The President and the Nobel Prize - Choosing the Many Over the Good

Heralding Obama as a transformative figure in U.S. and international diplomacy, the committee said: "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population." [Source: Washington Post]

...without regard to the moral good of the people, nor the eternal truths discoverable through human reason. [Note: I'm not speaking solely of our current president, or of any single individual... more so every person I have seen heralded as 'peaceful' and 'loving' lately... whatever happened to working for justice to bring about peace?]

That's why, (a) our world is on a collision course with complete moral and ethical decay ('enlightenment' is what worldly folk would call it), and (b) I vote for those who uphold fundamental human rights, such as the right to life, instead of for those who try to be people-pleasers. I elect leaders who would be willing to, even if the whole world were against them, do what is right and just rather than succumb to the pressure of the mob. This is what a leader is: someone who can take a stand, and someone who we choose (elect) to be strong and considerate in making decisions that affect us all.