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When your taxes go up in January, remember that you voted for it. When health insurance becomes a death panel, remember that you voted for it. When you find more mosques than churches in your neighborhood, remember that you voted for it.

When the military loses most of its funding and our nuclear arsenal is gone while the rest of the world is arming against us, remember that you voted for it.

When your children legally smoke pot and become dumb as posts, remember that you voted for it. When education is a socio-sexual experience in which Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson are only faces on coins, remember that you voted for it. When free enterprise is replaced by socialist poverty, remember that you voted for it.

Cowards who feed off the rest of us, demanding food stamps, free health care, endless unemployment checks and who are demanding crucifixion of the rich – who are the ones who offer jobs – do not understand the real America I grew up in.

America is the land of the free, not the freeloader. We will never be free of government if our future is to only hold out our hands and beg.

Clifford Henning

Graniteville, S.C.

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fedex227
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fedex227 11/19/12 - 12:23 am
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According to this letter ..
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Voting for President Obama means you voted for a society of pot-smoking (or the in the words of Steve Doucey of Fox and Friends - "potted up on weed"), illiterate, overtaxed, cowardess, uninsured, muslim leaning, anti-Chrstian, free-loading individuals. Mr. Henning, please email your friends and family with these facts, continue to espouse your thoughts to publications such as the Chronicle. And good luck in 2016.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 11/19/12 - 12:20 am
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@fedex

Where does the letter-writer say either "Obama" or "president"?

fedex227
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fedex227 11/19/12 - 12:26 am
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@Insider
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1+1=2, 2+2=4. 4+4=8 ... I know these are difficult concepts for some.

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gargoyle 11/19/12 - 12:30 am
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That class warfare strategy

That class warfare strategy helped unite us...NOT.....Making Villains out of a large segment of society for political gain may not have been well thought out . To target the very people who fund the economy shows a rare form of ignorance and vanity.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 11/19/12 - 12:58 am
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@fedex

Thanks for showing your intelligence by lowering yourself to such juvenile attacks.

I just find it interesting that you assumed he was talking about the president. Your assumption is quite revealing.

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Jon Lester 11/19/12 - 02:14 am
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Who's arming against us?

Iran doesn't have its first warhead yet, the Russians are only spending about 10% of what we are over the next decade for nuclear upgrades, and China is pretty much keeping its own force levels where they've already been for a long time. Who else is there?

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carcraft 11/19/12 - 02:34 am
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Iran keeps getting closer,

Iran keeps getting closer, and this fits very nicely with Biblical prophecy!

carcraft
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carcraft 11/19/12 - 02:53 am
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Let’s start with this

Let’s start with this concerning China’s military buildup http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/world/25military.html . This seems to indicate that China has developed smaller more effective warheads and has the capability to launch said weapons. Not sure your statement is correct as China has indeed worked on weapons as of few years ago. Let’s start with this concerning China’s military buildup http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/world/25military.html . This seems to indicate that China has developed smaller more effective warheads and has the capability to launch said weapons. http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/china/

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carcraft 11/19/12 - 03:04 am
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I am glad Fedex got into logic!

I am glad Fed ex got into logic! A will be the truth about the Terrorist attack in Libya! If Obama said in the Rose Garden that the attack in Libya was a terrorist attack that would be B in the following illustration. If Susan Rice says it was a Demonstration that would be C in the illustration. If Obama implies it was a demonstration at his UN speech then that would be D. So we know A is equal to B Because Obama and Candy Crowley stated it was. We also know A isn't equal to C! So Rice is lying. We know A isn't equal to D So Obama lied at the UN. So after telling the truth in the Rose Garden logic says both Susan Rice and Obama lied! Very good Fed Ex, you may catch on yet!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/19/12 - 07:22 am
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china is building up their

china is building up their military ..recently launching there first carrier..iran has recently doubled down on their nuclear program..and they have been testing rockets recently capable of reaching western europe. why should we be worried after all about iran they are so peaceful..

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scoobynews 11/19/12 - 07:51 am
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http://usatoday30.usatoday.co

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-07-27-china-strengthens-m...

From over a year ago but needless to say still a sign of our threat from the far east.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/11/13/iran-and-oba...

Just a few days ago...

Obama supporters please get your heads out of the sand you have obviously buried it in for the past 4 years and wake up from that pot smog you must be in.

