Not in recent history has there been such a clear difference in how the Democrats and Republicans want to lead our country and state.
The Democrats, led by John Kerry, want to defend the United States through the United Nations, look to the French and Germans to help us in the war on terror, increase taxes, expand the federal government, promise all things to all people, increase gun control, are pro-abortion, and cater to left-wing extremist groups. The Republicans, led by President Bush and Gov. Ernie Fletcher, are adamant that the United States must defend itself and not rely on others, reduce taxes, run the federal and state governments like a business, be realistic in the promises of services, improve education standards, believe in the right to keep and bear arms, work toward reducing abortions, and have an overall optimistic outlook for America's and Kentucky's future.
But too often we hear people say, "I vote for the individual, not the party." While this sounds like the good and noble thing to do, our two-party system does not work that way.