Research the Issues!

Links to find out for yourself about local, state, and national races and issues:

FactCheck.Org: "Eveyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." (Daniel Patrick Moynihan). A non-partisan, non-profit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently focused on the 2004 presidential race.

Watauga County CommissionersThis is a link to the responses the candidates for County Board of Commissioner in 2006 gave to a questionaire developed by The Partnership for Watauga's Furture. You will also find responses from candidates for state and federal races. Historical information from candidates in 2004: click here.

Watauga Democrats and the national Democratic Party .

Watauga Republicans , the North Carolina State GOP, and the national Republican Party.

Green Party of the United States.

League of Women Voters Awesome site, with all the candidates, and all the issues. However, not all candidates have taken a position on the issues. The League of Women Voters offers non-partisan information on judges, commissioners, and your choices for representation in the United States Congress. A great source of non-partisan information on pending legislation, etc. A non-profit bipartisan internet organization originally founded to "censure President Clinton, and move on." Now organizing grassroots democracy on the internet.

National Rifle Association Most famous for their opposition to the regulation of gun ownership and use. Do you agree or disagree with their position? Read the second amendment to the Bill of Rights, regarding a "well-regulated militia." A critical question: what is a "militia"?

Air America, with Al Franken. The liberal talk radio station.

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show host.

And, in case you would like to refresh your memory:

The Bill of Rights , which is the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

After you have researched the issues, you can make your voice heard by contacting federal, state, or local officials, or by contacting the media.

The Mountain Times

The Watauga Democrat


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