Madeline Crabb
Election 2012: What path will we choose?
By Madeline Crabb
November 6, 2012

Election 2012 is finally here. The only question remaining is: What path will Americans choose for our future? Since this is a presidential election year, we obviously know the two main contenders, and I submit the only contenders, are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Anyone who claims there is no difference between the two is either lying or delusional.

Despite how the MSM machine served as the Obama cheerleading squad for the past five years (at least one year during the last presidential campaign, and almost four years during his term), there are plenty of other sources for factual information on the Internet and talk radio. Consequently, Americans have had ample opportunity to inform themselves about these two candidates. If we had done our due diligence four years ago, and voted with our brains instead of our emotions, Obama would not have had the opportunity to inflict such damage to America. Racial unrest, class envy, Obamacare, and staggering debt immediately come to mind, but there is a long list of problems created by this man. The man who said, and continues to say he will reduce the debt is the same one who has increased this debt by over $5.4 trillion. It is amazing the man's nose doesn't resemble an elephant trunk from the multitude of lies he has told.

Folks, President Obama has absolutely no intention of reducing our debt, or even trying to be fiscally responsible. One of the communist/Marxist goals our government has known about since at least the 1960's is to spend as much money as possible, taxing the system to the point of bankruptcy and breakdown, and then to usher in new currency. It is part of the globalist's plan to make America equal among all other nations. How would Obama put it? We need to "level the playing field."

Mr. Obama and his communist/Marxist/progressive cohorts in his administration think America is too big for her britches. We don't deserve superpower status. They think we are arrogant and flaunt our success. Perhaps there is an element of truth to the concept of arrogance at times. However, when disaster strikes in other countries around the world, the United States of America is almost always the first to extend a helping hand. We don't have to do this. If we are truly as bad as Obama says, we would just ignore the needs of the rest of the world and say, "too bad, so sad." But America is basically comprised of good, compassionate, and concerned human beings. If this were not so, I believe God would have already rained-down judgment upon us.

The more we hear Obama speak, the clearer he is in revealing how much he actually despises America, and therefore, how much he despises Americans. He was not raised in America. He does not have a patriotic view of America. His first real experiences in America were derived from his days at extremely liberal colleges where he admits "hanging-out" with radicals and leftists. And despite being a self-proclaimed constitutional scholar, it appears to only be "word knowledge." He doesn't seem able to extract any humanity from the documents. It's similar to a so-called Christian who knows what the Bible says in his mind, but is unable to extrapolate the real meaning to affect his heart. But "heart knowledge" is what makes the Christian whole.

We accept the Lord Jesus and His words into our hearts when we become his followers.

Anyone who watched the televised presidential debates saw and heard the truth about our presidential candidates. Obama clearly despises Romney. Why? That's because Obama despises success. Remember, socialists don't believe there should be successful people because "it's not fair." Everything has to be fair, fair, fair. If you are successful, "You didn't get there alone," says our socialist president. Therefore the government must take more and more from you because you don't deserve it, and because you must give it to those who don't have as much as you do. This philosophy has led other nations into decline because it creates a dependency class. Those who are not successful begin to believe the most successful owe them a better living, which goes against the very principles America was founded upon.

The Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." We are created equal, and can pursue what makes us happy or fulfilled. We are NOT guaranteed equal outcomes.

My husband works extremely long hours in his job, partially because that is what is required, and partially because he loves his job. But the overriding reason is so he can provide a living for us. It is utterly absurd that he should have to give increasingly more of his income to those who aren't as fortunate as us, or who don't work as hard as my husband does. We all know that many of the people receiving government benefits don't lift a finger to help themselves. To them, it is a badge of honor to receive government assistance.

Of course, there are some people who are unable to work because of mental or physical handicaps. We should be willing to help them. But for any able-bodied person, government assistance should be limited. The fact remains that people have an attitude they can only take certain kinds of jobs — that some jobs are really beneath them. Hey, when you take a wife, and make babies, you need to be able to provide for them. Plain and simple. Adulthood means taking responsibility for your own life, even if you are single. So if you need to wash dishes at a restaurant at night, and sling hamburgers during the day, so be it. A real man gets out of bed and provides for himself and his family.

There simply isn't any shame attached to receiving handouts any more. Unfortunately, I have been there and done that. My mom and dad got divorced when I was starting high school. My mom applied for and received food assistance. Back then, you took a bushel basket to the welfare office that was filled with "commodity food." My mom made my sister and I go to get the food. It was the most humiliating time of my whole life. And after this experience, I personally have never ever had to accept any kind of government help. I NEVER want to have that feeling again. Humiliation and shame can be strong motivators for self-reliance.

Mitt Romney has worked hard to earn a living, and should not be scorned and ridiculed for his success. America has been built on ingenuity, creativity, and hard work. These traits are admirable, ones we used to hope our children would demonstrate. How many people do you know who raise their kids to be losers? I don't know any. We want them to succeed. The more successful Americans are, the more of a success America will be. Romney understands this concept, while Obama despises it. Sadly, Obama is a multi-millionaire who condemns other millionaires. Obama is a millionaire who hangs-out with other millionaires, while condemning people like Romney. Perhaps he just doesn't understand how ugly old capitalism has helped all his buddies. Doesn't he know how good capitalism has been to his mega-rich Hollywood friends?

The choice at the ballot box is clear. Either America will choose to go through another four years of a socialist/communist/progressive regime, or we will choose the path of restoration and righteousness. While Americans voted for Obama in 2008, God allowed him to be elected. Was it the beginning of judgment on America? I believe it was. The last four years have been devastating to America, but many citizens still haven't awakened from their slumber. The biggest issue is whether Christians have awakened. God will hold us responsible for our choices. The Bible says that to whom much is given, much will be expected. (Luke 12:48) God has given us much, and He expects us to vote according to His Word. Period.

So, how will we vote in Election2012? If we re-elect Barack Obama, we deserve the government we have. Moreover, we will deserve the judgment that comes from this decision. God will not allow us to continue mocking Him or His Word. Even though Mitt Romney is a Mormon, he is a godly man. His values ring true with the majority of Americans. So America, let's vote our values, those same values that have built this great nation. Let's do it for a positive future. Let's do it to honor our God. To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb


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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.


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