I'm a Conservative...

As a Conservative, I'm voting for...

... the one man who has the necessary character to do the job, to take on the responsibilities of the office of the 44th President of the United States. As an American citizen, I would like to say that voters should pay less attention to a candidate's party and more to what they are saying and doing. Our first president, George Washington, warned against political parties and I see a lot of people strictly voting a certain way like lemmings, because that is the way their party chooses.

I'm a Conservative...

I'm a veteran, and having served proudly as a US Marine in the service of my country, I'm voting for the man who has a record of standing up for veterans and their rights, and a man who makes no excuses about where he stands on those issues. I'm voting for the man who will restore our nation's sacred trust with my fellow veterans, who is committed to creating a 21st Century Department of Veterans' Affairs that provides the care and benefits my fellow veterans and I deserve. I'm voting for the man who will help returning service members, who will will improve the quality of health care for veterans, rebuild the VA's broken benefits system, and combat homelessness among veterans.

I'm a Conservative...

I'm voting for the man who will protect the openness of the 'Net, and understands its power as a medium of free speech. I'm voting for the man who strongly supports the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet.

I'm a Conservative...

I'm voting for the man who understands real family values, who will restore work-family balance to our nation, who will double funding for after-school programs. I'm voting for the man who will expand the Family Medical Leave Act, and will encourage flexible work schedules.

I'm a Conservative...

As a Conservative, I defend your right to get out and vote on November 4th. It doesn't matter whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, you owe it to yourself, your family and your country to vote your conscience. Whether your leanings are Liberal, Conservative or towards Libertarian, don't allow your judgment to be clouded by ideology or partisanship. Instead, make the choice that is right for your country.

Despite all of its its problems and crises, the United States of America is the most powerful and best country in the world. America has always been a beacon of hope and opportunity, but for some time now, its light has been dimmed somewhat. It's up to you, my fellow American voters, to make the right choice on November 4th. Get out and vote: vote for change, vote for hope, vote for a better America and vote for a better world for all of us and for our children.

I'm a Conservative...

As a true Conservative, I have one clear choice, and that choice is Barack Obama.

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind, heart or soul that in Barack Obama, there's a real opportunity to turn the best country in the world into an even better country. Opportunities like these don't come around every four or eight years; they present themselves once every several hundred years.

I respect the opinions of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, political satirist and author Christopher Buckley ( son of the late William F. Buckley Jr.) and Alison Goldwater Ross (the granddaughter of the late Senator Barry Goldwater). All of these people are Republicans and true Conservatives, and each of them has endorsed Barack Obama and not John McCain.

Candidly speaking, neither Barack Obama nor John McCain has real experience that's applicable to being President of the United States, with the exception that both of them have run large, multimillion-dollar political campaigns. The main difference is that John McCain's has been disorganized, quite confused and quite ineffective. On the other hand, Barack Obama has run a smooth operation, and done it with little of the commotion and mindless cacophony that so often shows in these campaigns. And Obama looked directly at McCain during the debates, though that simple mark of respect was rarely returned.

In Barack Obama, we will have a president that is as normal, ordinary and human as all of us. He won't forget about what real life is like for all of us as individuals and as a nation.


Happy Valentine's Day... Busted!

Love is in the air...

PHILADELPHIA Feb 14, 2008 ― The Philadelphia Sheriff's Office showed their love and support for victims of domestic violence during an early morning Valentine's Day roundup Thursday. An nice, shiny Valentine's Day bracelet for domestic violence offenders!Sheriff's deputies led an early morning sweep in the pre-dawn hours to capture wanted domestic abuse as well as child support offenders.

In 2007, there were 109 domestic abuse warrants issued in Philadelphia and in the surrounding counties. There were also 126 warrants issued for those who had neglected child-support responsibilities. They were presented with a special Valentine's Day gift by the deputies... a pair of shiny new bracelets, one for each wrist. See the video here.

A unit of seven men participated in the sweep that began in Northeast Philadelphia and ended at South 11th Street. There were news reporters and their camera crews out in force along with the deputies as they rounded up the offenders, and many in our area woke up to this welcome news. 

Kudos to the deputies from of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, the news reporters and the camera crews who made this such a worthwhile event to wake up to! 

It just goes to show that sometimes there really is justice... and on Valentine's Day, too!

Also published here on Buzznet.