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Letters to the editor – Saturday (11-01-08)

Libertarian ticket offers a different choice
Over the past month, I’ve observed more government giveaways than any other time in our nation’s history. But instead of needy Americans (disabled, elderly, low income, veterans) being on the receiving end, this time wealthy Wall Street moguls are the beneficiaries.
Bear Stearns, AIG, car manufacturers, housing lenders (Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae) and now big commercial banks are in line to receive a $700 billion bailout. The cost to taxpayers is now more than $1 trillion in new national debt.
This scheme comes compliments of the Bush administration, with the backing of both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. The fact that two parties made this deal happen should tell you that this is really, really bad for taxpayers. Only Libertarian candidate and former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr has had the courage to stand up against the titans of Wall Street and their money-printing friends in Washington.
Bob Barr is running on a platform of lower taxes, smaller government, no more Wall Street bailouts and more personal freedoms. That’s what I’m doing. I’m voting Libertarian, Bob Barr. To learn more about him visit www.bobbarr08.com.
ó Cheyenne Duncan
Salisbury
Shame on Senator Dole
Once again, Elizabeth Dole has brought shame to Salisbury with her slanderous ad depicting Kay Hagan as “godless.” If Dole would do that to Kay Hagan, she would have no qualms about doing the same to anyone else óincluding Salisbury’s upstanding citizens. We need to send Dole a message at the polls by voting for Kay Hagan and against our “hometown” girl, Elizabeth Dole. Dole doesn’t have the same Christian values that most of the people in North Carolina have ó at least not the ones I know. Besides, we all know that Elizabeth Dole hasn’t lived in Salisbury, or North Carolina for that matter, for at least 45 years. How can she pretend to know what we need?
ó John Hoffman
Salisbury
Don’t blame the GOP
Many of you have already decided how you plan to vote next week. What’s interesting is that because of the recent disaster with the economy a lot of you will be voting differently than you had originally planned. Your reasoning may go like this; Republicans hold the White House, and they are, by default, responsible for what has happened.
But so that you don’t cast your vote next week on false premises, here’s the real reason for the mess that we’re in. Democrats Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer and a host of others blocked efforts for years by Republicans (including our Sen. Elizabeth Dole) to bring greater oversight to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It is the failures of Fannie and Freddie that largely precipitated this avalanche, folks, plain and simple! Rather than listen to the warnings of their Republican counterparts, the Democrats charged them with racism and with unfairly trying to deny needy families the opportunity to own their own homes. All of this is a matter of record.
Now guess who these same Democrats are pointing the finger at? You guessed it; the Republicans. And what are they accusing them of? Failing to regulate and provide stricter oversight for businesses in the private sector. Unbelievable! This election is too important for us to cast our votes based on false assumptions. If you want a strong economy, vote for John McCain because he will make the Bush tax cuts permanent. It is also critical that we re-elect our own Elizabeth Dole to the U.S. Senate. She has been a great senator and deserves our support. She will fight for lower taxes, protect Second Amendment rights, enforce illegal immigration laws and support judges who will interpret existing law rather than legislate from the bench.
ó Mark Anders
Salisbury
Putting people first
I am a big fan of Dr. Ada M. Fisher and want to encourage you to support her candidacy for N.C. House District 77. When I ran in a local Forsyth County race which impacted the congressional district in which we live, Dr. Fisher was out there putting out signs, shaking hands and offering support to candidates who were willing to put our citizens first.
When members of my family needed assistance, Dr. Fisher intervened to get the process started. She helps a lot of people without fanfare, and if she has done what she has without help and staff, she can do even more for us when elected with a bit of help from her friends, as well as those she has helped.
I’m proud to call Dr. Ada M. Fisher my friend. I’d vote for her if I could, and I would hope that you all will.
ó Calvin M. Weatherman
Hamptonville
Finding the right path
History will reveal the importance of this election by the men and women who are elected and how they govern over the next four years. National greed and corruption have been exposed in our government. God has been taken out of our schools and millions of babies have been aborted while our judicial system is corrupted with those who interpret the law “according to their own wisdom.” We can look back over the past history of our great nation and see how liberalism has taken control of a country that was founded on religious freedom and godly values. Can America continue on the current path? Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Please vote for those men and women who will stand up for Godly values and defend the unborn who can’t speak for themselves. The Bible states, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” It’s not too late to put God back into our government.
ó Linda Duncan
Rockwell
Follow a higher law
Election Day is coming! Once again, it’s time to to elect a new president. Hopefully, the new president we elect will use common sense to make decisions and new laws instead of letting the sinners of the world dictate what should be done.
Especially about situations that go against God’s Laws and Commandments ó such as making same sex marriages legal in all states, continuing to allow abortions to be performed to kill unborn babies and the list goes on.
Presidents are supposed to be leaders. If so, then why do laws get passed that go against what is written in the Holy Bible? Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but there is only one leader who can successfully address the problems of this world. That leader is none other than Jesus Christ, who laid down his life in our behalf. Psalm 146:3 states: “Do not put your trust in nobles, nor in the son of the earthing man, to whom no salvation belongs.”
