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Written by Gerry Garrison   
Thursday, 02 June 2011 20:40

In This Corner

By Gerry Garrison

I want to finish up what I was asking of the candidates for President of these United States.  But first I need to let all of our veterans know how much I appreciate all the sacrifices they made on behalf of this great nation.

This past Monday, Memorial Day, we remembered all of our veterans, from the Civil War to the current hostilities in Afghanistan and Iraq, who gave their lives in sacrifice for the many freedoms the people of this country have.  We also remember the sacrifices of those who fought in faraway places, leaving friends and family to help preserve those freedoms we hold dear to our hearts.

As a Navy veteran of 28 years, I know how hard it is for each one of you when it comes to lengthy deployments away from our family.  Thank you from the bottom of this Navy Senior Chief’s heart. 

All of the sacrifices of life, limb and suffering, as well as long separation from our loved ones, will always be remembered by this old Navy seadog.  You are best of the best this country has ever produced.  God bless you and your families.  God bless the families and loved ones of those who gave the ultimate sacrifices.  He watches over all of you.

Now back to the subject at hand.  There are numerous candidates in the field for in the upcoming presidential race to the White House in 2012. 

The democrats only have one: BOH.  They will have to live with this choice, good, bad or otherwise.  Others in the Democratic Party may try to make a run of it, but unless BOH really blows between now and the summer of 2012, they will be wasting time and money.

As for the Republicans, the candidates are so numerous, announced and unannounced, it could be difficult to determine who the best candidate is in this race. If you remove all the establishment candidates and progressive candidates, one could whittle the choices down to a little over a handful.

As for me, I see some of the candidates who have held office, such as Ron Paul, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Rudy Giuliani, Tim Pawlenty as viable candidates.  Then there is Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza  as a new face in this race.

All of these candidates bring fresh ideas to the Grand Old Party, who needs get rid of the old.  Candidates such as Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman need to bow out, because we conservatives are tired of the same old group.  You keep up the same old progressive rhetoric and we don’t want to hear it anymore. 

Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump got the message and bowed out.  The rest of you need to do the same.  We the People are tired of listening to you.  Let those who speak for We the People get the chance to lead the Republicans back to the ideals of our founding fathers.

As the new field of candidates really start open up and bring their ideas of what they believe how this country should be run, and how much government should be involved in the way these United States are run.  I am a big promoter of less government is better, along with lower taxes and less regulation.

Guess we will see what happens.  If the past year is any indication, when We the People finally wake up and speak with our votes, politicians realize they have to start listening to us, if they want to keep their job.  Many didn’t and found themselves out of work. 

My passion is the history of this country, past, present and future.  I believe we can do better that what we have now.  I hope you all do too.

But what do I know.  Just saying … # # #


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