Posted by: matt25 | July 17, 2008

Politics and Letters “Dear Bill – Love, Uncle Al”

Taking a page from C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters, I wrote a letter from Uncle Al to his fictionalized nephew Bill to raise a point.  That is as far as you should take the borrowing however because I am not a brilliant writer and I do not think that any further comparison would reflect well upon me.   Thanks in advance for not being overly critical of my humble effort to raise some points in this politically charged summer.

My dearest nephew Bill,

I hope you are having a good summer and all is well with your family.  If it is alright with you I would like to dialog with you on your demonstrated public support in the presidential election.  If you don’t want to discuss it, just let me know.

I heard today that you became a supporter of Barack Obama. Although I am not a huge fan of McCain I have problems supporting  Obama.  For instance have you investigated how radical his support is for unrestricted abortion?  He even thinks that if a baby is born alive during a botched abortion attempt, the now living breathing infant, should be killed.

The Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act was signed into law in 2002 after receiving unanimous support from the U.S. Senate. The measure that forces hospitals to give medical care to abortion survivors — if warranted — even received the backing of pro choice senators Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts ), Barbara Boxer (D-California), and Hillary Clinton (D-New York).

But, Barack Obama blocked the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act while he was a state senator.  He now says he did not support the Illinois measure because it “lacked the Federal language clarifying the act would not be used to undermine Roe vs. Wade.”

Barack Obama is also now saying that, had that provision been in the Illinois bill he would have voted for it, which is absolutely false – because in 2003, the senate sponsor tried to add that provision and Barack Obama, as the chairman of the committee where the bill was being held, disallowed him from adding that provision and disallowed the committee from even voting on it. So, it sat in committee for 22 months. When Obama left the Illinois Senate the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act passed in August of 2005.

He is one of the most gifted speakers our nation has known in recent memory.  He has the support of main stream media. He has many very attractive qualities in our culture which is so dominated by video images and sound bites.  And I don’t trust him.

We all need to dig beneath the campaign rhetoric of the major candidates and see what their records are to understand how they would lead.

Well give this some thought and let me know what is on your mind.

Uncle Al


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