It's Election Time
by Greg Quinn
October 27th, 2006
We come to that time every few years when we endure political barrage on the airwaves, in the papers, and in our neighborhoods. Don’t get me wrong; I am very active in political circles and believe that it is our right and responsibility as Americans to take a stand in the running of our country, as this was the design by our founding fathers. However, our political marketing has become little more than knocking down the other guy, lies, and deception. Take the Tennessee Senate race for example. One man is a conservative businessman that has done a great job of rebuilding a major city (Chattanooga) as mayor, and has a very solid record to back up what he says. The other candidate is from a family of liberal politicians, is a lifelong politician himself, and whose voting record totally discredits what he says on the air. The problem is this: we cannot believe what we hear.
A politician the other day was talking about the need to spend “billions” of dollars for rebuilding of New Orleans. I think we need to take a close look at what a billion really represents. This statistical data was compiled by an advertising agency recently to show what a billion actually represents, and was provided me by my friend and professional shooter George Briscoe, Jr. While I cannot necessarily validate their math, or agree with all their assumptions, it does make for an interesting observation of what a “billion” actually represents.
Now back to our Louisiana situation. Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, but what does it mean? Do the math and you’ll discover that $250 Billion as requested equates to:
We wonder if there are any calculators working in Washington, DC.
Please share this information with your politicians and friends. Keep informed on what is going on in your State and in Washington. Vote for candidates whose backgrounds and voting records support your right to keep and bear arms, as well as your other values.
Those that would take your rights away legally through the political process will succeed in their liberal agenda and will overtake this country only if we let them.
I leave you with the following poem (author unknown):
Tax his tractor,
Tax his cow,
Tax his ties, Tax his shirts,
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his booze,
Tax his bills,
Tax him good and let him know
If he hollers,
Tax his coffin,
And when he's gone,
It is interesting to note that none of these taxes existed 100 years ago. Then, there was prosperity, no national debt, the largest middle class in the world, prayer in schools, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened? Bad politics is a big part of it.
Keep this in mind as you vote. And, by all means, do get out and vote.
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