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Techfan 11/19/12 - 07:55 am
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We spend roughly the same

We spend roughly the same amount of military spending of THE REST OF THE ENTIRE WORLD COMBINED! China's carrier is a 1980's Soviet carrier that wasn't completed and sold at auction after the break up of the Soviet Union. It's nice to see the right wing paranoia is still going strong even if it continues to fly in the face of reality. Keep the tv on Faux and the radio on WGAC. Carlson, Doocy, and Kilmeade will keep you worked up and combined with Rush, Boortz, and Savage, you'll always get the truth. Be sure to listen overnight so you can find out if Obama's making secret deals the with crews of all of the UFO's that have landed.

TParty
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TParty 11/19/12 - 08:36 am
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Complains America is no

Complains America is no longer land of the free, then complains people are free to smoke some weed. Yep- that makes sense.

Fear of Muslims, check. Worried there will be less of churches for Jeus, then complains about Jesus practices of feeding the hungry, and helping the sick actually happening? I think this letter writer has everything in order!!

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myfather15 11/19/12 - 08:59 am
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Yes, it's all paranoia and

Yes, it's all paranoia and right wing conspiracy!! Nothing to see here folks, keep moving because theres nothing to see. Just keep on sleeping folks, keep sleeping sweet Charlotte. But when you wake up, you will wake up to a different world.

As I've stated before; when a law enforcement officer is on the scene of a crime and is telling the crowd "Theres nothing to see here." What that actually translates to is; "My gosh this is terrible. People don't need to see this horrible graffic scene." People might want to apply the same to this situation, or just go back to sleep.

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Little Lamb 11/19/12 - 09:01 am
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Good Letter

I think the letter is good for reflection. Our country voted for dependency over personal responsibility. That's not a good thing.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/19/12 - 09:12 am
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@Tparty

Good try but last time I checked, Jesus didn't tell us to give our money to the government and have THEM feed the poor. He stated for YOU and I to do it, of our own free will and compassion for others less fortunate. He didn't even say give your money to the Churches, so they could feed them. Again, he put that responsibility of EACH PERSON, and each person will be held accountable for their own compassion or lack thereof.

Another example of the left twisting compassion. The reality is, the left has no TRUE compassion. They have a "Nanny" state of mind, where the government takes care of everyone. FEMA's response to Sandy would be a clear example that INDIVIDUALS and private organizations are far more competent at helping others, than the federal government. Maybe FEMA will give all the victim's of Sandy $2,000.00 credit cards in a couple weeks, therefore they can go to the strip clubs. While private organizations are rebuilding their homes. Or maybe they will buy thousands of campers and NOT use them. Later selling them for a fraction of the price. The federal government is the most incompetent organization in existence, but people like you want to just blindly keep feeding them money. I have no problem with the rich paying more, because YES they can afford more, but I DO NOT trust the government to spend this extra they shall receive.

So, I do believe it is YOU that has the order twisted.

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Techfan 11/19/12 - 09:12 am
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Somehow we must be living in

Somehow we must be living in different dimensions. The world around here hasn't changed one bit and I don't forsee it changing. Wake up, have coffee, go to work, travel on days off (haven't had to pass any checkpoints and I doubt there will be), see hundreds of other folks while traveling who are doing the exact same as us (shopping, eating at restaurants, having some boat drinks at the bar). No change whatsoever. Maybe y'all should try it and see if that the real world hasn't changed at all.

TParty
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TParty 11/19/12 - 09:30 am
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"Jesus didn't tell us to give

"Jesus didn't tell us to give our money to the government and have THEM feed the poor."

Jesus didn't pick any government- but the message he had still applies. Feed the hungry and help the ill. I love how followers of Jesus are always so quick to find any excuse to not help those people.

If given the choice of societies, one where it's a dog eat dog world, or one where people give up their riches to ensure everyone has bread and access to medical care, I wonder which one he would choose!

"FEMA's response to Sandy would be a clear example that INDIVIDUALS and private organizations are far more competent at helping others"

Yes, because when areas are destroyed, it's the businesses in the destroyed areas that will help out best, not the federal government. I'm sure Dr Pepper will send resources to New York and New Jersey to provide the same things FEMA does, while Staples will go remove all the debris.

"The federal government is the most incompetent organization in existence, but people like you want to just blindly keep feeding them money."

I don't know if you're talking to me, or the letter writer, because the letter writer wants more money given to federal government, for that military he talked about. Problem is, the federal government is the most incompetent organization in existence, but people want to just blindly keep feeding them money.

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nofanofobama 11/19/12 - 09:45 am
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very misleading..the carrier

very misleading..the carrier is being built on a soviet haul..thats all it otherwise total modernized...sticking one head in the sand is not a foreign policy..the world is becoming more dangerous..i quess its better for some to have china influence in the world rather than american..for those who see the world getting safer please explain..

