Letter to the editor: Core beliefs
Reflections on the 2004 presidential election: I think the mainstream media is missing it. Although the war on terror, the economy, etc., were factors in the results of the election, I think the majority of Americans recognized on Election Day for what it was -- a watershed moment in American history where their basic core beliefs were being threatened.
The majority of Americans rejected the Michael Moore, Bruce Springsteen, P. Diddy culture.
The majority of Americans still believe the United States is the greatest nation on earth, and are tired of the U.S.A. being blamed for every problem on the planet. They are tired of their president being bashed for taking a strong, moral position and acting on it. They are tired of activist judges creating their own law from the bench, instead of making sure our laws conform to the intent of our constitution, as the framers of it intended.
They believe strongly in the traditional makeup of the family and marriage, and don't want it changed. They are tired of the United States being trashed for attempting to spread freedom throughout the globe.
Most of all, they are weary of being hated and ridiculed for having and practicing a strong faith in God.
Yes, there were other issues at play in the election. But the majority of Americans saw their core beliefs threatened, and thankfully they responded.
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