Sunday, November 05, 2006

Election 2006!

Election 2006!

It’s here! Finally! We can stop ducking the mud being flung from our TV screens!

But first, a word about how things really are: During President Bush’s first term and a half, this nation endured a massive terrorist attack that killed more that 3,000 people, injured and disabled hundreds more, and the attack was conducted on mainland US soil; we have endured a Season of the Hurricane that saw records smashed in numbers, and intensity of storms, and in the horrifying damage they caused, and the deaths along our coastlines; these same storms cost us valuable oil resources in the Gulf, damaging our economy; we experienced a market adjustment that led to economic down times, soon after Bush took office.

In spite of this, and in spite of conducting a global war on terror, this nation’s economy is thriving and humming along at a slow but steady rate of growth that no one predicted, or foresaw, except George Bush. Unemployment is down to record low levels, the stock market is at record high levels, the cost of fuel has begun to recede, and today, one of the men who threatened the peace and stability of the Middle East, and the World, was convicted and sentenced to death for crimes against humanity. The Bush Administration has seen Libyan dictator Kaddafi forgo his drive for weapons of mass destruction, and state sponsored terrorism, turning over all equipment used in the search for nuclear weapons; the nation of Afghanistan has overthrown the suffocating yoke of the Taliban and their Al Qaeda masters, now running an Islamic Democracy. Iraq, now rid of Saddam Hussein, is perhaps months behind Afghanistan.

Perhaps Bush has moved away from Stay the Course, but the National Democrats have not budged from their elitist “cut and run” policy. And remarks by John Kerry last week, and then his outright refusal to apologize for slighting our men and women of the military, demonstrate the disdain and scorn the National Democrats have for our troops.

Finally, can anyone, anyone at all define what the National Democrats stand for? Has anyone heard or seen a policy on anything from them…besides “cut and run”?

Stick with George Bush, and you will not go wrong. The same goes for a number of Republican candidates. Those who stick with Bush get our endorsement whole-heartedly.

CAUTION! When voting, DO NOT VOTE FOR STRAIGHT PARTY TICKETS! Vote for candidates, not parties.
Both the Republican and Democratic parties have left their constituents behind!

Okay folks, here it is. We recommend the following candidates in the General Election on Tuesday!

For US Senate: Hands down, it is Rick Santorum! Proven experience, steady, energetic, bright, and loyal. Casey is a perennial runner…he runs for this, and he runs for that. No one knows what he stands for, but his early attack ads have never stopped. Santorum has campaigned on issues and record.

For Pennsylvania Governor: Enough of Fast Eddie and his dishonest campaign. He brags about stuff that he had no hand in, and condemns the Pay Raise that he signed and defended! He gave us a tax increase, a pitiful excuse for property tax relief, using that as an excuse to introduce casino gambling to Pennsylvania! NO MORE EDDIE! Vote for Lynn Swann! Lynn Swann started slow, and fell behind. No one raises money like Fast Eddie Rendell especially with his connections to Las Vegas Gambling interests. Despite that, Swann has run a steadily improving campaign, embraced reform to a point, and hit Rendell where he is most vulnerable: integrity! Swann is sincere, likeable, and has educated him in all the issues quite rapidly. He will be a very pleasant surprise in the Governor’s Mansion!

For Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor: Enough of Droll Knoll! Vote for the man who many think will someday sit in the Governor’s office, or some higher office, Jim Matthews!

For US Congress in the 19th District: Only one candidate fits the bill here, a proven member of the House of Representatives in Washington, Todd Platts! Platts takes care of his constituents, and serves Adams County well.

For Pennsylvania General Assembly, 91st District: This is the Gettysburg area seat formerly held by Steve Maitland, who still owes the citizens of the Commonwealth a substantial amount of ill-gotten money from the pay raise he kept, and his retirement account that was fattened by it. But this race is no longer about Maitland; it is about David LeVan and his proposed casino less than a mile from Gettysburg Battlefield. LeVan pumped huge wads of cash into the campaign of Republican Dan Moul. That is enough to sink Moul for us, since he favors the casino, and large development around Gettysburg! This will ruin the area’s flavor and destroy the historic nature of the area.
is against the casino, for reduced and controlled growth, and has a strong base in environmental science. It is time someone of his stature and background serve in the General Assembly.

For Pennsylvania General Assembly, 193rd District: No question here! A man who has served loyally, intelligently, and faithfully for several terms, Steven Nickol!

For Pennsylvania General Assembly, 164th District: Our friend, Temple University student Casey Roncaglione is the man to send to Harrisburg. Mario Civera is running for his fourteenth term in the General Assembly. POLITICAL OFFICE SHOULD NOT BE A CAREER CHOICE! Civera voted for the pay raise. Though he has returned the cash, nothing is being done about his inflated retirement that went up with the unconstitutional pay raise he received. Roncaglione has embraced Reform, real Reform, Civera has not, Roncaglione has promised ethics, integrity, and honesty, Civera has not. Why is there even a question about whom to vote for here? Casey Roncaglione! Vote for him by name!

Locally, Straban Township has a referendum on adding two seats to the Board of Supervisors. We urge caution on this one. Mount Joy Township thought they were doing the right thing when they added members to their board, but now they are running a referendum to reduce the number back to the original. Here is the problem: Those in Straban who favor adding members are those who are against the Casino, and the rampant development that the current (and past) members of the Board of Supervisors have greased the skids to allow. If Straban adds two members to the board, those same people better get out and thoroughly investigate all the candidates to ensure they have identified any development/casino-friendly candidates. Frankly, the referendum should have been to pass a recall system to remove and replace supervisors who tilt too far in one direction. The current board all leans toward paving over the entire township. In other words, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Ask the citizens of Mount Joy Township.


Vote for Rick Santorum for US Senate
Vote for Lynn Swann for Pennsylvania Governor
Vote for Jim Matthews for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
Vote for Todd Platts for US Congress, 19th District
Vote for Patrick Naugle for the Pennsylvania House, 91st District
Vote for Steve Nickol for the Pennsylvania House, 193rd District
Vote for Casey Roncaglione for the Pennsylvania House, 164th District!
In Straban Township, vote YES to add members to the Board of Supervisors!




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