Focus on the Family has gotten a bit of grief from the Left regarding their Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America. Some have called it hate mongering. Others call it fear mongering. Whatever you think, it does make interesting reading.
If you're not familiar with the 16-page document, it is a fictional letter written in 2012 explaining the changes that took place in the USA after Senator Obama's election to the presidency. In this what-if scenario we have an insight into what could happen should Senator Obama be elected on Tuesday.
Now, it is a what if scenario. A big part of the letter relies on President Obama making three Supreme Court appointments in the first year. That is unlikely, but I suppose it could happen. It is also based on the Democrats getting a super majority not only in the Senate and Congress but in most state houses as well. This, I think, is more likely. Should Senator Obama carry the day on November 4th, I think a super majority of Democrats will ride in on his coattails. We would probably also see key propositions on stem cell research, euthanasia, and gay marriage in states like Michigan, California, and Washington pass.
I do believe that my life personally will change drastically should an Obama presidency, an overwhelming Democratic majority, and liberal Supreme Court appointments become a reality. First, Rob is self employed and so our tax burden is heavy (we pay double the Social Security tax). I believe that in this what if situation, our tax burden will become even heavier. But then that doesn't really matter as Rob would probably lose his clients. You see, his life's work has been educational choice and reform In recent years, his work has been with charter schools. I guarantee you, the dissolution of alternative schools will take place in such a scenario. Competition with public schools will not be tolerated. On a personal level, Rob will be overtaxed at best -- out of work at worst. Either way, we could lose our house and definitely our standard of living.
Then there is homeschooling. Here in Michigan, Democrats have been pushing for more regulations of homeschooling. Fortunately, so far, HSLDA has kept them at bay. I doubt they'll be able to keep it up under an Obama administration. I don't think it's all that crazy to envision homeschoolers going underground as we did back in the 1970's.
We will also be effected health wise. I have children with serious medical issues who have benefited from the so-called greedy pharmaceutical companies. As long as pharmaceutical companies can earn a profit from R&D (research and development) they will continue to develop new, life saving and life changing medications. My asthmatic son's life changed for the better when Advair came out. We went from six to seven ER visits a year to none. My son with hypopituatarian dwarfism would be destined for a life as a dwarf with the corresponding health issues if not for the discovery of artificial growth hormone. I say God bless the greedy pharmaceutical companies. But in our what if scenario, socialized medicine is in our future. Ask yourself how many new medical discoveries are coming out of Canada and other countries where medical care is taken on by the government.
As pro-life activists, our work will really begin. Senator Obama has declared that his very first act as president will be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). This far-reaching act will undo all of our hard work of the past.
These are only a few ways my family life will change should Senator Obama become President Obama.
Focus on the Family's Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America does make for an interesting read. Check it out for yourself and make your decision on how on or off the mark it is.