The last bastion
Bill J. Scott, when you say that liberals cannot tolerate any opinions different from theirs, you have that backward (“Demonization,” Sept. 3).
Not once since President Barack Obama took office have I read any letters or heard any Democratic politician or pundit tell those who disagree with Obama that they are un-American, traitors and/or should move to (insert country) if they don’t like it here.
Under former President George W. Bush? A common theme on these very pages and elsewhere. I am a former military wife, yet I was told often that I was a traitor for opposing the Iraq war from the start. Now, everyone seems to be scrambling to jump on the bandwagon and declare that they “never agreed with it.” It’s farcical.
Regarding the mosque. My personal feeling is I wish the applicants would build it elsewhere, particularly if they truly want to “build bridges.” But neither my personal opinion nor the “majority view” trumps the Constitution.
We don’t get to pick and choose our rights depending on the political wind (or whim). So keeping in mind Charles Krauthammer’s column that Scott referenced, I would say that if the Constitution is the “last bastion of the liberals,” then I can live with that quite easily.
Fanatics from Osama bin Laden to Pastor Terry Jones are dangerous to us all. These so-called adults are behaving like bully boys on the school yard. Nyah, nyah! Unfortunately, they have the power to hurt multitudes.
San Luis Obispo
In his letter, Scott Jenkins says, “wake up people and vote” (“Dumbed-down nation,” Sept. 2). Isn’t it about time that we did wake up and get rid of the corruption in Washington?
We need to start locally with the corrupt Lois Capps, who in a special election in 1998 pledged to run for only three terms, only to break that pledge continually. The United States Term Limits group used more than $300,000 to run advertising promoting her pledge. What kind of honor is there in a person who does not keep her word?
Hopefully, the voters in November will send the other corrupt Democrats packing, like the corrupt Charles Rangel who cheated the government out of thousands in tax money, the corrupt Maxine Waters who arranged special deals using our tax dollars to enrich her family and the corrupt Chris Dodd who received special mortgage rates not available to the rest of us. Remember the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase to buy votes for Obamacare?
We have witnessed firsthand Chicago-style politics, and we don’t like what we see. I, for one, can’t wait for Nov. 2.
I see my family and friends fervently supporting Barbara Boxer and other Democrats this election, and while I will support my party, I am asking, “Are we voting for them or against the party of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck?”
Frankly, what have our Democratic candidates done, and why should we support them just to continue the status quo? I want to be inspired by my own party instead of being fearful of what change from the Republicans could mean.