2017-08-23 / Letters

Dems bring debt, disunion

Dear Editor:

A few weeks ago, I read a letter to the editor regarding our democracy is for sale. The writer went on to speak of the Koch brothers and their lust for profit. The subjects of being in the hip pockets of the rich, the shrinking middle class, increase of the poor and expensive prescriptions, etc. Amusingly, the only political party mentioned was the Republican.

First, we are not a democracy. We are a constitutional republic and formulated as such by the Constitution of the United States. The document was constructed to prevent the two known tyrannies: that of the individual tyrant and that of the mob. Democracy is best defined as “two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner.”

Secondly, the writer failed to mention the wealth supporting the Democrat Party. George Soros, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Ayres, Tom Steyer, Mark Zuckerburg, Jeff Bezos, etc. They, also, failed to mention the “Epipen” issue with its price hike and the involvement of the family of one of our senators.

Thirdly, the Democrats, declared “The War on Poverty” in 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson claimed that poverty would be eliminated. He said the same thing about the communist threat in South East Asia. It would seem to the casual observer both actions lacked the touted results.

The Democrats are the authors of most of the problems we face today. Give us another term in office and more money and we will fix it. They have been saying that since Woodrow Wilson. After a century, the only thing we have is $20 trillion deficit, trillions in unfunded liabilities and more disunion than in 1860. Now, they are discussing raising the debt ceiling. Remember the words of King Solomon, “The debtor is slave to the lender.”

Tom Price

Hedgesville

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