Confused in presidential race? Don't be; the choice is clear

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With the Georgia primary coming on Tuesday, I would like to give Georgia voters a couple of things to think about before they vote.

Democrats all seem to stand on the need for health care and bringing the troops home from Iraq.

The cost of health care is outrageous. But, the alternative, which would be some form of socialized medicine, is even more outrageous. If the government gets involved in the people's health care, the government in turn will invade the people's privacy. Socialized medicine is just a form of socialism. Socialized medicine may work well for some countries, but the United States is not one of those countries. The Constitution plainly says "to promote the general welfare." That doesn't mean a handout.

Bringing the troops home is a great idea and long overdue. But the troops should be brought home not only for the cost in lives and dollars. The war in Iraq is illegal, and based on lies and deceit perpetrated by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. ...

Georgia voters, regardless of what you hear from the mainstream media, the clear choice on Feb. 5, should be Rep. Ron Paul. If you study his record, you can see he always bases his political decisions on the rule of law. For over 200 years, politicians have changed the rules to suit their agendas or to collect tidy kickbacks from lobbyists. This is not the case with Ron Paul.

If you were a Fred Thompson supporter, then your candidate should again be Ron Paul. Both support similar issues, so with Thompson out, Paul would be the next likely choice.

Ron Paul has gotten this far with support by ordinary people -- hardworking people who want real government of the people, for the people and by the people.

With the country in the state it is in, Ron Paul is the only sensible choice in 2008.

Rick James, Wagener, S.C.

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The_Last_Word
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The_Last_Word 02/03/08 - 09:47 am
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Rick James, stick to your

Rick James, stick to your Reggae music, mon! Did you just use the word "sensible" in the same sentence with "Ron Paul"? Ron Paul has many good ideas but it is his Big Bad Ideas that should scare most sensible people away. He would not intervene in ANY foreign wars and would bring the troops home without considering the disastrous results for the Iraqi and the world (just like the Democrats). The British did this in the 30's and bloodshed, disaster, and Saddam Hussein were the results. There are not many good choices this year. I am left with Huckabee and McCain but both are being trashed by conservative talk radio and, unfortunately, too many unthinking conservatives cannot see through the rhetoric and think for themselves. Talk radio long ago anointed Mitt Romney, a disastrous choice for President because of his liberal record, flip-flops, and Mormonism (which will cause many Evangelicals to stay home). Alan Keyes is running but no one knows that - he would be an excellent choice for President but I question his ability to run a national campaign. Obama is actually starting to look good to me as an alternative to Bill Clinton's wife. But Obama would be a disaster for our nation.

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Yak1 02/03/08 - 09:51 am
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Ah the effects of drug use

Ah the effects of drug use and rampant alternitive lifestyle are so evident in Rick. I am sorry your mom was that way, but you know if you had kept her off the street that stuff wouldn't have happened.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 02/03/08 - 10:12 am
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Now that is a funny

Now that is a funny LTE...LOL...love to laugh first thing in the morning.......thanks Rick..keep on trippin.......

The Knave
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The Knave 02/03/08 - 10:48 am
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Many people ask me why I am

Many people ask me why I am so supportive of Dr. Ron Paul. There are many, many reasons. At the top of the list is the most fundamental and simple one -- he doesn't lie. All of the other candidates, without exception, who aspire to the presidency are proven liars. Next on the list would be his common-sense views on economics and finance. Again, the message is simple -- our government 'leaders" have led us to the point where the USA is insolvent, and dependent on countries like China not only to produce most of the goods we consume, but also to loan us the money to consume them and to finance out-of-control government spending. None of the other candidates even address this critical issue, and giggle (I'm particularly thinking of that economic ignoramus and war-monger McCain) at Dr. Paul when he sounds the warning bell and suggests constitutionally-based solutions are the answer. How can any thinking person accept the notion that it's a good idea to debase our currency? But that is exactly what the Federal Reserve has been doing since its establishment in 1913. Since that time, by creating paper money out of thin air, the value of $1 has diminished to 5 cents!

