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Oct 31, 2008

Dear Friends,
Snopes says it is true a man wrote The Letter. It does not mean he his statements were truthful. I admit I did finally force myself to read The Letter in its entirety, although as I did so I felt immense shame for our great nation in that it allows many "innocent" people to actually read & believe such bizarre ranting, BUT... thankfully we do have free speech. The content of The Letter is basically much akin to workshop grapevine gossip, which can only serve to harm our already rather devastated nation -- infra structurally & socially speaking. From my studies, plus work & life experience and my own Christian upbringing & Bible reading, I have learned more extensive truths concerning the issues mentioned. Personally, I feel the writer should be ashamed of himself. I am very anti-abortion and immensely patriotic. I cannot bring my self to vote either candidate due to just one issue when our nation is falling apart. My ancestors helped found this country of colonies and several states as well. My families have had soldiers in every war, but that won't make vote for McCain because he's a veteran. I can't not vote for Obama just because many think (mistakenly) he is definitely pro-choice. In truth, he simply does not believe it's something that the government should be involved in -- it should be between the lady, her doctor, her minister, & her family...NOT a decision for the government to make. In the past 8 years we citizens have been extensively losing are rights....and jobs, and homes, and medical care, ETC, and I cannot in good conscience condone such unpatriotic & undemocratic actions. "Thou shalt not kill" -- AMEN...including our family members through war -- especially when started by lies, crimes, and other treasonous acts. Also, we NEED taxes to assist all the families who are jobless now and McCain only wants to give tax breaks to the wealthy, NOT us regular folks. Without taxes -- spent wisely & carefully -- we would all soon become homeless & hungry living in Hooverville type camps. I believe in compassion for all humans, & yes especially babies...after all hubby & I have 5 kids & 11 GRANDkids. Another topic I'm bother by is how there is so much said about McCain being a veteran & POW, & I respect that tremendously. I honor our troops, just not the leaders who send them into careless violent conditions & situations. Oh & guess what ~ MCCAIN has black relatives, too! Obama is half white, was raised by his white ancestors, and his maternal white ancestors were veterans serving our nation! Obama is NOT a Commie, he only wants to raise taxes for the wealthy, whereas McCain wants to raise the taxes of those who still have jobs. Jesus wants us love & forgive ALL sinners and not judge one another and He taught us to share with one another, so if that is socialism then it is good, moral, ethical, and decent. He threw the tax collectors out of the temples. He surely would not approve only the rich sharing the wealth among themselves. He wants us sincerely care for one another.
Oh PLEASE, dear friends, do vote, but don't make a choice based on just one thing, especially if you have not accessed governments records to learn the truths first. Our Forefathers wanted us to become an "informed citizenry" & it is our duty to seek truth and make our govt works for all of us.
Whoever put this letter together needs to re-read their Bibles!!!!!!!
He claims Christianity but apparently does not realize that the Bible does not say or even suggest that he who CANNOT work, should not eat. "Yet, your Liberal policies reward people who are capable of working, but choose not to do so. This bothers me." It is this type of extreme nastiness, especially used under the title of Christianity that super bothers me!!!
PEACE & BLESSING~~~

