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More on Willliam Ayers and Obama

We know that as members of the military, you get why Obama's connection with confessed terrorist William Ayers matters. What we don't understand is why the rest of America doesn't get it.

If you care about their connection, this may be of interest to you.

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Obama's Record on Promises

Every American voter who is considering voting for Barack Obama should read this article, published in the Evening Standard in the UK, about Barack Obama and his promises.

Obama visited Kenya with great fanfare after being elected a U.S. Senator, and became an instant folk hero. The village that was home to his father even renamed their school after the Senator. He made promises to help support the school, which was in serious need of basic upgrades, like running water.

What happened to his promise to "spread the wealth" in his ancestral village? As of today, they're still waiting for that "support" he promised them.

And if you vote for him, you'll be left wondering what happened to the promises he made to you. Here's a hint: Remember that tax plan that was going to cut taxes for anyone making less than $250,000 a year? Then it was $200,000. Then Joe Biden said $150,000. Today Bill Richardson said it was $120,000. And before they're done, you'll find that promise simply evaporated.

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Another Radical Obama Connection

Obama and Alinsky - Yet another radical connection

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you've surely heard of Barack Obama's radical connections with the likes of race-baiting, America-hating Reverend Jeremiah Wright and unrepentant terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, and probably Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan.

Another radical connection you may not have heard of is Saul Alinsky, called the "father of

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Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain

This Harvard-educated lawyer, who fits the profile of an Obama supporter, explains why he's voting for John McCain. His reasoning makes good sense to us, and we think it will make good sense to you as well.

As he explains, electing a President is essentially a hiring decision. If you were hiring a lawyer to represent you in a death penalty case where your life was on the line, which candidate would you hire?

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Founder's Views on Balance of Power

Our founding fathers were especially careful to create a government that had a system of checks and balances, so that no one branch of government had any more power than another, and each would keep an eye on attempted usurpation of power by the others.

Should Barack Obama be elected President next week, we will have both the executive and legislative branches of our government controlled by liberal Democrats. And eventually the judicial branch as well, because the next president will likely appoint more than one new Supreme Court Justice. That leaves NO branch of government to keep the others in balance. It would leave our entire government controlled by liberal Democrats.

That should cause a reason for concern, and we urge voters who are still undecided between the two candidates at this point to consider voting for the systems of checks and balances that has worked well for our country for more than 200 years.

"I acknowledge, in the ordinary course of government, that the exposition of the laws and Constitution devolves upon the judicial.

"But I beg to know upon what principle it can be contended that any one department draws from the Constitution greater powers than another in marking out the limits of the powers of the several departments."

-- James Madison
(speech in the Congress of the United States, 17 June 1789)

What is Sarah Palin's Experience?

From the moment she was announced as John McCain's running mate, the question has been, "What is Sarah Palin's Experience?"

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The Repugnance of Socialism

We recommend that you read writer Kyle-Anne Shiver's article appearing today at

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Heroes at Home Wish Registry Deadline Extended

The Heroes at Home Wish Registry(sm), sponsored by Sears, has extended its deadline to Friday, October 31. All active military personnel are encouraged to apply.

Through this program Sears, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, enables Americans to fulfill wishes for up to 20,000 deserving military families and personnel this holiday season. This continues Sears' long-standing tradition of supporting the military, whose sacrifices deserve more recognition.

