August 31, 2012 5 Comments
Righthook 38 has a lot to say here-she hasn’t completely convinced me but, I’m getting closer, and I’m not anti-Romney, he’s a very good moral man. Hattip to: http://danmillerinpanama.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/8529/
Originally posted on Right Hook:
When Mitt Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee for President, I was less than thrilled. He was definitely not my first choice, as I believed he was too moderate and may not be strong enough to beat Obama. But, he was our nominee, and I was ready to rally behind him. Conservative talk show host Mark Levin has often said, and I have reiterated, that he would vote for an orange juice can over Obama. Anybody would be a better choice than our current president, and Romney was my “anybody but Obama” candidate.
However, my feelings towards Romney have changed, and my support has grown over the past few months. As I’ve seen him with his family, and heard the stories of his selfless acts and contributions to others, he has struck me as a genuinely good person with a strong sense of family, and a man of moral character. Of course, I’ve been involved in the political process long enough to know that many, if not most, politicians will do and say whatever it takes to win, and maybe Romney’s apparent move to the right is nothing more than a political game. We’ll see as time goes on. But I have no doubt about his views on the the importance of the family unit, and I can see he walks the walk when it comes to his own family. That’s something we’re not seeing enough of these days.
I recently had a liberal tell me that our country has been in decline for years, speaking only of economic issues. I quickly pointed out to him that while I agree that our country has been in decline, the core of the problem isn’t economic…it’s social. We have all but said fathers are no longer needed in the home. Television shows portray fathers as clueless morons, and the kids are smarter than the parents. Children’s shows portray all adults as bumbling idiots, especially parents and teachers, and are often shown blatant disrespect. The government has essentially told single mothers that they don’t need fathers for their children, because the government is here to take care of them. The media mocks traditional families and our values as lame and outdated, and they encourage alternative lifestyles. They glorify single parents in Hollywood, and mock stay-at-home mothers. Our entitlement society is growing by leaps and bounds, and we’re just telling people to let the government take care of them, instead of telling them that there is a better way, and that they can be anything they want to be. Many are 3rd and 4th generation welfare recipients, and this is all they know. They have no goals for themselves or their children, and have no hope for their futures. The list goes on….