Getting personal

Do you suppose the shellacking Democrats took following the results of the Nov. 4 midterm elections changed any minds about which side one should be on? Of course, I am talking about Democrats, not Republicans who came out the big winners.

One thing is for sure, all those liberal Dems that come out of the woodwork with comments about my writings, usually name calling, aren't about to change how they vote. I wonder how many go to the same church every Sunday that I do as they try to put me in my place?

I don't mean to get personal about me. I want to get personal with Democrats who are open-minded Christians.

No matter how you look at the election aftermath, it was a tsunami, a real beating, a firestorm for Democrats. Obama's excuse that two-thirds didn't vote, as if that would have made a difference, doesn't hold water. Maybe the onslaught would have been worse. Nor would communicating better about his "transforming America agendas" have made a difference. The facts are, people went to the polls fed up with his six years of trying to make America something totally different than it has been in the past.

I ask that readers pay special attention to the 4 "C's" I reference that appear to have different meanings among the two parties.

This election should be a wake-up call for fair-minded Democrats. Destroying our Constitution (1) established by our founders is not what this country needs. Replacing free market capitalism (2) with socialism won't get us out of the slowest economic recovery since the Depression.

Forcing Christianity (3) to take a back seat to everything we do might haunt us for years to come. That being said, I have asked the following question numerous times in the past with no response, therefore, I ask it again as I try to reach open- and fair-minded Democrat Christians, most of whom are pro-life.

The question is: "What does the pro-choice party offer that is more important to this country (or shall we say civilization) than saving the lives of the unborn?" I sure would like an answer to that question. Maybe the silence indicates there is no plausible answer for anything in a Democrat platform being more important. Then why vote for abortion? A vote for a Democrat is a vote for abortion, no matter how you look at it.

Helping the poor is not a good answer to my question. Since welfare began, we have not succeeded in our war on poverty. In fact, under Obama, the gap between the rich and poor has widened and isn't getting as many people as possible on welfare just for more votes bordering on immorality? Since when do all those part-time jobs created by our sluggish economy get people out of poverty?

How does one turn a blind eye on the numerous scandals of this administration? Another bombshell recently as the chief architect of Obamacare admitted a deliberate scheme in writing the bill to lie to the public about how OC would be funded knowing as proposed it would not pass, then on top of that went on to say Americans were too stupid to pick up on the deception.

Although abortion is the single biggest issue between the two parties, there are many other positives coming from the Republican Conservative (4) side like less government in our lives, more personal responsibility, less spending, a strong military, free market Capitalism as noted above and adhering to our Constitution, and an emphasis on Christian values.

What is it they say: "Use your head, not your heart." How about using both when voting for our next president in 2016. Have a heart for those poor defenseless unborn babies

Les Knoll,

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.