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Letter: Time to vote incumbents out of office
The Culpeper Star-Exponent, Culpeper, VA ^ | 2008-10-10 | John J. Callahan

Posted on 10/11/2008 7:43:48 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

For at least the last 10 years, we’ve noticed a trend that Congress does not support the will of the American people.

Voters have sat back and re-elected the same people who are not heeding the wishes of the people, but have led the country deep into socialism and all its dilemmas.

Even now, while we hang on the verge of a depression, the Congress approves bailouts which will cost almost a trillion dollars with the earmarks that have been attached.

Congress treats the American people as if the voters are dumb children unable to think or take care of them-selves.

In just the last couple of years, the majority of voters demanded that Congress establish a border control for illegal immigration. Congress gave a lot of lip service and continued on the same path.

Two or three months ago, when gas prices climbed to the $4 mark, people demanded drilling in America. An energy bill was put forward by Speaker Pelosi that not only did not allow that drilling to begin, but also added additional restrictions to delay or stall any future hope of drilling.

Democrats and Republicans have both become so similar that we no longer have a check- and-balance system in our government.

It’s time the people took a stand and reminded those in office that we, the people, are in control.

It does not matter what party, it does not matter what individual — if they are coming up for re-election, vote them out. Both parties are guilty; representatives of both need to be replaced with, hopefully, people who really care about the nation.

Right now, both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain are talking about spending trillions of dollars that America does not have on socialist programs to bail out organizations and people who took advantage of a system that allowed them to buy homes they could not afford.

Now, we the people are stuck with the bill. If we keep on voting the same people in, we will keep getting the same lousy service.

Folks, let’s face it. Our country has had some bad times since 9/11 and the government continues with its giveaway programs when we’re out of funds.

I don’t know about you, but I was always taught that when you run out of money, you give up all the extras and stop spending.

Well, I think it’s time we get rid of the extras in Washington — stop even talking about spending money we don’t have — and tell the truth. Raising taxes isn’t the answer, either, Herbert Hoover tried that and it took the country 10 years to get out of the depression it caused.

Let’s vote every incumbent out. And it would be good if the political parties would vote a lack of confidence in the two people running for president, but I guess we’re stuck with them.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: amnesty; bailouts; congress; drillbabydrill; energy; for; incumbents; mccain; no; obama; ussenate
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To: boomop1
It is somewhat difficult to understand that a man that indicates he served his country would be so against a basic freedom. One of our greatest rights is to choose the representative of our choice; you it would appear feel it is no longer a right we deserve to posses. Much like the Mullahs in Iran who decide who can and who cannot run for office, you, if I understand your view, feel we must forfeit that right and have laws in place to say who and when someone can run for office. Sir, that you feel this is a freedom which should be denied, is shocking. I for one prefer the freedom to choose my representative, it is simply a difference of opinion we have.
41 posted on 10/11/2008 1:22:37 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: boomop1

Do you feel the Military or Air Force would have been a better served if you were allowed to only serve two terms?


42 posted on 10/11/2008 1:50:31 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jolla
I was held accountable for my actions and reenlistment was not automatic, and I certainly was not getting the perks that these leaches get with a a staff of hundreds sucking on the government teat. We have become a judiciary ruled government this representative republic or democracy is anything but, the people vote on an issue than a judge makes law against the issue. Happens all the time, we are a people with equal rights but no there has to be made into law by our congress special rights for, you name it. The two party system is history, and I apologize if I have offended you but I am having a bad hair and yes at 66 I have a full head of hair.
43 posted on 10/11/2008 2:23:53 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

No offense taken at all, I appreciate the discussion of the issue at hand. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.


44 posted on 10/11/2008 3:28:51 PM PDT by Jolla
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