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BBB of Central East Texas / Ken Blackell, Columnist for NY Sun

1 412 S. Spring AvenueTyler, TX, United States Review updated:
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I am very upset that this type of e-mail is circulating. I do not know where the source is coming from but I copied it from my e-mail which was sent by one of my so called friend. Here is what it reads:

Everyone in America should read this... Send it to everyone on your
list...Republicans and Democrats

Ken Blackwell

Columnist for the New York Sun

It's an amazing time to be alive in America.

We're in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first
viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate;
and, a candidate who is the first front running freedom fighter over
70. The next president of America will be a first.

We won't truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge
every candidate by where they stand. We won't arrive where we should
be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender.

Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we
need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his
policies and his politics.

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee
until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the
frontrunner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at

Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He's not.
He's the next George McGovern. And it's time people learned the

Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal
senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted
Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.

Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose
rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised
to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military
weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic
agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he's not behind in
the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were
in a beauty pageant.

Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue,
to lead the United States of America. But let's look at the more
defined strokes of just who he is underneath this superficial

Start with national security, since the president's most important
duties are as commander-in-chief.

Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation
armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and create another
Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving his
people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table
against terrorists - something no president has ever taken off the
table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats
who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks.
Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national
security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care
system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements,
created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more
goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a
life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises
to raise taxes on 'the rich.' How to fix Social Security? Raise
taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise
taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize medicine? Raise taxes.
His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big
Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to
open a stadium rally by saying, 'All praise and glory to God!' but
says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have
'hijacked' - hijacked - Christianity. He is pro-partial birth
abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will
rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the
abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of
racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage,
and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois, he refused to vote
against a statewide ban on all handguns in the state. These are
radical left, Hollywood, and San Francisco values, not Middle
America values.

The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs.
Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people
don't start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His
vision of 'bringing America together' means saying that those who
disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers.
Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning
any conflicting beliefs.

But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he
is and - yes - they're talking about his race. Those should never be
the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama's
radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the
left of Mrs. Clinton.

It's time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of
firsts, let's first make sure we elect the person who is qualified
to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational

Marilyn Childers
LOW's Secretary

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  • Ja
      20th of Mar, 2008
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    I sent in a Article from Ken Blackwell, Columnist for the New York Sun. I included the company I work for but was not aware that it would appear that my company is the one that I disagree with. I do not wish to have my companies name advertised as an unethical company. Please do not keep this article on your webpage.

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