There are so many reasons not to vote for Barrack Obama and to vote for McCain/Palin from tax policy, to foreign policy, to the protection of life, to Obama's very suspect associations and lack of experience, but I want to hit on an issue that is near and dear to me as it should be to all Americans, the Second Amendment of our Constitution. The right of all Americans to keep and bear arms. Our founders knew the importance of this as they faced the tyranny of the British, and it is an underlying principle in the very foundation of our nation.
I often hear people say that they will never be able to take our guns away from us, or "it could never happen here". I disagree. The cases in Australia and England are well documented. It can happen hear and it could happen sooner than we think if congress controlled by extreme liberals, the white house controlled by Obama and the supreme court controlled by activist judges (after Obama appointes 2-3 SCOTUS justices) have their way.
Recently I have been very infuriated by Obama's ads claiming he supports 2nd Amendment rights. Once again the man is lying, and saying whatever it is he thinks he needs to say to get elected. His very short record speaks to a very different stance.
Obama's record can be seen here. It is documented and shows a radically anti-gun candidate.
I was recently sent a letter written by Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Perason. A man who knows Obama all too well. His take on Obama is very revealing. Pearson's credentials include deep involvement in the firearm rights movement for more than 40 years. He's been the chief lobbyist for the ISRA for the past 15 years.
In his letter, Mr. Pearson says, "I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama."
Mr. Pearson goes on to describe just some of Obama's anti-gun voting record, saying, "While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns." Obama also voted FOUR TIMES against legislation that would protect a homeowner who use a firearm in defense of home and family!
The rest of the letter can be read here.
Don't believe the lies and the rhetoric. Obama believes he can say what he wants to on the campaign trail no matter how untruthful and once elected he can determine what is best for you and I whether we like it or not because he and his liberal friends know better. Again, the man is lacking character. He simply cannot say what he truly believes and feels and let the American people decide if that is the change they want. He instead will say whatever it takes to get elected and then exact the change he wants according to his extreme liberal ideology.