The Stakes Are High
by Hilmar von Campe
The first presidential
debate preceding the November elections between President George W.
Bush and Senator John Kerry took place in Coral Gables, Florida, on
September 30. There have been plenty of commentaries and I agree with
those who have said that Kerry presented himself as the better debater
and Bush as the better president. Whereas Bush still has the chance to
come across as the better debater in the next two debates, Kerry will
have difficulties presenting himself as the better president. He is
too shallow and his arguments are mostly fabricated and meant to
impress the national audience. In that he succeeded: in tearing down
the president, he did not.
Kerry's charge that Bush took the United States into the war without
sufficient effort to gain international support is simply not true,
and when he ridiculed the coalition forces and said that he would
build a stronger alliance, of course he referred to France, Germany,
Russia, China and the United Nations without naming them. That shows
his ignorance about reality. Russia, France, and China were in
business with Saddam Hussein. They were selling him arms, (including
French Roland missiles, which were used against American military
forces). The Food for Oil program made high ranking United Nation and
functionaries rich and everybody in that corrupt organization refuses
to testify to the United States Congress. All of those mentioned above
couldn't care less about the security of the United States or about
the enslavement the Iraqis were forced to endure under the thumb of
their presidential mass-murderer. Schroeder for his part was more
interested in wining national elections by mobilizing anti-American
sentiments in Germany than helping America to liberate Iraq as was
liberated Germany from Nazi rule, and I would be surprised if German
business was not involved in Iraq also. Chirac tried everything to
spoil the attempts of the president to enlist more nations. Kofi Anan
had the impertinence to call the action of the United States a
criminal breach of international law. I don't know what law he is
referring to but he obviously brushes our Constitution aside. And that
is exactly what Kerry must have in mind when he talks about a 'global
test' the United States has to pass in decisions to defend America.
I believe that nobody including bigmouth Kerry expected the
developments in Iraq after the military victory to evolve as they did.
It is a first experience and shows free nations the nature of our
enemies who do not respect human life, and kill without restraint. It
also should give the Europeans a glimpse of what Israel had to endure
for the last years. To claim that the war in Iraq has nothing to do
with the war on terrorism and is something else is absurd. Islamic
terrorism is spread across the globe and was forced in Iraq to show
its face. To say that there is no exit strategy is ridiculous. Local
elections have been in place all around the country for quite some
time and preparations for national elections within few months are
being made, to create and train military and police forces, to get
schools, hospitals and the economy going - is that nothing? There is
not one new idea Kerry has contributed, only criticism.
It makes me sad to watch the low level, to which this man dragged down
the presidential debate and still gets applause for it. He is a man
who is unable to recognize the legitimate achievements of his opponent
and our armed forces under his leadership. They brought liberty to a
whole people of 25 million human beings, and turned an enemy nation
into a friend. Instead, he degraded and belittled the courageous
political leader of the liberated country, Interim Prime Minister Ayad
Allawi, who came to America to thank this nation for the freedom,
which was bought with the blood of our soldiers. Kerry is a man who
has no vision for the greatness of his own nation, promises the blue
from the sky and sticks to his low level attacks. I wish the president
would have come at him like a roaring lion to put him into his place.
But he didn't do it - yet, I hope.
Kerry leads the party, which has obstructed the nominations by the
president of judges who believe that God is the source of all laws.
Instead, it has saturated our judicial system with judges who are out
to destroy the moral fiber of America and make a mockery of the
Constitution and the convictions of our founding fathers.
Homosexuality becomes a protected vice, the murder of unborn human
life a constitutional right, while gay marriage and the destruction of
the family (the heart of a free society) are branded as a milestone of
progress and equality. It is a political establishment of people who
in the disguise of a democratic party have made the lie socially
acceptable and proclaim that when one of their high ranking
politicians commits perjury it doesn't really matter as long as they
can stay in power. Dan Rather considered Bill Clinton an honest
person. He stated that you can lie as much as you like and remain an
honest person. No wonder that he bases his dirty attacks on George W.
Bush on fraudulent documentation. Do we want these kind of people to
form the thinking of a nation?
But still, there are millions of church-going "Christians",
who see nothing wrong in voting for the destroyers of all and
everything that makes America great and special. It happened in
Germany and our family had to live through the Nazi nightmare of
comrade Hitler, which broke the backbone of the German people.
Comrades Schroeder and Fischer are following up. At least in Iraq
comrade Saddam Hussein and his socialist Baath Party were put out of
business, which was not necessary according to comrade Kerry, because
'it distracted us from the real thing'. What I am seeing in front of
my eyes in America today, is a repetition of the downfall of a nation.
Only this time there will be no nation left to stand for God and
freedom, and freedom without God is not possible.
It was the president who elevated the debate to the mission America's
and of every last American in the world, given by God to America at
the birth of the nation, to spread freedom across the globe. Kerry may
have the words but not the substance of freedom. May God protect
America from the socialist seducers and give us another chance to
remake this nation.
The following letter was sent to me by an American patriot. Please
print it, sign it and send it to the president, send it to your
A CRY FROM THE HEARTLAND
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Bush,
As someone who has been behind your efforts to protect America from
the threat of terror, I write to you about a grave danger which
threatens from within.
Mr. President, I am asking you from my heart to speak out for
Americans like me who believe our nation cannot survive if we abandon
God and moral principle in our public life.
Mr. President, I am dismayed when state courts assault the historic
and irreplaceable role of marriage. My heart is grieved when a decent
and honest judge cannot publicly state the moral foundations for all
our laws and liberties by displaying the Ten Commandments. I am
disturbed when elitist judges further attack the roots of freedom by
denying school children the right to pledge allegiance to our flag.
And with our nation stained by the sin of abortion on demand, like
Thomas Jefferson, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that
God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."
And we have, as Lincoln declared 140 years ago, a forgotten God.
We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and
multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly
imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings
were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient
to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to
pray to the God that made us!" Mr. Lincoln went on to say
"It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended
Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and
Mr. President, once again our nation needs to be reminded of these
Mr. President, the time for political calculation is past. Your
conscience alone must tell you it is time to speak the truth to the
American people. And if you do, I truly believe many Americans who are
moving to the sidelines of political involvement will joyfully rally
to you. Please USE THE "BULLY PULPIT" OF THE PRESIDENCY to
speak out eloquently; calling our nation to repentance for our great
multitudes of sins against God. Indeed we are on the slippery slope of
self-destruction. Please, Mr. Bush, it is time to echo President
Lincoln and plead to the nation - both as a whole and as individuals -
it is time to repent and restore our right relationship with God
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