As we get ready to vote in what could be the most important election in our lifetimes debates are going on all across the country. I want to discuss the Angle-Reid debate here in Nevada since this seat happens to be the Senate Majority leaders, Harry Reid.
During the debate there were few gaffes that would sway the public opinion toward one candidate or the other. Both held their ground and vigorously defended their positions on the issues. Angle is for health care that covers everyone as the Trust accounts all Federal employees have. Whereas Reid is for what was passed as is without any type of changes to it.
Angle talked in great detail about our Constitutional rights to own guns, have opinions and buy insurance policies that we want not what the government mandates the citizens to have. She talked about Pelosi’s statement “but we must pass the bill so you can find out what is in it” saying that isn’t how government is supposed to work, as a representative of the people you are supposed to read the bill and then vote on it if it passes the constitutional requirements.
Reid talked in great detail about how he has helped every citizen who has a problem with their homes being under water. Continuing with how he got Bank of America to stop all foreclosures for the time being and that he has always fought for the citizens in Nevada. Reid stated Yucca Mountain was not good for the country nor the State of Nevada. He pointed to Angle and summed up her stance as bad for Nevada to make Yucca Mountain a dump for Nevada.
Angle responded with Harry’s “Coal makes you sick” comment continuing on with we need to create energy to bring jobs to Nevada to lessen our dependency on foreign oils.
Mitch was equally harsh on both candidates using quotes that they had both made throughout this campaign. Angle was hit with her view she wanted to abolish the Department of Education to which she responded with her 25 years as an educator. She wants the states to have the money at local levels to do what they feel would be in the best interest for our students.
Mitch hit Reid hard with the “this war is lost quote”. Reid responded with his familiar “General Petraeus is a friend of mine and I was stating that we could not militarily win the war as it was being fought. He never addressed the quote and offered why he made the statement in the first place.
What is at stake here is on November 2nd we have a choice to make. Will we vote as we have in the past down party lines for individuals that may not help our economy, our country and our lives. What will happen come November 2nd when the voters drive to the polls and vote for the candidate of their choosing. When the votes are counted and we have Angle or Reid will they get off the couch and say ” I can’t believe he/she just won, what is wrong with these people”.
There are only two documents in this Country worth fighting for, first and foremost our Constitution. The only document that has withstood the test of time around the world. Our Founding Fathers enumerated the powers that our federal government should have along with the powers and rights that the States and it’s citizens required.
Secondly the only other document in this Country worth fighting for is the ballot we receive when we go to vote to have our God-given right heard by all. We are the voice of America not those with millions and allegiance to special interest groups or lobbyists.
Remember your vote counts, look at all the candidates and find the one that will best represent your interests whatever they may be. Do not sit by and wait to see what happens. On election day we can make history or we will be history. You decide make or be, the choice is yours.