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Updated: July 24, 2013 6:05AM
Elected officials report to us first, then their religion
I’d like to remind all the senators and congressmen in Washington who feel their personal religious beliefs should be the guiding force of their decisions for the rest of us that when they were sworn into office, they placed their hand on the Bible to uphold the Constitution; they did not place their hand on the Constitution to uphold their Bibles. Keep your religious beliefs to yourself and OUT of public policy!
Michael J. Donelson
Calling someone a liberal is a compliment, so thank you
Thank you for printing Larry W. Lucas’s recent delusional letter which only proves that he and his Conservative buddies are totally out of touch with reality.
In looking up synonyms in the thesaurus for conservative we find the words: bitter-ender, classicist, conventionalist, diehard, obstructionist, old guard, reactionary, redneck, right-winger, stick-in-the-mud, traditionalist, unprogressive.
In contrast, synonyms for liberal are: advanced, broad-minded, enlightened, flexible, high-minded, humanistic, humanitarian, intelligent, left, lenient, reasonable, receiving, tolerant, unbigoted, unprejudiced.
From these synonyms, I’d much rather be considered a liberal and thank Mr. Lucas for the compliment.
David D. Casson
All GOP wants to do is make the president look bad
Ever wonder why the Republican party willfully wasted $50 million of hard-earned taxpayer dollars trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act when they knew from the start that all 37 attempts were doomed to failure? The answer is not that the Republicans think that the ACA is bad and won’t work. The answer is that the Republicans know it will work and it is what the American people need. Every time a new fact surfaces regarding the ACA, the better it looks and that is what the Republicans fear most.
The attitude of the Republican party is damn the American people, full speed ahead to fight against anything that will make the president look good. That’s why you will never see an economic stimulus bill or an increase in the minimum wage. It’s more important for the Republicans to make the president look bad than to act in a responsible manner and do what’s right and needed by the American people.
If you think that anything but a circus sideshow is going to come out of Congress before the next election, guess again. The Republicans are trying to make themselves out as our saviors and heroes who will dig us out of the same hole they dug in the first place. Grandstanding and deceit have taken the place of responsible leadership. In short, the Republicans have the same problem that the children in the novel “Lord of The Flies” had, no adult leadership.
Michael J. McGregor