This is my first post, so please bare with me. I have read ATS for a while and this thread caught my eye the most and made me sign up. To the OP I
would say it is wrong to vote for someone only because they are black or white or mexican or whatever else.
I am 22, black and I am in school, not on loans and not on scholarship. What is wrong with black people supporting Obama though, if he shares the same
ideals as Hillary? If they are both the same candidate just in different wrapping, what is the arguement that Hillary should be the nominee over
Obama? I am doing this off the top of my head, so i will bring up I guess the main points that stand out, or just stuff I would like to add to this
Black people only make up 14% of the total US population according to US census. So even if they all voted for Obama, he is obviously bringing in
other groups of people. Unlike the other ethnic groups that have come over the course of history, black people, white people, and native americans are
the only ones who have been here from the start.
So i dont know if its so bad for black people to be glad to see someone in a high political position. Its not so much i want to sit around if there is
a white guy elected or that a white person should sit out if Obama is elected. I think America is based on systems and the many systems work to keep
the one big system operating as it has. But its hard to strive for more if you don't ever see your people achieving. If him and hillary have the
exact policy as someone suggested than black people would argue Obama is just as qualified on the basis he has the exact same plan.
What about the women voting for Hillary just because she is a woman and the people voting for McCain because he is a former soldier.
I am gonna post my thoughts about the whole black people and slavery thing in my next post. We all know that both parties work to accomplish the same
overall goal so not wanting obama or hillary bcuz of big government concerns when we have a big government already.
Oh yeah....why does Obama being Muslim come up so much, have we as a nation become so polarized that the fact he is Muslim is enough to assume he
wants to blow up the country? Or he is a sleeper because his preacher said some things you don't agree with? If you consider the fact the Rev was in
the military doesnt that mean he has more love for his country than those who don't join up. Did he join the military so that he could destroy us
from the inside.
Maybe after seeing enough leaders killed drugged or jailed and never seeing anyone except rappers and athletes having a chance to be viewed as
successful, maybe the fact Obama has a real chance was finally the thing that made Michele Obama feel proud. She was proud because her husband was
getting a fair shot to run for president. Something a black person would not believe possible based on hillary's favorite word "experience".
I agree you have to support your country but does that mean that evrything it does is okay. Does the Rev saying bad things about america invalidate
anything good he ever did or said about the country.
What if the very next sermon he said he loves america and what it is trying to become. Maybe killing 100k people is overkill when we lost 3k plus the
4k troops now dead. Like we are killing alot of folks over there. You wanna talk about an attack what if 140k iraq soldiers were walking around your
street looking for anti-iraq extremist?
Maybe if the govt talked more about what they were still doing there?
What exactly is the point where security is good enough, what if no one dies for 3 months and then we leave and someone blows up 2000 people, do we go
back, do we stay indefinitely because someone might do this. Like I don't know certain things don't add up, and when u factor in how much money goes
out there whats the issue with spending money on your domestic needs as well.
Running outta room and sorry i was all over the place but lets keep it going.
Mode Edit...for spacing..
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