- Posted June 5, 2012 by
Beverly Hills, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Election 2012: Your stories
" I am not American...but after 25 years there...I might as well be...because I love the place " !
I cannot vote for a US Prez, but frankly the last one that inspired me was Bill Clinton. Regardless of the criticisms about him from self righteous, moralistic hypocrites,-because we are...after all ALL sinners...are we not ?,-he was a damn good President and while he was in office there were NO major conflicts, the economy was riding on a high wave and everyone loved America...well almost everyone that is...I know I did for one.
America is the greatest Country in history, I can say that without doubt even though I am British born and I know a lot of expats will agree with me. The US has achieved more in 200 years in every way, shape and form than other countries have in 2000. America has also done more to help so many other lands especially fighting against tyranny and oppression all over the Planet. NOW I realise America is NOT perfect, but it is human, what Country is perfect or less corrupt,etc ? In the US there is some chance of justice where in ALL other Countries there is little or none and I have lived just about everywhere.
I think most Americans just don't realise how fortunate they are to be part of the USA. Too many folk become spoilt and complacent with what they really have and take things for granted. Compared to everywhere else I believe Americans on a whole have a better lifestyle, living standards and more choice in just about everything imaginable. America is an undeniably beautiful Country for the most part, I have driven coast to coast with my Sons numerous times and NEVER tire of what I see from mountains and prairies to oceans.
I have always found most Americans friendly, kind, gracious and compassionate even when they themselves have too many problems, they are usually always willing to lend a hand if necessary.
Now about the election. If romney wins, knowing the mormon cult as I do after many years of contact with elders and others within the LDS church and a former girlfriend who was a bishop's daughter, it would be tantamount to having the Salt Lake City LDS hq in the white house and a strong mormon influence in most important decisions ! Mormons are great family folk but astute business people and fervently loyal to their church and no matter what they do or where they are their religion, if we can so depict it as a religion, plays a significant part in their lives. They are thoroughly indoctrinated from a very young age and sent all over the World on missions like car sales people to recruit more church members and thus bring more $$$ into the church which is controlled by a handful of deciples based on and imitated from jc and his 12, with an elected, selected apostle president,usually a BIG, well-off business type, very undemocratically because the LDS church does NOT ever tolerate dissent or criticisms from within ! These are facts folks...NOT opinions !
This is why, if I were an American voter, regardless of the anti-Obama anti-democratic hype by republican owned, right wing, overpaid and over rated, extremely rich media hustlers like rush motormouth limburg,etc...I would give Obama 4 more years in preference to putting a mormon...holding America's and the free World's reigns of power.....in the Presidency.
Whatever you think of Obama, it was during his watch that more al qaeda and other terrorist leaders and their cronies have been exterminated than under bush or other republican presidents. Terrorism is a THORN in the free World's side and the by far the MOST important problem today as they, together with rogue regimes like iran and north korea's assistance, fervently strive to accumulate WMD to use against us infidels in the West ! They MUST be eliminated from this Planet and I personally think in this respect Obama is doing a good job and his best to achieve this !
Other than that, the Obamas seem like a nice family, they are not falling apart like so many in today's ME generation World where drugs, alchohol, pornography and promiscuity,etc is destroying the family fabric and I speak as a single Dad of 50 years. Family played an important role also that shaped America's history and made it the great society it became. Barack Obama is ONLY human, NOT immortal and in my opinion as someone who loves and is addicted to America.....he DESERVES another chance !
The US Presidency is the TOUGHEST, most THANKLESS and by far the LONELIEST job in this troubled World we live in and no matter how much power the President posseses at his disposal their are always critics and adversaries waiting to pounce on every opportunity to criticise and interfere with his decisions and policies...that is the downside of politics. Everyone wants to be king of the castle...top of the heap...ruler of the land...they all think...driven by their unquenchable egos that they can do a BETTER job...until they sit in the oval office and ONLY then realise the incredibly impossible tasks and decisions that ONLY a president is confronted with and is responsible to resolve.