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Problems in America caused by moral decay PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

I want to thank Bob and Nancy Vogt for their response to Susan Sommers’ letter and to David Whittingham’s letter regarding the Boston Marathon tragedy. I?see both of these issues as separate legs of the same stool and need to be discussed openly with hearts and minds of honorable, sincere Americans. I do agree 100% with both, but want to take these points a step farther.

Regarding Ms. Sommers’ NRA position, I?joined the NRA in 1956 after serving nine years in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II and Korea. Early in my life, I?realized the need of having a good, strong advocate to aid in preserving our Second Amendment rights afforded in the Constitution. Ms. Sommers, it is not a matter of legislators fearing NRA, it is a matter of the government wanting to override the Constitution. I challenge you, or some of your like-minded friends, to show us an example of how gun control has solved any problems.

If our intent is the solving of taking the life of the innocent, then we must look beyond gun control. This action will only harm the lawful-gun owners.

Much concern is expressed over the shooting of innocent persons, especially young children. I agree that taking the life of just one child must be stopped. Isn’t a child just as dead whether shot by some deranged individual or some money-hungry doctor? So my question, Ms. Sommers, is don’t you find your anti-gun views somewhat hypocritical, knowing that present gun laws are being ignored everyday? Why can’t you and like-minded persons recognize the invalidity of your argument when you are unwilling to stop abortions, which has taken more than 55 million young lives, by outright murder?

I would just like to remind you that I?am one of thousands of our young citizens who fought in two wars to protect your rights and I?have no desire to surrender any of mine. Especially when none of the gun laws proposed will change the situation.

In fact, the problems we face in America are caused by moral decay. We have demonstrated through our actions and laws that life has virtually no value and discipline has long escaped our demands, our government has usurped and employed authority they do not legally possess and avoid  enforcing existing laws that could solve many of the problems. We have become a very selfish people, believing we are entitled to everything.

God bless this great nation; people wake up!

Harvey Hyslop

Eagle River

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:09 PM
 

Comments  

 
-17 #20 Frank Gabl 2013-05-23 01:56
John,

Congratulations !

You are the quintessential apologist for a trifecta of corruption and moral bankruptcy.
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+15 #19 2013-05-20 17:26
Frank, yet you do nothing but spread opinion with very little facts all day long! Benghazi coverup? THIS is the reason that less and less people listen to your side. The Right has been on this witch hunt now for well over a year and has yet to "find" any cover up. It was an unfortunate it happened but no more of a cover up than any of the other embassy bombings. Fact, second terms are never as good as the first from Reagan with Iran Contra, Clinton and Monica, to Bush and numerous failings including the second worst economic collapse in this country's history.
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-27 #18 Frank Gabl 2013-05-15 11:22
John,

Purposely misrepresenting opinion for fact will get you nowhere with me. This is an opinion page – congressional hearings will produce the facts.

And the more you and the Left tries to compare numbers of embassy attacks, when you know quite well that Benghazi is not about the event, but rather, the cover up; the more you and your comrades look like dishonest spinners.

As you are well aware from Nixon and Clinton, the cover up is the gift that will keep on giving. After all, in most cases corrupt people collide with justice sooner or later.

And, before you bring it up; for the record, I am not an “Impeach Obama” supporter.

This man’s slow free-fall over the next 3-1/2 years will be more fun to watch than an impeachment backlash.
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+25 #17 2013-05-14 18:14
And there you go yet again Frank......nothing but opinion on Obama. What you "perceive" doesn't mean it's true. Where was your outrage when there were 12 embassy attacks and over 50 dead under Bush? This is the problem with the Right....Fake outrage. Your side can continue the witch hunt all you want but the truth is that the majority aren't buying what you're selling.
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-28 #16 Frank Gabl 2013-05-14 12:22
John,

The misrepresentati on of fact - that you call “spin” - such as your attempt to minimize the fact that a woman can get an abortion at any time during a pregnancy, and for any mental health excuse (Doe v. Bolton), is not spin but a deliberate attempt on your part to intentionally mislead – and you know it.

I “never” mislead in order to persuade.

And, I do not “spin” (a euphemism for mislead). Everything I put forth is researched based on the best available evidence. That sort of intangible allows me to say whatever I want knowing I’ll never be mad TO LOOK LIKE A DISHONEST FOOL.

And, pertaining to my “opinion” on Obama: Only someone trying to dishonestly discredit another would try to “spin” the meaning of “opinion” as though opinion actually carries the same weight as fact.

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-27 #15 Frank Gabl 2013-05-14 12:17
Continued:

Conveniently, however, my opinion of Obama is spinning into fact at blistering speed. And, I’m going to enjoy every second of his fall from "false" grace while I watch him squirm through:

Benghazigate

IRSgate

APtelephonegate

The Moral of the Story: In the end, even a nice smile and pearly white teeth on the outside, can’t camouflage a morally bankrupt heart which lurks on the inside.

Talk about poetic justice as a counter to social justice.
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+21 #14 2013-05-13 23:25
Frank, anyone can "spin" something into anything they want, you do it daily. The fact that you interject opinion as fact merely proves you use emotion more than logic. Take your slam on Obama and his morals. It's purely opinion, no fact. Rob, there are many ways people obtain guns, not all illegally. private sales on craigslist and private sales at gun shows are two of the loopholes criminals use daily to get around the system. Ans yes, Harvey fought in a war, so did my LIBERAL father who fought in Africa, Italy and Germany during WWII so people like yourself can still have opinions.
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-25 #13 Frank Gabl 2013-05-11 12:22
John,

If you are physically blind, I’ll give you a pass. Other than that, I will illustrate just how irrational you can be when you know you’ve lost an argument such as my proposition to trade background checks for late-term abortion in post 5.

You last stated, “ Frank, Despite the fact that you can't seem to EVER stay on the topic at hand.”

Excerpt from the Mr. Hyslop’s beautifully written letter in which he interweaves the same two topics:

“If our intent is the solving of taking the life of the innocent, then we must look beyond gun control. This action will only harm the lawful-gun owners.

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-25 #12 Frank Gabl 2013-05-11 12:18
Continued:

"Much concern is expressed over the shooting of innocent persons, especially young children. I agree that taking the life of just one child must be stopped. Isn’t a child just as dead whether shot by some deranged individual or some money-hungry doctor? So my question, Ms. Sommers, is don’t you find your anti-gun views somewhat hypocritical, knowing that present gun laws are being ignored everyday? Why can’t you and like-minded persons recognize the invalidity of your argument when you are unwilling to stop abortions, which has taken more than 55 million young lives, by outright murder?”


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-26 #11 Frank Gabl 2013-05-10 19:05
John,

I really do not know how one sleeps at night when by day, they practice the morally bankrupt principle, “the end justifies the means.” But then, look where it got Barack Obama; a chronic liar who’s morally bankrupt to the core.

Make no mistake about it, the following information, that you are well aware of, is not for your consumption, but rather, anyone who might not know any better. But then, that’s why you’re here.

In your deceptive response, you stated: “very few states even allow late term abortions to begin with.”

Fact: A woman in any state can obtain an abortion at any time from conception to one second before a full term birth.

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