Monday, October 26, 2009

How now Mao?

President Obama picks Timothy Geithner for Treasury secretary —someone who has trouble with his own tax return.

Anita Dunn, White House communications director, says Mao Zedong is a favorite political philosopher of hers.

Ron Bloom, manufacturing czar, says he agrees with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.

I wonder if these Obama-ites agree with Mao’s cultural revolution when millions of Chinese were slaughtered? Is this the United States of America with leadership like this?

Wake up America! This is not a story. These people can make decisions that will ruin our culture and gut our freedoms.

Charlie Birmingham
Spring Hill

Source: Kansas City Star

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rams need Rush Limbaugh

Liberals are trying their best to make conservatives into second-class citizens. If you believe what our Founding Fathers believed in, such as personal responsibility, the right to succeed (or fail), the right to life, limited government and, with God’s help, a better nation, then you are labeled a bigot, racist and a right-wing extremist.

For example, Rush Limbaugh rose from a job with the Kansas City Royals to become the most successful talk show host in the country. Yet in his efforts to become an NFL owner, he was smeared and vilified for his conservative views, many taken out of context by liberal elitists.

In my humble opinion, Rush could have made a last-place Rams’ team into a contender because he knows how to motivate people to a higher level of commitment and excellence.

Wilson Winch
Independence

Source: Kansas City Star

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our world is slipping away

When I see an election in Iran stolen and watch the world do nothing, I weep. When I see a religious fanatic madman, convinced he is the chosen one to usher in the return of his "messiah," ruling Iran with nuclear weapons at his disposal, I weep.

When I see the corruption of the world's leaders in the U.N. ruling the world, I weep. When I see the corruption in the U.S. that lets groups like ACORN and its hundreds of subsidiaries not only break the law but get funding from our government for years, I weep. When I see trillions of taxpayer dollars spent with our government growing, and the homeless are still homeless, the jobless are still jobless, and the poor are still poor, I weep.

When I see the world favor terrorist nations over Israel, a nation merely striving every day just to exist, I weep. When I see a world starving so much for change that it will follow anybody willing to go there, even if it might be the wrong direction, I weep.

When I see our soldiers fighting and dying for a cause our government does not really support, I weep. When I see the greatest nation on Earth slowly dying before my eyes, I weep. When Jesus' friend died, he wept. He then resurrected his friend.

I pray to God that He would resurrect the moral fiber, integrity and ethics of our world before it crumbles before our eyes. Perhaps it has to die first before that happens. Perhaps that is exactly what we are seeing.

Could the return of Christ be near? I say yes.

Steven G. Dugger
Germantown

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A tale of two slaves

Re: "5 generations: Slavery to White House -- Researcher traces Michelle Obama's roots, starting with young girl in bondage," Thursday news story.

This may be a tale of two slaves. Let us imagine that, in the early 19th century, European slave traders captured a group of peace-loving black people from Africa. Among the group were two brothers, both trying to escape back to their homes.

One brother was put onto a slave ship and sold into slavery in America. His descendants resulted in the first African-American first lady. That is a source of pride for the black race and for America.

The other brother escaped the slave net and returned to his home in Africa. His descendants were among the millions of African blacks who were murdered, and worse, during the last two or three decades.

Who, then, was better off? We can be proud of the Obamas and their ancestors, and feel sorrow for those who remained behind.

John Q. Atchley, Dallas

Source: Dallas Morning News