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Mark Herschlip, Published October 31 2010

Berg can help change direction

It is time to rise above the barrage of ads of the Pomeroy-Berg campaign. Forget about the ads. Forget about the media presentations. Instead, voters should ask: Is the country in a stronger position after two years of executive and legislative rule by the Democrats?

The 2010 federal elections are about large, fundamental, directional ideas. Do voters want a larger federal government, an economy-stifling bureaucracy and a relinquishing of individuals’ rights in areas such as health care, or do they want to be represented by lawmakers who are committed to limiting the power and scope of Washington’s reach while protecting the solvency of institutions such as Social Security and Medicare?

It is time to retire a politician who, in three debates, has denied the deepening problems with the national debt, Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare. Rep. Earl Pomeroy’s, D-N.D., D.C. status quo is not good for America, and it is not good for North Dakota.

Rick Berg has defined and will help to implement the significant directional change at the federal level that the majority of Americans and North Dakotans want and that the country needs.