In a cutesy letter wondering if the fact that the Republican Headquarters is in the same building as a psychologist constitutes “Divine Intervention,” Ernie Kellett claims recent “rants and raves” in the letters to the editor are paranoid and delusional (“Republicans should use FactCheck”) — no doubt the same letters that Noble Collins references in his assertion that “claims that re-election of Obama means the U.S. is through are hogwash” (both in Roundup, Oct. 19).
Mr. Kellet would be advised to not put too much faith in FactCheck.org: It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Annenberg Public Policy Center whose “policy” is a fair bit to the left of Karl Marx, and is a heavy contributor and supporter to the last Obama campaign and the current one. FactCheck’s “facts” tend to be strongly skewed in favor of Obama.
Anyone who thinks the re-election of Obama does not spell the end of the United States as we know it has no clue what the United States was founded to be. It certainly was not founded to be a full-on socialist satrapy like Britain or most of the other western nations calling themselves “democracies” — and, in fact, as the Founding Fathers pointed out in the Federalist Papers, the United States is not a “democracy”: The United States is a Constitutional Republic in which the democratic
majority has no lawful authority to legislate in any area not specifically authorized by the United States Constitution. As the father of our Constitution, James Madison, put it, “... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
To put it another way: “Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for lunch.” There is no personal liberty under unlimited majority rule, and the United States remains the first and only nation founded upon principles of personal liberty and personal responsibility instead of “the Divine Right of Kings (and wannabe kings) to Govern.”
People who think Obama is not out to destroy everything America stands for need to do a little research and find out what America stands for. They might discover they are on the wrong side in this fight.
Donald L. Cline