A letter writer accuses the Tea Party of unnecessarily “warning of impending doom” caused by the administration of President Obama (Roundup, Feb. 18). He claims he is free because he can attend any one of more than 30 different churches and worship as he pleases. 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.
He claims he can state his opinions in public as much as he pleases. That’s true, as long as he doesn’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.
He claims he can travel anywhere he chooses at any time he chooses. That’s true, as long as he doesn’t fly or if he does, he doesn’t have a lapel pin in the shape of a pistol, doesn’t have a fingernail file or penknife, doesn’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?
He owns a gun and isn’t afraid it will be taken from him 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 his Dear Leader’s signature on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty that will outlaw every privately-owned firearm in the country if it is ratified by the Senate.
He claims 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.”
He notes 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 authority to make.
He claims his 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.
And need I mention the unwarranted IRS attention paid to pro-Constitution Tea Party groups, and anyone who criticizes Dear Leader on network television, such as neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson?
Donald L. Cline