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Letter to the Editor:
It is really too bad that one can only put 600 words in a letter to the editor. If I had more words to use, I could have explained in a form Dr. Moe and Mr. Laadt could understand. So forgive me here, I only have 600 words again.
The reason for my last letter (June 19) was in light over what has recently been happening with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), National Security Agency and AP wiretapping scandals. These began during President Obama’s watch. He holds the highest title in the land, so it is his burden.The left will immediately point the finger to a rich executive who ran a company into the ground destroying jobs, and here it is no different. These scandals show a direct violation of our rights as noted in the Constitution.
And Dr. Moe, given your dealings with the Drug Enforcement Agency back in 2008 and how they unfairly targeted you as per the front page Vilas County News-Review article several years ago, I would think that you of all people would understand.
I never stated in my letter that no other presidents share the blame for the current predicament. I believe that George W. Bush ranks right up there as one of the worst presidents. He signed the Patriot Act into law, which was a major catalyst to remove our freedoms. I do not deny that nor will I ever deny that.
As a matter of fact, former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold was the only congressman to vote against this act because of what could happen. Too bad he isn’t still in office.
The problem is that everything needs to start somewhere. When Obama ran, he promised a transparent administration and hope and change. We were in a terrible recession, the economy was nearly destroyed and the people sought him to bring us out of the darkness. Similar things have happened in history before. A removal of rights preceded those events.
With regards to the socialist — totalitarian comment that Mr. Laadt pointed out, even he admits that there were “oppressive monarchs and remnants of a rigid feudal economic system.” While it was not a socialist government as we know it, it was certainly totalitarian. I used that terminology so that people could make the connection that in a socialist country, everyone but government is poor. And to be truthful, people still immigrate to the United States today to get away from these socialist-totalitarian governments.
How much has the national debt gone up by under Obama’s watch anyways? Money was not given away like Franklin Delano Roosevelt did where it was primarily public works to give people jobs. Instead, it is given away to useless entities like Solyndra and “obamaphones.” The latter being a method to buy votes.
But Mr. Laadt and Dr. Moe feel that it is all just crazy rhetoric from the right, hell bent on making a scene and demonizing Obama. I also recall that there was “rhetoric” and “conspiracy theories” when conservative and tea party groups were bringing up IRS abuses over a year ago leading up to the presidential election. Keep the opposition down, and they can’t put a good fight up.
The truth of the matter is that Obama is subjugating us instead of turning away from the policies of Bush like he said he would. Might be a strong word for Mr. Laadt, but that is exactly what is happening. But hey, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
|Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:34 PM|