Be careful what you wish for, voters

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I hear people saying all the time that this is a democracy. Where do you get this information? This country was founded under a republic. Look in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution, and you will find nothing about a democracy.

I would like to say I don't care if you are a Democrat or a Republican -- you better look real closely at all the presidential candidates. We are losing our rights day by day.

Someone said more than 100 years ago that a government that is powerful enough to give you everything you want is a government powerful enough to take everything you have.

Stan Scritchfield, Augusta

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/02/08 - 07:58 am
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Stan, please, a government

Stan, please, a government that is willing to subsidize our life from the cradle to the grave is our friend. What else is a government for?

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grouse 02/02/08 - 10:04 am
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Waging war, Patricia?
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Waging war, Patricia?

dani
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dani 02/02/08 - 01:11 pm
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Wage away. Some body needs

Wage away. Some body needs to.

jack
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jack 02/02/08 - 01:37 pm
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Will th writr please specify

Will th writr please specify which rights he has lost? Yeah, Grouse, wage war when necessary, especially if you are attacked.

dont live there anymore
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dont live there anymore 02/02/08 - 05:27 pm
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Patricia: I hope that your

Patricia: I hope that your comment is one of sarcasm. If so, I got a good laugh. If not, have you changed your philosophy? I like your comments.

dont live there anymore
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dont live there anymore 02/02/08 - 05:31 pm
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The writer is correct. This

The writer is correct. This country was started as a Republic. T Our problem is that we have gotten away from that. Read up on the difference. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance..........."and for the Republic for which it stands".............

lybrothers
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lybrothers 02/02/08 - 09:12 pm
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Thank you, Mr. Scritchfield!

Thank you, Mr. Scritchfield! Even the GOP leaders continuously speak of "our democracy"! Someone has said that a democracy lasts only until the voters find out they can vote themselves free handouts. Looks like we've found it out!

grouse
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grouse 02/02/08 - 09:34 pm
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Jack, when did Iraq attack
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Jack, when did Iraq attack us?

johnsmith
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johnsmith 02/02/08 - 10:08 pm
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Grouse, you're an idiot. A)

Grouse, you're an idiot. A) jack did not say that Iraq attacked us; he said, "_especially_ when attacked" prefaced by "when necessary." B) If even your precious liberal dems acknowledge that Hussein was making payments to those who were doing things like blowing up the Cole, does that no constituted an "attack"? C) If even your precious liberal dems acknowledge (also) that Hussein was providing training and assistance to al Qaida, does that not count?

dani
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dani 02/02/08 - 10:44 pm
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ly---------We are a Republic

ly---------We are a Republic governed by Democratic principles (like holding elections). Ok?

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grouse 02/03/08 - 12:30 am
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Johnsmith, I have found that
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Johnsmith, I have found that when one is losing an argument they resort to name-calling. It comes across as very immature. Whether jack said it or not, the question is still valid. I don't know whether your b and c are valid points or not, but Ron Paul tonight, during the debate, enumerated much better than I the reasons why we shouldn't be in Iraq.

He_Who_Must_Not_Be_Named
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He_Who_Must_Not_Be_Named 02/03/08 - 12:33 am
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Grouse, FYI..Iraq attacked us

Grouse, FYI..Iraq attacked us plenty. Try damn near every time we patrolled the no fly zones. No..that's not why we invaded them, but it would have been a good enough reason for me.

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