The Content of Barack Obama’s Character

To quote Dr. Martin Luther King:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I heard that some people voted for (or against) Barack Obama simply because of his skin color. That’s obviously racist, shallow, and dangerous. Instead of looking at something as irrelevant as skin color, let’s take a look at the content of his character by looking at where he stands on issues. Please click on each link in the paragraphs below to get full articles about each topic. The text of each paragraph below is just a summary of the underlying information.

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Abortion and Slavery?

I heard Alan Keyes speak about abortion in terms of slavery:

“…when I hear folks stand before Republican gatherings and tell us that, well, we should just take the abortion issue out of our politics and forget about it by being silent on it–it’s just a “private issue”–that’s to me like saying what they said in the 19th century.

“Do you realize there were people in the 19th century who thought slavery was a private issue? They did. An issue of private property, they said.

“….I often tell people that what this whole debate boils down to is whether some of us get to decide whether others of us are human, whether we get to draw the line and on one side of the line will be the human beings and on the other side of the line will be the non-humans, and we get to determine that.

“Don’t you realize that that opens the door to every form of tyranny? Because all I have to do if I want to snuff out your life or trample on your rights is decide that you’re not human. And, of course, you’ll look at me and say, “But you can’t do that.” And I’ll say, “Well, I remember a time in this history, the last time the American people decided they were going to draw the line, my folks ended up on the wrong side of it.”” Continue reading