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My having been a voting Republican since I hit 21 years of age (Eisenhower) and having studied both parties, I chose the GOP based on my wanting an agenda that stood up for all Americans. It was the GOP that promoted Civil Rights and the Roe vs Wade Decision.

Not pleased with President Bush 41, I worked for H. Ross Perot for a new fiscally-responsible candidate His agenda was not strong enough to put him near the White House but he made us all aware of the debt and deficit growing out of control that made an impact on how the voters looked at our government’s responsibility,

2011 finds us again with a two-party system that ignores the words of Perot and our entire nation is over our heads with mounting debts and deficits enough to destroy our own financial problems as well as our government in trouble at home and globally.

Enter Congressman Ron Paul of Texas again with his agenda based on a combination of Libertarian and Republican agenda that hopefully would stand up for individual freedoms as well as a fiscally responsible federal government. The problem was a divided GOP with the religious right opposed to all individual rights not currently found in the Constitution and a Libertarian agenda of all rights for all Americans but including a government where wars would not be the first choice of handling foreign affairs.

Many of us joined the LP and many became Independents. I’ve watched all the debates and not a single Republican candidate stands up for full rights for women or gays and my own campaign for Death with Dignity to be given to the terminally ill person who wants the final word in how he/she dies.

The Ron Paul supporters are growing and maybe by 2016 we might have a GOP candidate who has the agenda to bring individual freedoms in as part of his/her campaign. The GOP continues to shoot dice with some excellent candidates like Perot and Paul but no one strong enough to sell individual freedoms and rights for all Americans. I will have to wait patiently for the day when all Americans are represented in our elections.

Sandra Price


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If each party were in fact different that would be good. But unless one lives under a rock, then common sense tells us all that the current two party system is merely the two sides of the same coin. Only a handful or less of issues separate them. In the beginning when a presidential election was held, the person with the most votes got the presidency and the one with the second most votes got the VP position. What ever happened to this? The two party system tore it out, and created a new unconstitutional method of controlling the administration. VP gets to break tie votes in the senate. That's why the two party system felt the need to give the tie breaker vote to the president's party. I'd like to be there when the ten's of thousands of politicians are judged when they pass on to whatever there is. I'd imagine they'd each be giving some sort of speech to God telling him why they should be voted into Heaven, no doubt. Stephen

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