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With the presidential campaigns in South Carolina, one can easily become depressed over the prospects of more of the same politics-as-usual in the years to come. The most optimistic thought that comes to my mind is that "King George II" will be gone a year from now. However, he won't soon be forgotten, as the stain he and his fellow travelers have left on the nation and the world will difficult to eradicate.

For those who are heartsick of the mendacity, arrogance, duplicity and self-aggrandizing behavior of the current crop of politicians, there is an antidote, if only the nation would be wise enough to seize it. That would be the nomination and election of Dr. Ron Paul as the 44th U.S. president.

Although it would not be easy, and it would not be quickly accomplished, he aims to initiate the restoration of the economic vitality of the nation and, in the process, reintroduce fiscal common sense. Since this has been egregiously missing for so long, and the big-government, big-business interests are so entrenched, there will be many huge battles to be fought.

I also am confident that Dr. Paul will be able to begin restoring America's prestige in the world, and will not entangle us in the horrendous debacle of "nation-building" (more properly named "nation-destroying"), which has been the hallmark of President Bush's reign. The jackbooted, ugly-American approach to world affairs has been disastrous, and much work and time will be required to repair the damage.

Dr. Paul is a man for all seasons. And it is in this season of turmoil and turpitude that he is most needed. I don't know whether he will be nominated or elected. But if he is not, perhaps it will be because we usually get not the government we want, but the government that we deserve.

Juliet Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/17/08 - 11:36 am
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Juliet, only people with your

Juliet, only people with your mindset will vote for Paul for president. When I was a kid, many people voted for Pat Paulson. (look it up) The only thing they have in common is that neither have a chance to be elected.

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imdstuf 01/17/08 - 12:23 pm
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Its people with the mindset

Its people with the mindset of Patriciathomas who try to be negative and talk others into believing their vote can't make a difference is what keeps people like Ron Paul down...that and the media and GOP machine. In one primary they said he had no votes (they of course were still using Diebold voting machines). When people who had voted for Dr. Paul questioned the votes the poll changed their tune, but then only said he had 17 votes. I have seen more than 17 signs supporting him in just North Augusta alone.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/17/08 - 12:33 pm
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you're right imdstuf, the

you're right imdstuf, the media is keeping Paul down. Every time he gets in the media, every time he shows up for a debate, every time he gives a speech, the media shows him to the public. That's what keeps him down. I, personally, like a lot of his message. I disagree with a small part of it. He's still a fringe candidate.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 01/17/08 - 12:41 pm
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A candidate is only a

A candidate is only a "fringe" candidate if people like you keep saying it and Fox News keeps ignoring him. Why not give all the candidates equal time and let the people decide? Nevermind the voter fraud...of course that is not new.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/17/08 - 01:00 pm
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This isn't Paul's first time

This isn't Paul's first time running for president. People know who he is. That's why he's able to win a local election. He has a lot to offer. His pov is important to every discussion. He doesn't appeal to enough voters to get more then 5% of any national vote. National defense is too important to conservatives and socialists hate his message.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 01/17/08 - 01:06 pm
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If people do not want him,

If people do not want him, that is fine, as long as he is given a fair chance and not negatively written off.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/17/08 - 01:26 pm
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He's getting a fair chance.

He's getting a fair chance. His fund raising is indication of that. All candidates are receiving negative press. Part of the game. I just feel Paul needs to beware the Peter Principle.

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The Knave 01/17/08 - 05:17 pm
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patriciathomas invokes the

patriciathomas invokes the Peter Principle. I would say that all should pay attention because her display of inadequate analytical and verbal skills is evidence of the Peter Principle at work. She obviously wants more of the same Republi-con and Demon-rat governance that has taken this country to the abyss over the last few decades, and particularly during the last seven years of The Shrub's horrendously destructive policies and actions. She says that Ron Paul is a "fringe" candidate. So, she wants more of the "mainstream" creatures that have bankrupted the country -- financially, morally, and legally. Evidently, she wants governance that is less "radical" and more "moderate." "Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice." (Thomas Paine); and, leaders that are less disruptive of the comfortable status desired by the government-business duopoly. "If you seek the truth in this Realm of Lies, be warned. For though the truth will set you free, it will also mark you as a potential terrorist, someone who, according to Blunkett, seeks only to disrupt the business of government."

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/17/08 - 09:02 pm
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The Knave, have you ever been

The Knave, have you ever been a professor? I had a professor that used to down a couple of fifths of Jack and go off just like you. He'd make wild assumptions and build wild hypotheses that he would credit to whom ever he was ranting at. It's amazing how much you remind me of him.

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maxwell105 01/17/08 - 11:27 pm
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Right you are Ms. Gilbert!

Right you are Ms. Gilbert! Dr. Ron Paul is the antidote for many of the ailments our country suffers from. He is a refreshing change from the liberal-spending politicians in Washington DC. He wants a smaller federal gov't and he is the only candidate who is saying this. He wants to save 1 trillion dollars by ending our role as world policeman. He wants to return us to the gold standard thereby reintroducing sound monetary policy. And remember folks! Dr. Ron Paul is an OB/GYN medical doctor and has delivered over 4000 babies. He staunchly pro-life. He understands better than anyone the value of a human life. I am extremely proud to vote for Ron Paul! I've never been this excited about a candidate for president! God Bless you Ron Paul!

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dani 01/18/08 - 08:50 am
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Will someone tell me why the

Will someone tell me why the Paul supporters I have seen, the ones with his signs in their yards , especially in S.C. are the same people who continue to fly the Confederate flag?

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