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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2004 - are you decided?

 

 

Dear fellow Americans,

 

Are you decided on your vote for our next president?  I hope you'll take a moment to consider the following.

The Declaration of Independence counts "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" among human rights so fundamental as to be self-evident.

"We, the people" of the United States established our Constitution in the desire to "promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity..." The Constitution declares that no state shall "deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

As the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence claim, the most important duty of government is the protection of basic human rights.  Protecting fundamental human rights is absolutely essential to the survival of our nation.  In fact, it's the bedrock of any just nation.

The most basic human right is the right of an innocent person not to be deprived of life by another person.  All other freedoms we have would be meaningless and useless if we were not permitted to live.  If someone has the right to kill you because you are perceived to be an inconvenience, then your basic rights are not secure and our government is not upholding its most important duty: to protect your most basic right. 

Government has the right and the absolute duty to prevent individuals from taking the lives of other individuals.

The founding fathers of our nation believed these truths to be "self-evident".  Anyone who does not believe and openly uphold these truths is not fit for public office.

John Kerry, a supporter of elective abortion, has repeatedly affirmed that he believes it is acceptable for parents to be permitted to kill their unborn children.  He refuses to uphold government's solemn duty to prevent individuals from taking others' lives.

John Kerry disqualifies himself for public office because he does not recognize that the foundation of government is the protection of the basic human rights of every individual. 

Society needs laws to prevent people from exercising an unjust "choice" to engage in theft, assault, murder, and other crimes against the rights of others. We need leaders that recognize that such rights are non-negotiable and demand legal protection. 

Nobody who fails to understand this is worthy of the White House.

 

Sincerely,

John Robin.