". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The End of Conservative America

If you're a conservative or libertarian who is either considering staying home or voting for anyone but John McCain in the presidential election, please read this.

If you have already decided to vote for McCain and would prefer to avoid nightmare-inducing, stomach-churning, lunch-losing reading, feel free to skip it. Your time would be better spent in Bible reading and prayer anyway.


Jane said...

Of course my FOMS made me go read it.

Ugh. Yeah.

Kim said...

It was an interesting read. I love the scare tactics and we did have a chuckle at the last line. I don't think this is going to convince any of us third party voters to vote for McCain, if anything it made me even more confirmed in my choice :)

Cheryl said...

Oh well . . . can't blame a girl for trying, right? But maybe someone out there will stumble by and have a different reaction.

I know it's the way of politicians to play on the fears of what might happen should the other guy win. But in this case I truly do believe the other guy, along with a supportive Congress, is going to remake this country in ways that it will be difficult to ever recover from. I was disappointed when Bill Clinton won, but not sickened and fearful. This election is different. I am terrified for this country and my children and my own freedom if Obama should become the next president.

Phillip Magness said...


We have a small group of purist confessionals to blame for the Kiechnick adminsitration. A small handful of delegates in 2001 had supported Preuss but refused to support Wenthe in the end because he wrote something that apparently was less than orthodox and because they feared he had too high of a view of the liturgy & the pastoral office. Their positions had conservative, confessional merit. But their zeal for perfection left us with our current synodical leadership.

In politics, the perfect is the enemy of the good.

Medved's article is only a "scare tactic" if it is warning you of something that is not true. What he warns us about is true. Dismissing his warnings as mere "scare tactics" or "fear mongering" is not wise. I imagine many Israelites dismissed Jeremiah and Isaiah as well!

I don't know where you live, Kim, but if you are in a state where McCain has any chance at all of winning, I urge you to vote for the only chance we have to stop the national socialism which will be the Obama Administration.

Kim said...

I guess I just don't see things the same way. I have to vote for the candidate that best represents my views regardless of whether they have a chance of winning. It's all the people who refuse to do this that I think are harming the country.

As to the scare tactics I guess I just don't believe much of what the article had to say. Every election we are told that if we don't vote for a specific person that life as we know it will end. I really believe that God will use whoever is in office for His plans. I cannot fret over what MAY happen if a specific person gets into office, the only thing I can do is vote for the candidate that I think will do the best job, and that isn't McCain in my opinion.

And just for the record since I live in CA I don't think you have to fret over my "wasted" vote.