To the Journal editor:
Freedom, like those we love, is precious by virtue of its irreplaceability once lost. Some will not be allowed to read this, because certain editors, as in other repressive eras, fear reprisal. The reasons will be the same, like identical echoes of those dark historical periods - some quite recent.
Eerily reminiscent of those horrendous epochs and their shocking brutality against innocents, sanctioned by leaders cleverly hiding calloused hearts, is the action of Barack Hussein Obama - differing by degree, but substantively the same.
What? How dare he insinuate any similarity between Obama and evil ruthless dictators? But I do. Evil is evil. Restrain imposed by our society's remaining principles can't be credited to an individual who, free from such fetters, would act quite differently.
I call your attention to Mr. Obama's opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act (SB 1082) when he was a senator in the Illinois senate. The word limits on this letter to the editor preclude me from detailing his actual words. In 2002, he actually took to the floor to speak against the bill, the only senator to do so (and) his March 13, 2003 efforts as committee chairman to defeat the bill.
Suffice it to say that, solely because of Obama, a plainly-worded bill that would have done nothing more than keep alive a baby that had survived a late-term abortionist's attempt to kill it in the womb, was defeated. Such babies were left to die and the bill would have put an end to that outrageous practice.
I was sickened and frightened after researching it. The gruesomeness of this particular office to innocent life is beyond description and quite frankly was beyond my ability to fully grasp in my mind.
My thoughts then turned to Obama. What political concerns, what personal ambition, what rigid ideology would drive him to do and say what he did?
As has been the case with other leaders, could some childhood trauma have produced a psyche incapable of evaluating obvious wrong, regardless of rationalization? Can anyone be so consumed by dogma that he is blind to basic human decency?
Do your own research. Other nations were fooled by powerful, skillfully-delivered speeches and animated oratory. Ultimately, however, the real villains stepped out from behind their masks.
Regardless of your political bent or your support for various issues including abortion, you need to accept the notion that Obama is not who he pretends to be.
Can you, in good conscience, vote for such a man?