posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Since Clinton effectively told me "no, you cant have that" in 1994 I've been a one issue voter and will remain so until the day I die.
What did Clinton say you can't have? I'm confused as to which issue you are referring to.
I have four daughters and of course they play a factor in how I vote. It is because of my children that this particular election has me in 'panic
mode'. If Obama wins, all of the hard work and savings that have taken place in my family over multiple generations, could potentially end up being
handed over to Uncle Sam for redistribution. That is simply unacceptable.
To work hard and save money so that you can pass it down to future generations, only to have someone step in and say it's not 'fair' that you or
your children have a financial advantage and it's time for you to pay up, is ludicrous! This is the United States, not the former U.S.S.R!
My children are young - their ages are 10, 8, 7, 7. We live in California and despite being a very liberal state, (As a conservative I am a minorty
... and as a caucasian I pretty much am too but that's for another thread) the voters already overwhelmingly shot down gay marriage years ago. Yet
just a few months ago, the courts ignored the voters and deemed gay marriage legal. This election it will once again be on the ballot and I hope that
not only do the voters strike it down once again, but that the voters are listened to and gay marriage goes back in the closet where it belongs.
It's already bad enough that I have had to explain to them what homosexuality is at this age (thanks to all of the media revolving the courts
decision and the coverage of all of the 'marriages' the day it became legal last June) - I certainly don't want the schools reading them books
about how it's 'normal' for men to marry men, women to marry women. As my very precocious 8 year old said - if boys are marrying boys, why can't
people marry dogs? Why can't people have more than one one husband/wife? And I agree. You can't accomodate SOME 'alternative' life-styles and
not others. I have no problem with gay couples having some sort of official union where they are able to have benefits that are associated with
marriage, but it should not be called a 'marriage'.
The results of this election will have more of a direct impact on my children than I am comfortable with and it has me very nervous.