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Elections have consequences

To the editor:

In 2009, when President Obama told the Arab nations America is not a Christian nation anymore, I said he was wrong. 

After the past election I feel he was right. 

I had hoped all evangelicals would come together and support the candidate who has morale values, someone who believes in marriage between one man and one woman, who believes life begins at conception, that all life is sacred, especially the unborn. 

I was wrong. 

President Obama said he wanted to put distance between America and Israel. 

At the Democrat Convention the mention of God and the fact that Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel was taken out of the platform. 

Some 6 million evangelicals and one in every four Jews, voted for Obama. 

After the election, Harry Reid said, “The majority of Americans have spoken.”

Elections have consequences. When you support a candidate you support their views. So what is going to happen in the next four years?  Is this president really going to reach across the aisle and work with everyone.

Or will it be the same as before, blaming Bush and others because they will not cave into his socialistic ideals and failed policies. 

Our freedom of worship, speech and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is under attack. 

Already Fox News is under attack by this administration because they are objective. 

My question is, have we become a country of apathy, a lack of emotion, interest, indifference? 

Within hours of President Obama’s re-election, companies both large and small across the country began announcing major layoffs along with store and plant closings.

In addition to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts that will take place on Jan. 1, along with an increase in payroll taxes, and the White House and Senate still in Democrat hands...”Obamacare is the law of the land,” House Speaker John Boehner recently stated. 

All of the new taxes associated with Obamacare that are forcing business owners to make a decision to either keep their workforce at current levels and surrender a third of their gross profits to the federal government or reduce the number of full-time employees and stay in business. 

Also, as with coal producer, Utah American Energy, whose CEO Robert Murray announced layoffs only two days after the election, Obama’s continued war on coal has left the company with no choice but to cut their labor force. Murray cited Obama’s stated desire to shut down 204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014. 

Regardless of the specific reason, it is more than obvious that President Obama is a job-killer and will forever be remembered for destroying this nation’s economy and healthcare system. 

Undoubtedly, more layoffs and closings are merely a hint of things to come as companies begin to prepare for the harsh realities of a second Obama term. 

The really saddest part of all is the United States turned down a honorable man who is known for creating jobs. 

One question I ask is are you going to be better off than the last four years? Sadly the answer is no.

As Thomas Jefferson said, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” 

Barbara Laughorn

Vernon Hill