Letters to the editor, Aug. 3
Hernando TodaySupporting Chick-fil-A
Published: August 3, 2012
Published: August 3, 2012
Thank you for your editorial concerning the "tempest in a teapot" over Dan Cathy's statement of his view that the Biblical view that a family is formed with the marriage of one man and one woman.
You emphasized both Mr. Cathy's freedom to speak out as well as Constitutional limitations on the action of government officials to limit that speech and, by implication, his freedom of religious belief.
Glad you were among the thousands of us who visited Chick-fil-A to exercise our freedom and support Mr. Cathy and well as to enjoy a good, reasonably healthy meal.
Is it wrong to be a success?
Since when has it become a problem with someone being successful?
Is it wrong for someone to create a business and make lots of money? Does that mean that people like Bill Gates and George Clooney, who incidentally is an avid Barak Obama supporter, have to feel guilty for accumulating millions of dollars in wealth?
Should entrepreneurs not strive to achieve success in their business ventures?
President Obama has turned this election into "Class Warfare." If you're successful you are a target for those who have been unable to realize the American dream.
President Obama is one of the least people capable of defining what success and sacrifice in the business world is about having never had a "real job" in which you are judged by the success of your business.
Recently the President has had issues with small business where people have invested their life savings to achieve the "American Dream" and he had the gall to say, it was not because of their sacrifices, it was because the government created the business.
Wake up Mr. President! America was created by those who put their money, their hopes, and their dreams on creating jobs that have made America what it is today.
Out of context
A lot of business owners are mad at stories regarding the recent remarks made by President Obama. What is not coming out, however, is that the sound bite "you didn't build that" is taken out of context.
The full quote is "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Mr. Obama was referring to the roads and bridges not the business.
Too many stories and TV ads are being fabricated on such half-truths and false assumptions.
Romney and Rove were quick to express their outrage. If they can't research such a simple sound bite, what can they get right? Check out factcheck.org.