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I’m going to lay it all out there today.

As I write this, I’m sitting on my couch, alone, watching the second presidential debate.  I’m alone because in this terrible economy the only employment my husband can find is a part time job, working the 4 AM shift in a shipping warehouse, so he’s been in bed for the past two and a half hours.  I’m alone because we can’t afford for him to be a minute late for work as this barely-pays-a-penny job is the only thing we’ve been able to find for the past year and a half.  I’m alone, essentially, because of Barry O.  And I’m sick of it.

That’s right, I said it.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I don’t think George W. Bush was a conservative or that some of his policies didn’t help lead up to any of this.  He spent way too much and grew the government to an, up until now, unheard of size.  But, let’s face it.  He’s been gone for almost four years and it’s only gotten worse.  I also genuinely believe that he, like almost all previous presidents, whether I agree with their politics or not, had what he believed to be America’s interests at heart.  Hell, I don’t even think that Romney is enough of a conservative for my taste.  He certainly wasn’t the man I wanted to give my vote to this November.  He is, however, a helluva lot better for this country, for my family, than the current president will ever be.

Why is this?

He believes in American principles.  He wants to go back to them, back to our basic founding ideals.  Romney wants to cut taxes, cut entitlements, and generally tighten our communal belt in order to insure a better future for our nation.  Most importantly, he believes that the only real “entitlements” we are guaranteed in this country are those of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Of course, in our current state, it would be easier for us to vote for Obama (or any ultra liberal – read Marxist) candidate.  We’d be practically guaranteed of keeping our unemployment insurance, as well as being able to take advantage of just about every entitlement program out there.  But who would that help, really?  Our children?  No.  Our grandchildren?  Certainly not.  It might make our lives a little “easier” right now but it wouldn’t work in the long run.

It’s more than that though.  There’s a reason those three basic rights are listed in their specific order: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Life is the most basic right.  Romney wants to protect the rights of the preborn and the infirm, of the weak as well as the strong.  Is he a perfect pro-life candidate?  No.  But, he is as close a choice as I personally have to vote for this cycle.  Even if Obama were the most fiscally conservative candidate out there, I wouldn’t vote for him if his stance on the issue that matters most, abortion, was unchanged from what it is today.  President Obama has championed abortion “rights” to the point of voting against a bill in Illinois that simply wanted to protect children who were born alive after botched abortions.  You see, even after a child is born, he still doesn’t think we need to protect his or her right to life.  He didn’t want to allow a second doctor (aside from the abortionist) to be called in to assess or treat the child.  He wanted the baby left on a table to die because those were the initial wishes of the mother.  Is this really a man any of us wants running the free world?

So there you have it.  I’m a conservative, both socially and fiscally, and I believe that the right to life is the most fundamental of all rights and is the most important issue affecting our nation (the world, really).  I believe Obama is, in essence, a liar and a man who does not share a belief in American principles.  I believe his ultimate goal is to tear down our entire way of life, replacing it little by little with Socialism (he’s already started it with his “healthcare” plan and his insistence on promulgating class warfare).

I know this may lose me some readers, but I’m OK with that.  No hard feelings.  I’m not looking for a fight or even comments here either (but feel free to chime in if you feel so inclined; I just may not answer).  My beliefs are not up for debate and I won’t be persuaded, so please, don’t waste either of our time.  I just felt the need to put it out there so we’re all on the same page with what I believe and with what influences everything I do and write, on here, and in my real life.

That is all.  Thanks for reading.