Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 15

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Debt will destroy US if left unchecked

To the Editor:

Since the Bible is the foundation of our laws and our social morays why do you think this Holy book is being so condemned by our politically correct society?

Christianity is being marginalized in our modern society along with entrepreneurship (read capitalism) because people don't want to be reminded of their sinful behaviors. Since sin is an 'old fashioned' word and the 'if it feels good do it' idea prevails we are seeing a breakdown of society that now for the first time in our history we are leaving our country worse off for our children.

Debt will destroy our country, It seems as though everyone thinks that someone else owes them something (or everything). When 47 percent of our citizens don't pay taxes and only 53 percent do there is now a situation that we are a debtor nation. Bailouts that have destroyed the auto industry, the banking industry and private enterprise have taken away our ability to reduce our debt. This may sound very complicated and it is supposed to. We who refuse to learn from history are destined to repeat it. All nations that have allowed unfettered immigration, personal debt and the breakdown of the family by discouraging marriage between a man and a woman (only) have failed. The Weimar Republic (Germany) was debt ridden in the early 30's and we know what happened. Inflation caused people to live in denial so they were open to tyrannical rule by Hitler and millions of people died worldwide in a terrible world war.

To allow our government control over 16 percent of our economy by nationalizing health care is foolish. There is not one Federal program that is not debt ridden by being poorly administered. The Post Office has never made a profit. Amtrak has never made a profit. Government run programs only cost the taxpayer more money because of being inefficiently run. If private ownership of business is discouraged by high taxes our nation is doomed.

There are many ways to solve our health care problems. The first is to stop the lobbying from pharmaceutical companies, personal injury lawyers and overregulated insurance companies that are making huge profits and would stand to make even more money with nationalized health care. Second is to stop the huge windfalls from frivolous lawsuits that cause doctors to pay huge insurance premiums. Doctors used to be able to provide free services to the poor but can't for fear of being sued. Third is to be able to purchase health insurance across state lines. Promising to cover more people will lead to massive rationing of our health care. Folks, we must be ever vigilant or we will lose more of the Freedoms that our Constitution guarantees. Be sure that your children are learning what the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other founding documents say if you have to teach them yourselves.

Donna Eyman

Shelbyville


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  • Amen, I think it was Mao Tse Tung that stated that China will destroy America without a shot being fired. China holds most of the US debt. They also control over 900 Billion Dollars in US currency. That's Billion with a "B". China owns us so to speak. I fear what my children are going to be dealing with when they are my age, and I shudder to think what kind of America my grand-children will be living in, if there is one. I just pray that they won't be wearing gray and carrying around the little red books by the chairman.

    -- Posted by docudrama on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 9:55 PM
  • Donna Eyman, I am not so sure that the principles of the Bible are actually being marginalized or condemned. There are many ways to read the Bible. I wonder if you are more partial to the doctrine of selling all we own - giving it to the poor and following, or that those who won't work-wont eat. Do you favor an eye for an eye, or the offering of the other cheek? Is it best to preach to and pray for, or to compel them to come in?

    A government that reflects Biblical values could range from very liberal to very conservative, and many have. The problem is that as a rule, the more theocratic any nation is, the more totalitarian it eventually becomes. As favored doctrines develop advantage, all other doctrines are squeezed to the point of heresy. It may be great for laws to be passed that reflect your own ideology, but what if the laws reflect something quite different than you believe?

    I also have a hard time discounting the culpability of the early German Nazis by claiming that they were living in denial and did not understand the ideology they advocated. The way I understand it, the Nazis came to early power through the will of the traditional rural Protestants who were disillusioned by the liberal and Catholic parties' failure to protect the general citizenry from the greater world powers who were extracting tribute through dictated reparations and interest. They were held together through a loose network of these loyal rural Protestants with local grass-roots propaganda cells working year round drumming up discontent and advocating a more and more radical activism. Does any of that sound familiar?

    When 47% of our citizens do not pay income tax that means that 47% of our citizens have no money. Why is that? If the Auto industry was not already close to destruction, why the bailouts in the first instance? If the "banking system and private enterprise have taken away our ability to reduce debt", we are a debtor nation, the automotive industry is destroyed and half of the citizens have no money, how can we afford to encourage less regulated entrepreneurship (read Capitalism)?

    I do agree with you that our health care issues would be better addressed with the reduction of prices, rather than more readily available funds to pay the high prices. I fear that the cost savings you pointed out would only bolster the profits of the providers though.

    I have to ask, when you write about the importance of our freedoms and the Bill of Rights in your last paragraph, what about the freedom of religion. Does that only apply to those who interpret the Bible in a similar manner as yourself? What about those who do not believe in the Bible at all? If preserving our freedoms is truly your objective, I would suggest giving special attention to the reasons for the migration of the early English citizens to the New World.

