Letters to the editor, December 3
November 30, 2012 3:04PM
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God has left us behind
because we abandoned him
This letter is for those who profess to be Christians, pastors and priests. To all others, this won’t matter because they don’t believe, anyway.
To those who say they believe, I ask: If you truly believe in Jesus and the Bible, how could you vote for any politician who would vote for abortion for any reason or who believes in homosexual marriage? Before some might say I am homophobic, I’ll say phobic is a fear, and I don’t fear them, but I do fear for them in the end times.
That being said, I ask how someone who professes to be a Christian, then votes for people who will pass laws violating what we believe to be God’s word, and wonder why it seems God has left us, when it is we who left God?
This is why we have people in office who could not care about right or wrong. I also fault pastors and priests who preach from the pulpit, but will not voice opinions on this subject because they are afraid of the government. But if you check, plenty of churches not only stand up, but campaign for who they believe will do what they want. If, as a church, we will not stand up for God and the Bible, how can we expect God to stand up for us?
So, think or say what you want about me or what I have said. I know I am not standing alone; God is with me.
I pray believers and nonbelievers will wake up and walk right. We all are sinners, but forgiven through the blood of Christ.
Fair Tax is needed to right the economy permanently
I have repaired appliances for 40 years, so my natural inclination is to fix things.
As I look at the state of the nation, nothing seems to be working correctly. One hardly knows where to begin the repair. May I suggest tax reform?
The income tax discourages investment and productivity. It penalizes exporters, who must add the cost of taxes into the price of everything they export. People with high incomes are leaving the U.S. in droves to avoid income taxes.
Working people have up to 25 percent of their incomes confiscated before they get their paychecks. The IRS intrudes into our private affairs. We waste hundreds of billions of dollars and millions of hours each year in compliance costs. People who are not entitled defraud the system for undeserved refunds. Hundreds of billions in revenue from the underground economy and tax cheating is left on the table.
The Fair Tax changes everything. Because it is a tax on consumption, it sidesteps that entire list of evils associated with the income tax.
The Fair Tax goes beyond mere reform. Sometimes, when I repair an appliance, the cost exceeds the value of the unit. That’s what’s happening with the income tax; it cannot be repaired, so it must be replaced. Of all the plans discussed on Capitol Hill, only the Fair Tax can bring the fundamental and comprehensive change that will allow for a permanent fix.