eybir
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eybir 02/03/08 - 11:00 am
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does anyone ever turn off the

does anyone ever turn off the debates & look at the candidate's voting record? why would anyone even consider voting for the 2 top democratic candidates? do people really have such short memories? wasn't it on March 13, 2003, that Senator Clinton voted "NO" to ban partial-birth abortion? Despite Senator Clinton's determination to destroy thousands of newborn infants, she was defeated after the Senate voted 64 to34 to ban partial-birth abortion. On April 18, 2007, the law was challenged and the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold the law against partial-birth abortion. Senator Clinton along with Senators Barack Obama and John Edwards immediately proceeded to blast the Court for their decision.
By the way, the partial-birth procedure is used to terminate a pregnancy up to nine months by inserting a hand or tool into the womb, turning the baby around into the breech position and then delivering all of his/her body except the head. While still in the womb, the baby's head is then crushed. i couldn't imagine treating a kitten or puppy like that!
what's wrong w/ Americans, especially those so-called "Christians" who support these 2 wolves in sheep's clothing????

dani
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dani 02/03/08 - 12:02 pm
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eybir..Hillary was also gung

eybir..Hillary was also gung ho for "no Child left behind' now she uses it to bash George bush. She votes for tthese programs, endorses them fully, and now that she is trying to play to the polls, she is against them. Lawdy me!

Itll be alright
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Itll be alright 02/03/08 - 12:13 pm
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Dani, it's pretty well known

Dani, it's pretty well known that is what politicians do, which is to flip flop back and forth to bring in the vote. Any thing new, that no one knows already??????

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LaTwon 02/03/08 - 12:43 pm
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ron paul is beholden to no

ron paul is beholden to no one. lobbyist do not even call on him.
the comical thing about the last democrat debate was each in their opening statement said the first thing they would do is raise their right hand and swear to uphold the constitution, then each proceeded to name all of the unconstitutional programs
they wanted for the people. free healthcare, mortgage protection, social security, food stamps, how they could best manage the economy and on and on. i am not sure i heard one topic they positioned on that was constitutional. knave is absolutely correct. we are a bankrupt nation that has now resorted to handing out money (paper) in order to
try to keep the house of cards standing................ debasement of our currency has caused massive inflation in other countries
many of which are unpegging their currency from the dollar. when they dump their dollars it is all over. feb of 07 u could buy an ounce of gold for $600, today it will cost you $920. your money has lost 50% of its value in a year. compare it to milk, corn, gasoline, the euro,crude oil, your money is more worthless. and yet you think ron paul is the nut hahahahahahahhaaaaa.

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grouse 02/03/08 - 01:22 pm
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I'd rather spend the billions
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I'd rather spend the billions of dollars we spend a month on the Iraq fiasco on health care for the citizens of our country. The same people who worry about the fetuses strangely have no regard for the health of anyone outside the womb.

dani
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dani 02/03/08 - 01:49 pm
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grouse. And..the ones who

grouse. And..the ones who have such a high regard of health care have no regard for a fetus...Don't forget that there is great health plan in place now, The S-Chip, a program for the children of lower-income families has been around since 1997 and President Bush requested an additional 19.7 million dollars to be added to the fund just last year.(The health of us all will be in jeopardy if we are not protected from outside enemies). .. According to the AP Hillary said she will be willing to garnish the wages of people who refuse to agree to her insurance plan. It doesn't mention how she would handle the people with no paycheck. The self-employed, the people that already have garnishments against their checks. ----Citizens might not be able to eat,..but they will certainly have health insurance . That should make them feel better.

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concernednative 02/03/08 - 04:34 pm
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Hillary Clinton is always for

Hillary Clinton is always for or against what is popular. Her new stances on the war, Iran, and NCLB are ridiculous.

Rev. Kenny Stacy
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Rev. Kenny Stacy 02/03/08 - 04:50 pm
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Our Country needs a good

Our Country needs a good defensive military leader at this time.
Peace thru Strength I believe is what Reagan called it.
Our country cant take another Clinton Presidency.
We also can't afford to train a rookie like Obama. Our country is
in need in too many areas.
We need stability, integrity, and experience at this time.
We need John MCcain in 08

jack
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jack 02/03/08 - 05:31 pm
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About the only thing Rick is

About the only thing Rick is right about is the evil of government socialized medicine (or any other socialist/DIM program). However, I look on Ron Paul much like I did Kucinich, both naive idiots. Of the two I consider would benefit our nation as President, I have asked the McCain HQ both by email (no answer) and phone (tap dance/get back to you later) on handling the illegal aliens already in this country AFTER he closes the borders (whcih he promises to do soon after taking office), but is only if he is the GOP nominee. I will have to go from Fred Thompson, who just got started too late and did not get his mesege across, to Mitt Romeni (McCain, a RINO, if he is the GOP nominee as I would NEVER vote for a DIM/socialist).

The Bottom Line
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The Bottom Line 02/04/08 - 12:19 am
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You all better get your heads

You all better get your heads out of your butts and research, research, research...and then make an educated choice, please!

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