UntoldGlory wrote:However, I cannot ignore the issue of abortion. No financial or environmental gains are to me worth furthering the pro-choice agenda. McCain's choice of VP strongly states his campaigns stand in this area.
I would qualify my views very similar to Azhrei. I am an extremely frugal person with my money and think that if the rest of the country was too, we wouldn't be in so much of an economic crisis right now. However, being a conservative in money and a conservative in freedom of rights is COMPLETELY different and I don't know why the Republican party has decided to become the Christian party. The president's job is to defend our country with split second decisions and to prevent most of these last minute crises by having good diplomatic relations with the rest of the world. The fact that you personally think abortion is wrong and would never do it yourself is fine with me, but the fact that you are willing to not only <i>force </i> this view upon others who might have very good reasons to think otherwise, but you are willing to sacrifice the <i>all the other</i> core values you just described. Giving up strong <i>financial, economic, and diplomatic relations</i> to force this one SMALL view on others is a very, very sad thing.
You know Bush won the election because he made Abortion a very important point in his campaign? Are you happy with what bush has done on abortion, or anything Bush has done in the last 8 years? Just because the presidential candidate happens to share your same view on that one topic does NOT mean he can or will change the laws regarding it, all it means is that he will try to preach his viewpoint and hamper diplomatic relations both in our own country and others.
I beg people to not vote on such a big campaign because of single topics (especially topics that are clearly protected in the constitution), and to see the whole picture, and the whole platform; not only the platform ideas proposed by the candidates, but also those that are actually performable rather than rhetoric and hot air.
I do not understand the ferocity of the anti-abortionists. Noone is forcing any of them to get an abortion or impinging on their freedom of rights, but the alternative of banning abortion not only impinges on many people's freedoms, but also their health as they switch to alternative unsafe and then illegal abortion methods. Just because Weed/Drugs is banned now, does that stop people from smoking it?
So please, see the big picture and be a vote on the issue as a well-round and well-informed American.