Wednesday, January 21, 2009

BEYOND THE PERSONALITY, HERE IS THE POLICY!

As President Obama begins his "magical" term, I feel it is important to watch this President as it relates to decisions and policy. We all know and have seen the power of his personality and charisma. The case could be made that this is the basis of his being elected, as he has no serious record or experience that would garner such a position. That being the case, it is probable if not likely that much of what he does could get lost in that very same magnetism. There has not been a President who has less accountability to and scrutiny by the press. Some would even charge the press with covering up the radical relationships that Obama had in order to see that he was elected.

All of that begs for us to do our own homework in watching and taking note of what this President does in the area of policy. The good news is that now there will be decisions and policies that he must decide on. The bad news is that many of those will be in direct opposition to good family values. Now I understand that many of us are tired of politics as it has been the longest political season of our lives. But I feel that it is important to know what this President is actually doing, so as policy is made that is noteworthy, I will make note of it here. And here we go from the wires;

"Obama will sign the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states. The policy, known in governmental circles as the "Mexico City policy," requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations."

In one of President Obama's first moves, he is making sure that we can now give funds to countries that use abortion as family planning. Where President Bush made sure that we would not give funds to countries who use abortion as a way to control the population, our new President right away made sure that we do give funds to those countries. Because this President is rabidly pro-abortion! And underneath all of the charisma and personality, that is the TRUTH!

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pastor tom
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