Letters to the WCP Editor- 7.17.12
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:28 pm
To the Editor,
Has America turned its back on God?
I really don’t like to comment on politics or religion, but this has been on my mind for a while and these are only my opinions. The Constitution of the United States gives me the right to voice my opinion.
On May 9, 2012, Obama made history as the first United States president to announce his support for marriage between homosexual couples.
In 2008, when he was running for president, he stated, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union.”
In 2011, Obama encouraged homosexuals in other nations to seek asylum in the United States. Todd Beamon of Newsmax wrote an article titled “Black Pastors Group: Pride in Obama Has Turned to Shame.”
The Rev. Williams Owens and a coalition of African-American pastors is calling on blacks to boycott President Barack Obama and sign a petition demanding that the administration withdraw support for gay marriages.
On the other side of the coin, let’s talk about immigration. Even the government can’t get this one right. What is the difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien?
An immigrant is a person who enters a country to take up permanent residence through proper procedure and authority (Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary). An illegal alien is a foreign-born resident who has not been naturalized and is still a subject or citizen of a foreign country living in another country illegally.
The Constitution requires the president to make sure the law is executed faithfully and the law requires those people who have entered illegally to leave.
What can you say about a so-called president who disregards his constitutional duties?
This country was started by Christian leaders and lawmakers who wanted a county that would put God first and ensure that all laws were followed where people would have the right to worship God and feel safe in a hostile environment. God is still on the throne, but where will America be tomorrow?
Did you know that 60 percent of Americans can’t name the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)?
God bless America and the people who support it.
Eddy G. White
To the Editor,
The last debt ceiling increase voted on by Congress was for a whopping $2.4 trillion. It’s the debt ceiling increase that Stephen Fincher voted for last August. No one can possibly conceive of how much money $2.4 trillion is unless we bring this amount of money into perspective.
Let’s take it down to the individual American first. The math is simple, the numbers are just big. The 2010 Census says we have a total U.S. population of 311,591,917.
Let’s drop 6 digits and round off to 312 million people. Now let’s take 2.4 trillion/ $2,400,000,000,000 and also drop 6 digits to 2,400,000.
Now let’s simply divide 2,400,000 by 312 and we arrive at $7,692.31 for every man woman and child in America.
On Aug. 30, 2011, I asked Stephen Fincher if he knew how much money $2.4 trillion was per individual in America. He was clueless. But a little more math is even more revealing. If you have a family of 4, the increase in your debt as a family would be $30,769.23.
But remember that only half of Americans pay any taxes at all, so if you are unfortunate enough to be a productive tax-paying member of our society, the debt for your family is double what it would otherwise be.
So the total debt increase now for our family of 4 is $61,538.46. This is by no means your total debt. This is only the latest increase. The total national debt today is $15.9 trillion. Using the same math as above the total debt for the same family of 4 is $407,692.30. If you are thinking to yourself, if this math is correct, we are bankrupt.
The math is correct and, yes, we are bankrupt. The average taxpaying family could never dig their way out of this debt and it is growing every day.
The bankruptcy of America has been and continues to be a bipartisan effort with morally bankrupt politicians from both political parties stealing our children’s future earnings to gain favor with voters who want far more from government than the taxpayer can possibly afford.
There is a cure, and it’s really simple. “We the People,” on behalf of our children and grandchildren, must vote those incumbent politicians out of office who are voting to steal our children’s future earnings.
We will have the opportunity to express ourselves to both Stephen Fincher and “Bailout Bob” Corker in the Republican primary on Aug. 2.
Gibson County Patriots