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The Assassination of Obama


This story makes me sad. I don’t want Obama to be president, but killing is not the answer. Not by a long shot.

In fact, I would argue that Obama being assassinated would be a very, very, terrible thing for America. Here’s why:

1. One in four American presidents are shot at, and nearly all recent ones (including Bush) have had attempts on their life. It’s not much safer to run for president for that matter. However, many of Obama’s believers think he is in some unique sort of danger at the hands of an invisible army of neo-nazi rednecks. If Obama were assassinated, it would only confirm their paranoias.

2. Violence should ONLY be used when there is no other option to prevent more violence. We have many other options for stopping Obama from ruining this country which do not include violence, even if he becomes president.  There is never a good reason to kill a democratically elected leader in a free society.

3. Race relations.  Obama has done a great deal of damage to race relations in America with his continuous playing of the race card.  However, the assassination of the first perceived black American presidential nominee of a major party would be far worse.

4. Because any decent human being should realize that murder is not just immoral but also irrational.  If Obama were assassinated, it would make our side, those against his poisonous politics, seem no better than he and his supporters.

If anyone reading this has had thoughts of the murderous nature, don’t do it.  Hatred is irrational and so is murder.  That we do not entertain such things is what separates us from them.

(Edit: The list is in no particular order of importance.)

Categories: Assassination, Obama
  1. Katie
    August 26, 2008 at 1:16 am

    A good article, although I think reason # 2 should be reason # 1. The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy, we deal with our opponents by voting against them NOT by resorting to violence. Even if Obama is elected (and I don’t think he will be), there are many legal ways to control Obama’s behavior.

    After all, by the time the next president is sworn in, the parties will already be gearing up for the next Congressional election. So use political pressure to persuade Congress to block any extreme action.

  2. fredshelm
    August 26, 2008 at 1:30 am

    They aren’t in any particular order. Sorry, I forget to mention that. I’ll update the post for clarity.

  3. CKA in Red State USA
    August 26, 2008 at 4:19 am

    I”m with you. The thought of such action is repulsive and frightening.

    I have prayed and will continue to pray for Obama and his family that no harm befalls any of them.

    We should also pray the same for McCain and his, because they appear to be many Obama followers so filled with hate and spite that they could similarly attempt to harm McCain or his family.

    And, yes, Barack Obama and his “spiritual mentor” Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s playing of the race card — as well as the OMSM’s complicity in such playing — have set back race relations decades.

    But there is nothing that can possibly justify an attempt at any of the candidates or presumed candiate’s lives.


  1. August 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

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