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Posted: 10/25/2004 7:54:45 AM EST

WILLIAM PENN FALLIN
Columnist
Douglas, GA Enterprise
Natchitoches, LA Times

MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN HISTORY

From Key West to Honolulu to Anchorage and throughout the vast reaches of this great land America’s voters will decide next Tuesday (November 2nd) whether this nation continues its 230 years history of “Individualism” or if it will embark on an entirely new course of “Collectivism.” That is the decision to be made and it has never been clearer.

About forty years ago, when announcing his reasons for running for President as an Independent, Alabama Governor George Wallace said, “after all there is not a dimes worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats.” Wallace was right then but that situation has changed.

Today the Democratic Party (D) should be titled (LSD) the Liberal/Socialist/Democratic Party if true descriptions are desirable. It is true that on many social issues there is (at times) very little difference. However, beneath the reckless spending habits of both parties there still resides one huge difference; shall we remain a Representative Republic (of Individualism) or will we change to a Socialist State (of Collectivism), not unlike most of today’s modern Europe and Canada.

The United States of America was built on the work, determination, creativeness and yes, on the investments of individuals. Our history is replete with stories of American individuals who contributed so much to this world in inventions that enhanced the lives of citizens around the planet. And after they made their millions from those inventions, they invested their riches in more companies that provided employment for the masses. No government of this country or anywhere else has ever CREATED a single job --- outside its own payrolls.

Are we to abandon that Individualism and go the Socialist route of France and Germany and virtually all members of the European Union?

For me it is a non-decision. I have lived my entire life fully aware of what and how I believe, due primarily to the tutoring of parents who understood what individual accomplishment meant. I want no part of a collective society, I want no part of Socialized medicine, I want no part of bureaucrats telling me what I can and cannot do or can or cannot think. I believe political correctness (for example) is the most insidious, most destructive movement to hit this country in my lifetime.

However, if collectivism (Socialism) is what attracts you then, by all means, vote for Mr. Kerry.

If, on the other hand, you want to be rewarded in life, according to your own efforts and according to your own ingenuity you should vote for Mr. Bush.

If you believe America should consult (and gain the prior approval of) the United Nations and NATO and the European Union and China, before fighting back, regardless of how egregious an attack is launched against our country, then you should vote for Mr. Kerry.

However, if you want the United States of America to stand on its own feet and decide when to defend itself from attackers who deliberately and with malice, come to murder our citizens (3,016 of them on 9/11) you should vote for Mr. Bush.

If you believe it is alright for lawyers to be able to go into court on ridiculous (sometimes outrageously fallacious) claims and collect hundreds of millions of dollars through the misinformed and misguided sympathies of juries and judges then vote for Mr. Kerry.

If you accept the fact that such lawsuits bring about tremendously higher costs in doctor bills and other medical expenses and even in product costs as well as higher insurance premiums, then you should vote for Mr. Bush.

Reasonable liability settlements are always in order; unconscionable settlements are not in order and only tort reform will stop this destructive practice. We should never forget that many companies have been bankrupted with such lawsuits thereby costing thousands of local jobs across this country through closed factories.

If you believe appointed judges should make our laws then by all means vote for Mr. Kerry.

If on the other hand, you believe our elected officials should make our laws and judges should interpret the Constitutionality of those laws then vote for Mr. Bush.

You should never cast you ballot based on ONE FACTOR. I don’t remember a single time in my 52 years of voting when I agreed with a candidate 100% of the time. What I look for is their commitment to INDIVIDUALISM. If they can convince me of that factor they get my vote.

The choices are clear. Your job is to decide what you want for the future of your country and then to cast your ballot. There is no longer any excuse for being undecided. If you still can’t decide for whom you are going to vote and why, do something good for your country and stay home. A poorly informed vote is worse than no vote at all.

May God save this nation from itself.


TG
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:55:45 AM EST

May God save this nation from itself.


He is trying...that's why He sent us GWB.


Sgatr15
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:57:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

May God save this nation from itself.


He is trying...that's why He sent us GWB.


Sgatr15


+1
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:57:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By GC456:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

May God save this nation from itself.


He is trying...that's why He sent us GWB.


Sgatr15


+1

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:58:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

May God save this nation from itself.


He is trying...that's why He sent us GWB.


Sgatr15




Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:58:37 AM EST
While I agree this is the most important election of my lifetime, I don't think it is the most important in HISTORY. I think that title goes to the election in 1864.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:59:16 AM EST
Most important in history? Not even close. Now 2008 Hillary vs ?, that will be a big one.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 8:01:18 AM EST
I would think the election of 1864 was slightly more important.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 8:02:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
While I agree this is the most important election of my lifetime, I don't think it is the most important in HISTORY. I think that title goes to the election in 1864.



I know it's not the same country now that it was then, but if you read how Lincoln was villified throughout his presidency, how everythought he was an embarrassment, a backwoods hick, a retard, a monkey-looking mongoloid who the Europeans disdained, who led us into a war whose horror comes nowhere near anything we see today in Iraq........got RE-ELECTED. It give you hope.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 8:03:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 8:03:17 AM EST by -M60_Gunner-]

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I would think the election of 1864 was slightly more important.



Bah, they say this every year... and each election that follows is that much more important....
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