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[21 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Gov. Perry Sells Texas to the Highest Bidders

Over many decades the American electorate has become  increasingly concerned about the corrupting influence of unlimited  donations to political campaigns.   Although bi-partisan actions to limit political contributions, such as the McCain-Feingold Act, have been attempted, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that any laws limiting  political contributions were unconstitutional.  In essence, the Supreme Court has unwisely opened a floodgate  that  has allowed the corrupting influence of money to flow freely and without limitation.  The implications of the court’s ruling are staggering.  All Americans who believe in democratic principles, …

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[18 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Save the EPA, and Ditch the Republicans

There are times when it seems like the Republican Party is going out of it’s way to come up with  presidential candidates who take positions  that are completely contrary to basic American values, and totally extreme in their political orientation.   One of the  recent targets of the right-wingers is the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA.  As a child growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1960′s, I can attest to what it was like to live in an industrial area prior to the formation of the EPA.  The steel mills …

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[15 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Oh No; Its Rick (George Bush) Perry On The Loose

You better watch out, America!  Another conservative Texan has his eyes on the White House, and he’s looking a whole lot like George W. Bush.  The latest Republican rendition of  “Musical Chairs” now has Texas Governor Rick Perry elbowing out some of the weaker competitors.  In a flurry of Texas bravado, Governor Perry announced his candidacy for his party’s nomination at the same time the Iowa straw polls were being held.  As if there weren’t enough Republican  “Tea Baggers” in the running, Perry now joins Bachman, Santorum, Palin (probably) and …

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