I am really confounded today by all the John Kerry supporters running around promoting a man who they know nothing about, and know even less about what he is supporting. I am an 18-year-old, I grew up in Augusta and graduated from Greenbrier High School, and am now attending the University of Georgia. I am majoring in business, not politics, but I do have very strong beliefs of how this election could very well be the turning point of this great nation.
Time and time again John Kerry has flip-flopped on many important issues concerning our nation. People who support Kerry and believe wholeheartedly that Kerry is going to cut taxes have been brainwashed. On more than one occasion, in fact 98 times, Kerry voted to raise taxes. Kerry also speaks of his conservatism. What conservatism? Time and time again Kerry has been one of the most liberal members of Senate, ahead of Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy!
Growing up in Augusta I am aware of how vital Fort Gordon is economically for the city of Augusta, and in Augusta and all over the United States we love our troops. If this is the case, then why is Kerry voting against funding for the troops in Afghanistan, after he voted for them to go over there? But the catch is, why did Kerry so fervently send our troops over after the remarks he made when he came back from Vietnam? My great-uncle served in Vietnam and said many a time that the remarks Kerry made were way out of line and never happened. He said he and all the troops fought honorably, and for Kerry to make such statements was traitorous.
I know that most 18-year-olds don't care what happens in the upcoming election. But I wanted you and the city of Augusta to remember that President Bush has led our country out of danger valiantly and courageously with his head held high and his focus on the two directions it needed to be: on God and the security of our country. And he has done a mighty fine job so far.
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