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Old 11-26-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My Fellow Democrats.
We are less than a year away from our next presidential election. We have much to do to prepare our next candidate, deciding policy and platforms and offering the best solutions for America's problems. We have a responsibility to America, to our great nation, and to our dreams of keeping our nation strong and thriving. It is with these thoughts that I write this message.

We have been disappointed by the past seven years of leadership in the White House. Very few within our party seem to want to mention this out loud, or admit this obvious position to the nation and the world, but obvious as it is, we have to do better. Our next candidate needs to have a grounded foundation in the Constitution, on the workings of the economy, and have a grasp on D.C. Politics. We can no longer afford mediocrity in our leaders, no more than we can continue with policies and platforms that have no place in American traditions.

It is my hope that our next candidate will possess a stronger grasp on the reality of the issues which face Americans today. And I would hope as well that this candidate can work with people, difficult though it may be, to further our great nation into being the best that it can be.

My fellow democrats, we have allowed misinformation and indecisiveness affect our stance on many issues. While individuals like myself believe that there are many issues on which the government should not regulate, like gay marriage, there are some pressing issues on which our party needs to strongly reevaluate it's stance.
In Education for example, the charter school/voucher program must be extended to the most possible affordability. We have seen over and over how the voucher program has strengthened school systems all over the nation by fostering competition among public and private schools. The beneficiaries of this program are not just the students, but the American people who can be offered graduates with a higher level of academic success. We must remove standardized testing, as it has been proven to be a hindrance to education. We will not cater to the lowest common denominator in standardized testing, but instead we should be looking at spending what little money education has in rewarding innovative programs that produce college ready students, as well as competitive job ready tradesmen.

In regards to gun control, we will never want to be known as the party who encouraged or passed gun control. Enforcement of existing laws is more than adequate, and the constitution foundation of gun ownership and gun rights will never be changed. We must never encourage or allow those within our party to attempt to pass more restrictive gun control and ownership laws.
If there is a problem with violence and crime in our society, then perhaps a good use of change, which is a word many in the GOP fear, would be to reevaluate what values we are teaching our youth. Are we fostering a society on the foundation of entitlement, or on opportunity? Perhaps we should focus our efforts on the how and why of a problem, because without an understanding of a disease, how can we expect to cure it?

Like many of my fellow democrats, I have been disgusted by the rampant handouts of the past 7 years, while many of our bravest disabled citizens, veterans and otherwise, go without basic needs. The Obama cell phone scandal was an example of government waste, which we as democrats must lead the fight against. Feeding our disabled veterans and citizens is charitable and right; giving expensive and unnecessary cellphones is not.

Our government has grown too large under the past 15 years of presidency. Our debt runs now in the trillions. This is unacceptable, unhealthy, and unnecessary. We must immediately start trimming the pork, so to speak, from government waste and unnecessary spending. By taxing less and allowing business to flourish, the economy will run strong on it's own. Anyone who does not understand this needs to go back to college econ class and relearn the working of the free enterprise economy.

My fellow democrats, we need to reevaluate our ideas on immigration. While it is true that immigrants made up this great nation, we must be more restrictive and more selective as to who may enter our nation. We must protect our borders and our people about all else.

We, as a nation, will not bargain with, or cater to, radical terrorists either at home or abroad. We must never allow a nation to harbor terrorists which can threaten our cities or our people. As leaders of the free world, we have a responsibility to our people and our allies, and to freedom loving people the world over. We hold the card to always use force, the American military, as a last resort, but always as an option.

Finally, we must never, ever let partisan politics get in the way of democracy. We are Americans first. We may be democrats, Republicans, liberals conservatives, populists, but we are Americans first. We will always put people first, because without our people, our nation is not the same. We have learned from our traditions of our founding fathers on to present times that he who governs best, often governs least. Our foundation of American freedom, free enterprise, industry and education must be a priority, lest our great nation will not endure.

Thank You

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Old 11-26-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Outrage? Lol.
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It seems that you love dishing it out, but don't seem to take it well when someone responds in kind. So spare the faux outrage, okay? If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think you're actually a Republican...you just don't know it yet!
"DITTO".

Bob.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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To your points:

I have not been disappointed with the president except that he was stymied so much from the opposition who was happy to see the country flounder so long as it harmed Obama.
Not disappointed by the biggest bald faced liar every to hold office? That speaks volumes.
Truth is treason to some.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Kingsport/Virginia
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@LargeKingCat, nice post, aren't you on Facebook too, if this is VN from FaceBook...I am your fan
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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Mr Lesman

I am not on facebook, I used to be but got tired of the childish adults engaging in narcissism ! But THANK YOU anyway !

Anyway., today, I took a survey It can be found HERE
https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

According to the Survey, I had the most percentage in common with Marco Rubio, and the Least with Bill Clinton's Wife !
hat I do not agree with in Rubio is his lack of work ethic. As I mentioned, I admired my grandfather's work ethic. (My father, sadly, took it further, to a very unhealthy addiction which ultimately destroyed our relationship)
But Rubio does not seem to have much of ANY work ethic, and that leads me away from supporting him.
The job of president calls for long hours, late nights and a busy schedule. No ducking out and taking a break when there is work to be done, and certainly not as a means to avoid a mistake.

What I found that I side more with democrats on is the environment, while I side more with Republicans on most other issues, In fact, it listed me as 92% republican at the end of the survey.

I will remain for now, with the democratic party here next year, I am already registered to vote with them. I will attend the primary, and I will be at meetings TRYING to talk some sense into them, using facts, logic and reason.....If it works Great, if not, it will not be for lack of effort on my part.
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