Snap out of it and vote

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It's strange, but those of us who still tout traditional American values -- small government, individual freedom, Judeo-Christian principles and more -- are habitually called "radical" these days.

How sad that those who subscribe to the very beliefs that built this country are now made to feel like some kind of extremists.

Were James Madison and the other Founding Fathers alive today, they'd be despised and dismissed by the national media, and called "wing nuts" by the political left.

Well, we don't happen to think traditional American values are either extreme or out of date. But we fear that they will be seriously and perhaps forever marginalized if so-called "values voters" don't get excited and get in the game.

It seems as if conservatives, and perhaps many moderates, have been in a funk in recent years -- let down by Republicans and Democrats in Washington who've broken the bank and taxpayers' backs, and told time after time by the national media that the liberal wave is hitting shore Nov. 4.

Snap out of it. There's an election on, and a country to save.

That's not overly dramatic. Indeed, letter writers to the Chronicle have become increasingly concerned about whether we're headed for socialism.

Certainly, in recent weeks folks have figured out that Barack Obama aims to "spread the wealth around." By that, he means he'll tax the country's most productive and successful taxpayers more and use government to redistribute that wealth to others -- many of whom don't even owe federal income taxes in the first place.

Moreover, Sen. Obama has said his first act will be to expand abortion rights. And when it comes time to nominate Supreme Court justices and other judges, expect the kind that make law rather than interpret it. And, oh by the way, they'll be pro-abortion too.

And if you thought spending was out of line now, just wait. The wing of the Democratic Party now poised to seize unprecedented power in Congress and the White House believes in using the tax code to shape and mold society the way it wants.

The good news is, despite what the national media say, the election isn't over.

In Georgia, in fact, you can vote every workday this week, and again on Election Day. Early voters also have been going to the polls since September.

We'll be expounding in the coming days on our reasons for them, but for the convenience of early voters this week our major endorsements are in the box accompanying this editorial. Our choices reflect our belief that the candidates we recommend will stand up for taxpayers, for individual freedom and for traditional American values.

No one has been more disappointed in our leaders than we have. They've spent us to oblivion and mindlessly allowed the financial system to lurch onto the rocks.

But it doesn't help to either vote for ill-considered change or to sit out the election.

Now is the time to stand up for traditional values and for freedom from overbearing government.

If that's radical, it's the early-American sort!

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/26/08 - 03:53 am
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Yes, and repeating Obama's

Yes, and repeating Obama's platform is "hate speech". Only half of the country is buying this Marxist's spiel. The "bum's rush" is on by the far left and I hope it will scare enough Democrats into seeing the socialists that have gained control of their party. I'm betting there just aren't that many hate-America, hard core lefties in this country. We'll see, come Nov. 5th.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 10/26/08 - 04:39 am
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If you repeated Obama's

If you repeated Obama's platform accurately, you would convince more Republicans to vote for Obama. You talk about hate speech? Every word out of Palin's mouth and the mouths of Republican supporters has been hate speech, or fear speech, but all of it is inaccurate. There hasn't been one Dem to shout "kill him" at an obama rally. Listening to the idiocy pt and her ilk spew would be funny if it weren't serious, instead it's just plain sad.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 10/26/08 - 04:50 am
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First of all- your
Unpublished

First of all- your Judeo-Christian values (financing Israel??) are not the beliefs of everyone in this country. As for the "spreading of wealth"- that entire comment was taken out of context. Obama wishes to have everyone pay their fair share of taxes. Not just the poor & middle class. It's time that the tax cuts for the rich are stopped and they pay their FAIR share!!! As for abortion rights- I've yet to see where Obama said that that would be his FIRST act. I guess you've been listening to the right wing loonies (The pill popper). Just because some of us are democrats it does not mean we are all liberals or leftists.

randon
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randon 10/26/08 - 06:15 am
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Gosh, the AC endorses McCain.

Gosh, the AC endorses McCain. A true shocker! I've just been waiting with baited breath, not having a clue who they might endorse! Makes me even happier I voted early for Obama.

TruthJusticeFaithHope
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TruthJusticeFaithHope 10/26/08 - 06:40 am
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It's not going to get ugly...

It's not going to get ugly... its already there. Hatred is a driving force in the current policital environment. I am hoping moderate independents will become the nations new dominant affiliation. I vote for members of both parties... for individuals who speak the truth, take responsibility, promote unitiy, work with members of the other party, and who get things done. I know how we got here, and it has been because trusted elected officials became corrupt, or too powerful and deceived us. Citizens must take responsibility for demanding accountability. It is difficult work, but if we spew hate and vote along party lines only, we are going to fail.

angiesdad
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angiesdad 10/26/08 - 07:11 am
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i concur trukinranger.the

i concur trukinranger.the repukes hate to pay taxes and usually don't.they have no problem sending aid checks to israel,egypt,georgia,and anybody else to try to impress them.the sad thing is this country is broke,owes everybody and their brother,and keeps borrowing.how do you borrow then give checks to other countries and get nothing in return?repukes have no problem borrowing and financing this disaster in iraq,but would rather do that than help their own citizens.sure we have some sorry citizens,but guess what?we always have and always will.i'd rather see that money go to sorry people than to build more bombs,and to other countries where apparently their people are sorry also,or they wouldn't be begging from us,the borrowers.

rufus
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rufus 10/26/08 - 07:59 am
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And the dumb masses follow

And the dumb masses follow the Democrat off of the cliff. At least they will get welfare when they lose their jobs. Where's my check?

truthteller
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truthteller 10/26/08 - 08:16 am
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A pretty pathetic editorial

A pretty pathetic editorial AC. If you've been so disappointed in our leaders for spending us to oblivion and mindlessly allowing the financial system to lurch onto the rocks, then why continue to support the people who did this to us? All you've offered is fear and distortion rather than any powerful positive message.

shivas
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shivas 10/26/08 - 08:17 am
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Dear AC: In case you haven't

Dear AC: In case you haven't noticed, people are doing what you have called for. Unprecedented numbers of Americans are going to the polls and casting their vote in early voting. And guess what, the overwhelming majority of individuals voting are good christian people who choose Obama over the failure of the right-wing. Keep rationalizing your failure, as it's a defense mechanism that keeps us from feeling insignificant, even when you should.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/26/08 - 10:14 am
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You're right ,rufus. Every

You're right ,rufus. Every pro-Obama comment on this thread today is about getting the check. "Ask not what your country can do for you, rather, ask what you can do for your country" has become a joke to the socialist party.

neiman1
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neiman1 10/26/08 - 11:51 am
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Vote smart. Watch Obama on

Vote smart. Watch Obama on video in his own words blame problems on WHITE voters that don't want to pay taxes that go to the inner city blacks. And he calls his critics racists.
http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 10/26/08 - 12:12 pm
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You damn right I am about

You damn right I am about getting a check. The one I worked 40+ hours a week for. The one that I get up 5+ days a week for. What's wrong with that?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/26/08 - 03:59 pm
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There's nothing wrong with a

There's nothing wrong with a check you earned Hypo. I think you know that.

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