Letters to the editor, Nov. 25
Hernando TodayGreat divide
Published: November 25, 2012
Published: November 25, 2012
President Obama won the election because he executed a strategy of class warfare.
He succeeded in dividing the country between haves and have-nots. Have-nots voted for the President because they thought they could "get back" at the haves, gain revenge on them or they think they need the President to take care of them.
They ignored the economic conditions. If you observe the red and blue counties on the Electoral College map, the class warfare strategy conclusion makes sense. Coupled with coalitions that included unions, blacks, Latinos and younger people, he engineered a significant Electoral College victory.
However, it is important to note that the "haves" are not made up only of millionaires. In fact, there are many haves that probably make less than $100,000 per year, 48 percent of the electorate voted for Gov. Romney. Most will agree that pitting 52 percent of the electorate against 48 percent is not a healthy situation.
Terry R. Sutton
I know some 20,000 veterans I've helped over 20 years with their claims for pension and compensation who could have been at the Spring Hill Elementary school on Nov. 9 where teachers prepared a breakfast and a program that honored veterans in a spectacular display of flag-waving by the children, patriotic songs by the Harmonizes and PowerPoint presentations.
Presentations were explicated magnificently in the staging the children brought forward by song, poetry, verse, flag-waving and expressions only they can allow so well from their classroom rehearsals in their own words and with drawings and misspelled thanks the best they know.
Obviously, these are the teachers and children who became deeply involved in their appreciation for the service of our men and women in uniform, in combat, in humanitarian service, in hot spots, in World War II against Germany and Japan, in Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bosnia, Somalia, Granada, in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan who protect our shores, our skies and our cities and stand ready in reserves during catastrophic storms as well as protest and violence.
Spring Hill Elementary offered a great Veteran's Day tribune that reached to the heart and soul of a nation proud to be American.
It has been revealed that Hamas and al Qaeda have been placing innocent civilians in areas where these people have been launching their rockets on the people of Israel.
In addition, pictures purportedly of victims in Gaza have been staged by Hamas. In one instance, the picture of a child killed by Israeli air strikes happens to be the picture of a child killed in Syria. And the world is wringing their hands asking, why does Israel strike at civilian targets?
How about asking the question, why is Hamas launching rockets at Israel, and is Israel not within their rights to strike back at those trying to kill their citizens. And what about Iran, who is supplying Hamas with these rockets? Has the world gone mad?
Why isn't the world community condemning Iran, who sits back and lets others fight their ideological wars? Why is the United Nations attempting to negotiate with Hamas? Why do we want to even want to acknowledge the right of Hamas to kill innocent civilians in Israel and not simply condemn them for what they are, murderers of innocent men, women and children?