I recently stumbled upon the Web site of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's Democratic opponent, Russell Edwards, and I must say, the Democrats sure can pick 'em.
Edwards writes, "It is time for Georgia's 10th District to send responsible leadership to Congress. We need someone who will... support our schools." Broun is an exceptional public servant who fights for adhering to the Constitution, and thus his oath. And, by the way, he "supports" schools, and to imply that he does not is indicative of a candidate void of ideas and a message.
Russell states, "As a former teacher, I have seen the problems that affect our schools firsthand. Too many of Georgia's teachers have been fired, furloughed, or forced to teach classes with unmanageable numbers of students... . As your representative, I will support our schools and end teacher layoffs."
I, too, am familiar with "our" schools, and Mr. Edwards, how will you personally end teacher layoffs? Seriously, how? The federal government, if you believe what's in the U.S. Constitution, has no authority to meddle in education. Local school systems will manage their own school systems, thank you. ...
Edwards states that he was a teacher in Washington, D.C., yet he refers to them as "our schools." Go figure. Did I mention that Edwards is a lawyer? Yet another one with a superiority complex who is oh, so qualified for any office he seeks, and uses it as a publicity stunt for his practice. I wonder how Edwards feels about public school children being ordered to chant praises such as, "Barack Hussein Obama, mmm mmm mmm."
Edwards follows all of that with, "I am proud to have been endorsed by the Georgia Association of Educators..." which is the Georgia chapter of the National Education Association, which receives two-thirds of GAE dues taken from teachers.
Mr. Edwards, sleep easy, for the "stimulus bill" addressed and fixed everything.
I am thankful for Paul Broun and appreciate his efforts. May he continue to fight for us.
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