The first 20,000 military personnel to apply and be verified will

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Blessings of Freedom

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

-- Thomas Paine (The Crisis, no. 4, 11 September 1777)

Scared American

How do you interpret the constitution? In a 2001 Chicago radio interview Obama states The Supreme Court of the 1960's didn't break free from the

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We Need President McCain

Skip writes: It is unbelievable to me how so many Americans can be fooled by rhetoric that BHO is qualified to be President and CINC

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Implementing President Obama's Policies

Business Owner writes: As of November 5, 2008, when President Obama is officially elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies

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News Media Coverage

A reader wrote: It sickens me to think that the news media already has the election wrapped up with all their polls predicting already who will be

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Obama Attacks Abortion Survivor

Barack Obama attacked abortion survivor Gianna Jessen when she spoke out against his opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

"I've dealt with worse; I survived an abortion," Jessen says in a powerful new ad for

JESSEN: "Seen this ad? In it, Senator Obama personally attacks me. I've dealt with worse -- I survived an abortion. State Senator Barack Obama voted 4 times against laws to protect babies who survive abortions. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators voted 98-0 for Born Alive Infant Protections. Senator Obama says deciding when babies get human rights is above his pay grade. Tell him abortion survivors deserve legal protections too."

Jessen became the first abortion survivor to appear in an issue advocacy advertisement earlier this year.

After her first ad was released, the Obama campaign issued a response ad that said BornAliveTruth was misleading voters. This is the attack Jessen refers to in the spot.

"Senator Obama had the audacity to go after Gianna Jessen, born alive after a failed abortion, and call her and the ad she appeared in 'a despicable lie,'" said Jill Stanek, executive director of "We want to make sure voters are aware of Barack Obama's extreme stance on abortion, and that he voted four times, while an Illinois State Senator, to deny medical care to infants born alive after abortions."

What can we say? Is this the type of man you want to lead this great nation? One who calls an abortion survivor a liar for publicizing his record of voting against medical care for infants like her, who survive abortion attempts?

We pray that enough American voters see through the smoke and mirrors being put forth by the Obama campaign, to see that this man with no leadership experience has radical ideas about changing America in ways that would destroy the way of life we know and love.

We know we're preaching to the choir, because if you don't agree with us, you stopped reading this blog long ago. So we ask you to please keep trying to reach your friends who have become Obama zombies. There's still hope!


Anyone who votes for Obama is Un-American and has fallen into his one word trap - change. Obama says he will redistribute the wealth. That is

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Spreading the Wealth

Barack Obama recently told "Joe the Plumber" the importance of "spreading the wealth around." And if you watch his rhetoric, you will see that "spreading the wealth" and "economic justice" are cornerstones of his political philosophy. A recording of a 2001 interview has him lamenting that the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's failed to bring about a redistribution of wealth in this country.

And remember Michelle Obama's speech where she said that some would have to give up a piece of pie so that others could have more?

We think you'll find the Obamas' tax returns to be significant in showing how

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A Life-Altering Event

Forty-one years ago today, Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain endured a day that has shaped every day of his life since. For every American voter about to select a President to lead our country through these troubled times, we suggest that character matters more than any other trait.

This piece, written by fellow POWs who shared the darkest period of his life, and thus know him best, is a testament to the character of John McCain.

"Country First" is not just a campaign slogan for John McCain -- it is the way he has lived his life.

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The Abyss Between Us...

The 2007/2008 War for the White House. There are those that say it’s the worst race ever, and those that say it’s the tightest race ever, and

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'Tis the Season for Charitable Giving

As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period, you will no doubt receive increasing solicitations from all sorts of charities asking for your help, especially in the current economic climate.

According to the American Institute of Philanthropy, U.S. military members, postal workers, and other federal employees are among the most generous givers in the U.S. That makes us even more proud of you. Not only do you give so much in your service to our nation, for which you receive paltry pay, you also give up some of that pay to help others not as fortunate.

We want to remind you, however, that all charities are not created equal.

So we're reminding you, before you make ANY charitable donations,

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Negative Campaign Tactics

Mary writes: I think that for too many years the two-party system in the United States has been failing the people, turning them against one another

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Obama and Al-Mansour: Another Radical Connection

Much has been reported recently about the long list of Barack Obama's questionable relationships, and how they affect his qualifications to be President of the United States. They also reflect his judgment and tell us a lot about who he is.