People who continue to show disrespect for God’s creations and who refuse to obey Jesus Christ will be dealt with on Judgment Day. Punishment will be an eternity in the lake of fire, which will destroy this Earth that we presently inhabit.
Presidential candidates make pretty speeches about what they stand for while campaigning. Afterward, the candidate who gets elected changes the tune and starts singing a different song.
ó Ellie Mae Lambert
Salisbury
Soros behind Obama?
I’m no political genius or expert, so will someone out there please solve the puzzle of the decade? Just who is Barack Obama? What is his real background? Furthermore, what is his real agenda?
His speeches are very eloquent and inspiring, unlike McCain’s practice of referring to his notes every other sentence. I applaud his suave and debonair demeanor. His self-assertiveness and confidence is to be admired. But who is he?
Who put Obama into the spotlight, and moreover, why?
Well, believe it or not, he is the brainchild of one of the world’s richest men and backer of a “New World Order.” I’ve heard that he is not even a citizen of the United States. He wants more than anything to see America swallowed up by the U.N. He would love nothing better than to dissolve our existing military, disband all of our law enforcement agencies and put America and every other country in the world under foot of a “multijurisdiction task force police.” But to do that successfully, everyone in America, excluding select military and police units, would have to be totally disarmed. The man I’m talking about is multibillionaire George Soros. But since I can’t prove the above statements, I’ll just say that they are my beliefs and my opinion of the whole mess.
Obama’s middle name is Hussein. Anyone with that name either was or is a Muslim. I firmly believe that there is some Muslim upbringing in his background. Obama would gladly sacrifice us to the U.N. so we would be pawns of a “New World Order” that he refers to occasionally. Shades of the Antichrist!
So, who is Barack Obama? God only knows. But I don’t want him as our next president, do you? Think about it.
ó William E. Lentz
Salisbury
Reality is buried in the mud
Once again mudslingers get their facts wrong.
Paula Fernandez fails to make the grade in her Oct. 31 letter to the editor.She states that the German people elected Hitler in 33. Hitler didn’t win; he lost. In the elections of 1932, he received only 30 percent of the vote compared to Field Marshall von Hindenburg’s 50 percent (source:www.axishistory.com). By January 1933, President von Hindenburg, unable to form an effective government due to Nazi intimidation tactics and hoping to prop up the democratic government, appointed Hitler chancellor of Germany, without a general election and despite the fact that the Nazi Party never claimed a majority of parliamentary seats. When Hindenburg died in 34, Hitler, now unopposed, claimed the powers of the presidency by political coup; he was never elected to any office by the German people. Pick up “The rise and fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer at the library and get the facts; you can’t change history to prove your point.
Regarding the Freedom of Choice Act: Our system requires Congress and the Senate to approve a bill before any president can sign or veto it. According to Govtrack.us, The Freedom of Choice Act has yet to be voted on by Congress, so it is unlikely that Obama’s “first act” would be to sign it. In fact, neither candidate will have much chance to act on it before 2010.
As for Jewish businessmen ever supporting Hitler, this statement is preposterous. As early as the 1920s, the National Socialist Party was generating propaganda blaming the Jewish people for all of Germany’s problems, much as some in this election are spewing hate for the “godless,” be they atheists, homosexuals, immigrants, Democrats or journalists.
Vote Obama or Vote McCain, but get your facts straight, then make up your own mind; don’t let anyone think for you.
ó T.E. Marts
Salisbury
Pray and study candidates
If ever there was a time when Christians need to pray, it is now. Our country is in trouble. Prayer is the answer. Many churches are banning together to pray for our country. Remember II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray … I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.”
Please, this election year is critical. Everyone should vote. Study the candidates very carefully and see what they stand for. Let your conscience be your guide.
Is abortion the right way? Is marriage between man and woman right?
God started these laws from the beginning. Please pray and vote.
ó Edith Challis
Salisbury
Legion location relevant?
After reading your Oct. 13-14 articles regarding the shooting on Hall Street in the Civic Apartments, I see a trend in your news reporting. I feel that a future article may read as follows: “Two men robbed the 7-11 convenience store at 123 Wade Ave., Durham, N.C., located 120 miles north of the J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, Salisbury, N.C.
ó Abe Daniels
Adjutant, J.C. Price Post
Compassionate care
On Oct. 6, my husband had a stroke and was rushed to the Rowan Regional Medical Center. It was a very intense ordeal, as I was totally unprepared for what was to happen. From the time we arrived at the hospital, everything was handled with loving care and had the very best people helping us. We have never seen such compassion as the people there gave us. The entire stay was handled with care, and we want to thank the nursing staff of the critical care unit and the wonderful staff of the Stanback Rehabilitation Center for all their help.
ó Pat and Dustie Thorbergson
Granite Quarry

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