Don't let your voices die

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Washington, D.C., is like a bad vampire movie. Nothing ever really dies there.

And so it is, with the proposal for a government health care plan, which many believe would drive a stake through the heart of private insurance and lead to the nationalization of all health care.

This, from the government that ran the Cash for Clunkers program into the ground, and soon will do the same for Medicare and Social Security.

It appeared for a time last weekend that angry and fearful Americans managed to kill the idea: President Obama and his administration said the public option wasn't essential to health care reform. But the far-left quickly pulled on the leash, the administration heeled, and the public option was indeed back on the table.

Meanwhile, Democratic congressmen, tired of hearing from their constituents, started having fewer and fewer town hall meetings. Or, like Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., they arrogantly insulted voters asking tough questions.

We need no more evidence than that to realize that the republic is being choked into submission by an imperious ruling class.

The lesson is that those who oppose a government takeover of any more of the health care system -- which is one-sixth of the American economy -- cannot rest. You simply must continue to have your voices heard. It's absolutely essential, in order to keep government from running amok in our personal lives.

Since congressional town halls are disappearing, some concerned Augusta residents have decided we ought to stage our own.

The grassroots group is planning a rally Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Riverwalk's Jessye Norman Amphitheater from 5 to 9 p.m.

Those at the Stop ObamaCare (SOC) rally will hear from health care professionals who know how devastating government health care will be; patients who have lived under socialized health care; political leaders who do oppose Obamacare, and others. Attendees are encouraged to bring socks -- it's a SOC rally, after all -- to mail to Washington.

If you're concerned about your health care freedom and the health of the nation, come to the rally.

There's never been a more important juncture in our lifetimes to stand up and be heard by an increasingly out-of-control and autocratic government.

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olafjohnson
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olafjohnson 08/23/09 - 08:08 pm
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KSL, How do you do spell

KSL, How do you do spell check here, I have 3 nerved damaged fingers and can't tell if I hit the right key. Guess I am too lazy to read before I post! Can you tell me how to do it?

Nammy3
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Nammy3 08/23/09 - 08:11 pm
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lol No problem, KSL! I just

lol No problem, KSL! I just happened upon the smart remark and thought I'd squash it so I could turn the page....good enough reason for me! LOL...

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Nammy3 08/23/09 - 08:15 pm
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olaf-don't know as you can

olaf-don't know as you can spell check here {I've never tried it and couldn't find how to do it just now}......but maybe, do a rough draft in an email and C&P it to here, might work for you...or use wordpad or something, m'k?

KSL
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KSL 08/23/09 - 08:19 pm
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Add the google toolbar to

Add the google toolbar to your browser and then go get the spell check feature. I don't think it comes automatically on the basic google toolbar.

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KSL 08/23/09 - 09:16 pm
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Nammy, it looks like you took

Nammy, it looks like you took the air out of R2.

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Tigger_The_Tiger 08/24/09 - 03:43 am
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You can use Firefox

You can use Firefox too.....it has spell check built in.

TechLover
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TechLover 08/24/09 - 06:43 am
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confederate: The underground

confederate: The underground house comment was slightly (very slightly) humorous the first time. The continued postiing of it borders on a threat. Keep it up and I will report you to the authorities.

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