By SANDY PRICE
Senator John McCain sold his soul to the Evangelicals in his desire to win the nomination for President of the United States in 2008.
He has added the ultimate Big Government action to his list of his agenda items and therefore in my opinion is not a Conservative but a cheap Republican bending over to the religious right. I understand that most Republicans believe that social conservatives are the critical voting block for the primaries. I challenge this information as I believe the American voters are tired of the threats coming out of the Christian Coalition.
Are we not all tired of the Federal Government lying to us about too many things that affect us in our daily lives? I know I am furious at the entire action on this war in Iraq. I do not see Senator McCain checking out the bad information that was supposedly given to President Bush and passed on down the line to every American voter. Senator McCain has proven to be the greatest opportunist to be found in the Republican Party. He is exactly what we do not need as a leader.
He knows he failed to convince people to stay a strong force in
Iraq because he underestimated our ability to locate the truth of the war itself. He needs an enormous diversion to get peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mind off of his war support and what else can cause the emotional reaction better than the subject of abortion? Nice try, Senator, but it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work!
So we go back to the fighting over womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rights. Back to the threats of illegal procedures that will put many women in jeopardy of bleeding to death instead of a clean, sanitary procedure that would allow them to keep control over the size of their family. Has Senator McCain ever taken the time or made the effort to learn why so many abortions are done in America? Why should he? He doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care! He needs a way to win votes. For a man who claims to be pro-life, we need to pin him down on the loss of lives of our own soldiers and his desire to sacrifice even more.
War is devastating enough when it is legal and justified but when it is a political ploy to strengthen the power of a leader, it is an abomination!
Senator McCain, you will not sacrifice the women of America in an effort to strengthen your voting numbers in any election. Those efforts sir, are the plans of a coward and I never would have labeled you as such knowing your brave actions in Vietnam. This removal of Roe versus Wade is nothing but an action to sell yourself to the voters and it will not work!
We need a leader who is a statesman who can sit down with all the documents that developed America and bring them all together for the good of all Americans, not just white, straight Christian men. We do not need a federal government that runs on force and unjust laws because some man made the decision to remove the freedoms of half the American people. If you want to win the election, try standing up firmly for individual freedoms and maybe even a small less intrusive government.
(Sandy Price began her political activism after finally getting cable in her area of the central California coast. She watched two hours of C-SPAN and realized she needed to get involved immediately. That was in 1993 and once she found the internet, it was just the beginning. She is now retired from working as a technical writer and costume designer and lives in Sun City, AZ.)