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Official 2004 Presidential Endorsement, Second Revised Edition
by Jason Roth
Kerry is not just weak on terrorism, he literally has no plan to deal with it. Just look what he says on his website. His "plan" to deal with terrorism consists of the following:
- Building a "team"
- Forging alliances
- Not "bullying"
- "Rallying others to join" us
- Ensuring that US troops are "trained" and "equipped"
- Not relying on "military might alone" but also on "our diplomacy, our intelligence system, our economic power, and the appeal of our values and ideas"
- Finding sources of fuel other than the Mideast
Not once does this bastard mention destroying terrorists. Fortunately, we don't need to check the Bush website about this, we know what he thinks. He thinks we ought to act. It might be slower than I would like, but there is a clear difference between action and inaction. And that, I believe, is the essential difference between Bush and Kerry. One will take action to destroy terrorists, and one will... well, who knows? Ask the U.N. what we should do, and sit on his ass until another couple of buildings get knocked down?
If the world were miraculously absent of danger, I might vote for John Kerry. I disagree with Bush on nearly every "domestic" issue. John Kerry, on the other hand, more or less agrees with Bush on these issues. Nevertheless, there are a few reasons to vote for Kerry (pro-abortion, moderate avoidance of religion, pro-stem cell research). As I watched Bush's speech (I'm now back from watching it live on TV), I counted up his proposed domestic programs. Except for the hints about tax-free medical and savings accounts and a few other things, I counted one wrong position after the other.
But then, something occurred to me. Do any of these wrong positions add up to something more important, or more dangerous, than one's position on terrorism? The answer is no.
Before we can have good or bad healthcare, good or bad education, or good or bad anything, we need to be here. The security of our lives (what Bush dilutes by calling "freedom" and "liberty") is primary. A vote for Bush does risk, maybe even guarantee, the continued slide into socialism. But we know for sure that a vote for Kerry will increase our chances of imminent physical destruction.
I'm not 100% certain of my vote yet, but I am leaning strongly towards George Bush. I would recommend that everyone do what I did a few minutes ago. Picture yourself watching the news on election day in November, waiting for the results. If you imagine yourself hoping that Bush is elected, then you have the responsibility to yourself to help to make that happen.