Letter to the Editor, Oct. 15
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.
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