Skip to comments.My 15 Year Old Daughter's Editorial for Bush - A Proud Father's Shameless Vanity Post
Posted on 10/22/2004 9:07:54 AM PDT by p. henry
President Bush has evidenced his personal strength and ability to lead the United States in more than one way. Some years ago, when Laura Bush told him he could either continue to abuse alcohol or continue to be married to her but that he could not continue to do both, he was strong enough in character to choose his family over his addiction. The President has also been willing to pursue a foreign policy, especially in Iraq, that is disliked by many people and has severely threatened his political career, because he believes that it is in the best interests of America.
Senator Kerry, on the other hand, has shown a lack of character and leadership abilities, both in his actions during and directly after his service in Vietnam and in the positions he has taken in the latter stages of the current campaign.
He first sought to avoid service in Vietnam by seeking a deferment to study abroad following his college graduation. When that was denied him, he entered the Naval Reserve instead of the active duty Navy. Once he was called up, Kerry served briefly on a ship off the coast of Vietnam, and then volunteered for Swiftboat duty at a time when the Swiftboats were still involved in relatively safe coastal patrolling. When the Swiftboats were assigned to more hazardous patrols in the Mekong Delta, Kerry responded by writing after action reports which resulted in his receipt of three purple hearts for insignificant injuries. He then used those awards as a basis for transfer back to the United States. He was the only member of his unit to use this technicality to avoid further service in Vietnam. Once home, and while still an officer in the United States Naval Reserve, he offered perjured testimony to Congress about the conduct of his fellow Swiftboat sailors and other American soldiers in Vietnam, also traveling to Paris to meet with the representatives of the North Vietnamese. The North Vietnamese used his false testimony to interrogate and demoralize American prisoners of war.
During the current political campaign, Kerry has sought political advantage by making false statements to scare some of the more vulnerable citizens of the United States. He has told seniors that President Bush has a secret plan to privatize Social Security and cut their benefits by up to 45%, when in fact the President has not proposed privatization or any other mandatory change in Social Security or any reduction in benefits for current recipients. The Senator has also claimed that black voters in Florida were disenfranchised in large numbers during the 2000 elections, even when the United States Civil Rights Commission, chaired by a partisan Democrat, has found no evidence to support that claim. Lastly, Kerry has told young people that they may be drafted by the armed forces if Bush is reelected. The truth is that both the Bush administration and senior military officers strongly oppose reinstitution of the draft, that reenlistment rates are high, and that all recent proposals to reinstate the draft have been sponsored not by President Bush, but by Democrats.
Economically, President Bush's policies are exactly what the country needs. Four years ago he inherited an economy in collapse. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in fact, makes it clear that the rate of new net job creation started declining rapidly almost immediately after the implosion of the NASDAQ Stock Market in March of 2000 and didn't being to recover until September of 2001, when it suffered a further setback as a consequence of the attacks in New York and Washington. Bush's tax reduction and deficit spending policies have caused this inherited recession to be shorter and shallower than it otherwise would have been.
John Kerry would reverse Bush's tax cut only in the top two income tax brackets. His position is both deceitful and hypocritical. It is deceitful because he has claimed that the change would only affect people making $200,000 a year or more. Based on the 2003 Tax Rate Schedules, it would actually affect couples filing jointly who have a taxable income of $175,000 or more and single taxpayers who have a taxable income of $143,000 a year or more. It is hypocritical because Kerry's recently released partial tax return shows that he and his wife earn more than $5 million a year, but are not subject to either of the top two tax brackets. Kerry's true position is that only middle class taxes should be increased, but that taxes on the truly wealthy should stay the same.
President Bush has made America safer, even in the face of extreme foreign disapproval. He has done so by removing the Taliban from power in Afghanistan, by ensuring the capture or death of most al Qaeda's leadership, and by stopping the nuclear proliferation activities of A. Q. Khan in Pakistan. He has also caused Libya to terminate its own WMD programs and removed Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. None of these results would have occurred under a Kerry administration, because the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq were opposed by France, Germany, Russia, and China, and Kerry has said he would subject America's foreign enterprises to a "global test". He has even gone so far as to say that it would be appropriate for a United States soldier to die in service to the United Nations, but that such a sacrifice would not be appropriate in an American military action not sanctioned by the UN. George Bush will do what he and his advisors believe is right for America. John Kerry will do what Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, and Vladimir Putin believe is best for their respective countries.
Throughout his life John Kerry has idolized John Kennedy and has often said that he would be the next JFK from Massachusetts. It is ironic then that it is George Bush, not Senator Kerry, who has emulated John Kennedy by understanding the economic benefits of lower marginal income tax rates and by "letting every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty."
Outstanding. I'd be proud, too.
You deserve to be a proud papa!
You have a reason to be proud.
makes me fell good that more of todays generation is seeing the light and voting repubican
As a conservative woman....I'm proud of her too.
Bravo!!! You must be one proud parent.
She is a very good writer. Perhaps a bit too reliant on campaign literature, but seeing as I agree with her, I'm not complaining.... ;-)
You have much to be proud of. You did a good job!
You tell that daughter of yours - we want to see HER in politics in a few years!
? - she get THIS knowledge in school -
You must be popping with pride. She writes like an angel. Good job you and her mother did!
She sounds like a great kid... and you have every right to be proud!!
You've obviously done an excellent job of raising a daughter there.
Hope I can say the same in thirteen years.
This paragraph alone says it all and should be stuck in the faces of all vets voting for sKerry. Excellent job! You should be proud of her.
She is 'wise beyond her years'!
That 15 year old is one smart girl. Obviously not part of the MTV generation. It gives me hope for our future.
15 year old wrote this?????
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