Monday, November 07, 2005

An Ounce Of Prevention

Local PA politics…

I posted this last May on the old site the day after the primary election, but I think it would probably make more sense to do that now the day before.

I have a question for anyone living in PA riding around in a vehicle with a “Support Our Troops” sticker on it who may be reading this: How many of you voted in yesterday’s primary elections?

If you didn’t, then you’re really not, “supporting our troops”, are you? You’re not doing your duty as a citizen to participate in the most critical responsibility you have to ensure the continuation of our way of life which they are defending.
Consider that my admittedly small contribution to “get out the vote” for tomorrow (and I’m seeing fewer and fewer of those things on vehicles, by the way – even though they’re wearing out and rusting the paint, our people are still getting killed and maimed over there; why is it less important to show the flags/stickers now than it was before?).

As long as I brought up the subject of the stickers/pins/decals etc. in favor of the Iraq War, let me repost this link to a GREAT speech Bill Moyers gave last May in which he addresses this subject in an articulate, moving way.

Finally, here is my quickie voting guide for the Lower Makefield Supervisors election tomorrow:

Fred Allan – Abstained on vote for the Octagon Center from Matrix Corporation of Cranbury, NJ, the big-box retail mess that would have blighted our area. Also distributed campaign literature last May alleging that he worked with Jim McCaffrey of McCaffrey’s Supermarket more than any other LMT supervisor for funding of community development, which is a lie.

Darwin Dobson – Voted FOR Matrix and made off with campaign funds to renovate his shore home (and, along with Allan, are responsible for those huge, obnoxious blue and white billboards that are EVERYWHERE!).

Gary Cruzan – An interesting alternative; accomplished in his career with, however, no record in government service. Has gone on at length about how he was one of the first to fight the Octagon Center, which is true. My problem with Cruzan is that, as supervisor, he would likely form an alliance with the “over 55” block of voters who will eventually move into our area as part of the revised Octagon development project and support NO FUNDING for ANYTHING. I don’t like taxes either, but I’m a long way from retirement, and we need to benefit from that revenue. Also, he has blue signs for “Republicans for Cruzan,” orange signs for “Democrats For Cruzan,” and red signs for “Independents for Cruzan” all over the township. He says he’s “beholden to no one.” Sounds to me, though, like he’s “beholden to everybody.”

Ron and Greg – Support our families, support smart open space development, and support fiscal responsibility (that is, spending when necessary but usually holding the line). Ron, Greg, and Steve Santarsiero would form a Democratic majority and put us in better shape to go after
“Little Ricky” next year.
VOTE FOR RON SMITH AND GREG CAIOLA TOMORROW FOR LMT SUPERVISORS!

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