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Belenen gets political...


Okay. I have been educating myself over the past month or so, and I've learned quite a bit about the presidential candidates, the war in Iraq, and economics. Every single one of you ought to educate yourself about these important issues, and don't you dare call yourself knowledgeable if you haven't done more research than watching TV and talking to friends -- or if you have only read the propaganda of one party. That said, I'll help you out a little.

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Intelligent, legitimate reasons to vote for KERRY:

1.)
If your most urgent concern is that the president:
..............is an advocate of such social issues as gay marriage or abortion. Kerry has made it clear that he will support legislation that allows abortion, including partial-birth abortion; he voted against the bill that would make partial-birth abortion illegal. He stands with his party on the issue of gay marriage, meaning he will do his best to make gay marriage legal. So if you consider these to be the most important issues we face, and you approve of his stance, you should vote for Kerry.

2.)
If your most urgent concern is that the president:
..............will strive for world peace through pacifism. Kerry has repeatedly voted against our most powerful modern weapons, "such as the Patriot missile, the Tomahawk cruise missile and the B-2 stealth bomber — all of which military leaders say have become integral to the U.S. force and were crucial to winning the 1991 Gulf war and last year's war in Iraq. According to voting records, Mr. Kerry also favored cutting or canceling spending on the Apache helicopter, the M-1 Abrams tank and a wide range of fighter jets" (the Washington Times). He has said "As president, I will stop this administration's program to develop a whole new generation of bunker-busting nuclear bombs. This is a weapon we don't need. And it undermines our credibility in persuading other nations. What kind of message does it send when we're asking other countries not to develop nuclear weapons, but developing new ones ourselves?" If you feel that it is important for us to lead the world in ceasing to develop weapons, and you believe that other countries will follow our lead if we lay our weapons down, then Kerry is the one you should vote for.

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Intelligent, legitimate reasons to vote for BUSH:

1.)
If your most urgent concern is that the president:
..............will improve the economy of our country. Bush has proven himself to be a sound economist. Despite the recession that began six months before he took office and despite the devastating economic effects of 9/11, the American economy is now improving at an unprecedented rate. In the last 13 months the unemployment rate dropped a full point -- this is a very unusually fast improvement. This is due in large part to the tax cuts that Bush put into place; when people have more money, they spend more. Kerry claims that he could do better at getting people jobs -- yet if his vote was the deciding factor, none of the tax cut that Bush instituted would have been passed. Kerry votes continually against tax cuts and for tax increases, even in the economic crisis we experienced. Most importantly, Kerry's proposed tax increase on those who make more than $200,000 a year would be devestating to our economy, and would cause job loss. Why? because 90% of those affected by this tax increase are small business owners who file as individuals. And small business owners account for 70% of the nations' jobs. When they have less money due to this tax increase, they will be forced to lay off people, and they certainly won't be hiring -- that's 70% of the nation's jobs that will be affected. This is a very economically dangerous plan; if you want to avoid it and have someone who is proven to understand economics running our country, vote for Bush.

2.)
If your most urgent concern is that the president:
..............will strive to maintain and increase the safety and security of our country, especially with regards to terrorism. Despite what Michael Moore says, there is a terrorist threat. If you don't believe 9/11 proves that fact, then do some research and you'll find that yes, as a matter of fact the terrorists do want to harm America, and it is a current threat. Due to the Patriot Act that Bush stamped into effect, many terrorist plots have been uncovered and stopped, such as the plot to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. If you need a little more reassurance that Bush has made headway against the terrorist threat -- ask the terrorists who they want in office. They want Kerry. If the terrorists are afraid of Bush being reelected, that should tell you something about his effectiveness in frustrating their efforts.

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And just for the record, Steve Sailer, who studies presidential candidates to determine their I.Q.s, showed in the last presidential campaign that Bush's I.Q. was about 125, roughly 10 points lower than Gore's. In this election Sailer again estimated the candidate's I.Q.s, again finding that Bush's I.Q. is about 125 -- and Kerry's is about 120. The New York Times published these findings.
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