Letters to the editor, Feb. 17
Published: February 17, 2012
Published: February 17, 2012
In my letter to the editor last week, titled "Election Predictions," I apparently touched a nerve in one GB Leatherwood.
I did say up front they were my predictions. I only used figures carried in the news and available census data. I believe that 90 percent of the African Americans did indeed vote for Obama in 2008.
I understand that figure is not all African Americans in the U.S., but only 90 percent of those who voted. I would hope that you would understand that also. Did not about 50 percent of the population vote in 2006 and 2008? I believe that is a pretty close figure. So any prediction based on that figure should pretty closely allow me to predict what will happen this time.
I believe that 90 percent plus of all professors are liberal Democrats. Most Latinos are also to the tune of about 86 percent. We know from polls taken and news information that 85 percent plus of teachers are liberal Democrats.
All of my information was taken from the election exit polls, the news and census data Mr. Leatherwood. Where did your data come from? Oh, wait you didn't put up any data to refute my predictions. Your only data was about the election of 2007.
What election took place in 2007? I know we had one in 2006, also another in 2008 and another in 2010. Just exactly which election took place in 2007? A for the debt statements I made. We know the Democrats took over Congress in 2006 and the presidency in 2008.
We know that at the time they took over in 2006 there was between $8.2 to $8.5 trillion of debt. We also know that right now it is approaching $16 trillion. Five years to double the debt Mr. Leatherwood. Real fine group of people you have working for your vote. I know that you know that I know you will vote for him again. Lemmings do what lemmings normally do.
A few more things I do know Mr. Leatherwood are these. I know you voted for Obama for president. I know that you will vote for him again in November. I know that you have no knowledge of President Obama's background because I've looked and I can't find anything.
I know that you would like me to stop writing the truth. Like you I have the First. Amendment right of free speech and I'm using it. Unlike you I do research needed data before I put words to paper.
Cartoon hits the mark
Thank you for the cartoon, "The Exorcist," which points to the evil of the Obama administration and his efforts to dictate mandatory contraception funding for all Catholic establishments and agencies.
Barack Obama has declared war on the Catholic Church with Obamacare's provision that violates the Catholic Church's teachings. Obama is badly mistaken if he thinks Catholics are going to take his dictatorship sitting down. Catholic politicians such as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio are fighting back.
Obama is trying to force Catholic schools, hospitals, and social-service agencies to provide mandatory insurance coverage for sterilization, contraceptive procedures and medicines (including the morning after pill) by August 2013. These services will be provided without a co-pay, so again the American taxpayers will be footing the bill. And it won't stop there – abortion and euthanasia will be next.
As a lifelong Catholic, I have to ask where were the priests and bishops during the 2008 election when Barack Obama made it clear that he was one of the most radical pro-choice presidential candidates in our history. When asked at a rally in 2008 about his daughters and the abortion issue, Obama stated that if his daughters became pregnant as teenagers that he would not want to punish them with a baby! This man was willing to abort his own grandchild.
We did not hear pro-life messages from the pulpit before the election. We were not adequately warned of Obama's support for the "Freedom of Choice Act" which would allow a baby to be aborted right up to the last minute it was in the womb.
Pope Benedict XVI made it very clear when he said, "There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not, however, with regard to abortion and euthanasia." There is no wiggle room when it comes to supporting abortion or euthanasia for practicing Catholics.
Did Catholics vote for Obama as revenge against President Bush?
It is a shameful statistic that 60 percent of Catholics voted for Barack Obama, and all I can say is "what you see is what you got."