Electing Sen. Barack Obama as president would be a disaster for our country. His promised tax increases and proposed environmental policies would kill our already weakened economy. His liberal social agenda, such as supporting taxpayer-funded and partial-birth abortions and promising to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, would further degrade the moral fiber of our country.

His socialistic approach to health care would significantly reduce the quantity and quality of care. His blame-America first approach to foreign policy would shrink America's influence in the world.

While America faces many difficult challenges, no amount of vapid "hope" and "change" rhetoric can mask the disastrous nature of Sen. Obama's positions and proposals.

Greg Hess