Letters to the editor, November 29
November 28, 2012 3:44PM
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A thank-you to tea party
for helping re-elect Obama
On behalf of President Barack Hussein Obama and Democrats across the United States, I want to thank tea party members everywhere; we could not have done it without you, and I sincerely wish you well.
Let’s pray that Obama will do what’s right this term
I wonder if President Obama, Harvard Law School graduate, knows two of the countless difficulties — besides freedom and liberty — facing the Founding Fathers were mandatory taxes and tariffs required by England’s King George?
On Nov. 13, 1789, Ben Franklin made a profound statement in a letter to Jean Baptiste Leroy. Franklin wrote, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
Consequently, as President “King George” Obama begins his second term in office, there is nothing to proclaim for certain, except death and taxes.
So, as we approach “King George’s” second term and the financial cliff facing our nation, let us pray: God save Barack “King George” Obama and our jobs, 401(k) savings plans, pension plans and the defense funds required to fight off Islam extremists here and abroad. Amen.
Many problems here caused by Chicago housing projects
The spillage of dysfunctional people into Northwest Indiana from Chicago was inevitable, considering the close proximity and the demolition of housing projects.
Let’s face it, or at least I will, the escalation in violence throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana is primarily due to the failure of a plan. When the various housing projects in Chicago were built more than 50 years ago, the planning process did not include the potentially destructive mentalities of the poor occupants when they were bunched together like sardines. When generations of a problematic and dysfunctional community are dispersed, do you suppose their anger and problems will be dispersed as well? Of course not.
What we are experiencing as a whole is the same problems the tenants of the housing projects experienced, but now, those problems are scattered. When they were contained, it was no big deal. The demolition of those containment walls catapulted the occupants into society, with catastrophic consequences.
If a person has been incarcerated for the last 20 years and, during that time, he was constantly exposed to hatred, violence and self-pity, and then he is released, do you think he will function well in society without being gradually reintroduced?
Just as that inmate needed to go through a transition program, occupants of the housing projects should have gone through a similar program.