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Updated: May 15, 2013 6:06AM
Republican followers just repeat same old half-truths
Another “malarkey” letter from Steve Bounds filled with the usual half-truths, misinformation and personal attacks one expects from a conservative. One wearies of having to correct them all the time with real facts. No, I am not amused at people being unemployed since I have been unemployed for 10 months. Seems the conservatives made Indiana a right-to-work state but no one yet has given me the right to work. Unlike the Republicans in Congress, I am not amused at the suffering of others.
Obama has not racked up more debt than all the other presidents combined. That honor went to Reagan. Obama has spent LESS than any president since Eisenhower. Obama’s contribution to the present deficit has been a mere $ 400 billion.
No church, including the Catholic Church, has the right to impose its religious beliefs on the country. As an employer, they have to follow the employment laws like everyone else. Perhaps Bounds needs to take a class in government and learn about separation of church and state.
The increase in taxes is because of the Republican “Tealiban” in Congress, not Obama or Obamacare. Why do conservatives like Bounds want to deny millions of people health care? I have no health insurance because I lost my job and can tell you it’s no picnic. No, the war in Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Bounds just rehashes old stale misinformation to use as a smokescreen as he tries to whitewash the Republican Party of responsibility and accountability for the ruination they have done and perpetuate in this country.
If the Republicans had not obstructed 241 of Obama’s job bills he would have created more than 5 million jobs. The Republicans voted against raising the minimum wage. Australia’s minimum wage is $16.43 an hour. They have 5 percent unemployment, their dollar is worth more than the U.S. dollar and they have national health care. Seems the Republicans are wrong again in saying raising the minimum wage will ruin the economy. They use the same false arguments for everything and lemmings like Bounds just parrot them to the world.
David D. Casson
Government should follow God’s laws on marriage
In addressing the question of same sex marriages, the Supreme Court is seeking to define marriage. Neither the court, not any other agency, group or individual has that right.
Marriage is an ordinance of God (Gen. 2:25), the first ordinance which He gave to man. God’s second ordinance was government, whose responsibility it was to enforce the laws of God.
Same-sex unions are in direct violation of God’s law (Lev. 18:22). How then can such unions enter into holy matrimony?
Instead of rewriting God’s law, we need to obey it and live with its boundaries. We need God’s blessings on America, not His wrath.
Guy C. Miller