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Two recent editorials in the Downey Patriot were the best I’ve seen in a long time: “Newtown: the Death of Innocence” – it bears repeating – “We have become a nation of self-centered, ego-driven, rude, arrogant, self-righteous people…Where power, greed and ego take precedence, we have turned away from our religious roots – God’s commandments are obsolete. We have devalued human life.” The article stated correctly, “We don’t need to fear the fiscal cliff. We plunged off the Spiritual Cliff.”
These are a few of the terrible things I saw in our recent news: when I see some program planned to show where a “rock star is proud of his 11 children by his 10 mommas,” it is sickening. Or learn that the state of Massachusetts just spent $1 million for a sex change for a murderer. The disgusting lies and deceit from our highest government officials (Benghazi) and no one has been held responsible after four months.
Our country is now in a big debate regarding gun ownership when, again, those in high places sent assault rifles to the drug cartels in Mexico and no one is held responsible. Colorado just made marijuana legal. Please tell me, what good can possibly come from this? Many more dysfunctional addicts, then they will want money for rehab.
The other editorial, “Obama Needs to Focus Energy Policy on Change, not Hope” refers to A123 system bankruptcy who received $249 million federal money, the “latest of a long line of troubled taxpayer-enabled green ventures – some 34 companies and $7.5 billion to date.” I hope the U.S. will not allow this sale to China, giving away valuable technology.
Regarding saved car jobs, Mr. Colin Clarke was glad we bailed out the car companies and so is China, because now Chrysler will make Jeeps there – 500,000 a year. No “thank you” note to the American taxpayer.
Lastly, a note to Mr. Clarke: I believe President Obama has spent more than all previous presidents totaled, up to George Bush. Regarding the wars in the Arab nations, I’d like not to see one more American lose their life over there. I don’t know if this can be done.
Mr. Clarke, what you call “spewing venom” I call “calling a spade, a spade.”
Elsa Van Leuven
Published: January 31, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 42