Through the 2008 crisis in our economy and the interim years we have all seen how important it is for leaders to exercise good judgment, maintain a high degree of honesty and integrity, avoid illegal, dishonest, fraudulent or deceitful conduct, and stay away from acts which show disregard for the health, safety and welfare of the country.
Now, more than ever, is when we need our leaders to have honesty, responsibility, integrity, and trustworthiness. In short we need our country’s leaders to have good character so that they can lead us through the tough times with honor, honesty, integrity, reliability and responsibility. We can’t afford more of the same lying, cheating, and stealing that got us to this point in the first place.
An honorable character is the most important quality a leader like the President of The United States can have, and asking some tough questions will help determine which candidate running for the top office in the land has it. Here are two questions that bring the character picture into sharp focus.
Who caused the current economic crisis?
Contrary to unproven yet popular media and Democratic claims that Republican deregulation caused the problem, it was really the lack of ethics and good character on the part of Democratic members of congress that caused it. People who are yelling the loudest like Barney Frank and Barrack Obama acted to protect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEO’s who were defrauding their companies. They did it by refusing to pass legislation from Senator McCain and others, which was (shocker here) attempting to “regulate” and “oversee” Fannie/Freddie. Under the guise of providing homes for the poor (meaning people who could not keep up house payments) the Democrats in congress consistently killed every attempt by Republicans to regulate the two renegade companies which continued to run amok, almost taking the rest of the country down the drain with them!
Who has the character to fix the economic crisis?
The answer to this question would have to be: the candidate that has shown the most consistent moral character not just during this campaign, but during his entire life and career. The candidate to vote for would have to be the candidate who has worked to clean up corruption and reform excessive entitlement spending, the candidate who has consistently put the interests of the people of the United States before party and before personal gain, the man who has the bright vision for America’s prosperous future that includes people at all levels of our society. There is only one candidate that fits this bill and it is up to each of us to recognize him and cast our vote for him.
The current administration has not shown the moral fiber to stop corruption, not once. In fact when they had the chance, Obama and Biden did nothing to regulate Fannie/Freddie and indeed defended their unsound business practices. Later Obama even took advice on economic matters from the corrupt ousted CEO’s of Fannie/Freddie, Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson, and accepted record donations from Fannie/Freddie employees. Now Obama and Biden not only refuse to admit to their part in the 2008 crisis, they also falsely blame GOP’s general stance toward deregulation for the entire mess.
If that was not enough the current administration not only did nothing to hasten an economic recovery, it did everything in its power to slow down recovery through direct government intervention. The Obama administration adopted a monetary policy that increased the quantity of money in circulation thus devaluing our currency. This action has had far reaching effects on all sectors of the economy especially the key energy sector. The U.S. dollar is the official currency of oil; therefore devaluing it has put direct upward pressure on the price of oil and by extension the gas that we put in our cars. When the cost of fuel rises, so do the costs of production and transportation on all goods from food to cars, making everything we buy more expensive. In the meantime the current administration has seen fit to throw away billions of taxpayer dollars into unproven ‘green’ energy technology companies that have since gone bankrupt. One such company, Solyndra, is known to have been founded and headed by an Obama campaign fundraising bundler. More such companies keep coming to light each showing varying degrees of collusion with the Obama campaign and later administration. The Obama administration has shown deliberate prejudice against gas, oil and mineral exploration and pressed an undue and unprecedented burden of regulation on gas and oil companies in an admittedly deliberate effort to raise the prices of gas, oil, coal and electricity.
People who helped cause the current economic conditions through deliberate actions are not the ones that deserve our trust to fix it because their demonstrated lack of moral character tells us no trust is warranted for such wrongdoers and deniers. Only one candidate deserves our trust and our votes and that is the one whose strong moral character and solid commitment to America stands alone in a political landscape otherwise littered with people who are guilty of ongoing dishonesty and self-dealing. In short we must choose the candidate whose character shows the sharpest possible contrast with that of Obama!