Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 25, 2012

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White House tries to spin failed foreign policy

Re: "Pakistan disowns bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker," Sept. 24

What started out as spin soon turned into outright lies as the big three networks added more salt to the wound, and the White House followed right behind with a cover-up of its failed foreign policy.

Our embassy in Libya was torched and four good men were murdered, and the mainstream left-wing media seems to believe that the American people would buy their hogwash that this was a result of an ill-conceived movie showing the Islamic religion in an unfavorable light. From the very start, it was a clear act of terror and, I might add, an act of war.

Now that the stark truth has surfaced, the Obama administration has decided to go on Pakistan TV trying to spin, spin, spin again.

George T. Weir

Jacksboro, Texas

Attacks on freedom of speech, religion intensify

Re: "Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests," Sept. 16

In 2002, David Bernstein, professor of law at George Mason University, published a book called "You Can't Say That!" in which he documented many instances in which our constitutional right of free speech was being rescinded by anti-discrimination laws.

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some other city officials said that Chick-Fil-A would not be permitted to do business in Chicago until or unless the owners renounced their Christian beliefs despite the fact that the enterprise does not discriminate, it was a clear governmental challenge to their religious freedom.

Now some Democrats, mainly in academia, are seriously suggesting that government punish all speech that criticizes Islam, a proposition that would let the anger of foreigners cancel out one of our most cherished American freedoms. Whatever happened to American sovereignty?

It is no test of the strength of our commitment to constitutional liberties if we only permit their exercise in areas in which we all agree.

Lawrence K. Marsh


If you want to repeal Obamacare, vote for Romney

Soon I will be lucky enough to have cataract surgery. This wonderful technique to give me back my sight was developed by medical people over the years. The Medicare insurance that my employer and I paid into for decades, along with my $99 monthly Medicare premiums and supplemental insurance, will pay for it.

How is my little story tied into this summer's news from the Congressional Budget Office that the cost to deliver health care to Americans and non-Americans living here will be $1.93 trillion a year?

The answer is that this is 2012 -- not 2014, when H.R. 3590 (also known as Obamacare) will be fully implemented and the Independent Payment Advisory Board will have the sole power to decide whether a 73-year-old retired woman is worth spending money on to restore her eyesight.

This story, which could be about you, is a clear message to vote for the repeal of Obamacare. That's why Mitt Romney -- who has promised to do just that -- has my vote.

Jacquelyn Wilson

Whispering Pines, N.C.

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