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I am consumed by the way this presidential election is going. But one of the things that really stands for me is the fact that Obama has received over 500 death treats already and assacination attempts so far. Some of them are so because he is black.

I am also looking at the that polls that puts him so far ahead of John McCain. Obama's goal is unity and change. Not just a change of government but a change of mind sets. The fact that he and his family is willing to die for changing the USA, also speaks volumes.

I will believe that for these reasons and the fact that so many whites are backing him proves that even if he looses the election or even if he is killed, He has already showed the world that we can achieve unity. That having a black presedent it not so bad after all. That blacks and white and other races can come together for a common cause. We can live and work and have fun together. We can love each other.

I should also add that this has happened in because of many reason including that he is also the right black man to run for presedent. As a black guy, I do not vote for just any black man. Obama has the education, the steadiness, the knowledge and the he also not too black. I think that when people are too black or too white in their thinking, it causes problems and people tend to run away from them. Barack Obama has the right mix.

What are your thoughts?

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Right now, it doesn't matter who is to blame for the Financial Crisis. What is far more important is whether we want to change the direction that this country has been on for the last 200+ years. Do we want to become a socialist country? That is what is at stake here. The Financial Crisis is nothing in comparison with the more important issue of whether we want our government getting involved in changing the very nature of our nation. Do we want our political leaders redistributing our wealth? Since when have we noticed that the government is more competent at spending our money than its individual citizens are?

A crisis is exactly what will cause Americans to decide to reject our Republican form of government. That is where we are headed now-- all because of a little crisis. We ought to be willing to let the market collapse before we would give up our way of life and our freedoms. That is more important than money. The economy will bounce back eventually, but if we change the fundamentals of our nation, that will never bounce back. And there are people who want to change our nation. They call for change-- but you notice they aren't too specific about what that change will be.
I agree with you Jim. The only reason I'm sharing the congress session regarding the financial crisis is that the Obama campaign has been successful in putting the blame to the republican party when in fact it was the democrats who allows this to happen, most of the people I know says they are voting for Obama because they need change without understanding what change will he actually bring to the country. When the citizens pocket are hurting, they will go with someone who can promise change.

I'm not a McCain fan either but I know enough not to vote for Obama.
I think this is not a forum to promote politics or one's personal opinion.

Don't be offended please.
Is it a forum to suppress ones views? Are we to keep silent? Please don't be offended.
Interestingly enough, we regularly express our personal views/opinions when we are discussing religious things. I don't see much difference. 'nuff sed
Yes. That would be considered a 'personal opinion' even if it is religious.
No need to have a forum if you can't express your 'personal opinion' like the poster opposed.
While this is discussion is sort of going off my original topic(and thats fine), I am glad that us Adventists can actually talk about stuff other than the bible. Because these are issues that can affect of spiritual life also. I hear way too many Adventists say that we should'nt get involved in politics and business because it is too secular. Yes this is the forum for this.
Sounds like a political opinion to me. Please control yourself .... And pray !!!
Folks. I think we can respectfully share our opinions without pointing fingers. And throwing old out of context EGW quotes is not helpful to unity. IMHO If you don't like the topic of this thread ... just don't participate.
Barack is a good man, a kind man. He is knowledgeable and steady I agree. And it honestly doesn't matter how black or white he is. I really think the majority of all people are leaving racism behind.
We can love each other, and behave as brothers and sisters ought to. It is the small group of extremists we need to be watchful of.
A quote from one of my favorite people,

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Nelson Mandela


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