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10 The Julian News October 31, 2012 by Bill Fink Ideas In a little less than a week ) Tuesday, November 6) the United States of America will have voted for its President every four years for two hundred and thirty three years. That's what, fifty-nine elections? During times of peace, in times of war and during times of social tumult we have never missed an election, and never failed to have a peaceful transition of power (except for maybe that little thing that happened after Lincoln was elected). In the view of the world and even in the view of many Americans, the United States is viewed as a young country. I was thinking few. Compared to our over two hundred years of governmental existence, it would make you think that we are doing something right. Our revolution was certainly a bloody affair with approximately 20,000 casualties over the course of a few years of battle. But compared to let's say, the French Revolution and the immediate capitulation of the Monarchy of King Louis the XVI, the "Reign of Terror", still lasted over five years with over 600,000 deaths by the razor (guillotine) and out and out slaughter and torture by the marauding mob. It took the ascension of a dictator (Napoleon) to gain control of the population and then go off war to kill and be killed by the thousands more. And I thought the French were lovers. In other revolutions or political takeovers by dictators, the Bolsheviks, Stalin, Hitler, Mac, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro, Milosevic, to name a few, hundreds of millions were executed, imprisoned or "reeducated" (and no one got to vote on this). These revolutions (takeovers) resulted in the concentration of power of the few with oppression of the many. These were not revolutions of ideas of how to liberate a people like our revolution. Our for over two hundred years. Our nation changes slowly and not by whim as our Constitution dictates. We can and do change through the amendment process. It is a difficult process though and was designed that way so that the winds of fad and current causes must be well thought out, tested in our judiciary and approved by a large majority of the Congress and the people through our states, before an addition of an amendment becomes the law and bedrock of our society through our constitution. So here we go again, another brutal electoral process of electing the head of our government and the peaceful transfer of power. Don't tell me the incivility is worse now than it ever was. The term mudslinging goes back to the John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson campaign of 1828 and involved hurling epithets of murder, adultery and prostitution among other choice accusations. Seems like "policies of the past that got us in trouble in the first place" or "you're entitled to that big house and the airplane but not your own version of the facts" is kind of tame by older standards. So as passionate as we are for our candidate of choice, we Americans are more passionate for our vision of America by the COUNTRY REALTY Judy Raines Veronica Clark 760-604-1946 and the entire Back Country 760-803-3582 DRE #01350842 DRE #01092197 Experienced ln All Aspects of Real Estate. Including short Sale Negotiations We have homes in Julian and the back country starting with the price of $125,000. They are in good areas and are all sizes. Call us today for a list with pictures or to see any of these homes. 3205 Pera Alta Dr. !iii iii !ii!i I Spain should Igoon? Howabout example of freedom and co- j Greece, Hungary, Romania, existence with other free people Finland just to name a few more. more than any society the world g, about this the other day, and revolution concentrated power leaders we elect. It has always Home in Beautiful Pine Hills,is on one acre with many oaks in a park like setting,Large front while the early Europeans came in the many. Our revolutionary been this way,. But we have . porch, patio in back of home with spa,fenced and very private cathedral ceilings comfortable to this continent in the 1500s, our army and the government that survived as a nation because living room with efficient wood-burning stove, light and bright family room with many nation and present government formed afterward did not hunt even if we make the wrong t windows.Priced way below owner's costs. ratified under the constitution down British sympathizers or choice we can fix it in four years. occurred 1789. In that context, those that were indifferent to Considering that we've been $289,000 ,, i ii our government precedes andindependence, doing this for 233 years or so, I i has peacefully changed longer Our revolution advanced think we're going to be OK. than any I can think of off-hand, civilization and the life of the One last word from the : 't other than perhaps England. common citizen more than American Legion Family, VOTE! ' Consider most of Europe with any nation before or after. their ancient cultures. France, The American experiment in Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, democracy has advanced the Julian High School Boys has seen. I cannot think of any democratic nation that has attacked another democratic nation. Maybe this democracy thing is no longer an experiment. It has been out of the laboratory Basketball is next up for a benefit breakfast hosted by the Sons of the American Legion this Sunday, November 4th. I could go on about what a great feed this is and that it's all you can eat, But the money raised goes to another school program that could use a little injection of funds and you can help. All these country's governments are younger than ours. China, Russia, Australia, Japan, the Philippines are all governmental babes in the woods compared to America. And these are just a Cuyamaca Woods - 2.51 Acres, Wonderful Land Beautiful View, Water Meter, Drive Way, Pad, Easy Access. Come Build your Dream Home. Beautiful piece of property with lots of natural vegetation. The pad, septic and water meter remain. A rebuild is possible. The location is excellent, with a great view of the woods and a small pond. Access is all paved yet very private and quiet. The property is off the grid so you will need solar and a generator. Owner very easy to work with. $40,000 The "Cow bella Ranch Caf6" is located at 2116 Main Street in the heart of Julian. This turn key cafe has everything you need to succeed! Prepared For Season continued from page 2 when the fire approached they panicked and decided to leave, and were caught in the fire front, and if not for some heroic efforts of firefighters would have most certainly perished. Homes can replaced, you can't. With my fingers crossed and prayers said I will be content to hear only the wind and not the roar of the flames and wail of a siren. Be safe. Cris Cornette Battalion Chief Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District 2645 Farmer Road Julian, CA. 92036 District Office Phone (760) 765-1510 Cal Fire Julian Station 50 1587 Hwy 78 Julian, CA. 92036 (760)765-1510 Cris Cornette, has been a resident of Julian since 1969, became a Julian Volunteer firefighter in 1980, started with CDF/Cal Fire in 1982 most of his earrer has been in Julian, he retired May of 2011,and currently is a Volunteer Battalion Chief with ,hdian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District. Dear Editor, ,, I make the Burma style signs for the American Legion family that you see coming into town on Hwy. 78. This is one of my contributions to advertise events for the American Legion family. This is the organization that puts on benefits that help our schools, scout troop, a little girl named Brook, the Warrior Foundation, Fisher House and many others. We do this by hosting breakfasts, dinners, dances and barbecues. Why on God's green earth someone would steal the signs is beyond me. I am not happy about it. If you have any information about this vandalism call the Legion at 760 765-0126 and ask for me, Jeff Philip or leave a message. Hope to see you on the highway again soon. Jeff Philip Flair is a spayed 1 year old brown tabby who weighs just over 81bs. She is calm, polite and has a quiet meow when she wants to say hello. Flair may be a little shy at first but her curiosity gets the best of her and she wants to explore her surroundings and meet new people. Around other cats she seems calm and curious so would probably do fine in a multi-cat household. Meet this sweet girl by asking for ID#A1486821 Tag#C763. Flair can be adopted for $58. April is a 2 year old female Poodle Mix who weighs almost 201bs. She arrived at the shelter with dirty, matted hair and could barely see past her bangs. Thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers she received a much deserved grooming and is now probably the happiest pup in the world. April is playful, great with other dogs and just an all around fantastic family companion. Meet this charming girl by asking for ID#A1497608 Tag#C160. April can be adopted for $69. All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Flair and April are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit www.sddac.com for more information. t J