Church and state
In response to Leonard Pitts Jr.’s column titled, “The United States of Amnesia is voting again” (Oct. 24): The Founding Fathers of our Constitution held God as the most important to follow in leading our great nation.
The separation of church and state was to state that the government will never run a religion or allow one religion to run our nation as Europe was, from which they were escaping.
Our framers, in their letters, state over and over that God must lead our government and to turn away would be our ruin. Well guess what, we have now mirrored Europe in many ways, including many recent bills that have passed, and now we are going bankrupt as they are.
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God was vital then and most vital now as we see the decline in our society as God is being removed from most everything.
To quote John Adams, “The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”
Same old rut
California is deep in debt, we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, our schools are struggling, businesses are closing and leaving the state, illegal immigrants are flooding in, the idiots in Hollywood are multiplying and we are threatened by earthquakes.
Our solution? Send Larry, Moe and Curly, the three stooges (disguised as Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps), to the rescue. What are we thinking? Have they done anything in the past to merit our support? The rest of the country spoke out on Nov. 2. Here in California, we are stuck in the same old rut. Help!
No third parties?
As far as I can recall, viable third party candidates have been mentioned very little in your newspaper. It’s great that The Tribune has had stories on the candidates, but as usual, third parties are ignored. Why are the Green Party, the Peace and Freedom Party and the Libertarian Party ignored? These parties, as far as I can tell, have much better platforms than our major parties.
People in this country always talk about wanting real change in government, but how can we get real change if we keep voting in the same two parties? How can we get real change if viable third parties are always ignored by our media?
When is the last time this country has seen a change for the greater good? I would say, probably not since the time of President John F. Kennedy.
In future elections, I urge you to look into the candidates of third parties and actually vote for third parties if you want real change in this country. Republicans and Democrats stand for the same things with only minor differences. This two party system is a joke, both parties are just two sides of the same coin.
San Luis Obispo