HuskieFan84 Wrote:Kedz, you never really answered my question. How do you personally feel about this as a conservative? Do you no longer believe he should be a candidate for the presidency b/c of this ? Are you embarrassed by conservatives bringing this up?
Sorry for not responding to this earlier. I wasn't avoiding the question, I just did not think I had time to address it - now I do...
As a Christian, I view the world through that lense. It is a Christian worldview. There are a lot of grey area issues in a secular society that are very black and white to me. For example, I think abortion is a bad idea. I think sexual promiscuity is a bad idea (regardless whether it be heterosexual or homosexual - the issue is first rooted in purity, for me). I believe in the absolute Holiness of God. I believe in the sinfulness of mankind. That chasm between holiness and sinfulness is insurmountable. Only the Holy one can create a way for the sinful one to be redeemed. The sinful one cannot say, "I will do this or that to overcome my sinfulness and win God's favor". That is illogical. Therefore I embrace Christ as God's provision to redeem me to himself. I do not deserve God's grace, it is a gift, and I am thankful for the gift of Christ's substitutionary death in my stead. Since age 25, that has been my new world view. Everything else comes in 2nd place.
Politics come in 2nd place, and are, naturally, influenced by my Christian worldview. This new wrinkle with Obama being raised by Muslims and sent to seminary school at an Islamic Madrassa has no effect on my Christian believe system at all. It is a non-issue. As I've said in earlier posts, I don't believe Obama is a Muslim. I don't even believe what he may have learned in those Madrassas influences his political or personal decision-making (although many posters on this board seem to skim over my comments and then make foolish indictments toward me. Not sure if they are not good readers, or they just have it out for me...)
My feelings toward Obama are #1 that he has too little experience. #2 that there are better candidates in the Democratic party (namely Edwards) and #3 that Obama has a very liberal voting record. Let me back up #3 with a fact. There is a very liberal, pro-abortion organization known as NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws). When they agree with me, you know the issue is radical. Well, NARAL voted to support funding for medical help for surviving fetus' who have survived botched abortions. NARAL voted for helping the fetus, Obama voted against it.
Not wanting to help a partially chopped up - yet still breathing baby who survived a late term abortion is a hard position to defend in a national election. Obama is for partial birth abortion. If you are not familiar with the practice, that is where a doctor delivers the head of the baby only (the torso and legs are still in the mother's vaginal canal). With the head of the baby out, the doctor jams a pair of forcepts into the base of the baby's skull and scrambles its brains - thus killing a perfectly viable baby at full term. Once the baby is dead, they fully deliver the baby and can count is as an abortion, not murder. That practice is legal in this country today.
We have been fighting a global war on terror since the Carter administrations in the late 1970's. Our nation and people have suffered thousands of deaths at the hands of militant, Islamic fundamentalists. I do not believe Obama is one of them. My preference, however, is to have a president (Democrat or Republican) who is tough on terrorism. I don't want to risk having the leader of our country who may be soft or sympathetic on terrorism. When news of his education in Islamic Madrassas comes out into the mainstream media, I think it will be a negative association he will not be able to shake. Mit Romney of Massachusetts risks the same fate for being a Mormon. This is not fair, but many don't have the stomach for it. Those are not my feelings (though some would assert so, wrongly). For me, Obama is too inexperienced, too liberal and not the best candidate.
I don't think any of us will have the opportunity to vote for him. He won't make the cut. You can thank the racist Democrat union members who wont want to see a woman or a black man serve in the highest elected position in this country. Hillary and Obama will not win the nomination.