I saw so many intelligent people get hoodwinked with their Christian zeal. I'll give Bush credit; he knows how to play his crowd. Some of us realize there is a fine line between what, to a society, is 'morally' just and necessary, and what is an imposed value judgment. I believe the original patriots called it separation of church and state.
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Bush got a majority of these good folks to vote on issues such as gay marriage, and killing fetus' (and using their stem cells). Horrors! … (What war?)(What environment?)
Kerry made mistakes, and he couldn’t afford to. He wasn’t well liked enough. I had never even heard of him until last summer. For many of us it came down to not so much voting for Kerry, but voting for or against Bush. Kerry’s grace in his concession made me want to go and vote for him again.
The “trust and confidence” displayed to Bush does not include a great many of us. I will swallow this election as the will of the people. Those same people spent over $70 million last weekend on the top five movies alone. We seem to have misplaced our true values. A patriot these days is a missile, or a football player.
I have no choice but to see what happens next. I sincerely hope Mr. Bush does try to recognize the great many Americans who did not want him re-elected. The passion felt on that side was counterbalanced with as much fire on this side.
He can unite us, yet. We are not an unreasonable people. We want our priorities addressed. As citizens we deserve that (as does the rest of the world).
I shudder to think what world my children might inherit, and pray that ‘W’ crawls out of corporate pockets and becomes the president that this nation needs. God bless America, and God bless us all.