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I would like to respond to Ed McAteer’s guest column, “If this were the wild, wild West, we would call him trigger-happy,” in the June 4 edition of The Lancaster News.
Once again we have another so called Christian who wants to blame all of America’s problems on a two-year president. McAteer still feels justified in questioning a man’s religion, faith and patronizes, just because of his name.
First of all Mr. McAteer, if you do not like the way President Barack Obama practices Christianity, then invite him to your church. You must spend all day Sunday in church, right? What about being a Christian each and every day?
Secondly, this is America, if you don’t like the person in a political office, then vote. America’s politicians already spend too much time and money in Washington fighting each others’ ideas and opinions.
It seems like all the politicians – federal, state and local government – have forgotten the term, “Of the people, for the people, by the people.” How can they speak for the people, when they only talk to the people at election time?
Mr. McAteer, you must have forgotten that the mess that America is in was inherited by President Obama. President George W. Bush, the rogue cowboy, allowed us to get into this mess. All he cared about was making Americans fear all things Muslim, so he could help build an oil pipe line. Who complained?
Thirdly, America is made up of immigrants. Mr. McAteer, please go visit the Statue of Liberty and read the words. Mr. McAteer, please remember the quote from former President Bush, “They (Mexicans) are here doing the jobs that Americans won’t do.”
Arizona’s immigration law is a joke. It is actually one step away from Jim Crow. Don’t get me wrong, there should be something done about illegal immigration. I also think that America should have done something about its drug problem.
Lastly, America was blindsided by Bush’s agenda for eight years. There were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq. And none of the 9/11 terrorists were from Iraq, but Bush spent billions of dollars and thousands of Americans lost their lives to his agenda.
Mr. McAteer, as Christians and as Americans, we should always look and find ways to help others in their time of need. Health care for one, health care for all. Who do you think pays for the health care for all of the elected officials in America? We do. None of them ever have to worry about health care. So, why should the American people, who put them in that position and pay their salaries, have to worry about their own health care? If officials need medical care, our dollar is paying for it.
I don’t favor any politcal party. I just want all of them to do what they are supposed to do. They should govern America to its best, not fight for their own glory.
Mr. AcAteer, blaming the president for the problems of America is not helping America. If you have ideas that will help, let him know.
That is what a Christian would do.
James Whitaker is a Lancaster