how our next President will affect Western Civilization

1 10 2007

What is the single most important factor in choosing our next U.S. President?  I don’t know that we can narrow it down to one in particular because the President needs to have good values and beliefs in many areas.  Although of course there are certain beliefs that impact numerous issues.

On this topic, I recently read an article that tells what might be the most important attribute of our next U.S. President.  The writer says it is, and he makes some good points.  I’ll give you a clue : it’s not health care or the national debt.  It doesn’t even have anything to do with liberals versus conservatives.  It’s not about whether he (or she) is a Republican or Democrat.  It does have to do with the future of our country, though.

It’s one of those things that is tied in with other beliefs and values, for sure.  And it’s something that isn’t on the “radar” very often in debates or political campaign promises, yet it’s extremely important, having to do with the survival of our country.  (In a way it is discussed some by politicians, but usually not in an honest, open way.)  I’m not even going to say what it is (if you haven’t guessed), because I want you to read the article that explains this point (and because I don’t want to copy half of it).  Try to keep an open mind, though.  I figure some people will start with the same old tired arguments before finishing the article, but I encourage you to consider what it says.  Whether you are a Christian or not, this topic still applies.  And it applies equally to Republicans and Democrats — both sides need to consider this instead of just pushing it under the rug and hoping it never surfaces.  The survival of our country might just depend on how this situation is handled in the next few years.

Here’s the article : The Future of Western Civilization Depends on Two Things.

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5 10 2007
Thomas Wayne

It’s one thing to talk philosophy and another thing to talk reality. While of course we don’t want to have to fight in the Middle East, it may be necessary. Some of the radical Islamofascists don’t care about our peace talks and contracts formed during negotiations. Our country has already been attacked by terrorists, so we know their threats carry some weight. Ignoring them isn’t going to resolve the issues.

So while it sounds good for presidential candidates to say they don’t want us to be in war, the bigger issue should be how they will handle the threats against our country. I know that seems obvious, and it should be, but it seems largely ignored from what I’ve heard. For them to avoid conflict and say, “Peace, peace”, that doesn’t make our country safe from another 9/11 type attack. They need to be able to look beyond the numbers of today (like if 5 troops get killed in Iraq), because sometimes sacrifices must be made to protect our country. I know this sounds harsh to some people, and it’s not meant to be, but if we don’t stand up to the bullies, they may take away our safety and freedoms.

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