Ten reasons to vote Republican in November

If you want the government to come between a woman and her doctor in personal matters of family planning; if mandating a trans-vaginal ultrasound is more important than the economy and creating jobs; if you want Raleigh to control local issues; if you want offshore drilling of the N.C. coast instead of wind power that would create 10,000 new jobs and 2,000 permanent ones.

If you think corporations have the same rights as people and that money is speech;
if you want to keep giving tax breaks to the fossil-fuel industry and getting gouged at the gas pump instead of investing in a renewable-energy future; if you want more mercury and other toxic coal-plant emissions in the air poisoning our water and food supply.

If you want education costs to rise even more and teachers continue to be vilified. If you want well-run institutions like the Post Office to become privatized; if you want Paul Ryan’s voucher plan to replace Medicare, and Social Security to be weakened.

I have never seen such a misogynistic anti-environmental agenda in all my life.  The Republican president, Teddy Roosevelt, championed environmental causes. He challenged monopolies and excessive corporate power. Richard Nixon signed the Clean Air Act in 1970. Tragically, today’s GOP has nothing in common with that legacy.

— Linda Pannullo
Asheville

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