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To hear the news, it's not a question of if a Democrat will win. It is a question of how big the win will be.

I don't believe that. Americans need to draw the line at Clinton's or Obama's plans for massive tax hikes and dramatic increases in government spending on new programs. While Senator's Clinton and Obama are fighting amongst themselves to see who will be the first to surrender to extremists and terrorists, I am not willing to sit idly by and allow Clinton or Obama to win.

Register to vote. Call and write letters. Our elected officials need to know where we stand on the issues. We cannot allow these gun grabbing anti-hunters to enter the White House.

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08 Pres Race

Is everyone serious? Both Obama and Clinton have democratic ideals and constituents. Check youtube.com for Clinton gun control and you will see how she feels about 2nd amendment rights. The fact is, even though McCain might have a liberal record for a Republican he still has to appease a conservative base. Since Huckabee is out of the race, there is no candidate that really represents sportsmen, but a real pragmatist will realize that only a Republican will support your rights as a hunter. Don't waste your vote with a 3'd party and please don't vote for some ambiguous ''change.'' John McCain is the ONLY candidate who doesn't want to take away your 2nd amendment RIGHTS as an AMERICAN and as a hunter.

I wish Teddy Roosevelt could come back, but it isn't happening. You have to find the candidate that will do the least damage. John McCain is the obvious choice.

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I'll probably end up casting my vote for Ron Paul, though I really doubt that he has any chance.

The last Presidential election was decided by only a few hundred votes.

This is too important an election and and it is for too important a position to waste your vote on someone that has no chance in winning. You may be voicing your opinion that you don't like any of the top running candidates, but in the end, one of the top two will be President.

Ron Paul may be the most Second Amendment friendly candidate, but in the final count, a vote for Ron Paul is essentially a vote for Billary or Osama.

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According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service 12.5 million Americans (5% of the total population) hunted last year and spent $23 Billion.

See this link: http://www.fws.gov/news/newsreleases/showNews.cfm?newsId=3FCF5C3E-9D8A-6...

With the economic state of our nation in the condition that it is in, why would anyone in government mess with that sized portion of the economy? The outcry from over 12 million citizens (constituents), as well as the industry itself, would be mighty loud. I myself am not afraid of loosing my hunting rights if the left takes executive power. Handgun rights however, are another story.

In my opinion, the best thing for the republicans would be for Hillary to get the nomination. If she does, the level of resentment is so high that every republican would band together to defeat her. If she should win the general election, I'm afraid that nothing would get done in this country because of the right's vehement hatred of her. It would spark overwhelming partisan fighting in both houses and we would simply spend four years spinning our governmental wheels. If Obama wins the general election, I think he will spend four years finding out just how difficult changing anything in government really is. I think the Jr. Senator would get a hard knock education. Again, ineffectual government.

As for anyone surrendering to extremists and terrorists: Face it. We already have. Where is Osama Bin Laden?! Has everyone taken their eye off the ball on this one? What, are we supposed to just shut up and eat our freedom fries while he remains alive and free, planning his next strike? All while we sink deeper into a wastefull quagmire of our own making. Now the republicans promise more of the same. That should let you know how I feel about our current, ineffectual administration.

I don't pretend to be an expert on any of this or have any idea how to solve it. I'm just a citizen trying to decide between the best of three evils.
Just my frustrated rant. Brick Wall,)

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buffybr wrote:
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I'll probably end up casting my vote for Ron Paul, though I really doubt that he has any chance.

The last Presidential election was decided by only a few hundred votes.

This is too important an election and and it is for too important a position to waste your vote on someone that has no chance in winning. You may be voicing your opinion that you don't like any of the top running candidates, but in the end, one of the top two will be President.

Ron Paul may be the most Second Amendment friendly candidate, but in the final count, a vote for Ron Paul is essentially a vote for Billary or Osama.

I wouldn't consider it a waste of vote by any means. It's a vote cast for someone that the voter believes in. It's a vote lost to those who the voter does not want in office. It's showing that there is a want for someone else besides the main steam candidates. To have your own voice and make it heard is one of the great things we have in this country. I wish more American voters would think this way. We don't have to settle. I don't believe that any voter should simply just settle for a candidate, just because that candidate may have a better chance of winning.

Ron Paul may not cut it for many voters. While the 2nd Amendment is a huge importance to me, it is not the only issue that I vote on. Many of Ron Paul's ideals and beliefs are pretty well aligned with most of mine. It's about keeping America what it should be, as our founding fathers intended.

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we are in trouble no matter who comes into office robert Brick Wall,)

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Yes we are fortunate to live in a country that allows us to express our beliefs. But the reality of an election is that the candidate with the most votes wins. Elections are decided by votes, not beliefs.

Our founding fathers believed that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" was important enough that out of the ten original Amendments to our Constitution, they made it number two. Hillary and Obama have repeatedly demonstrated through their actions and their votes in the Senate, that they DO NOT believe in the Second Amendment. If either one of them win the Presidental election they will carry their anti-gun beliefs into the presidency.

Primary elections are the time to demonstrate your beliefs. The general election this November is the time to elect a President of the United States.

When this great nation was founded, Ben Franklin said "United we stand, divided we fall." In November we must unite our votes for the candidate that has the best chance of beating Hillary or Obama. Don't be hung up on winning a small battle and loose the war!

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I've said it before -- the inherent flaw of socialism and left-wing politics is its inherent distrust of the individual.

It's actually quite simple:

Liberalism: The individual must be constrained to protect the state.

Conservatism: The state must be constrained to protect the individual.

Look at what the candidates are saying, and you'll discover the above holds true. Regardlesss of the rhetoric of the day, those two philosophies will guide the politicians that get elected. Which one do you trust more with your 2nd Amendment rights?

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