- Posted October 11, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Election 2012: Your stories
Christians: Let's replace a Christian president with a Mormon president!
The leaflet in this picture is being distributed in places frequented by many people in Mesa AZ. What you notice even before you read my analysis is the buzzword (“force”) and the peculiar phrasing. Then there are the omissions. Big time! The biggest being is Mitt Romney a Christian? Is Barack Obama a Christian?
It is no secret that the Mormon religion does not recognize Jesus Christ as one with God. Personally I do not care about any religion, but the Christians, especially the fundamentalists have sold out Jesus. They want to replace a Christian president with a Mormon president. One that makes up statements on the spot in an “audience-appropriate” style. He has been known to be on both sides of issues and getting away with it. Reading: mormoninfo.org, Seven differences between Mormons and Christians
Do not let yourselves be fooled. For all you know, you may be supporting the Anti-Christ. Yeah, and that is not Obama either.
If I did not quite finish going through each issue on the leaflet, is for lack of time, but also, because the pattern is so evident, you can do your own.
1. School vouchers are vigorously opposed by teacher’s unions. The voucher programs evolve at the expense of public school funding. President Obama is for some vouchers as seen in the DC area, but generally he is more in support of public education.
2. First off, there is no restriction (how could there be) on silent prayer in schools or anywhere. Living in a diverse society makes it difficult to pray audibly, because prayer is inherently tied to one or another religion. I am for inventing generic prayers that are acceptable by all, however, in that case we subject the atheists to them, when they don’t believe. Then again, as a non-observing Catholic and (yet a believer) I say that God is so powerful that mere little humans are not able to “move” him, or her around at will. We think we can, but we cannot. So the entire discussion on this subject is more for the sake of politics. It is yet another way to divide us and be controlled by religion. Children should not be brainwashed into any religion. They need to have the freedom to decide when ready, how to satisfy their spiritual needs.
3. Sex Education in the span of KG through 12, as long as is age-appropriate is indeed supported by Barack Obama, most Democrats, Independents and even some Republicans. Of course the touchiest would be at the lower levels. However, sex education also entails protection from sexual abuse, which is quite rampant. Would you say a 6 or 7 year old would be safer if he/she knew what inappropriate touching means?
Would you say that Jerry Sandusky would have gotten away with a 15 year spree “loving” his little boys? I have a few friends who were “given away” to older man to marry at the fragile age of 14 and 15 and they did not know where babies were coming from, only this time they had to carry them. Is that a fair proposition? One, a Catholic, felt totally betrayed and turned away from religion altogether.
Holding back scientific, age-appropriate information from youngsters is nothing short of betrayal. The result is often abandonment of religion, which is just fine with me. This dialog is on-going and nobody has the final word on it. While Mitt Romney says he opposes this, he has been known to support women’s “Choice” as governor. He supports and opposes things entirely for political purposes and you cannot know which Romney you will face next time you see him.
6. Mr. Obama is not against a balanced budget. But before you even argue this, you need to know that if the Bush era tax cuts were left to expire, the budget would reach balance on its own, assuming all else remains about the same. And that is big! In that sense, Mitt Romney is against such balance. He wants to balance the budget on the backs of the Middle Class, the Working Poor and the Poor. Reading: Kevin Drum Balancing the Budget the Obama Way. 3/16/12.
9. Mr. Obama has no intention to further restrict anyone’s right to keep and bear arms. Where do you get this stuff? In fact, read this article: UN Arms Trade Treaty Fails on US Opposition. This was written by Greg Rosalsky and Joshua Hersh, published in the Huff Post on 7/27/12. The Extreme Right has been trying to tie the ratification of that treaty to cause added restrictions here at home. The NRA promoted falsities and was caught.
15. This issue has been addressed and resolved by a compromise to the satisfaction of those who had objections. No such requirement exists now, so stop your attacks.
16. This one is false. Even Gingrich agrees that Mitt Romney wrongly claims that Barack Obama ended the work requirement. Two campaign ads falsely claim this. Just another lie slipping by to brainwash the public. Read Sabrina Siddiqui’s 8/13/12 article in the Huffington post.
Even while in Illinois state legislature, Mr. Obama helped the welfare-to-work effort in his state. It is absurd how someone can stand out there and recite lies repeatedly. Romney should be ashamed.
17. A subset of undocumented aliens, those who were brought here as children and are below a certain age, non-criminals and have lived here most of their lives are the ones who can go to college using subsidized tuition fees, or reduced interest loans, much like American youngsters would. Many of these actually served in our armed forces and call this country their only home. They will eventually be given a path to become citizens. Christians, be humane!
19. Read Howard LaFranchi’s article of July 30, 2012: Mitt Romney in Jerusalem: Another city, another gaffe (or two). Both, Romney recently and then Senator Obama called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, when it is not. The article also points out that In both cases – Obama in 2008 and Romney this week – the candidates backtracked from their statements. “ This is the only reference an extensive search brought up on this subject. The very last issue listed on the voting guide sheet states that Romney supports the issue and Obama’s position is not known. Correction: Neither has made any position statements on the issue.