Originally created 09/30/00

Nation Grandma knew is gone

I love my grandchildren who are very dear to me. I would like them to know the America I grew up in. Sad to say, it's not there.

Whatever happened to common sense? The government is getting too big and powerful. It tells you what you can do, when you can do it and where you can do it. We are losing more of our rights.

The more powerful the government gets, the weaker we get. It's a simple fact that this country has gone down, as far as morals are concerned, and the Clinton-Gore administration has been a disgrace.

If you are a Republican or independent who voted for the late Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., you have no representation in the U.S. Senate. Zell Miller is a Democrat and like Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., he will not vote the way that would best represent you.

Republican candidate Matt Mattingly is also running for the U.S. Senate. It seems to me that a Republican should replace a Republican, or at least Georgians should have the right to vote on something as important as our senator. It should not be an appointed position.

Nov. 7 is a very important date for all Americans; it can change the country's direction. I support Texas Gov. George W. Bush for president and Dick Cheney for vice president. This country cannot take four more years like the past eight. If Mr. Gore becomes president, God have mercy on us.

Tina Ray, Grovetown


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