Monday, November 3, 2008

John McCain for President


Tomorrow I’ll be voting in my 9th Presidential election. I’ve studied the candidates and where they stand on the following issues most important to me:

Sanctity of life
I want a President who values the sanctity of life, and believes that life begins at conception.

I want a President who promotes a culture of life rather than a culture of death, with leadership and policies that cultivate beliefs and values of courage and compassion - the courage of a pregnant mother to bring her child into the world and the compassion of our civil society to meet her needs and those of her newborn baby.

I want a President who implements programs favoring adoption rather than abortion for women struggling with a crisis pregnancy.

I want a President who opposes Frankenstein-like experiments with life by a misguided scientific community who intentionally create and conduct research on live human embryos for financial gain.

I want a President with zero tolerance for any scientific research that violates the sanctity of life.

The economy and taxes
I want a President who believes the role of government is to help all individuals and businesses create economic prosperity.

I want a President whose tax policies permit me to keep more of my hard-earned dollars yet insists that I pay my fair share towards the cost of essential government goods and services.

I want a President who proposes income tax simplification that eliminates the onerous alternative minimum tax (AMT) law that adds to the tax bill of middle and upper-income taxpayers.

I want a President who advocates a corporation income tax policy that makes America the best place in the world for large national and international corporations to do business, with incentives to create new jobs in America rather than abroad.

I want a President who opposes to tax policies and laws that increase my taxes solely to fund government giveaway programs to those who are capable but choose not to work.

I want a President who proposes new tax compliance policies and procedures to catch tax cheaters, those who make their money working “under the table” in an underground economy and do not pay any income taxes.

National Security
I want a President whose leadership strengthens our military and our alliances with other countries who share our democratic values.

I want a President who ensures that our nation is capable of protecting our American homeland and the interests of American citizens and businesses around the world.

I want a President who, as commander-in-chief, manages a military force second to none, capable of responding to any crisis that endangers American security, and prevailing in any conflict we are forced to fight.

I want a President who, as commander-in-chief, knows how to salute his soldiers and sailors, look them in the eye and assure them that he knows and values their sacrifice to our country because he has been there too.

Health care and health insurance
I want a President whose policies and programs restores affordability, access, choice and competitiveness to health care and health insurance for all Americans. I’m tired of paying $858 a month for health insurance that in all likelihood will cost more than $1,000 a month next year.

I want a President whose policies promote competition within the private health care sector and consumerism among Americans, rather than a government-operated national health care system.

I want a President who proposes equitable tax incentives available to all Americans to shop for and purchase health insurance that suits them best.

Immigration
I want a President who understands that America’s greatness has its origin in the contributions of immigrants who came to our country seeking a better life. These immigrants were a tremendous reservoir of skilled and unskilled labor that helped build many sectors of our modern economy.

I want a President who represents our country with open arms to the talents of a new generation of legal immigrants from other countries who can contribute to our future greatness while realizing their dreams of being “made in America.”

I want a President who sees eye to eye with me on the issues most important to me, and who can do all those things I want a President to do.

I’m voting John McCain for President.


Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought I already knew who you were voting for. I agree with your summation.
I was in the minority at my workplace this weekend. Out of four people, I was the only McCain supporter. The other 3 were Obamaites--and 2 of those were ex-military, which took me by surprise. That has me worried.
I'll be voting for McCain tomorrow also.

Have a great day,
Donna

pierini said...

Hi Donna,

I know how you feel as I live in an eclectic neighborhood that is 99% Obama-land.

At this point, the only thing I can do is pray.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog Pierini, you've got some good criteria for the Office of President.

I hope Sarah Palin meets them.

pierini said...

Thanks for stopping by.

This was a tougher blogflection to write and express my ideas. I really had to think.

I believe a person with great values can rise to the occasion when surrounded by great people. Sarah Palin, in my opinion, would be a great President just like other women in other countries have been great leaders.

Have a great day!

Charles Long said...

Great blog. I early voted and already voted for McCain.