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We are entering one of the most precarious and perilous times in the history of our great country. The outcome of the 2008 elections left us with the first socialist president in our history and liberal Democrats in complete control of a leftist Congress bent on changing our basic system of government and economics.

We seem to be heading inexorably toward a state-controlled government and economy, "Obammunism," if you will. It is the dream come true of leftists who have inhabited the halls of academia and the liberal press in this country for decades. Now their dream seems to be a possibility.

Like-minded Americans must demand that our officials represent the views of the majority of Americans who want our country to remain strong militarily and economically and for our health care system to remain the best in the world.

This week, in keeping with an annual tradition, the president pardoned the official turkey of the United States. In a related story, Attorney General Eric Holder has demanded that the pardon be rescinded and the turkey be tried in a U.S. civil court with all the protections of the Constitution.

Duane Jones
Gainesville

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