Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Voted for President Obama Because....

he's black. 

And, not because he's black (Well, half).  Confused yet?  I was for a long while.

A friend posted this on FB and I have to share it here...

"Because He's Black (author unknown):

A white man asked his black friend, 'Are you voting for Barack Obama just because he's black?' The black man responded by saying, 'Why not? Hell, in this country men are pulled over everyday just because they're black; Passed over for promotions just because they're black; Considered to be criminals just because they're black; Thousands of you won't be voting for him just because he's Black! However, you do not seem to have a problem with that! This country was built with the sweat and whip off the black slaves' back. And now a black man has a chance to lead the same country, where we weren't even considered to be people, where we weren't allowed to be educated, drink from the same water fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote.

So YES! I'm going to vote for him! But it's not just because he's Black, but because through his leadership several of Americas elusive enemies were brought to justice; several of our citizens rescued from peril; our economy, health and environment improved; and our good reputation around the world has been restored. He is hope. He is change. He is wise. He is a man of integrity and intelligence. He is a man of faith and perseverance. He is a man of maturity and good judgment. He is a faithful husband and father.

And he now allows me to understand when my grandchildren say they want to be President when they grow up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal. They now see, understand, and know that they can achieve, withstand, and do ANYTHING just because they're black."

And, again, I only post this today because I have a Cuban/Scotch/Irish husband who remembers being a child pulled away from a water fountain that was for Coloreds ONLY.  There should be no white-guilt or black-anger anymore just because of the amount of, or lack of, melanin in a person's skin.  We live this daily.  We also live without asking, "What's in it for me?" as many are questioning this election.  We need to ask ourselves what's in it for the long-term of this country, of the world, of our childrens' futures.  Most of all, we need to remember that, yes, there was a time when there was NO country to vote, not all men COULD vote, and, as women we were not allowed to vote.  To not show up is an insult to all who fought and are still fighting to maintain the privilege we have here.  Yet my husband spoke to many yesterday who said they were not going to the polls.  I say, then I'm not listening to those subjects' complaints about the results, whatever they may be, or of anything that happens afterwards.

Obviously, as a practicing Catholic, I have my reasons for not agreeing with the direction the country is headed under any Democratic Administration.  Many prayers for guidance went up before I entered my polling place. However, the main issues, promised to be 'resolved' by every candidate since Roe v. Wade, has not been and will never be. Both parties LOVE hot topics that don't make them DO anything. 

I maintain, in opposition to many of my Christian brothers and sisters, that Grassroots education is needed with prayers to show women that we don't need harmful, cancer-causing, hormone-manipulating drugs to avoid creating Life and many, who've been led to believe they can't conceive, don't need artificial means TO create Life. And it's free!  (Please see  We spend more time fighting for overpriced organic tomatoes to stay healthy, for Pete's sake!

Bottom line? We need only to be able to form the words, "not today" or "now", depending on your goal.  We, generally, do have that much control over our bodies but have handed it over to courts and 'lawmakers' and everyone except ourselves.  Unfortunately, we're teaching the next generation the same non-responsibility, disrespect for life, and to blame others for getting in the way of our 'choices'.  As long as the artificial means is available, we don't have to make decisions, we don't have to be more selective, we don't have to wait or turn down a man. Now, is that a sign of maturity and readiness for intimacy? With the status quo, who profits besides immature unattached men, pharmacies, and insurance companies?

That's all on that subject, as I know there'll be plenty of backlash on that alone.  Bring it.  I have my reasons for believing what I do.  I know the history and origins.  I know my Faith, Bible, and Tradition.  And I know what is being done to undermine women by distracting us with what really doesn't have to be an issue for us but is used to keep men from being involved in the process by agreeing to, "OK, not today." and to sell us on drugs and procedures to which we should never expose our bodies, all for financial gain.

Alright, one last thing.  The pain and suffering that results from choosing to end a pregnancy, I can't even imagine.  But, there is help for women and men through or call AfterCare-Healing at 1-888-456-4673 (HOPE) for healing.
So...Let's start there and meanwhile, save unborn and existing children who need housing, food, education, clean water, healthcare, to be safe and have less-stressed, educated, skilled and employed loving parents.  Whoever 'wins' the election needs to concentrate the efforts there with no more empty promises.  And, we should all be taking names of those politicians that stand in the way of progression within those topics.  Next go-around, they will NOT be employed by us, the American People......their bosses.

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