READ AT YOUR OWN & YOUR NATION's RISK~~~
THE LETTER:
Dear Mr. Obama,
It is August 30, 2008. My name is Mark Gregg. I am a 50-something conservative white male. I have followed your campaign closely, including the speeches you and others made at the democratic national convention. I am respectfully providing you with seven simple (probably shallow) reasons why I could never vote for you. I believe my opinion is shared by many people. While there may not be quite enough to prevent you from becoming president of this nation, I do think there is an awakening to the fact that you are not a (the) messiah that the media and liberal Hollywood entertainers are trying to portray you.
1.. I hear your mantra of change, change, change. Yet, you picked a
Long-term liberal, Washington insider (Joe Biden) to be your running
Mate. This is NOT change. It is a move that hypocritically refutes the
Very thing you supposedly stand for. Your campaign then slammed McCain for picking Sarah Palin, apparently, because she is NOT a Washington insider. She is a maverick who cleaned up Alaska 's quagmire of political scandals. Which way is it, Barack? Is it okay for you to pick a
Washington insider under the mantra of change, but not okay for John
McCain to pick a smart, aggressive, reformer?
2.. You have the single most liberal voting record in the senate. This
Indicates to me and others like me that you may very well be an angry
Black man seeking to punish our country for sins of a different
Generation. I am not racist. I have some biases just like you and every
Other human alive . Unlike the democratic party who claims to be for the
Minority (but their record heavily refutes this), I will give any person
Who truly needs help, help. I married a minority girl 35 years ago (she
Is Hispanic) and have seen the evils of prejudice first hand. However,
I have also seen my wife and my children and others in her family throw
Off the veil of self-imposed prejudicial bondage and move ahead. They
Love our country and do not view themselves any differently than I view
Myself as a citizen of this country. Your lovely wife so disappointed
People like me during this campaign when she stated it was the first
Time she had ever been proud of this country. She apparently never
Noticed the massive aid we give dozens of other countries. She
Apparently never noticed the sacrifice of literally millions of veterans
Who helped make this country a free nation and helped liberate other
Nations from brutal dictators such as Adolf Hitler. She apparently does
Not remember that she attended ivy league universities with scholarship
Money that ultimately (at least in part) was paid for by our taxes.
This troubles me more than you know. She is an angry black woman who
Appears to not like her country very much. I don't want her representing
Me to the rest of the world.
3.. You claim Christianity but apparently do not realize that the Bible
Teaches that he who does not work, does not eat. The Bible does not say
Or even suggest that he who CANNOT work, should not eat. Yet, your
Liberal policies reward people who are capable of working, but choose
Not to do so. This bothers me. I know that if you are elected our taxes
Will spiral upwards. You should heed the words of Winston Churchill: We
Contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a
Man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
If I like anything about you, it is your campaign promise to balance the
Federal budget. Unfortunately, we have heard this a huge number of times
From a number of different politicians and we realize that when you
Energize the very liberal Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd, Ted Kennedy, etc,
Etc, and the many other Democrats like them, a balanced budget will
Never, ever happen on your watch.
4.. During your question and answer session with Rick Warren of
Saddleback Church your answer concerning the question of where does life begin, stunned me: Above your pay grade? Does this mean when something
Bad happens as President of this nation that you are going to look at
Your salary to determine if you can respond? I am sorry, but this was
The most serious gaffe I have seen you make. Frankly, it shows me that
You are pandering in the most obvious manner. You will choose your
Words not from your heart, but from an agenda that I believe is still
Hidden from the American people.
5.. If anything stands out about you it is probably your appeasement
Mentality. In this era of rampant, radical Islamic extremism and with
the latest stunt pulled by the re-energized Russian government, I am not
sure appeasement is healthy. I again refer to the words of Winston
Churchill: An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat
him last.
6.. You and your party tacitly believe that 13 or 14 year old girls
must have the parent's approval to have the school nurse provide them
with a Tylenol when they have a headache at school. Yet, this same girl
can become pregnant and the school can skirt her off to a clinic and
abort the child in her body without the parents knowing or being
notified. This scares the hell out of me. You have two little girls.
Would you be upset if this happened to them and you were not informed?
Then why do you stand for this? It makes no sense to me.
7.. My seventh and final point (for now) is your supporters. I have
watched the Hollywood entertainers that support you, systematically
embrace Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and others like him. I see the
continuous smut and garbage produced by Hollywood , the very people who promote you the most vigorously. It is not a positive point to me and
others like me to see these over-paid, bizarre, poor examples of human
existence fawn over you and push you and your liberal agenda as hard as
they do. The way that I see it; When the devil is for you, we should
question whether or not we should be against you.
In closing, I just want you to know that you scare me. I cannot vote
for you. It is not because of your skin color. It is because these
items and many, many others like them. Do not claim that my dislike for
you is race-based. It is because I do not feel you have the best
interests of this nation at heart.
Respectfully,
Mark A. Gregg

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