beliefs for freedom and equality. They could do better but so could all of us with hindsight. I think they will do better BECAUSE of the experience and hindsight from the last four years.
I believe that the extremely wealthy individuals and corporations are that way because of the support of the population and that it is a reasonable expectation that, in times of financial stress, they pay a larger percentage or a minimum tax or some equitable way that would enable us to retire our debt, lessen the burden on those less fortunate and create a country in which we are in harmony of purpose to protect our population and our earth.
It is not my tool to bury the less fortunate to prove a point by not supporting the deadbeats. I suggest that we work to encourage individual worth by education and support even if a few are seeking only a free ride.
Those are not all my important beliefs but will suffice for those who make statements of surprise that I support our country and our President. I am aware that there are some who will react angrily at my statements of my beliefs and perceptions. I am not speaking to them. There are some who will feel good with my beliefs, it is to them I am speaking and offering validation and support to encourage them too to be seen and heard in their beliefs. I stand with you.
My beliefs will be better served by the Democrat party and the re-election of President Obama.