Voting for Yellow Dogs, Again

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A special note:
I would like to say at the very outset that I have the highest respect
and admiration for Congressman Ron Paul. In past years, I have supported
him with campaign contributions. I wish him well. However, it is
my hope that Congressman Paul will soon resign from the Republican
Party. The Republican Party is not worthy of him.

In the past,
the South was once referred to as the “Solid South.” It got that
name because of the fact that the South, as a whole, always voted
Democratic. After the tragic loss of the War for Southern Independence,
Southerners voted Democratic for over one hundred years. And, this
was the main reason they voted that way: Southerners could not easily
forget the total physical and economic devastation, indeed, the
living hell, that had been worked upon them by Mr. Lincoln and his
Republican Party. It was said that Southerners would, if necessary,
vote for a “yellow dog” just so long as he or she were a Democrat
and not a Republican. That’s how much Southerners detested the Republicans
for all of the horrendous war crimes that had been inflicted upon
the Southern people.

In more recent
times, the Republicans have claimed to be much more principled and
virtuous than their despised predecessors. The Republicans have
claimed to be conservative. They have proven that they are not.
They have claimed to be in favor of abolishing murder by abortion.
They have proven that they are not. They have claimed to be in favor
of low taxes, small government and state's rights. They have proven
that they are not. They have claimed to be in favor of balanced
budgets and sound money. They have proven that they are not. They
have claimed to be in favor of protecting our freedoms, liberties
and property rights. They have proven that they are not. They have
also claimed that they were against unjust and unconstitutional
wars of aggression. They have proven that they are not. In short,
the Republican Party is a gigantic fraud. Does anyone recall Newt
Gingrich and his "Contract with America?" What a con job
that turned out to be.

This is what
the Republicans have proven they really stand for: spewing out a
steady stream of self-serving, self-promoting lies; theft on a massive
scale and wanton murder. Based on their disastrous fiscal, domestic
and foreign policies of the last several years, Bush and the Republicans
have done more lasting damage to America than any president or political
party since the time of the despised dictator Lincoln – whom they,
of course, idolize.

I must say
that I detest Bush and the Republicans for all of the monstrous
lies they've told. There were no Iraqi "weapons of mass destruction"
and there were no Iraqi alliances with any terrorists whatsoever.
And, as they deliberately led many Americans to believe, there certainly
weren't any Iraqi nuclear bombs that were about to be rained down
upon our heads. It was all a pack of lies. The lies were designed
to frighten the American people into a war that would benefit the
Republicans and their fat-cat, war-loving, military-industrial cronies.

I detest Bush
and the Republicans for their blatant theft of Iraqi oil. The violent
seizure of the Iraqi oil fields was the original cause for soaring
oil prices. With the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and with
the threat of new wars constantly emanating from the White House,
the oil markets are being kept in a state of near panic to say the
least. This has given speculators a grand opportunity to manipulate
prices. With each new threat to the flow of oil from the Persian
Gulf, they are pushing up the price of oil to unheard of new highs
with every passing week. No doubt, Bush and his chummy buddies in
the oil industry aren't shedding any tears about that. The astronomical
price for oil is one of the primary reasons Americans are now facing
a painful and protracted recession. Thanks a lot George; thanks
a lot Republicans.

I detest Bush
and the Republicans for destroying the purchasing power of our hard-earned
dollars. In order to keep expanding the military's empire of far-flung
bases, and to finance their disastrous and ongoing wars of imperialism,
the Republicans have increased the public debt enormously. This
is one of the principal causes for the unrelenting decline in the
value of the U.S. dollar. Caught between ever-rising oil prices
and an ever-sinking dollar, the average American's standard of living
is heading for the status of "banana republic."

I detest Bush
and the Republicans for their immoral, unjustified and brutal wars
of naked aggression that has slandered the good name of America
all over the world. And, after a five-year campaign of relentless
lies, deception, savage butchery and non-stop mayhem that has transformed
Iraq and Afghanistan into two living hell holes, they are now trying
to frighten Americans into yet another war of imperialism with the
Iranians! My God, is there no end to their insufferable bloodlust?

As every true
Christian knows, the Lord Jesus Christ taught all of these things:
"Do not give false testimony"; and "Do not steal";
and "Do not murder"; and "Love your neighbor as yourself";
and "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons
of God." Therefore, I have some words of extreme caution for
those Republicans who claim to be "born-again Christians"
on the one hand and who, on the other hand, condone and even encourage
the unjustified slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent men,
women and children. This is what the Lord Jesus Christ, the "Prince
of Peace," had to say about those who are unable to accept
and understand His teachings: "Why is my language not clear
to you? Because: you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to
your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's
desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the
truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his
native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
And, again, the Lord Jesus taught us; "He who belongs to God
hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not
belong to God." I can now see them frantically searching their
concordances. Good, that's a great starting point.

The Southern
people of 1860 recognized the Republican Party for what it was and
still is; an illegitimate, bastard child, born of two of the very
worst vices ever known to man, namely: unbridled greed and insatiable
lust for power. The present day Republican Party is not much different
from the Republican Party of Lincoln. It is still just as greedy
and power-hungry as its infamous predecessor ever was but with one
gigantic difference; with the vast fiscal, political and military
power it currently controls, the Republican Party of today is not
only a threat to the well-being, peace and security of any and all
regions in America, but it is now a "clear and present danger"
to the well-being, peace and security of our entire planet. And,
true to its evil origins, it is doing just exactly what you would
expect it to do.

Come this November,
I will vote. I will vote for a “yellow dog” just so long as he or
she is not a member of the eternally corrupt Republican Party. Will
a Democratic administration be any better? I seriously doubt it.
But, at the very least, the lying, thieving, murdering Republicans
won't be the first hogs at the trough anymore.

It is my hope
that the Republican Party will be so thoroughly defeated at the
polls this year that it will never rise again. I will vote this
year for this one reason: I don’t want Bush and the Republican Party
to get away with their “high crimes and misdemeanors” against the
American people and I don't want them to get away with all of their
horrendous sins against God and the whole of humanity. I’ve got
a feeling my late great-grandfather, Calvin Lee (a Confederate soldier),
of Marion County, South Carolina, would be very proud of me for

12, 2008

A. Clemens [send him mail]
is an engineer living in Florida.

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