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Why I voted for Bush.

November 2, 2004 1 comment

As I voted this morning I was amazed at the people there who were asking if “this is where I am supposed to vote?” What was that all about? Before I went, actually, it was yesterday, I looked in the newspaper and online to make sure that I was going to be at the correct place. Is that too much to ask? This is why the whole “provisional ballot” fiasco was dreamed up so that people could vote whether or not they went to the correct polling place. That is a terrible idea and it is something that will cause problems by the end of today. If you ask me, people should take enough responsibility to make sure they know where to go. This is just nuts.

I have been nervously watching the polls over the last few months. I know better than to give any credence to early polls but it is interesting to me nonetheless. It is interesting to me that the polls have bounced back and forth. Certain polls have bounced so wildly that I wonder about their accuracy. And then I heard of certain assumptions that some pollsters have taken, wild assumptions in my view, that explain some of the fluidity that we have seen.

So, why do I think that the President should be re-elected? I simply think he is the best man for the job. Am I better off than I was four years ago? Well, yeah, I think I am (although I don’t have a job.) Is that the president’s fault? Is he supposed to provide me with a job? No and no. I think, in many ways, this is a watershed year. The culture of this country is changing rapidly. In no small part, activist judges have shaped our culture to resemble some hedonistic, secular society in which one can do whatever feels good to them at the expense of anything else. In this society, personal responsibility does not matter because people are not capable of making decisions for themselves. Everything is offered by the government and the people take everything that is given just slurping it up like a 5 year-old with a cherry sno-cone. Is that where I want to live? No. The Supreme Court may lose as many as four justices in the next four years. Bush’s opponents claim he will fill the court with conservative judges that will strictly interpret the Constitution. Wow! That would be something different. What a refreshing change to actually have judges that don’t legislate.

When it comes down to it, Bush is just closer to my heart, beliefs, and convictions than is Kerry. I don’t trust John Kerry. To be sure, I don’t always agree with everything that Bush does or has done but I do trust him. That is enough for me.

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