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GOP: Critic overcome by socialistic Kool-Aid

Letter by Gil Wilde, Gig Harbor on July 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 28 Comments »
July 10, 2012 2:42 pm

Re: “Republicans’ actions tantamount to treason” (letter, 7-9).

The sentiments expressed in this letter would be laughable if not for the fact he was serious. If I choose to vote for a Republican, I am guilty of treason? My treachery is blatant. I am even the cause of horrendous tornadoes, storms, drought and the death of many Americans.

Unfortunately, the writer and far too many others in our great country have been overcome by the intoxicating socialistic Kool-Aid made readily available by both political parties.

In his book, “You Don’t Say,” Fred Gielow praises liberals for being anxious to help the poor, the disadvantaged, the homeless and the oppressed. He writes, “But where is justice when the pursuit of compassion leads liberals to plunder the haves to give to the have nots? By what right do they steal from future generations to give to those ‘needy’ individuals they consider more worthy?”

Our political system encourages incumbents to do and say just about anything to stay in office. Until the American people wake to the fact that there really is no free ride and each of needs to be a little more honest about our own personal agenda, we will continue the “blame game” to the detriment of our children and grand children.

Rather than blaming Republicans (or Democrats) we should vote for those politicians willing to back term limits, fiscal responsibility and the U.S. Constitution.

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