Have you seen the foul MoveOn.org ad where elderly people warn voters against ousting Obama? The threat of violence in this ad hits home because my family’s house was vandalized by Obama supporters.
A woman dubbed “Marie, 97 years old” says, “My first vote was in 1940 for Franklin D. Roosevelt. And I have not missed an election since, and I want the Republican Party to know if your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this mother f—er down.”
The ad is attributed to Michael Moore, and the old woman threatens arson because some states will enforce new voter ID laws. I live in Virginia, where Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell wants our voter ID law enforced.
To put things into perspective, my neighborhood is racially diverse, and I hope it always will be.
In 2008, however, most of my black neighbors placed Obama campaign signs in their yards. Distressed by racial identity politics, I wrote an op-ed called “Christ, Obama and America.”
This year, Obama/Biden campaigners and self-proclaimed “community organizers” have been knocking on every door – including my family’s door – for months. But Obama/Biden signs weren’t yet on display, so we thought the majority of their 2008 supporters had changed their minds due to Obama’s and Biden’s record. Then, in mid-October, two black households near mine put out Obama/Biden signs.
These two neighbors declare themselves Christian. One declares herself Catholic and pro-life, but something is amiss in the thought process of many Christians.
For example, our Catholic neighbor has blamed the ills of Obama’s presidency on George W. Bush. And she asked me, “Do you not believe that the eternal God made Obama president?”
“No. God didn’t make Obama president,” I replied. “We, the people, made Obama president. There’s a distinction between God’s ordained will and His permissive will. God made us in His image with free wills to choose life or death. In the United States, voters like you and I are free to elect or reject Obama’s deadly agenda.”
In two WND articles, “America’s salvation depends on Catholics” and “Did Catholics forget about Obama’s record?,” I explain the necessity for Catholic integrity during this election. Instead of arguing with this couple, I taped a Romney/Ryan sign to the inside of our glass storm door.
I also taped a homemade sign beneath it: “Choose Life, Not Death.” Under that headline, I placed the words of Moses from Deuteronomy 30:19-20: “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice, and clinging to him …”
Within minutes of closing the door, someone shattered the glass in broad daylight. As I was on the phone with police, I saw someone steal our American flag.
So there it was: a striking example of Obama supporters’ tolerance.
White conservatives and adults aren’t the only targets of leftists. After black conservative Ron Miller published his Christian memoir, “Sellout: Musings from Uncle Tom’s Porch,” which I edited, his home property was vandalized.
In October, Wisconsin radio host Mark Belling reported the ugly bias of a 78-year-old New Berlin public school-bus driver who supports Obama. After she picked up a 12-year-old Catholic school student where his parents display a Romney/Ryan sign, she harassed the boy about their politics. The boy defended his parents by explaining that Obama is “pro-abortion.”
Then the driver said, “Maybe your mom should have chosen abortion for you.”
The boy’s mother filed a complaint, eyewitnesses verified the story and thankfully the driver was fired. Still, the Obama supporter’s death wish for a pro-life boy speaks volumes.
Likewise, Obama’s Justice Department refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers who attempted to intimidate voters by standing with a billy club and claiming to be “security” forces outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008.
But as WND reported, in 2009 Obama’s Department of Homeland Security sent a memo to state officials labeling conservatives as “rightwing extremists” and urging them to watch combat veterans, Christians, pro-lifers, gun owners and Ron Paul and Bob Barr supporters as if they are likely terrorists.
In the memo, DHS also insinuates that white constitutional conservatives are racists: “The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.”
While New Black Panther leaders are on record urging blacks to murder white men, women and newborn babies, it seems Obama’s Justice Department has done nothing.
Obama’s Justice Department is also prosecuting Richard Retta, an 80-year-old Catholic who goes to daily Mass and often stands outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility near the White House.
Retta has persuaded 400 abortion-minded mothers to bring their children into the world, and apparently this displeases Obama, who promises government-funded abortions and made a White House commercial for Planned Parenthood, which, despite his repeated claims, does no mammograms.
In 2010, Obama’s FBI and DOJ collaborated with Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation and the Feminist Majority Foundation by holding a seminar for abortionists and handing out the groups’ inflammatory document entitled “Resource Guide: Violence Against Reproductive Health Care Providers.”
Is free speech dead? Not yet.
A few days after our door was broken, the other Catholic family took down their Obama/Biden sign. We don’t know what it means, but several other neighbors – whites, blacks and Hispanics – came over to say they’re watching out for my family and voting against Obama. So we neighbors are forewarned and forearmed.
As one man quipped, “Great campaign technique. Did breaking your door win votes for Obama?”
Below, William Enders explains why he won’t vote for Obama in “Dear Mr. President”: