Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Friend Tito

Some of you reading this may be Obama supporters. If so, I'm sorry. I'm not sorry for what I believe, nor am I sorry for my right as an American to say what follows. I also understand that I do not have a right to be heard. So stop reading now if you don't want to hear. I am sorry that as an Obama supporter you have either deliberately abandoned, or perhaps have simply misunderstood, the ideals that have made our country the greatest country in the world. I will give you the benefit of the doubt and choose to believe that you have just misunderstood.

Barak Obama does not represent these historic American ideals. If you are stumbling over these first two paragraphs, then feel free to stop here and read no further. Unless of course you want to read about my friend Tito Munoz, a brand new American citizen, proud to be voting for the very first time in an American election, who wants to continue his pursuit of the American dream unencumbered by an oppressively large government bureaucracy.

My Friend Tito.
One of the joys of working for a manufacturer supplying the construction industry with materials is the opportunity to meet wonderful people. I have made many good friends these last 18 years selling concrete pipe and manholes.

One of my favorite customers is a fellow named Tito Munoz, owner of Deborn Construction Technologies. Tito was born in and grew up in Columbia, South America. A number of years ago, wanting to improve his life, Tito entered the U.S. He came in legally, played by the rules, started his own construction company, and just became a U.S. citizen a few weeks ago. He is so proud!

Last Saturday, Tito attended a McCain rally in Woodbridge, VA. Following John McCain's speech, Tito set out to engage the liberal media. You can read all about it here.

He lambasted the liberal press corps. “Why the hell are you going after Joe the Plumber? Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the Plumber could make it even better than me. . . . I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A.”

Now Tito is in an official McCain ad. I have attached the Windows Media file. Tito appears twice, once at 19 seconds in, and again at 1 minute, 15 seconds in.

What Makes America Strong?
America is made strong by the millions of "Joe and Josephine the Plumbers" all across our land. We are the ones who show up to work every day, do our job, pay our bills, pay our taxes, and obey the law. We don't ask for government handouts. We don't think we are owed something. We don't believe it is the government's responsibility to fix everything. In fact we want the government out of our lives as much as possible. We want the government to focus on defending our nation, to provide an environment where trade and commerce can carry on encumbered by only a small handful of the most important regulations, where the tax code is simple. And we want a press corps made up of actual, true journalists with integrity instead of the posers we have now, shilling for their own private ideologies.

Vote for Freedom.
Vote November 4th. Vote for freedom. Vote for liberty. Vote to return our nation to the ideals of hard work, personal responsibility and accountability. Vote to keep alive the American dream for any who choose to make as much money as they want and can without the fear of pretenders in Washington stealing their hard-earned dollars for some socialist notion of "spreading the wealth."

America has never been about spreading the wealth. America has always been about ensuring freedom so hard working Americans can produce their own wealth. Why embrace this fanciful yet bankrupt socialist notion now? Yes, times are tough. Some have lost their jobs. Some have lost their homes. It isn't easy. But don't throw away your freedom for a crust of bread. Freedom is the most treasured gift we possess. Don't surrender it because you think you need to be taken care of. Don't yield your freedom for a false sense of security.

Smaller government + Lower taxes = More and greater opportunities for success.

The Poor.
Much talk is made today about caring for the poor. And we should be looking out for and helping those less fortunate than we. But how? The best way and the only way that really works, is to remove the barriers to success. Barriers were removed in the 1960's with the Civil Rights movement. But other barriers went up. Excessive and costly regulation of businesses, forcing many businesses to relocate overseas or outsource jobs. Massive government intrusion into business means jobs lost. Jobs lost means more people in or near poverty. The answer is not to take from the rich and give to the poor. The answer is to release the rich to be more productive. Poor people don't create jobs. Rich people do. Help the poor to help themselves by allowing the market to create more opportunities. Don't punish those who produce. Free them.

Vote Smart.
Don't be fooled. Don't go on emotion. Get your facts straight. Obama is no Messiah, no Savior. He is just a front man for elite socialists who think they have a right to rummage around in your pocketbook. And oh yeah, he also supports abortion on demand:

Yes, John McCain is old. Yes, he is a Republican and we have had a Republican in the Whitehouse for the last eight years. But if you really want to know what has caused a lot of this economic mess, especially the mortgage debacle and the foreclosures and failed loans, look no further than Bill Clinton, who in 1999 forced the mortgage industry through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to begin making subprime loans to first-time, underqualified buyers. And don't forget Democrats Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, who oversaw Fannie and Freddie, telling concerned Congresspeople and Senators that there were "no problems." If you don't believe me, research it for yourself. Better yet, let me know and I will send you a short movie clip from 2005 with all kinds of Democrats claiming Fannie and Freddie were just fine, thank you very much.

And although I am disappointed in George Bush, and disagree with Senator McCain on several issues (he was not my first choice), I believe that right now, John McCain is the only thing left standing between us and a government totally controlled by leftists who want to take our freedoms away. Think the right to bear arms, freedom of speech, the removal of "God" from public life and discourse, the control of the broadcast airwaves, the nationalization of private industry, and much, much more.

Save your freedom. Save our country. Join Tito Munoz, the hard-working, brand new American citizen, and vote McCain-Palin November 4th.

It is being reported that the LA Times has in its possession, a video of Barack Obama making a toast to
PLO terrorist leader Rashid Khalidi at a dinner party in 2003, a video the Times is refusing to make public. Read about it here.