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November 22, 2008

Proud of historic election

Published Sun., Nov. 23, 2008

I am writing in response to a letter by Maranatha Evans that went into detail about how disappointed she was at the election outcome.

This is the most historical election of our lifetime. I am a 52-year-old white women from the South and have never worked harder on anything in my life than I did on his campaign. I have never been so proud of anything than when I saw Barak Obama give his speech.

I love my country. My oldest son served his country for 10 years and even though we were not at war then, I worried about him every day.

For the past eight years we have had a president who supported a war that has turned out to be one of the biggest lies a president ever told Americans. There were no WMDs that would have supported our invading Iraq. Iraq was not the country Osama Bin Ladin was from; he was from Afghanistan.

What about the thousands of Iraqi’s murdered in this war? Nobody knows the exact number of Iraqis killed. These people have paid a heavy price and their country will never be the same. We have lost more than 4,300 of our service men and women and that doesn’t count the more than 125,000 who have been left with no arms or legs.

Not one time during the two-year campaign did Obama ever mention he supported welfare. Have you been watching the stock market? Have you heard the unemployment rate is the highest since the 1980s? Do you realize we are headed for a depression?

About those taxes you said the new president was going to raise. You have to make $250,000 before your taxes will go up. In fact, low- to middle-class people’s taxes will go down under the new president’s plan. Under Bush’s tax plan the richest people got the tax breaks.

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