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Jane18 11/19/12 - 09:49 am
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Hopeless Situation

Some people will never listen and learn!

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bdittle 11/19/12 - 10:22 am
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Times have ALWAYS been changing.

I think your ignorance is summed up in the statement: "do not understand the real America I grew up in". Not knowing your age, it could be the real America when black people had to use separate bathrooms. Or if you are a time traveler, real America was when the Irish were the scum of the earth. I hate that "real America" crap of a statement. Wake up! This is the real America.

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Humble Angela 11/19/12 - 10:27 am
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Techfan. The USS Nimitz is a
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Techfan. The USS Nimitz is a 1970's carrier...does that make it any less lethal?

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InChristLove 11/19/12 - 10:39 am
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"Feed the hungry and help the

"Feed the hungry and help the ill. I love how followers of Jesus are always so quick to find any excuse to not help those people. "

Excuse TParty, afraid NOT. I believe followers of Jesus do an excellent job of helping feed the hungry and helping the sick. The church has always helped the less fortunate. It's all the greediness of the ones who covet what others have that is the issue.

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Humble Angela 11/19/12 - 10:28 am
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"Somehow we must be living in
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"Somehow we must be living in different dimensions. The world around here hasn't changed one bit and I don't forsee it changing. "

That's because the view in the sand never changes.

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Humble Angela 11/19/12 - 10:36 am
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ICL.... Ever wonder why they
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ICL.... Ever wonder why they think you are greedy if you want to keep your own money, but they aren't greedy when they want to take it away from you?

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InChristLove 11/19/12 - 10:46 am
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Angela, I have no problem

Angela, I have no problem with giving (Lords blessed me more than I need) or them wanting more than they actually need....I just want to be the one who decides when, who, and how much I give.

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dichotomy 11/19/12 - 10:52 am
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Mr. Henning.....there is no

Mr. Henning.....there is no point in arguing with them. They are addicted. They won, we lost, they are emboldened, and the proof either way is down the road a little way.

In January I believe the middle class working people will have a clearer understanding of who is going to pay for Obamacare. Not only will the temporary payroll tax cuts expire, but the ADDITIONAL payroll taxes called for in Obamacare will go into effect. And if they currently have employer provided health insurance, their health insurance deduction will be taking another large jump. Many of their employers will also be warning of coming layoffs and the fact that in 2014 they will discontinue providing any health insurance. The middle class working people are about to face a tad of reality. A lot of what sounded really good to them when they thought the "rich" would be paying for all of this will not sound so great when they get the bill. And the real shame of all of this is that the healthcare system they will be left with in the future will be much worse than the advanced, responsive system that 85% of the American people used to have. Yes it was expensive but even the uninsured "emergency room" patients got prompter medical care than the universally insured Brits and Canadians. There is a reason that so many Canadians came to the US for medical treatment for serious diseases.....BECAUSE THEY COULD GET TREATED HERE. And their insurance still paid the bill, albeit with with a higher copay and deductible. But where will WE go when there is a 6 month to a year wait to see a cancer specialist, cardiologist, or even to get a hernia repair? Will Obamacare pay off when we have to go to Mexico to see a doctor? I have visions of Mexico sealing the border to keep the gringos from flooding their doctor's offices.

As for Obama making deals with the UFOs.........so that's who's hiding his birth certificate and college papers. I'm more worried about his "flexibility" with Putin. Does that mean we will be bending over farther? I think what is going on in Israel proves that a missile defense system is a wise investment. The same country that is supplying Hamas with the missiles it is dropping on Israel is working diligently to develop a nuclear weapon and missiles that will reach western Europe and eventually the US. Putin and the Russians are not worried about Iran since they are an ally and trading partner. Our allies in western Europe should be very worried about Mr. Flexible.

TParty
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TParty 11/19/12 - 10:54 am
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"The church has always helped

"The church has always helped the less fortunate. It all the greediness of the ones who covet what others have that is the issue."

I guess churches in Augusta get no publicity, since I never read anything they do. Other charities get things done around here, but rarely do I read any articles about the hundreds of churches. In fact- today alone I have read two different articles about two different charities helping feed people, and provide for the less fortunate. With Jesus churches on every corner in Augusta- I figured it would be different. Instead- we get Jesus lovers trying to provide excuses for not feeding people. Can't be via the government, or use of taxes. Can't be going to those undeserving. Just select people, through select means, which sums up Jesus's teachings well.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/19/12 - 10:58 am
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