No, I will not vote for John F$#@*ing Kerry. I cannot. My principles won’t allow me. But let me explain why I won’t be voting for Kerry come this November.

Kerry is a liberal Democrat. That’s really sufficient in and of itself. The core beliefs that I have been writing about on this site for almost a year now are mostly at odds with commonly-held liberal beliefs. I am against abortion, as is Pope John Paul II. But John Kerry is for abortion, in direct conflict with his religious leaders. How can he be an active member of a religion when he does not follow the tenets of that religion? The answer is simple — Kerry is a liberal Democrat.

Kerry is vague when it comes to saying what he really believes. What are Kerry’s core values? Where does Kerry draw a line and say, “Beyond this line, I will not cross”? Kerry has demonstrated again and again that he will come down firmly on both sides of an issue, any issue. Kerry has flip-flopped on welfare reform, abortion issues, the 50-cent gas tax hike, gay marriage, the Patriot Act, and others. This is the man who tossed his medals over the White House fence in protest, only they were his ribbons – no, rather they were someone else’s medals he tossed, that he meant to toss his own, but he left them at home. Will the real facts please stand up?

I think this may be the best example of a classic Kerry flip-flop: on January 22, 1991, Kerry wrote to Wallace Carter explaining how he voted against the resolution for going to war with Iraq after it invaded Kuwait and wanted sanctions to run their course. A mere nine days later Kerry sent another letter to the same Wallace Carter, saying, “From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush’s response to the crisis…” Same Kerry, same constituent, nine days, two different positions. Even Kerry himself recognizes his own flip-flops, as when he said, “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.”

Speaking of military spending, Kerry has consistently voted against valuable military programs. Things like the B-2 bomber, the Tomahawk and Patriot missiles, the Apache helicopter, the M-1 Abrams tank, and numerous fighter jets. Had Kerry had his way with these votes, the United States military would not have the necessary equipment to protect itself and wage effective war on our enemies. When anyone brings up Kerry’s voting record on military spending, this liberal Senator from Massachusetts quickly deflects the question and complains it is an attack on his patriotism. Senator, your very own votes cast doubts on your patriotism. And you can bet that my military upbringing gives me a very dim view of Kerry’s record.

Kerry did serve in Vietnam, and for that, I do thank him. But when he came home, he shamed the very uniform he had worn before. He testified before Sen. Fulbright’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee saying, “I committed the same kinds of atrocities as thousands of others in that I shot in free fire zones, used harassment and interdiction fire, joined in search and destroy missions, and burned villages.” With strong language like that, you’d think he were guilty of something almost as bad as putting women’s panties on Iraqi prisoners’ heads. Senator John McCain testified in 1973, two years after Kerry’s testimony, that the North Vietnamese used Sen. Fulbright’s committee testimony of Kerry and others as “the most effective propaganda” against him and other POWs. The actions of Kerry and other Vietnam war protesters like Jane Fonda, Clark Clifford, and Ramsey Clark “gave aid and comfort to the enemy and probably caused some of my guys to get killed.” This quote is from Gen. George S. Patton III, speaking specifically of John Kerry. In case you haven’t realized it, Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution states that giving aid and comfort to the enemy is a form of treason.

“I’ve met with foreign leaders who can’t go out and say this publicly,” Kerry said in Florida. “But, boy, they look at you and say: ‘You’ve got to win this. You’ve got to beat this guy. We need a new policy.’ Things like that.” Kerry has refused to back up this claim, or to say when and where he had the time to meet with these foreign leaders. While we can speculate over what nations would like to see Kerry win *cough* France *cough* Germany *cough*, there are some leaders who have stepped forward to be counted. Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain, is one. He was elected days after the March 11th bombings in Madrid. Spaniards marched in the streets to show that terrorists couldn’t break their spirit, then they crawled into the voting booths and voted for Zapatero, who promptly surrendered to al-Qaeda and bowed out of Iraq. Gee, what an ally. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (a self-proclaimed anti-Semite) said, “I think Kerry would be much more willing to listen to the voices of people and of the rest of the world.” In other words, stop doing your own thing, America, and start doing what the world tells you to do. I have just one thing to say to Mahathir: “John F$#@*ing Kerry you!”

Kerry stated in August of 2003, “And I’ll tell you, after I’m sworn in, one of the first things I’m going to do is go to the United Nations and turn over a new chapter in America’s relationship with the world, one that strengthens our security and our safety.” Yep. Kerry would go back, hat in hand, to the UN and get in their good graces. This is the same UN that was in the pocket of Saddam Hussein and his “Oil for Food” money. This is the same UN who was willing to stand up to a brutal dictator this way:

“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it.”
“Stop it. And this time we really mean it.”

Yep. Seventeen resolutions later, the UN wanted to write up an eighteenth when Bush said, “John F$#@*ing Kerry it!” and got the job done. This organization of thugs and dictators is the one that Kerry would approach to get his validation as President. Good move if you are the Secretary General of the UN, but a bad move if you are the President of the United States.

So, no. I won’t be voting for Kerry.

Addendum (6/29/2004): I have posted my reasons why I will vote for President Bush here.

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