It is true that like attracts like. We tend to gravitate towards other people who share our beliefs and values. We all know that from our own lives. That's especially troubling in the case of Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Who is Khalid Al-Mansour, and what is his connection with Barack Obama? You should know.

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Warn Voters About Obama and Odinga

Jenny writes: I cannot understand why the Obama connection to Odinga is being ignored by all major media and the McCain campaign. I sent an

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Obama and Odinga: Change We DON'T Want

Is the connection between Obama and Odinga a cause for concern among American voters? It certainly appears to be.

Obama made campaign appearances with Odinga and raised nearly a million dollars for Odinga's bid to be president of Kenya. Why do you care?

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Barack Obama's Extended Family

Barack Obama's extended family paints a colorful picture, and it's one he'd probably prefer you not see. Attempting to research his family, including all his father's wives and mistresses, and all his half-siblings, is enough to confuse any voter. Obama shares a father with seven half-siblings, and a mother with one. That's quite an extended family.

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Historical Perspective on the War on Terror

Writer Ray Kraft provides a thought-provoking historical perspective on the War Against Islamic Extremists.

As you read this article, think about how America (and you) would react to being taken over by Islamic extremists, possibly as early as 2009 or 2010, especially if Iran is allowed to develop its nuclear capabilities. And don't be foolish enough to dismiss that idea as outside the realm of possibility, because it isn't.

It is time for the good people of America to speak up and for the Silent Majority to remain silent no more.

Turning points in history are often dicey things. Now, we find ourselves at another one of those key moments in history.

There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants, and may soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world.

The Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs -- they believe that

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Thanks for the sweat!

I want to thank you for all the hard work and sacrifice you have put forward for our country. I want to thank the families of our brave service

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To the Troops

Megan writes: I am truly in awe of all you men and women who are so courageous, honorable and dedicated. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

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Democratic Congress Responsible for Economy

Melanie writes: So George Bush has been in office for 7 1/2 years. For the first six, the economy was fine. Don't blame Bush for the economy

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Obama a Republican???

Jeannie writes: Listening to Obama, one would think HE is the REAL REPUBLICAN! He's FOR 2nd Amendment Rights to carry a gun? Really??? And

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The Real Obama: Unqualified for Security Clearance

The Real Obama wouldn't qualify to guard the President --

Or even to play in his band!

Obama critics have long been pointing to Barack Obama's long-time relationships with radical people and groups. But they're not doing so effectively.

Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers and others is important because

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Outrage in America

by Alisa Wilson, Ph.D.

On July 31, 2008, the Wall Street Journal had an article titled, "Where's the Outrage?"

Really! I can tell you where the outrage is.

The outrage is here, in this middle-aged, well-educated,upper-middle class woman. The outrage is here, but I have norepresentation, no voice. The outrage is here, but no one is listening, for who am I?

I'm not a billionaire like George Soros who can fund

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Vote for a Leader

Daniel writes: In the presidential debates, what I saw from the presidential candidates was just absurd. I want to vote for a leader, for someone

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Vote with Common Sense

Americans must vote with Common Sense! After 9/11, there are many people who can't vote their heart. So I hope you will be the first to tell the

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Vote from your heart

Joseph, from Ghana, writes: Although this year's election is very a tight one, only one person must get to the top. Well, everyone want the

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Blue Star Families for Obama!

I am a proud Blue Star wife and Gold Star sister-in-law, and I am also an active member of Blue Star Families for Obama ( I firmly

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Clinton Ambassador Voting for McCain

For much of my adult life, I've supported Democrats for the most part. I served in the Clinton Administration and have supported many

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The Audacity of Obama

The Audacity of Obama -- to portray himself as a messiah who can heal the racial divide in America.

In an article at, Phyllis Schlafly mentions the hope many Americans felt when Barack Obama won the nomination of the Democratic Party, that perhaps his historic selection would signal at least the beginning of the end of racism in America.

