The Ottumwa Courier

October 17, 2012

Conservatives must get out and vote on Nov. 6


UDELL — We are fast approaching the Nov. 6 election, when we Americans will vote on the future of our nation. America’s survival as “the land of the free” will be decided that day.

We face a stark choice whether we let Barack Obama’s rambling, solipsistic narrative continue until we find ourselves living in some American version of Europe with low growth, high unemployment and higher debt. Imagine what Obama will do to America if he is re-elected. The stakes have never been higher for an American election.

Or will we opt for real change that will end four years of economic underperformance, stop the terrifying accumulation of debt, re-establish moral values and a secure fiscal foundation for American National security?

Perhaps some don’t consider Mitt Romney the best candidate, but he brings to the presidency precisely the kind of experience lacking four years ago. He embraces the right to life of every human being, supports God’s definition of one man-one woman marriage, defends free enterprise, smaller government and our God-given rights protected by the U.S. Constitution, whereas Obama’a anti-Judeo-Christian values are at complete odds with the Constitution.

Yes, the choice is very, very clear. There is much at stake in the 2012 election. We must see the difference between tyranny and freedom. Freedom in America is under attack from within.

Dr. Ralph Reed, of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Washington, D.C., has said, “Never before has it been more critical for ordinary Americans to rise up by the millions to take our country back from those who oppose the principles of liberty and limited government established by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution.”

It is absolutely critical that all conservative Americans vote our values for the future of America Nov. 6.

Lawrence Powell