To the editor:
Many people have made the comparison between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. The comparison has also been made between Obama and Robert Kennedy, who ran for president in 1968. Like Abraham Lincoln, Obama is a very tall, lanky young senator from Illinois. Like Bobby Kennedy, he is campaigning for "change" during the time of a very controversial foreign war. But, when looking deeper at the moral issues of the day, Obama does not stand up to these two great men.
Abraham Lincoln and Robert Kennedy were great men because they stood up for the unpopular moral issues of their day. In the days of Lincoln and Kennedy, a black person was considered less than human and therefore denied certain human rights. In today's society, it is the child in the womb who is denied the most basic human right, the right of life. Not only is Obama in favor of allowing abortion at any point of the nine months of pregnancy, he has voted against Illinois legislation that would protect the life of a child who survives a failed abortion. Obama, with his voting record on abortion, does not compare with Lincoln or Kennedy in standing up for the basic human dignity of the American citizen.