A buddy of mine WAS a staunch Reagan conservative. In fact he was quite frankly the most conservative guy I ever knew until very recently. I may go as far as to say he sort of “showed me the way”. I was NEVER into politics at all until he started talking to me about a lot of the big issues. I don’t consider myself a 100% Republican really as I lean a little libertarian in some ways -mainly in the areas of censorship and the so-called war on drugs. But basically I am what is generally termed a Reagan Conservative. Anyway my buddy is now supporting Barack Obama in a HUGE way. Not just in the primaries but also the general Presidential election! For the record I plan to vote for Obama in the primaries -but for me this is simply to vote AGAINST Hillary. I cannot vote for Obama as President. I cannot support him for 3 reasons:
1) Taxes – Obama has lots of BIG plans for the federal government…tons of big projects including National Health care. These kinds of sprawling programs will require lots of money. Make no mistake anyone talking about programs like this WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES. This is what they mean by the term “tax and spend liberal”. My buddy says “he won’t raise my taxes, I don’t make enough”. A LOT of people would like to believe that & maybe in my friend’s case he won’t at least not at first. I just can’t trust a democrat NOT to soak the middle class. The middle class is the largest group. It’s a purse too attractive for them not to steal.
2) Nationalized Health care – I’m not in favor of this. Of course on the surface it SOUNDS good – “free health care for all!”. Someone will have to pay for it. And aside from the tax issues I have to ask the question: “Do you really WANT the Federal Government running the health care system?” Does this really sound like a good plan? The government can’t seem to handle Social Security so I don’t see why we should think to give them something as big and important as this.
3) Gun Rights – Barack Obama has been pretty quiet about his stance on the Second Amendment. In fact when I started to write this piece I searched all over barackobama.com. I figured I would go straight to the source. BUT it’s not really mentioned much at all beyond a few Obama supporters debating the issue amongst themselves.
But look here:
Obama is very anti-gun. He favors banning ALL hand-guns as well as semi-auto rifles. He also is in favor of a Federal Ban on Concealed Carry licenses.
Also see here:
This is a deal-breaker for me and I believe it should be a deal-breaker for any freedom loving American who believes in the right of self-defense.