Back In Time

Written by Ken Slater

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The purpose ofrepparttar voting was to give legitimacy torepparttar 113463 Saigon Government, which has been founded only on coups and power plays since November, 1963, when President Ngo Dinh Deim was overthrown by a military junta.

Few members of that junta are still around, most having been ousted or exiled in subsequent shifts of power.

Significance Not Diminished

The fact thatrepparttar 113464 backing ofrepparttar 113465 electorate has gone torepparttar 113466 generals who have been ruling South Vietnam forrepparttar 113467 last two years does not, inrepparttar 113468 Administration's view, diminishrepparttar 113469 significance ofrepparttar 113470 constitutional step that has been taken.

The hope here is thatrepparttar 113471 new government will be able to maneuver with a confidence and legitimacy long lacking in South Vietnamese politics. That hope could have been dashed either by a small turnout, indicating widespread scorn or a lack of interest in constitutional development, or byrepparttar 113472 Vietcong's disruption ofrepparttar 113473 balloting.

American officials had hoped for an 80 per cent turnout. That wasrepparttar 113474 figure inrepparttar 113475 election in September forrepparttar 113476 Constituent Assembly. Seventy-eight per cent ofrepparttar 113477 registered voters went torepparttar 113478 polls in elections for local officials last spring.

Beforerepparttar 113479 results ofrepparttar 113480 presidential election started to come in,repparttar 113481 American officials warned thatrepparttar 113482 turnout might be less than 80 per cent becauserepparttar 113483 polling place would be open for two or three hours less than inrepparttar 113484 election a year ago. The turnout of 83 per cent was a welcome surprise. The turnout inrepparttar 113485 1964 United States Presidential election was 62 per cent.

Captured documents and interrogations indicated inrepparttar 113486 last week a serious concern among Vietcong leaders that a major effort would be required to renderrepparttar 113487 election meaningless. This effort has not succeeded, judging fromrepparttar 113488 reports from Saigon.

NYT. 9/4/1967

Ken Slater is the Editor of

Eliminate Property Taxes & Public Schools

Written by Shirley deLong

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not getting a common sense education and they are going to be left with a debt that can never be paid” just because all ofrepparttar Politicians and Board Members have lost their common sense and they have to grease their egos. Inrepparttar 113462 past several years, can you see whererepparttar 113463 School Bond(s)and Millions of Dollars have been spent? I can’t and neither can you! We are getting absolutely nothing for these dollars except deeper in debt, bigger salaries being paid out, and raising a society of kids that cannot carry an intelligent conversation. Is this our “future” American Leaders? We are all paying enormous taxes and enormous school taxes. IT’S TIME FOR ALL PROPERTY TAXES BE ELIMINATED! We should demand, immediately, our tax monies back and put our kids in Private Schools or Home School them so they can learnrepparttar 113464 basic skills, morals, values, and principles, that will get them through life. Is it too late to take our children back and hold and love them, before they get so confused they don’t know who or what to believe? Does everyone think that this “computerized” age, with allrepparttar 113465 “if we don’t do this today it’ll be outdated tomorrow is working?” If you believe this, think again! Our Children and Grandchildren need role models not “idols”, “cell” phones, “internet and computers”, “tv’s, dvd’s, etc”. Could this be why drugs and suicide are onrepparttar 113466 rise?

Shirley deLong (336) 454-5040 Jamestown, NC

Shirley deLong, Jamestown, NC Activist & Environmentalist. Author of several articles that have been published. Honorary Chairwoman for State of NC nominated by White House. Owner of delong & Associates, Olde Jamestowne Art Gallery. See more on

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