Dennis Campbell
September 6, 2004
Vote for John Kerry? Surely, you jest!
By Dennis Campbell

Not since World War II has America faced such perilous times and perhaps even those terrible days were not as dangerous as today. Certainly, if we had lost the war the consequences would have been unthinkable, but the Japanese and Germans did not have terrorists trying to bring nuclear weapons into America to incinerate Los Angeles and New York, nor were we faced with the horrors of biological or chemical weapons on our own soil.

So, when it comes time to pull the lever in the voting booth in November, consider carefully who you want to lead our country in its war against terrorism. If your response is "John Kerry," I must ask you this:

Have you taken leave of your senses?

Take a minute or two to examine this man and his history. How someone can vote for him at this critical time is incomprehensible.

One of the primary functions of the president is to act as the nation's commander-in-chief. In John Kerry, we have a man who is basing his entire campaign on four months of active duty in the Vietnam War and whose picture hangs in the Viet Cong hall of fame as one who contributed greatly to their winning of the war through his villainous anti-war efforts and his vilification of American service personnel upon his return home.

He put himself in for a Purple Heart after getting an ouchy that required no more than a Band-Aid to repair, and got another one after blasting his butt with rice in a botched attempt to blow up a food dump. His Silver Star came after he chased down a wounded Vietnamese teenager and shot him.

The military despised Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, but that animosity would pale next to the disdain they would have for Kerry.

Is this the man you want as commander-in-chief?

When Kerry made the decision to focus on his short tour in Vietnam, he assembled his "band of brothers," a half dozen or so men who had served with him and supported him. Since Democrats, rightfully, are perceived as being weak on national defense, Kerry touted his war service as proof of his fitness to be commander-in-chief.

He did not count on the backlash from other veterans who had been there with him and had a decidedly different take on his fitness. Kerry commanded a "swift boat," armed boats that patrolled Vietnamese rivers. It seems that his fellow vets have long memories, and they have forgotten neither his conduct during the war nor his reprehensible attacks on American's servicemen after his return.

They formed Swiftboats for Truth, and have disputed virtually every claim Kerry has made. Now, the U.S. Navy is investigating discrepancies regarding Kerry's medals. The response of the Kerry campaign? Typically, the swiftboat veterans are being slandered and ridiculed.

Do you want this man in the White House?

John Kerry urged president Bush to "disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security," and now vilifies the president for doing so. After he voted to send our troops into war, he voted against providing the funds to adequately equip them.

Kerry has voted against virtually every modern weapons system that has allowed America to prosecute, and win, its wars in the Gulf and against Iraq.

Can you vote for someone like this?

And ask yourself this: Why does Kerry's Democrat Party act as a magnet for the violent, America-hating thugs, lowlifes and freaks who invaded New York in an attempt to disrupt the Republican National Convention? If we are known by the company we keep, what does this say about him?

John Kerry is a man with no deeply held principles beyond an intransigent refusal to provide for America's security and safety. He has no record in the Senate worth discussing, which is why he concentrates on his time in Vietnam, while pillorying anyone who points out his treasonous activities after the war.

Vote for John Kerry? Surely you jest!

© Dennis Campbell


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