She goes on to explain why Barack Obama cannot be the man who signals the demise of racism in America. To put it bluntly, it is because

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Obama's Empty Promise of Change

Who can believe in Obama's empty promise of change? This citizen begs to know -- WHAT does he propose to change? The only identified change anyone

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Obama Insults Law Enforcement

My son, a Kent County, Michigan, deputy sheriff, sent this to me, about Barack Obama's visit to Battle Creek, Michigan. Thought you'd be interested:

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Financial Bailout Bill Q & A

Last week, Congress passed an unprecedented financial bailout bill. We've heard lots of discussion about the current financial crisis in the US over the airwaves in the past few weeks, and it has become a major issue in the Presidential election, now less than a month away.

Perhaps that was the intent? Was this crisis manipulated in order to swing the election? Here's some information about the underlying source of the subprime mortgage mess.

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Obama's Great Depression

Obama will tax 2/3 of American small business at 50% . Small business employs half of American workers. Why would (or how could) small

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Obama and the Economy

The Democrats are touting Obama and the economy, and claiming the massive mortgage meltdown and economic crisis is the result of eight years of "failed Bush economic policy."

They say you should elect a Democrat President next month because, of course, the Republicans caused this economic mess, and, they say, McCain is part of the problem.

Whoa, Nellie! Let's take a look at where this "mortgage meltdown" originated. It's been coming for a very long time, and there

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Nominations Due for
Military Spouse of the Year Award

Do you know an outstanding military spouse who deserves to be recognized for her support of our military?

The deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for the 2009 Military Spouse of the Year award from Military Spouse magazine. The award is sponsored by USAA.

As the Oct. 8 deadline approaches, 252 Army spouses had been nominated at last count, along with 74 Navy and 70 Air Force spouses. The Coast Guard, with 22 nominations, was edging out the Marine Corps by one, with 21 Marine Corps spouses nominated.

Guys! C'mon! You can't let the Army kick your tail like that. Get those nominations in!

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Confused Democrat

I am a Democrat, but I am confused. What are we going to vote for...Prom queen? Who the heck is Biden? What has Obama accomplished in the senate?

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Sarah Palin -- Someone to Vote FOR!

Agnes writes: HOORAY! Someone to vote FOR! I vote MCCAIN/PALIN Ed.: Agnes, thank you for contributing to our conversation. Would you share

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The Angry White Man
Will Decide the Election

With all the pandering to special interest groups, we sometimes tend to forget the concerns of mainstream Americans. An opinion piece in the Aspen

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Ronald Reagan is Back?

For several months now, we've lamented the fact that we wish we had the opportunity to vote for Ronald Reagan again. It seems that with all the problems this country is facing, we need as much as ever his brand of strong leadership, statesmanship, common sense, and Peace Through Strength.

Well, along comes Michael Reagan, Ronnie's eldest son, and tells us he recognizes his father in one of the candidates this fall. And it's not John McCain . . .

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A Financial Bailout We Could Support

As Congress spends the weekend working on the financial bailout program, we thought we'd share this idea with you, which we received by e-mail.

Now, THIS is an economic bailout plan we could support. Talk about solving the debt problem for American families -- this would do it. Imagine what

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The Middle East Imperative

Brigadier General Jimmy L. Cash, USAF (Retired), was at one time the man with his finger on the nuclear trigger of this country, as head of our missile defense and response complex.

According to Major General John R. (Jack) Farrington, USAF (Retired), General Cash "was the only person who could initiate a nuclear attack after advising the sitting President of a missile launch by our enemies and our need to respond. No political or civilian type in the US had more knowledge about day to day military actions around the world."

Here, General Cash explains the critical importance of completing our mission in Iraq.

It should be noted that he is neither Democrat nor Republican. I hope that you will read it with an open mind, and seriously consider what he says.

The future of this great country depends on enough voters understanding what General Cash is saying, before the election in November!

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