Those socialist liberals got us here
It has been a month since I asked your “fire-breathing” DNC-indoctrinated regulars to list the specific accomplishments of the Obama administration. All I have seen so far is “Mize is a racist,” which I already knew since everyone who doesn’t agree with Obama is a racist, and vague references to Obama as “strong,” “smart” and “lowered college tuition” (which has actually increased dramatically on his watch).
Once again, I feel I have to set the record straight with some inconvenient facts. The ideology of liberals is a failed ideology. You need only to look at the fact that the 10 poorest cities in America all have Democratic mayors for the past 50 years. The most bankrupt states, including the People’s Demokratik Latino Republik de Kalifornia, all have Democratic governors and legislatures. The failed countries of the world, like Greece, Italy and Portugal and soon the U.S.A., have adopted socialist doctrine where everyone works for and depends upon the government and there is no private enterprise to pay the taxes.
The Holy Grail for any Democrat is partial birth abortion. They will fight for it above all other policies. Let’s just call it what it is, dismembering infants. It is not “women’s health” or “right to choose.” Do you really want to be marching in lock-step with a party that insists on killing babies but keeping convicted murderers alive forever? Why is it that your core constituency is welfare recipients, trial lawyers, anarchists, militant gays, illegal aliens, union thugs, disaffected students and rich Hollywood elites? Where are the normal-citizen working stiffs in your party? Liberalism is the ideology of self-loathing. Liberals espouse the idea of socialism because it brings everyone down to their level of mediocrity and misery, with punishment handed out to the successful in the form of punitive taxation. Liberal core principles are the very things that are eating away at our standard of living. Why are you against personal responsibility, lower taxes and strong national defense? These are the things that made America great. Why do you insist on tearing them down and replacing them with nanny-state government, income redistribution, gun control, gay marriage, frivolous lawsuits, open borders, affirmative action, Occupy freaks, socialist health care and putting U.S. troops under U.N. command? In short, why do you hate the U.S.A.?
By the way, I thought Democrats were the party of tolerance and open minds. I’m guessing they are only open to the ideas of Bill Maher and Chris Matthews but not Rush Limbaugh, Andrew Breitbart, Sarah Palin and Forrest Mize.
You’ve got it all wrong
The author of “Freedom of Speech” on March 15 really should take a history lesson. In “Letters to the Editor,” the very first sentence, the author blows any credibility because he or she is not educated enough to read what is being cited. The separation of church and state is not in the Constitution from the National Archives. Maybe the one Wikipedia uses but not the original. Your next error was actually, I’m betting, an intentional omission of an important word. You said that “The foundation of our country’s freedoms was based in part on the lack of freedoms in the lands that they came (escaped).” I think you are really manipulating the argument with that inaccuracy because it should have read, “The foundation of our country’s freedoms was based in part on the lack of RELIGIOUS freedom in the lands that they came (escaped).” Yes, the Pilgrims and others came here to practice freely. The Bill of Rights gives religions that freedom in the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Free exercise is easy to understand. The churches are not telling all Americans that they should not they should do as they do as you imply. They are simply telling the government to stop controlling everyone. We are a land of free thinkers, and although you might not agree with the church, you have the freedom not to go to it or, in this case, use other services. That is it, so quit trying to read all this other stuff into it. We do not need government takeover of religion; they have aready screwed up the Post Office, rail service, social security and doubled the cost of Obamacare even before it is in full swing. Regardless who is in power, the government always overspends and taxes us more for less services. But they get the best pension, and the best medical plan. What does that tell you?
P.S. Please let me know where you find the separation of church and state. I’d like to know.
Most cyclists also travel by car
In response to “No Free Rides” (Letters, 3/1), it’s always interesting to realize there are people who think bicyclists should qualify for a special license, buy liability insurance and pay a tax to use the roads. Apparently, these folks assume that all cyclists use no other form of transportation than their bikes. It might be of interest to note that, to date, I know of no bicycle rider who does not also own a vehicle, perhaps two, for which he or she undergoes license qualification, carries liability insurance and pays taxes to use the roads. The fact that one also rides a bike does not negate these investments of time, energy and money. Bicycle riders do not have a free ride, they just have a more enjoyable one on occasion.