    -- Posted by memyselfi on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 4:39 AM
  • 99 banks have failed thus far this year.

    National unemployment rates have nearly doubled.

    Home foreclosures are at an all time high.

    The budget deficit has tripled.

    Government will soon be rationing health care.

    Huge tax increases are just around the corner.

    Small business owners are being taxed and regulated out of existance.

    Those who become successful through hard work are required to provide for those who don't.

    Our public education system is indoctrinating rather than educating our children.

    The English language is no longer our national language.

    Public displays of our religous beliefs have been villified and denegrated.

    According to our own President, we are no longer a christian nation.

    But, stay tuned America, our elected leaders have sworn that we are getting "better".

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 10:58 AM
  • Tattoos all you mentioned above is impressive, however, much of it is irrational , first I will comment on the government will soon ration health care, you don't mention that our heath care is already being rationed by the insurance companies, you mention economic problems those have not just fallen from the sky since January but were in the works long before that, these things don't happen over night. Our Education systems influence depends on the one in charge, so yes Ed Gray proved that the children will have POLITICAL influence from the schools he used them to force his political views when he forbid the president speech on education to be shown. I did not hear the whole context of Obamas speech when he was said to say we are not a Christian nation but you can bet that it has been manipulated to mean anything but what it was intended to mean.

    Our country does seem to be falling apart, our elected leaders are scrambling to repair it yet they being torn apart by those who have such hate over the election they lost that they are blinded and have his failure as their number one desire rather than the welfare of our country. Only when they put their hate behind them and actually come forth and put the desire of a better America first will we have a real chance. They don't have to agree with everything Obama is doing but they do have to intelligently, work with him, offer suggestions and solutions rather than hate and wishes for his failure. If they do not agree on a point offer a better one not just grump and manipulate information to divide the people further. The desire to ruin Obama needs to stop being the fuel for their actions.

    Obama did not create this mess, and all his attempt to fix it may not be spot on perfect, he has the best intrest of Americans - all income levels not just the rich and the very poor.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 12:53 PM
  • Memyselfi and wonderwhy, those were two of the most lucid and intelligent rebuttals that I have read in these blogs over the last few months. I applaud the way you pointed out facts and did so without malice or attacking the other persons' character or intelligence.

    -- Posted by volfanatic on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 1:48 PM
  • Lets wait and see what kinda mess the next "present" inherits.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:45 PM
  • Obama did not create this mess, and all his attempt to fix it may not be spot on perfect, he has the best intrest of Americans - all income levels not just the rich and the very poor.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 12:53 PM

    No, he did not create it on his own, but he was part of the mechanism that created it. Every one who has served in Washington over the past twenty years or longer, I dare say can claim a piece of this dysfunctional pie we call government. It's time we as the people of this nation take a long hard look at the people that represent us, and ask the question. Who are they working for? If the answer is not the electorate, then its time they were removed from office and start over with some new blood.

    -- Posted by docudrama on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 5:43 AM
  • docudrama...you just may have hit the ole nail right on it's head. Let's fire every last one of them on both sides next year. It's long been apparrant that the idiots in Washington have forgotten who they work for.

    By the way, our new president promised that his would be the most transparent and bipartisan administration in this country's history. I'm still waitng for that to happen.

    If you honestly believe that gov. run health care will promote fair competition, when government will print all the money and make all the rules, You and I need to play us some poker one night based on these same two principles.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 1:34 AM
  • im with you docurama lets get rid of the whole bunch and get get someone in there that has some common sense but i dont think that means much any more . morals have certainly gone down the tubes.most are a bunch of greedy self-centered polititions.

    -- Posted by nanax5 on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 9:42 PM
  • AMEN! Another point people do not realize is the 8th Commandment, "Thou shalt not steal." This includes electing certain officials- I'm not going to mention names (Barack Obama)- that use the "Re-distributing the wealth" idea which violates this law that has been written in stone since the days of Moses.

    Even Recently the White House under the Occupant of the President's office (can't you tell I don't respect him enough to address him by title?)attempted to ban Fox News from "presidential" press conferences and allow others. This is because this network exposed ACORN, who Obama said he legally represented! But denying a valid news network and allowing all others that are valid, no matter how conservative or liberal, is a blatant violation of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States which he swore to support and defend! Thank God all the other networks had sense enough to stop this because they knew if he could do it to Fox, he could do it to CNN, ABC, NBC, & CBS. To all those who cast a ballot to elect this man, I say, "Congratulations! You elected a thief, a liar and a sloth!" Three of the kinds of people for which I have no use.

    -- Posted by 1ukolsir on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 3:08 PM
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