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|Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:28 am Post subject: Now That Would Be Historic
From Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:00 am to Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|What a historic campaign!
The Democrats have the first African American Presidential candidate and the Republicans have their first female Vice Presidential candidate on their tickets.
The Democrats are promoting "CHANGE" and according to the Republicans their candidate is a "MAVERICK"
Both sides are going to get us out of this depression, win the war on terror and correct every other ill that we are currently facing while restoring America to its rightful place as a respected world leader.
By the sound of it we are in a no lose situation.
If either is elected all of our problems will be solved.
Unfortunately this is what we hear every four years.
What would really make this campaign historic would be if either side would stop with these over the top promises and actually produce some hard facts as to how they plan to meet even one of these goals.
And even though we have these historic tickets the fact remains that we have two candidates with limited experience and two that have been part of the problem for too many years.
Change would be great but it needs to be based in reality.
And the only reality that exists is that over $1 billion is going to be spent on this campaign.
Over $1 Billion that could have been put to much better use.
Job creation, education, health coverage, veteran benefits, infrastructure are just a few areas that could have benefited from a billion dollars.
But they will spend it going state to state morphing their candidates into Sooners or Buckeyes or whatever the case may be.
This is not change. At best it is fiscal irresponsibility. At worst it is fraud.
Nearly 100 years ago William J. H. Boetcker came up with the following suggestions
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Appears to be pretty sound advice.
Unfortunately it has been ignored by both parties for almost 100 years.
Maybe if either party had listened there would not be so much need for change today.
When was the last time you actually felt that any candidate was listening.
They are always telling you what needs to be done.
They never ask for your suggestions or advice only your time and your money.
Maybe if they actually listened we would begin to see some change.
Now that would be historic.