Double standards

Dear Editor:Just read the Downey Patriot dated June 27, 2013. Most interesting! Glad you printed Gerald de Corvalho's "Climate Change Myth" (Letters to the Editor), previously called "global warming," but since the globe hasn't warmed in 16 years, they had to change the title to climate change. In Lars Clutterham's weekly article, he said how beautiful North Carolina was, driving miles without seeing a car. Not too long ago, he wrote about saving the whales in Hawaii. How did he get to North Carolina and Hawaii, by car or plane? Did he pollute the air by going there? What would be his plan for Los Angeles and people who must drive to work, thereby polluting? Once I asked that he address those in government or high places (Air Force One) and at this time it's costing taxpayers $100 million for President Obama, his family and friends to go to Africa. Al Gore has not curtailed his use of his airplane, nor have those in D.C. who own their own places. President Obama just made a speech saying he is going to cut back on coal production in the U.S., which we depend on for electricity, putting many coal miners out of work, and just announced he's going to give more tax money to projects like Solyndra, which are now bankrupt - doing the same thing that didn't work before. And since the U.S. is so flush with money, he's going to give Kenya $7 billion to be used to create electricity, while our electricity rates continue to rise. I guess he's not concerned that producing electricity there will pollute their air. Something not heard on the regular media is that the Kenyan leader in so many words told President Obama not to peddle same sex marriage there, that Kenya is a Bible-believing, God fearing country and won't accept it. Wish we could say the same about the U.S. There is another glaring double standard. We learn that close to 100,000 people in Syria have been killed in a civil war, 8,000 of them being children - indeed sad. And we're sending fighting equipment to the Muslims to defeat their government leaders. But consider that 3,600 babies are killed in the U.S. every day - for the convenience of the mother, not accidentally. This, under the poorly disguised lie called Planned Parenthood, and we taxpayers give them $47 million a year to do it. To add insult not to injury but to death, our president honors these baby killers by going there to give a speech to this organization and ends by saying, "God bless Planned Parenthood." No, Mr. President, God will not bless them, or you or our country for allowing this to happen. It is a horrible blight on our country and the shame is unequalled. This country was founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - no small print saying "life, unless it's inconvenient for your mother." Many are fighting to change this and we need to pray this will be changed soon. Elsa Van Leuven Downey

********** Published: July 11, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 13