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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - January 30, 2009

Letter: Hope? How ironic

"We all awoke with hope"--a highly ironic Weekly headline for last Jan. 24 (Cover, pages 16-17).

Why? Because on this day, President Obama chose to use the most powerful office in the world to send a message fully lacking in hope. He used his office and misused the goodwill of the people toward him to reverse the ban on funding abortion abroad.

Did any Obama supporter dream this would be his first expression of hope? Did supporters envision restoring our "damaged reputation" with nations abroad...by helping them kill their unborn children? Spending our tax money in this fashion is horrific in light of the economic crisis and the expectation Americans have had regarding the administration's promises to help with "crises" in the mortgage, banking, health care and auto industries. Many expected these to be top priorities. And yet what did he move on first? Abortion abroad...funded by our tax dollars. I don't want my taxes spent this way. The message Mr. Obama sends is one of heartless cruelty, not hope. If you voted for Mr. Obama, never dreaming he would take your money and spend your hope to end the lives of the unborn in Africa, tell him so. Death by abortion has no comparison to the loss of life in the war. We were attacked by an enemy. We have a duty to defend ourselves and our way of life. Unborn babies are not enemies. They are the hope of the future, the hope we must keep alive.

Candyce Roberts

Comments

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 30, 2009 at 7:38 am

Nope, this isn't what Obama "moved on first". The first order of business was declaring Executive Branch Ethics, a pledge to provide open and transparent government, a salary freeze of senior White House staff, a reaffirmation of the Freedom of Information Act, and lastly set up some rules surrounding disclosure of Presidential Records. Read it here: Web Link


Posted by Ray, a resident of Downtown
on Jan 30, 2009 at 8:52 am

Hey Candyce, perhaps we should abort your self-righteous, whiney letter to Pleasanton Weekly. Funny how you conservatives care so much about a fetus, yet you whine about the tax dollars you have to pay to help disadvantaged children once they are born. Save your anti-Obama rant for the Sarah Palin loving crowd at the evangelical church of hypocrites.


Posted by candyce roberts, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Feb 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

Ray, You sound like a nice guy. Thanks for taking the time to reveal your heart. Have a great day.


Posted by What Hope???, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I have SERIOUS concerns where our country is headed. First the


Posted by what?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Just NOW you have serious concerns? WOW!


Posted by Christ-follower, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Candyce - thank you for speaking TRUTH. How refreshing to read TRUTH in the Weekly. As I read your editorial, a smile grew broadly across my face. It is often ironic how the liberal, "pro-choice", "tolerant" crowd tells us how we should love and live, and yet where is the "tolerance" of an opinion different than thiers? I am so thankful to live in a community where those of us that value life, value all of life, even those who would rid themselves of us in their neighborhood if they had the "choice". You did a wonderful thing speaking up for the littlest victims. Thank you for being so brave. God bless you, Candyce, and Ray, I'll be praying for you at my church that actually isn't full of hypocrites. No Jesus, No Peace.


Posted by Christ-follower, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Candyce - thank you for speaking TRUTH. How refreshing to read TRUTH in the Weekly. As I read your editorial, a smile grew broadly across my face. It is often ironic how the liberal, "pro-choice", "tolerant" crowd tells us how we should love and live, and yet where is the "tolerance" of an opinion different than thiers? I am so thankful to live in a community where those of us that value life, value all of life, even those who would rid themselves of us in their neighborhood if they had the "choice". You did a wonderful thing speaking up for the littlest of victims. Thank you for being so brave. God bless you, Candyce, and Ray, I'll be praying for you and share you with my small group at my church that actually isn't full of hypocrites so we can all pray for you to be truly enlightened. No Jesus, No Peace. Know Jesus, Know Peace.