October 10, 2004 at 4:52 am #913
How do people feel about debate #2 (Friday night)?
There were many questions that both candidates did not answer directly, but one that sticks out in my mind in particular is the one where the woman asked if Kerry could assure us our tax money would not go to providing abortions.
Kerry basically said he can’t legislate his beliefs on other people. What is wrong with this guy?October 10, 2004 at 6:26 pm #3455
Thanks for the observation Jon. I am starting to tire with the candidates, it is tiring trying to decipher what the statistics and terms they throw around really mean.
Normally I do note a difference in the way the two parties handle domestic concerns like health–but I could not make out the health plan by either party. Perhaps it was just fatigue on my part.
In today’s news Kerry is criticizing Bush for the shortage of flu-vaccine. Do I understand wrong wasn’t Kerry just( as in the debate days earlier) criticizing Bush for not accepting cheap drugs from other countries, for not accepting them before safeguards could be done?
I was praying throughout the debate that the questions of both abortion and embryonic stem cell research would surface. It was the first time I saw Kerry uncomfortable on the court room er- excuse me the debate floor. On the other hand I was so praying that Bush would just plain say that abortion is wrong and he won’t stand for it. ( I am glad that he did defend the unborn however).
I dunno, perhaps I should just stop listening altogether and spend the viewing and reading time praying that our country is open to God’s voice in this election.October 11, 2004 at 1:29 pm #3460
Yes, I agree. It is getting a bit tiring to have to decipher all of their messages and ideas. I wish both of them would just answer the question stright up instead of starting off on a tangent and throwing out numbers and voting records.
[quote:37ekovoh]I was praying throughout the debate that the questions of both abortion and embryonic stem cell research would surface. It was the first time I saw Kerry uncomfortable on the court room er- excuse me the debate floor. On the other hand I was so praying that Bush would just plain say that abortion is wrong and he won’t stand for it. ( I am glad that he did defend the unborn however).[/quote:37ekovoh]
Yes, Kerry looked very uncomfortable during both of these issues. I think he has taken a lot of heat throughout his campaign because he is a Catholic. I know there have been many vocal Catholics about his position on stem cell research and abortion.
Kerry tried to use the good ol’ “we must push science forward” argument to justify his position. And then, what really got me was, he states how we must do the embryonic stem cell research [i:37ekovoh]ethically[/i:37ekovoh]! How do you do embryinic stem cell research ethically?
Something I have read in news reports is that there has been so much progress made with adult stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells compared to embryonic stem cells. Not one single cure has come from embryo stem cells. And you know what? I hope it stays that way.October 12, 2004 at 3:00 pm #3463
I am mailing in my absentee ballot today.October 24, 2004 at 6:05 am #3490
[quote:19bx081p] Kerry basically said he can’t legislate his beliefs on other people. What is wrong with this guy? [/quote:19bx081p]
I recently was listening to relevant radio and there was this analogy:
If you saw a child the train tracks with a train coming, would you feel obligated to help the child? (Most people would say yes! of course)
Well, wasn’t it the child’s or the child’s parents choice to put him on those tracks? They have the free choice to do that and noboby else should force their beliefs on them. It is the same thing as having “choice” about abortion.
If you new about the terrorist attacks and could do something to stop them would you feel obligated to do something if you could? (again, people definitely say yes)
Well, it was their “choice” to smash the planes into the WTC, you can’t force your beliefs on someone else.
If you are not going to legislate/work for what your true beliefs are, why legislate anything?
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