Before I begin let me say I am still a huge supporter of Ron Paul and I still plan on voting for him in the general elections come November. However, I am also a pragmatic person and I believe even Dr. Paul realizes now that his chance is slim to none of getting elected. His ideas of a constitutionally run government just scares too many people. His ideas will have their day though of that I have no doubt. It will be the only way America will survive and if it’s one thing Americans know how to do it is survive to fight another day.
That being said we have 2 choices left; Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin. As far as I am concerned neither of them are capable of doing this job as well as what Dr. Paul is. But for the sake of argument let’s see what they both have to offer where autism is concerned.
Obama as well as McCain have both acknowledged the autism issues of this nation. They had to for we as parents and a community would not let them escape this issue. It is actually a campaign issue this election season. Between the two McCain is the more seasoned politician. However, in this case seasoned is not necessarily a good thing. All though McCain does have the experience I don’t feel that his track record in congress is one to be proud of. When you take into account that McCain voted more in favor of Bush’s policies, especially this year at 100% IF the smear campaigns are accurate. He believes we should stay in Iraq for the next 100 years if need be (words out of his own mouth). He knows he is in trouble with the American voters and I believe that is the reason he brought Palin on board as his VP running mate. Palin being a woman would help draw the woman’s (former Clinton supporters) vote. Palin being the mother of a downs syndrome infant and the aunt of a boy with autism would bring the special needs families votes. This was strictly a move to get more votes nothing more and that is the case whenever any VP is selected I guess. Unfortunately, some are falling for this ploy…tsk tsk tsk. I guess I give more credit for intelligence of the people than I should. I do that a lot and with rare exception I am usually very disappointed. Maybe someday I will be intelligent enough to stop it.
Another reason Palin was selected was to take the focus off of McCain’s supportive track record of the current idiot residing in the white house. Here is an excellent article to support that claim. Another article can be found on Palin and her tenure as both Mayor of Wasilla and Governor of Alaska HERE.
However, I don’t believe bringing people to vote for McCain just because Palin is a mom and aunt of special needs children justifies having McCain as our president. He is short tempered, confused in the mind it seems, and some people want to put him in charge of our nation? Also keep this in mind; if McCain gets elected he not only will keep us in the middle east, he will re-institute the draft. He’s going to have to for very few are signing up for the military. And mark my words, women will be drafted too. I have no doubt of this. The day either of my children get drafted for this atrocious, unconstitutional war is the day my husband I are prepared to leave this country. And we won’t be back either. Another reason we would NEVER allow either of children to be drafted is the forced mandatory vaccinations that all get during boot camp and through out their careers.
That leaves the Obama/Biden ticket. Obama has made it very clear he is against selective vaccinations. Obviously, he is totally unaware of, or misinformed about the dangers of vaccinations in general and the current vaccine schedule. Evidence of this can be found here. As to Mr. Biden I can find nothing on his stance about autism, vaccinations or the potential link.
Everything said above not withstanding, as a parent of a child who had a vaccine reaction; I do not believe that we can pick the next president for what will be the most crucial time in modern American history solely on one or two issues, not even autism. As important and personal as this issue is, there are way too many other issues at stake. I won’t repeat them here for I am certain that we are all aware of what they are.