Warnings Of Impending Doom

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Editor:

Apparently the Tea Party saw its shadow again last week. We are already hearing the tired old desperate warnings about impending doom caused by the administration of President Barack Obama.

For years we have heard that our freedoms are being taken away and we are being forced into a socialist state.

Well, aside from the lack of understanding of how our government works, some everyday facts should be noted.

First, I can attend any one of more than 30 different churches in my small town and worship as I please.

I can state my opinions in public as much as I please.

I can travel anywhere I choose at any time I choose.

I own a gun and don’t lose a minute’s sleep over being afraid it will be taken from me by the government.

The country is still mostly run by people who have been elected, not dictated.

I note that this president has issued far fewer Administrative Orders than any president in recent times.

My grandchildren can pray in their public schools. They just can’t force everyone else to do the same thing. The list goes on and on.

Presidents make grand targets, though, as we have seen in the past when such men as Franklin Roosevelt were vilified for turning the country into a socialist state.

When the same frightened claims are made over and over for generations, while our country continues to get better and stronger, one has to wonder at the learning curve of the protesters.

I invite all those who live a scared, dark half-life to come live in a different world, which is far more pleasant and real.

Noble Collins

Comments

Donald Cline 10 months ago

You accuse the Tea Party of unnecessary “Warnings of impending doom” caused by the administration of President Obama (Roundup, Feb. 18th). You claim you are free because you can attend any one of more than 30 different churches and worship as you please. That’s true, so long as the church does not preach adherence to the U.S. Constitution, upon pain of losing its tax exempt status.

You claim you can state your opinions in public as much as you please. That’s true, as long as you don’t offend Muslims, or Gays, or Blacks, or post an Internet picture on a college campus expressing displeasure over Midterm exams, or suggest that a certain murderous tyrant should be arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and lined up and shot.

You claim you can travel anywhere you choose at any time you choose. That’s true, as long as you don’t fly or if you do, you don’t have a lapel pin in the shape of a pistol, don’t have a fingernail file or penknife, don’t have a toy monkey with a 2-inch toy pistol in its hand, etc. And now the TSA is conducting “grope-a-dope” of men, women, the elderly, infirm, and even infants at some bus and train stations. And shall we ignore the DUI and illegal immigrant checkpoints, conducted without probable cause of wrongdoing, if we travel by car?

You own a gun (a hypocrisy, given previous LTE's) and aren’t afraid it will be taken from you by the government, in spite of the U.S. Senate’s attempted passage of a bill a very few months ago that would have outlawed virtually every semi-auto firearm in the nation, and in spite of your Dear Leaders’ signature on the UN Arms Trade Treaty that will outlaw every privately-owned firearm in the country if it is ratified by the Senate.

You claim the country is still “mostly” run by people who have been elected, not dictated. That’s true, except for those States where George Soros has said, on network television, that “we own the voting machines.”

You note that this president has issued far fewer Administrative (Executive) Orders than any president in recent times. That’s true, except that at least 29 of those Executive Orders have involved arbitrary changes to the ObamaCare legislation he has no legislative authority to make.

You claim your grandchildren can pray in their public schools, yet children have been prohibited from doing so at many public schools across the nation, upon pain of expulsion on the bogus "separation of church and State" doctrine..

And need I mention the unwarranted IRS attention paid to pro-Constitution Tea Party groups, and anyone who criticizes your Dear Leader on network television, such as neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson?

I invite you to wake up and smell the stench of advancing totalitarianism, Noble Collins.

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