Jeff By: Jeff

93.365 - I am...

...a patriotic American.

…the descendent of immigrants.

...lucky that I was born and raised in this nation, and aware that I did nothing in the womb to be that lucky.

...a person with a moral compass, based on the values my Christian parents taught me and further tempered by my life experiences.

...proud of the many good things America does for us here at home and for the rest of the world in need.

...not afraid to criticize American policies that do harm to Americans and the rest of the world.

...a former Republican, driven away from the party by their abandonment of fiscal conservatism in favor of social conservatism.

…a proponent of listening to people who disagree with you and trying to reach a reasonable, rational agreement.

...hesitantly willing to accept the use of force if all other options have been exhausted.

...sickened by the fact that we let our fellow Americans die from treatable diseases because they don't have enough money to afford decent healthcare.

…worried that if we don’t start acting on it as a country, future generations will be dealing with the environmental problems we allowed to happen (or caused directly).

…concerned that our dependence on foreign sources of energy are a threat to our national security.

...appalled that working-class Americans are being squeezed by higher fuel prices (and higher food and utility prices as a result) while oil companies are swimming in record profits.

…not too proud to ask for help when I can’t do something alone.

…in favor of a woman’s right to choose, but want to make sure that comprehensive sex education, access to birth control, and other programs are in place to make sure as few women as possible have to make such a heartbreaking decision.

…fiscally conservative, and in favor of accountability and responsibility when it comes to government spending.

…angry that my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are inheriting a huge national debt as a result of this war in Iraq.

…angry that over 4,000 of my fellow countrymen will never see their children or grandchildren as a result of the same war.

…not afraid of electing a president with a skin color that is different than mine, or with a name that sounds foreign to me.

…not going to let my fear of terrorism override my sense of reason, decency, and morality any longer.

…in favor of letting two consenting adults who are in love with each other get married, despite their genders.

…confused why people think that creationism should be taught as science when it is a religious explanation for life and not a scientific theory.

…in favor of strengthening our border security, but dealing with people who are already here illegally with the compassion and dignity they deserve as human beings.

…upset that the current administration’s attitude towards business (i.e. that the government should not interfere with business, and that the free market will cause companies to operate ethically) has lead to things like the Enron scandal, the mortgage crisis, and job losses for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

…concerned that our educational system is broken, kids aren’t getting enough one-on-one attention, and teachers are underpaid.

…outraged at how our military veterans are treated when they get home (and how many of them are sent back to war again after they’ve done their duty).

…aware that no candidate is going to agree with my views 100% of the time.

…also aware that no president can singlehandedly accomplish everything they say they want to, and that the checks and balances of our government are there to ensure this.

…not going to stay quiet about my opinions because I’m afraid of offending people I like.

…totally supportive of your right to disagree with anything I’ve said here.

…voting for Barack Obama.

  • Mlle_Sky 7y

    Top Notch!
    Love the idea
    Love the realisation
    Love all :D
  • HerArtworks 7y

    "…angry that over 4,000 of my fellow countrymen will never see their children or grandchildren as a result of the same war. "

    War? What about abortion?
  • daniel ab 7y

    super cool shot
  • chromatophobe 7y

    this rocks.

    never been so excited to vote.
  • Rita Di Meglio 7y

    Yeyeye, very nice idea!=-)
  • airgap 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Its all about good life..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • _Prophet 7y

    Bravo, man. Bravo.
  • m matthys 7y

    Right on...instant fave!
  • Chris F. Bartlett 7y

    I made this poster because I'm horrified at the prospect of an Obama presidency. Feel free to share it everywhere. I completely disagree with his economic policies for redistribution of my wealth. If he wants Americans to give to charity, let them keep more of their money so they can have the freedom to do so. Remember "freedom" Senator Obama? An ObamaNation is a nation where charity is enforced.

  • Tara Chabot 7y

    talking point, talking point "i fall for republican talking points"

    did you get that email that he was the Antichrist as well, bwhahahha.
  • m matthys 7y

    TrooperTK409 -- you're a little late...we have Socialism already. The government now owns the banks!! Maybe you missed that little tidbit of information while you were reading the Republican talking points. Oh yeah -- there has always been distribution of wealth. It goes from the taxpayers and gets distributed to the rich -- by rich I mean Cheney and all of his war monger cronies.

    After the past 8 years of Bush and Cheney, how could ANYTHING be any worse than that? They have already destroyed our military and have almost destroyed the economy. No matter what you think of Obama, how much worse could it get? Open your eyes -- our country is in sad, sad shape.
  • libraryann 7y

    It was a republican that started the "redistribution of wealth." Reagan started the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • ::Creative Captures:: 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Get Creative On Flickr!/ Think Pink! Contest Now, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • speelawn 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ondah, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    We're doing a campaign for the Presidential Election tomorrow and we'd love to use your photo! We're hoping to get photos supporting Obama and the positive change he'll make for America!!
  • Francesca Mey 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Visual Candies, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ®JɐvY® 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Brutal Shots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Ulises Moreno 7y

    Que excelente Foto! esta foto esta nominada favor de adherirla (What an amazing picture! It has been nominated, please add it)

    Solo fotos invitadas (Invite only images)
  • عleem ► A L E E M 6y

    Great image and thoughts there..........

    By the People, For the People
  • Amy McTigue 6y

    haha! that's brilliant!
  • Gerd Leonhard 6y

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